Should have been called Bulgari light. Green tea with faint woods and musk. As previously mentioned, an intense or extreme version should be made. Perfect for days when you want a low key scent. Perfect for office wear. 7/10
30th November, 2014 (last edited: 21st March, 2015)
Incredibly subtle. You don't want it to be. You want to keep on smelling it, and so you check your wrist. Again, and again. It does last, for me, for approximately 6 hours.
The title is apt. At first, I didn't like the "close-to-skinness." Bah. I'll use Extreme I said. I'll keep soir tucked away I said.
And then I came back to it. It's a perfect cologne for late night with someone you want to keep wanting.
As far as how it smells? Sophisticated. I'd say the papyrus adds an earthy element to Soir not unlike Vetiver would, but in an incredibly subdued fashion.
Imagine Encre Noire rained on. Smoldering and faint, with a detectable but not demanding lightness. That's Soir.
Received a sample of this after another purchase.
Overall, it's a weak scent with poor projection. It wears very close to the skin, and has a longevity of about 1-2 hours.
On first application, I detect some citrus notes. As it dries down, I detect something more sweet with some synthetic woodsy notes.
It's an inoffensive scent, but not in any way memorable.
I sampled Bulgari PH Soire by chance as I was waiting for the lady I was buying another cologne from (Chanel Edition Blanche) who'd gone to get me some samples. I sprayed it once on my forearm and I couldn't stop smelling it! I LOVE the tea scent and this has what must be one of the most intoxicating, refined tea notes I've smelled. And the scent doesn't change much from first putting it on through the dry down, the initial fresh, powdery notes fade away and what remains is that intoxicating tea.
It lasted a very decent amount of time on my arm (about 7 hours, though it's close to skin after the first 2), BUT when I bought a bottle and wore it on my pulse areas (behind the ears and on the neck), longevity was not nearly as good (probably 3 hours) and it projects for only 1 hour or thereabouts. So, it's a subtle cologne that's perfect if you're planning to get intimate with somebody (girls LOVE it), but it's far from being a projection beast. It's probably my favorite scent to smell, followed closely by Chanel Edition Blanche and Bleu, but it's the most subtle of the three.
It opens with a feeble tea note. Now we now we Bulgari loves tea - recalling the glorious opening of B. Black - but this is more of a non-event, and a touch of papyrus with watery ambery musk does not make it any better. Poor projection and a total longevity on me of less than two hours.