In the words of novelist J.K Huysmans, ‘in the art of perfumery, the artist completes the initial scent found in nature. He harvests the fragrance, and sets it, as a jeweller would a stone.’
Created by Daniela Andrier of Givaudan, the latest collection of fragrances from Bvlgari sensuously marry the worlds of jewellery and fragrance via a glorious set of six scents inspired by the tradition of high jewellery.
Housed in luxuriously designed bottles, similar to Greek and Roman amphora, each perfume is an olfactory interpretation of a precious gemstone in a bid to highlight the historic symbolism of gems.
Amethyst-inspired Ashlemah is a delicate blend of lavender, heliotrope, powdery iris and soft violet presented in a beautiful violet-blue bottle.
Composed using spicy yet sweet notes of galbanum, cardamom, iris, benzoin, tobacco, oak, patchouli and vanilla to evoke sacred turquoise.
Layering the fruity floral aroma of tuberose, violet and powdery centifolia rose to distil the pinkish-red beauty of tourmalines
A fresh and woody scent developed around peridot, Lilaia features peppermint, mastic, orange and mate.
Based on the moonstone, it blends sandalwood, cardamom, heliotrope, ambrette and pear.
Citrine-inspired Maravilla mixes citrus-y notes alongside patchouli and the fruity floral notes of peach and jasmine.
Bvlgari Le Gemme, £105 each for 30ml eau de parfum
Try them at: Harrods
Written by Alice Jones