Monday, August 3, 2015

Review: Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Rouge


pink pepper, orange, bergamot, red tea, fig, walnut, & musk

The Rouge stands, through many years of blind buying, as one of my most successful. Both shocking and intoxicating, it kicks off with a blast of spicy, red tea. Once the initial spritz mellows, a nutty fig is layered atop, before it all settles into its bed of slightly citric musk. Many of Bvlgari's perfumes play into contradictions very well, and this one is no exception. The Rouge is as much warm, sensual, and soothing, as it is uplifting and refreshing. The tea is a consistent player, keeping this lightly sweetened baby from ever feeling heavy, despite being a fragrance with generous substance.

Wearing this borders on a meditative experience. In closing my eyes and inhaling deeply, I could easily be taken somewhere else. It is a warm embrace. A bubble of love. Had we the ability to remember what our time was like in the womb, I have a sneaking suspicion it would feel like wearing this. Spray this on and feel your troubles melt way, if only for a moment.

The Rouge is an EDC, it can be purchased for around $30 for a 50ml bottle, the nose behind this fragrance is Oliver Polge

Longevity: 3/5
Projection: 2/5

WEAR THIS: all year, to relax, for an air of sensuality


  1. Beautiful review and similarly amazing photographs of this unique fragrance. After reading it, I had to reach for my own bottle and now I'm enjoying the so very refreshing scent of red tea!