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Perfume creation: The Smell of Success

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Posted: April 4, 2006, from the April 2006 issue of P&F magazine.

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The answers are insightful, fascinating and inspiring.

Women’s contemporary category winner, Bulgari Omnia, was formulated by Francois Coty Prize-winning Firmenich perfumer Alberto Morillas, creator of powerhouse scents such as Mauboussin Homme and Armani Sensi White Notes. Here, this noted perfumer provides insights into his latest lauded fragrance.

The idea was to create a fragrance inspired by spices. India and, in particular, Masala tea were great infl uences in the perfume’s creation; it takes us back to the sources of our civilization. Omnia is a representation of femininity and sensuality; it plays on a contrast between the freshness of spices and the sensuality of musk. This Bulgari fragrance is very avant-garde — there is nothing else on the market in a similar genre. The aim was not to create a fashionable perfume, but one that would stand the test of time.

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