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“Smelling this perfume instantly reminds me of my childhood summers in Greece,” says the fashion designer on her latest collaboration, the Bvlgari Omnia by Mary Katrantzou fragrance.

You know you’ve got a good thing going on when realise how well you work with someone. That was exactly what fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and Mirreira Lopez Montoya, the MD of Bvlgari Accessories felt when they first worked together for Katrantzou’s first couture fashion show in Greece back in 2019. A friendship was forged, and Montoya later invited Katrantzou back to be part of Bvlgari’s “Serpenti: Through The Eyes Of” designer series.

This collaboration later progressed to Katrantzou creating her very first fragrance, and for Bvlgari nonetheless. The Bvlgari Omnia by Mary Katrantzou perfume showcases how the Greek designer lends her signature touch to one of Bvlgari’s iconic fragrances — exuberant, joyful, and bold.

Naturally, what could smell more joyful than flowers? The Bvlgari Omnia by Mary Katrantzou is a floral fragrance with a vibrant cocktail of mandarin, gardenia accord, and fig leaf notes. At the heart of the fragrance is Gardenia, Katrantzou’s favourite flower, which Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas has blended with mandarin and fig leaves for a touch of luminosity and freshness. The resulting scent is one that is altogether explosive and flashy, just like its dazzling rainbow flacon.

I re-imagined the Omnia bottle as a sculptural vase holding a bouquet of flowers and colours that represent the notes Alberto Morillas used to create together this universe of optimism. The combination of gardenia and the luminous notes of mandarin and orange blossom, resulted in an uplifting scent that settles like a memory into your soul.

Mary Katrantzou

To find out more about her role in creating Bvlgari Omnia by Mary Katrantzou, we spoke to Katrantzou herself on her inspiration, the challenges she faced in creating a perfume for the first time, and how she feels when smelling the fragrance for the very first time.

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