Review: Bvlgari Au The Bleu Eau Parfumee
Au the Bleu is Bvlgari's latest addition to its tea (or the) range, which is a solid, often overlooked range of tea-inspired scents that are all well-crafted and come in a very nice array of products. (I also quite like Au the Blanc). I purchased the travel spray version of Au the Bleu (and how great is it that they offer one of those?), which will run you $25 for 0.34 oz. I have found this scent such a delightful go-to that I think I will soon be purchasing the full-sized bottle because my travel spray is already running low. Au the Bleu is purported to be inspired by oolong. I don't know about that, but I will tell you that it has a cool, misty vibe very much in keeping with the packaging. I smell a soft lavender, green violet, and iris root. It is decidedly floral, but very unassuming. And for such a subdued fragrance, it has surprising sillage - I've gotten several compliments from people several hours after I'd spritzed it. The drydown focuses mainly on the iris and a clean musk, and is just as pleasant as the opening. I would say that if you like Chanel 28 La Pausa, any of the other Bvlgari The scents, or Prada's Infusion d'Iris, this one is definitely worth a sniff. It is also available in body lotion or shower gel, which I am keen to try.