Bvlgari Man ~ new fragrance

Bvlgari Man fragrance

Bvlgari will launch Bvlgari Man, a new fragrance fronted by actor Clive Owen, in September:

By creating an absolutely innovative olfactory experience, precious and vibrant, BVLGARI MAN is a white woody oriental fragrance that interprets a new ideal of masculinity. The intense woody accord, a traditional element in men’s perfumery, is now illuminated by radiant subtleties that capture the essence of natural purity.

Bvlgari Man was developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The notes include bergamot, lotus blossom, pear, violet leaves, white wood, benzoin, honey, cypriol and ambrox. There is also vetiver; per Morillas....

It’s very sexy vetiver and was a new challenge to extract. We removed the dark, woody, earthy part to leave the lightest and white, woody part.

Bulgari Man will be available in 30, 60 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette ($42-79) and in matching grooming products. (first quote via, second quote via wwd)

Clive Owen for Bvlgari Man

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  1. Rictor07 says:

    I like and have owned quite a few from the Bvlgari line, so i will be on the lookout for this.

  2. That man could sell me pond water in a bottle and I’d hand over my money straight away. *swoon*. That said… wasn’t it only last year I was reading that he’d signed on to sell juice for Lancome? I can’t keep up with these rotating celebrity hires for perfume.

  3. Ari says:

    Why would you WANT to advertise that you removed the “dark, woody, earthy” part??? That’s like saying, “I baked you a cake, then I removed the cake part.”

    • mals86 says:

      Well… I’m discovering that I’m not a big fan of vetiver, so a de-earthed version actually sort of appeals to me, but I’m probably in the minority here.

    • Robin says:

      Everybody wants clean these days…

    • asuperlongusername says:

      They did it with patchouli. Now I guess the tides are shifting. Poor vetiver.

    • Tama says:

      I guess some people just like the frosting.

  4. boojum says:

    Meh. Bvlgari doesn’t work for me… but Clive Owen does! :D

    • Robin says:

      Wish they’d do another James Bond already…

      • boojum says:

        Oh, me too… but isn’t Daniel Craig still contracted for a couple more? I’m so out of things, I must be missing something.

        • pyramus says:

          MGM is about twelve dollars away from declaring bankruptcy, so all their upcoming movies are on hold, possibly forever. As well, it’s been six years since the last Bond movie, the longest gap ever, and it looks like the franchise might be dead. But it’s Hollywood, so who knows? Maybe they’ll sell the rights to another studio.

          • Tama says:

            Quantum of Solace came out in 2008, so maybe it’s been six years if you don’t like Mr. Craig as Mr. Bond. I liked Casino Royale but have not watched Quantum.

        • Robin says:

          LOL…I’m so pathetic, I was thinking of Daniel Craig. Now I realize I’m not really sure who Clive Owen is really…and here I was all proud of myself for knowing who one of the celebrities was. Oh well, never mind!

          • Robin says:

            Ok, spend a minute with Wikipedia, now I’ve got them all straight again. I just saw Duplicity recently (and liked it) so you’d think I’d have it straight already…

          • boojum says:

            Clive Owen was King Arthur (to Keira Knightley’s Guinevere). Not sure if I’ve seen him in anything else, personally, but I don’t see many movies anymore.

          • boojum says:

            Oh, and my mistake…he was Sir Walter Raleigh in Elizabeth (with Cate Blanchette).. saw and liked that one as well.

  5. kjanicki says:

    I own several Bvlgari’s but I’m reading those notes as a clean, light, sweet, aquatic-woody fragrance. Not really exciting me.

  6. kaos.geo says:

    I will chek this out. I mean I did not like the BLVs he (morillas) did for Bulgari (too strong and oriental for my taste… like a gourmand oriental gone wrong)

    The bulgaris I love the most (for men) are the The vert extreme and the bulgari aqua (the first one, not the marine).

    And for women the original Bulgari is still a knockout. Very classy sexy and young. For me, that perfume still spells trouble! hehehehe

    • kaos.geo says:

      and hurrah for the 30ml!!!

  7. I still like the Bvlgari Black for Men and I think Clive Owen might have been better paired with a darker, woody scent than the cool and refreshing ones but I am sure it will do well because their product lines are all quality.

  8. Fuddy Duddy 101 says:

    Oh I admire Clive’s obvious qualities and he can handle the cool clean one and I would recommend they get Sean Bean to do the darker dirtier one … wink-wink :) the Bvlgari’s are next on my to sample list ,,,just finished the FM’s!

    • wondermelmo says:

      Sean Bean…yes! I’ll get on board with that. ;)

  9. VanMorrisonFan says:

    Clive Owen is a phenomenal actor. If my girlfriend cheated on me with him I’d be furious, but I would also understand. He’s been married to the same woman for 15 years, which is like 105 years in the entertainment industry (one year of marriage in Hollywood = seven years of marriage outside of Hollywood). Rent his first major movie…Croupier…very well done. After that I KNEW he would be a star.

    I saw “The Boys are Back” two nights ago, about a man whose wife has died and he’s raising their son alone…very well done.

    Wasn’t Clive also the celebrity spokesmodel for Hypnoise for Men (Lancombe product)?

    • boojum says:

      Maybe I have selective attention, but it seems British actors (or perhaps I should say UK actors) generally are more…faithful. Or else far more discreet.

      • ggperfume says:

        Not Jude Law, though, or Hugh Grant. Or so the magazine covers at the check-out stand tell me.

        • boojum says:

          Ah yes… selective attention it is, then.

    • thenoseknows says:

      WATCH “CLOSER” with him and the RADIANT Natalie Portman and the absolutely Divinely EVIL Julia Roberts! OH MY GOD! that movie is Pure, unadulterated Wickedness! And Wicked has Never been so Luscious!

  10. helenviolette says:

    Hmmmm…and the Clive Owen pic produced an “Oh”.

  11. prism says:

    will definitely try, since i liked most Bulgari frags till now. but the bottle looks rather…. cheap, compared to the previous ones. i guess 30ml will have a cap while the other 2 sizes will have some turn and twist cap? or something similar?

  12. eminere says:

    Love the bottle and the fragrance sounds delish.

    But absolutely cannot stand Clive Owen – and am repulsed by the ad. Don’t think he did all too well for Hypnose Homme…

  13. thenoseknows says:

    This sounds utterly MAGNIFICENT! I cannot wait to buy up scads of this. And Clive Owen….. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That Man is Pure Manly Sex on two legs! I’d buy Rat Poison Laced Brownies if that man were hawking them! I am glad to see Vetiver Lightened up a bit, it can be a downright PUNGENT note sometimes (Guerlain Vetiver Pour Homme, Givenchy Homme (Burgundy Bottle) ) And I am an ABSOLUTE Bvlgari Lover, and am kinda pissed they don’t sell the Original and very unique Omina anymore… *sad* But anyways. this is Temptation in a bottle i am sure, cus the ad’s look downright sinful!

  14. jonr951 says:

    I tried it today at Nordstrom and it was rather nice. I have yet to try Black so Man is probably my favorite for men from Bvlgari. I’ve never really been a fan of their mens scents but this one is rather nice. I need to test it some more to see if I need to get me a bottle. The bottle is a winner for me! Very nice! : )

  15. eminere says:

    Hi Robin, Bvlgari’s released a “Silver” limited edition of Man. :)

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