Blv pour Homme (2001) Eau de Toilette

Blv pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Bvlgari
Bottle Design Thierry de Baschmakoff
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Blv pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Bvlgari for men and was released in 2001. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Sandalwood
Heart Notes Heart NotesJuniper berry, Ginger, Galangal
Base Notes Base NotesGingko, Teakwood, Tobacco blossom

Ratings

Scent

6.5 (93 Ratings)

Longevity

5.9 (67 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (62 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (71 Ratings)
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Elysium

252 Reviews
Elysium
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Rosy-Cheeked Kids Decked Out In Clean Sports Gear
Blv, why Blv? I can't get over it! Bvlgari Blv pour Homme has been my signature cologne when it was released barely 18 years ago, and I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. It smells fresh and clean, but not in a fruity, ephemeral way. It's very unisex, actually, almost soapy and chilly powdery. I share other opinions stating it smells like baby powder, similar to rosy-cheeked posh kids decked out in clean sports gear. I don't understand why it isn't rated higher. I wouldn't say this is a super sexy cologne to wear on a date, but it does the job of making you smell better than you would without it. Beautiful, lagoon-blue bottle. The scent is a mix of cool and warm, ginger, mint, green freshness with cool tobaccos, green leaves, sandalwood... the overall effect is a very unique and powerful cologne unlike any other marketed towards men.

Bvlgari Blv pour Homme is a spicy woody cologne built on top of three central elements: the balmy Cardamom, the fizzy Ginger, and the creamy Sandalwood. Indeed, it features a few other eerie notes I've never smelt before, such as Galanga rhizome, Ginko leaves, and Tobacco blossom, for an invigorating aroma that draws attention from anyone nearby. Creamy and citrus is the top of my list, I get a sort of lemongrass, the ginger is so fizzy in the opening that it fooled me into thinking that some citrus also featured in this fragrance. In that sense, it does have a very fresh, almost citrusy feel to it. Not the everyday ginger as in YSL l'Homme or Davidoff Horizon, yet this has a mellow tone to it, like the kind of ginger embedded within a bar of chocolate. I absolutely love ginger, particularly when it features in a male fragrance, such as Blv pour Homme. While there’s a clean, soapiness to it, there’s also a sweet-spiciness that keeps it from being yet another smell-alike fragrance. The ginger notes that dominate Blv can be love or hate for some so beware. The creaminess stays into the drydown but the citrus is gone quickly, just turns into a clean, soft scent. But the opening does not end here... There are spicy cardamom and rich sandalwood supplementing an exotic, masculine atmosphere that instills confidence almost immediately. Ultimately, the opening is a very calming scent that is bright and fresh.

Middle notes of rare galanga, sharp juniper, and elegant ginger enhancing the aroma with their enriching botanical element. Galanga plant belongs in the same family as ginger with which it shares the piquant, spicy facets. Hence, it is pretty clear now why Blv's ginger is so different from other colognes featuring the same root note.

The dry-down is smooth and mellow as well, a cool creamy base like face makeup or body lotion and the faintest hint of spice. The tobacco appears and says: "I’m here to make you elegant without annoying you." To close the door with a golden key we have delicious and balanced notes of solid teak wood, white tobacco blossoms, and ginko green leave that complete the concoction for a cool, uplifting cologne that’s original and satisfying to both the mind and body. The ginger occurs in initially and the foundation is tobacco with a tinge of sandalwood. It is creamy and a bit powdery but not over powdery at all. It is extremely well blended.

One of the best aspects of Bvlgari Blv Pour Homme is its versatility. It’s a fragrance that will work at the office, on a date or even a formal dinner also. I love to wear this on hot days, especially to work. It's pleasant in every way and has modest projection while lasting for most of the workday. Because it’s a relatively clean and natural scent, it feels at home in most situations. It also has a sweetness which I usually think of as appealing to younger men, however, it’s just spicy and clean enough that it doesn’t feel like it’s exclusively for young guys. Seriously, I am 55 years old and we go together well. It always draws compliments from people as it's a very clean smelling fragrance, I'd love to own a vial of the pure perfume of this, I think I'd carry it everywhere. This isn't a real manly scent but it would really suit the right kind of person. I adore it! So soft, nostalgic, fresh, beautiful.

