Italian jeweler Bvlgari is renowned for its expertise at combining colourful gemstones in unique patterns and designs. This knowledge is expressed in olfactory creations under the “Le Gemme” collection. These are rare and precious fragrances boasting the finest raw materials and each inspired by a different gemstone. They call it the “gemstone trail” and scent enthusiasts can actually take a scent journey across Asia, Europe and the Middle East where each stone is collected.
One of our favourites is called Gyan and it is an homage to the blue sapphire, a royal gemstone of spirituality and knowledge. It is said wearing or carrying this stone helps to bring insight and confidence to its owner.
Master perfumer Alberto Morillas is the artist selected to design an eau de parfum to reflect this precious gem. He often begins by studying the raw stones to get an idea of the brilliance, character and personality of the stone. As he observes, he gets immediate flashes of ingredients that best represent the gemstone.
Le Gemme Gyan eau de parfum is an olfactory tribute to the blue sapphire gemstone. It’s an exquisite woody-oriental fragrance for him that blends a crisp bergamot essence with uplifting orange essence from Sicily. It’s an optimistic and lively introduction to the carefully crafted scent. Surprisingly, the heart notes open with jasmine sambac, a heady white flower that is balanced nicely with Sichuan Pepper. The spicy kick of the pepper blends perfectly with the jasmine. Now, the base notes are where it gets interesting. A trio of confident notes appear: heart of patchouli from Indonesia, cedarwood and Oriental incense. These rich and strong ingredients convey a sophisticated character that is layered and intelligent.
Bvlgari Le Gemme Gyan is available in Canada exclusively at Holt Renfrew and holtrenfrew.com
Liz HowardSeptember 22, 2021 at 9:40 pm
I think Bvlgari fragrances are becoming my favourites, thanks to you and Melanie for introducing me to them!
Marla VeisSeptember 16, 2021 at 6:10 pm
I am very interested in trying 19-69, it was also the year that Queen started their most iconic band. All of your articles in Scentlodge are so very interesting.
Rhonda StefaniSeptember 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm
This sounds truly amazing! Really, really like the notes, something I’d definitely wear.
LInda LSeptember 15, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Definitely a scent that is as luxurious as its name. Bravo Bvlgari!!!
Cynthia SacksSeptember 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm
something about Bvlgari fragrances that are always incredible, from process to scent to packaging. @cindy_sacks
September DeeSeptember 15, 2021 at 12:14 pm
Sounds amazing! The perfect gift for the man in your life.
Angela CitrignoSeptember 15, 2021 at 10:02 am
What a dream adventure to be able to follow the “gemstone trail” and actually take a scent journey across Asia, Europe and the Middle East where each stone is collected. That is my kind of adventure. Love hearing about the thought process that goes into a fragrance. Kate Middleton engagement ring comes to my mind when you speak of the gorgeous blue sapphire gemstone.
JoanneSeptember 15, 2021 at 9:26 am
Thank you for the education on many of these fabulous scents.
Daniela SborliniSeptember 14, 2021 at 10:15 am
Sounds like an amzing combination of notes