Bvlgari Splendida Magnolia Sensuel
That’s it, review complete.
Because you remember what magnolia smells like right? It’s creamy, heady, sensuous while simultaneously bright and lemony. It’s enticing yet calming.
In fact, since the chemical in magnolia, hedione, has been proven to light up the sexy-time segments of the brain as well as those linked to emotion and memory, you can probably imagine it right now. (The flower! You can imagine the flower!).
So all perfumer Jacques Cavallier had to do was take that magnolia magic and multiply it to absolutely decadent levels and there we have it. Yeah it’s a little trickier than that to compose a scent this sumptuous I’m sure. But what Magnolia Sensuel presents so beautifully is the pure flower amplified by tangerine and orange blossom, supported by swirls of creamy vanilla and nothing else to get in the way. Resplendent!
Neroli essence, mandarin essence
Spicy magnolia essence, orange flower absolute
Heart of patchouli, tahiti vanilla
Bvlgari Splendita Magnolia Senseul, from $150 for 50ml