I hope and pray you are safe and healthy and I wish a safe and healthy environment for you and your family and friends.
Covid 19 has not only become a pandemic but also is that “wake up alarm” we all needed as community to respect mother nature and be thankfull for what we have got.
Now the kind of longing for very minimal things it created is unimaginable. Just to go for a walk in park makes you think twice. Meeting a dear one is prohibited. Hugs are replaced by distant waves. Rationiong the food has become common in every household. But it is for our good and” we must distance ourselves now so that we can unite soon”.
I find artwork, gardening and Perfumes very liberating and a mood refresher.
As a mom of very young children ,art and craft is a great way to keep them engaged . Does gets messy and cleanup takes for ever. But that is bound to happen guess.
And for me my cuppa and perfumes are keeping me occupied.
Well i started writing this article in winter but ended up posting in spring. Well that explains all I guess.
Whenever i buy perfumes i make a conscious effort of buying perfumes with different notes. But every time the notes and the fragrance pyramid never comes to help when u are blind buying. Yes! you read it right I blind buy most of my perfumes. It gives me a thrill to guess the perfume by the notes and reviews and checking if I like it or not.
KKW fragrance crystal Gardenia edp and Bvlgari Omnia Edt are results of my blind buys.
I love bvlgari perfumes .I think the designer house’s Goldea range is incredible. I own Rose Goldea and Roman Nights Goldea(Comment below if you want me write a review about them). And the whole Omnia range is quite known and loved by perfume lovers.
Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba
So I got to know about Bvlgari Omnia for Crystalline (white bottle) but when I tested it it didnt work for me. So the entire Omnia range has around 6 variants. And then after a week I read about Paraiba. The nose behind this perfume is Alberto Morallis. So the vision behind this perfume was scent of Brazilian Jungle. Well I have never been to Brazilian jungle but if it smells like exotic fruits then they might have hit the right note here. So when I tried my hunt for a sniff of Paraiba. I couldn’t get any , then I got to know its discontinued. So it was quite evident that I was going to get a sample or sniff of it somehow and as luck might have it I stumbled upon a tester bottle which I grabbed.
According to Fragrantica The Top notes has passionfruit , Bitter Orange. Middle note has Passion flower, gardenia and base note has Vetiver and Cocoa Pod.
First spray of it very Bitter and very fresh imaging you bit into the bitter orange skin . And then the gardenia follows very quickly. It does becomes very passionfruit gardenia. And after 10-15 minutes the gardenia wares off and the passionfruit is persistent.
Though it is not in the note but for me it smells a lot like ripe guava, if you can imagine that.
As all the Bvlgari perfumes ,these are quite long lasting on me. Even though this is a EDT but lasts up to 5-6 hours. As we have just entered the spring I got by all fruity one out. This is just so refreshing ❤
Its packaging is quite clever i would say. Because of the bottle design you don’t feel like carrying a 65ml bottle.
Sprayer has good distribution. Overall ✅✅✅✅
KKW Crystal Gardenia
So I am a big lover of Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks but very recently I got to know about Kim ‘s line of fragrances. And I started to read about them , surprisingly the crystal line only had few good reviews for them. As I live in Australia not many perfumes are available in pharmacies or perfume shops. So I had to read the noted over and over again to understand what I might get. So I found a very very cheap deal on ebay and I got it.
So the full presentation comes in a white cardboard box with coordinated crystals with with which has different healing purposes. The crystal line has three variation and I got the Gardenia here. The bottle is designed as a crystal with a frosted finish. Sleek and well made. Doesn’t feel cheap at all for the price paid.
The top note has pink grapefruit ,pear and water lily. Middle notes are all white flowers gardenia, tiara, tuberose. And base notes are amber ,musk and sandalwood.
This in the first whiff is very sour and bright and gives you a glimpse of grapefruit and white florals. So a mix of fruity floral. And around the first few minutes this is a total dupe of Bvlgari Paraiba with only difference of Paraiba being bitter and later one being sour.
Honestly this is my first KKW Fragrance and I love it in hot summers. Its very bright and sparkly. Stays on me for around 4-5 hours easily. On me it does project gardenia a lot. It does reminds me of my time spend with my parents when they came to visit us last year.
I wish and pray that things gets back to normal soon.
From the price point of view KKW is fairly cheaper but unfortunately both are not available in market except used one online.
Let me know if you find these two similar. Please share your views in the comments.
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Until next time please take care of yourself, drink water and love yourself ❤