High-luxury Roman jeweler Bulgari is launching a fourth opus in the Splendida collection named Magnolia Sensuel, an ode to the natural beauty of the flower's scent, which according to perfumer Jacques Cavallier, is so unforgettable you always remember the first time you smelled it...
The French nose explained that,
"I only had to interpret a few features of the primary and secondary characteristics to bring out its intrinsic qualities. The innate femininity of this flower is absolutely unique. It is both fresh and incandescent. The freshness manifests itself in the midst of its great incandescence. This is the personality which I tried to express in the fragrance." [Editor's translation]
Another, evolutionary, aspect which inspired the composition is the idea that the magnolia bloom is one of the most ancient flowers to have populated Earth.
The composition, that of a floral chypre, is said to reveal its personality only gradually, mimicking in that the representation of the Magnolia Sensuel woman's personality.
Essences of mandarin and neroli open up the eau de parfum followed by a heart featuring an essence of Chinese magnolia, orange blossom absolute and an absolute of jasmine. The scent is anchored by patchouli, musk, and a creamy Tahitian vanilla absolute in the base.
Available in 30 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml for 65€, 92€ and 130€ respectively.
[Via press release]