-Elysium
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Nofretete

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The Emperor's new fragrance
Ah, who would not like to smell so! At the beginning cardamom fresh and fine, in addition sandalwood in the top note, sometimes something completely different. The heart thoroughly spicy with juniper berry - perhaps a little sweet, ginger - peppery and certainly very aromatic - and also galangal, darker and slightly cinnamon. The highlight at the end: Ginkgo, very unusual and certainly completely green, teak wood apart gray, that is nevertheless shabby chic, and tobacco blossom, guaranteed spicy and politically correct nicotine free.

Far from it, I think. Five sprays on the arm, smelled: there's something, no question, but what? A little spicy, a little fresh, but what? Not unsympathetic, but rather because there is almost nothing, ergo can't disturb anything. One or two hours blebit it like this, then there is really nothing left.

It's a cheek to lure with beautiful scents like that. Well, blame yourself, actually the reference to the bluff was obvious: grey teak! This is not a particularly noble new breed of the time-honoured supplier of precious wood, but intentionally made by the trade on antique, artificially bleached wood like garden furniture in the grandparental house, which have been outside for two decades in wind and weather without having been oiled. Really charming.

Conclusion: A perfume matching the emperor's new dresses.

And why did Nefertiti do that? She had Blv when he came out and she liked it. It was probably good once, because DirkDS also raves about it as it was years ago and rates it as 8.0. When the bottle was empty, Nefertiti was really sad. And now, afflicted with another passion for fragrance, she ordered it out of sheer nostalgia, without reading the reviews. A mistake, tsss.
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Silverfire

126 Reviews
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Decent But Not For Me (Cat Lovers Beware)
It's been a while since I have seriously worn a fragrance and unfortunately, BLV Pour Homme only survived a single outing, so I won't be able to break down the notes in any detail. It smells better on the sample strip than on my skin, and that was the first disappointment; however, on my skin, it wasn't terrible, just a bit unexciting. On me, it was a clean, fresh, nearly aquatic sort of scent mingled with a bit of baby oil (disappointment number two). I'm not a fan of the latter note, but my wife found the scent to be engaging. It is a linear scent, so if you don't like it in the first hour, you'd better get thee to a scrubbery. It does last for at twelve hours, so you definitely get your money's worth in that department. With all that said, I might have kept the scent around for occasional use, but as it turns out, I cannot wear it at all, because whatever is in the base is a major allergen to cats. After sitting in my lap a minute or so, our grey tabby started turning his head to side and scratching his ear, to the point of looking like he had a neurological disorder; he has not reacted that way to any other scent I've worn. The better half and I freaked out and after we tried various things, I went to scrub the scent off, and voila`, the cat returned to normal. BLV Pour Homme is a decent scent on the whole, but cat lovers beware!
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
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Fizzy ginger and refreshing woods
I absolutely love ginger, particularly when it features in a male fragrance, such as BLV pour Homme.

The ginger was so fizzy in the opening that it fooled me into thinking that lemon also featured in this fragrance. In that sense it does have a very fresh, almost citrusy feel to it, and because of that, I recommend this fragrance for the warmer weather.

I must admit that the fragrance started off quite generic, however before I could yawn, BLV pour Homme developed into something rather woodsy and enticing. There was also a subtle spiciness that I really enjoyed.

This fragrance is sexy without being too bold or offensive. It smells absolutely amazing on a man I must admit. I'm a little wary to try it on my own skin in case it disappoints.

This is yet another pleasant and casual male fragrance from the classic Bvlgari line, who are in my opinion the gods of modern yet simplistic scents.
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AmberScent 5 days ago
An acceptable soapy fragrance with cardamom and ginger freshness, as well juniper greenness and tobacco blossom dryness. Nice flask!+2
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Elysium 6 days ago
It smells fresh and clean, but not in a fruity, ephemeral way. It's very unisex, almost soapy and chilly powdery. A blend of cool and warm.
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