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    Default Bulgari BVL review

    bought a mini 5ml on amazon. the opening is brutal and headache inducing soapy and powdery and sharp (up until now i did not know anything could be powdery and sharp at the same time)....i was going to scrub it off right away but i toughed it out 6 hours and now it is just a musky powdery clean smell that is actually not that bad...maybe this was not that big of a seller because the opening is so brutal and generic.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    The strong ginger is a deal-breaker for me. I cannot get past it to appreciate whatever else is good about Blu.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Not a fan of this one.

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    Default Re: Bulgari BVL review

    I guess I'll be the first to chime in with an - "It's great".
    It's my favourite of all the Bvlgaris I own - PH, PH Extreme, Soir, Black, Blv Notte

    The only thing I don't like about it is that its intensity drops off after about four hours.
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    Few years ago i've been enjoying this clean scent, after gym, after shower this was my choice, nothing offensive, nothing brutal, just clean powdery feeling...

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    Default Re: Bulgari BVL review

    It reminds me of Turkey!
    I took it when I travelled this summer to Istanbul & Antalya.
    Nothing very special, but good longevity and in a non-offensive way.
    I'm not going to buy it again when ran out...

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    In the Bvlgari line I much prefer Aqua PH and Black.

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    In the Bvlgari line I much prefer Aqua PH and Black.

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    In the Bvlgari line I much prefer Aqua PH and Black.

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    Default Re: Bulgari BVL review

    From Bvlgari, I would prefer Black and Extreme, your review describes BLV quite accurately and also the reasons for my largely neutral feelings about this scent.

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    Never heard of BVL....

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    Default Re: Bulgari BVL review

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Never heard of BVL....
    It's BLV or BLU he means
    Current Top 10:

    Dior Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Rive Gauche
    Fahrenheit
    New Haarlem
    Jubilation XXV
    Neroli Portofino
    Virgin Island Water
    Green Irish Tweed
    Straight to Heaven

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    I think I'm one of only two or three people on basenotes that really like BLV. For years it was my daily scent. Yes, it can be a bit harsh on the initial blast, but within a few minutes (by the time I'm out the door in the morning) it calms down. To me it's fresh and a bit powdery, but the ginger keeps it from smelling generic. And while nobody I dated thought it was particularly sexy, all of them liked it.

    Even after all these years, it's still in my daily rotation, currently sharing it with Neroli Portofino and GIT.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    It's BLV or BLU he means
    Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.

    Not a fan of this one either, trying to swap/sell it.

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