.A few posts ago (here) I mentioned my aversion for variety when it comes to perfumes. This is slowly changing though as I have started to discover one or two new scents that I really like. So imagine my delight when I was recently gifted the new Bvlgari Goldea perfume! Like I promised on Instagram (@shelovesthefinerthings) here are my thoughts…
Origin: Bvlgari only released this perfume in October 2015, so I feel really privileged to have received this! The name Goldea actually means “gold goddess” and the company says that it is a tribute to the golden goddess of beauty and sun.
Packaging: The bottle is very representative of a Gold Goddess draped in luxurious gold fabric. The packaging of perfumes actually counts as something for me because a nice bottle is a great decorative pieces for the vanity table/bedroom. What makes this bottle even nicer is the jewelled stopper, I just want to convert it to a ring or a necklace ornament, somehow, not sure how.
Fragrance: Goldea has a primarily floral/citrusy scent but gives off a heavier musk scent when it dries down. I think Bvlgari hit the right balance of floral with Goldea, some manufacturers tend to go overboard with floral scents.
Longevity: Perfumes with musk in its composition usually last longer because it prevents the fragrance from evaporating quickly. Goldea is no different, it lasts quite a while on my skin, generally about 6 hours.
Where to Buy
Goldea officially launched in Nigeria last week Saturday and from what I know it hasn’t even launched in the US yet! That’s really awesome, I love how these companies are starting to seriously reckon with Nigeria. You can purchase this perfume at all Essenza and Montaigne Place stores nationwide.
I have been wearing this perfume all week and I am really liking it. I have even gotten a few compliments on the scent which is always a good sign. Bvlgari gets a big fat green tick from me on Goldea!
Can you guys kindly recommend some other nice perfumes I can try?
Peace and Love,