Experiencing BVLGARI Omnia Coral

3rd April, 2012

Bulgari fragrances will always have a special place in my heart. You see, it was the original (now discontinued) Omnia that first started me on the slippery slope that is a love of luxury. I was in middle school when it debuted. Something about its smokey scent captivated me, and the bottle reminded me of a modernist sculpture of a human heart (what can I say, I was a semi-gothic 8th grader!). It was the first designer item that I just HAD to have, and I begged for it for Christmas, then continued to wear it exclusively through my entire adolescence. Needless to say, we made a lot of memories together.

So, when Bulgari invited me to Milan to celebrate the debut of Omnia’s latest iteration, Omnia Coral, there was no way I could refuse. It was a magical opportunity to make new, grown-up memories with a product that will forever be dear to me. Above: fresh off a plane from JFK, arriving at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan. I wore: a Rick Owens beanie, Tiffany sunnies, Halston Heritage trench, Maison Scotch shirt, DL1961 jeans (recently worn HERE),  and Toms ballerinas.

Below: I was whisked straight into the hotel’s spa for a relaxing massage, restorative facial and reenergizing sauna. Above & below: after showering and unpacking, I changed into a Tibi jacket, Sir jumpsuit and Sigerson Morrison wedges for a day spent visiting friends in the city.Above & below: that evening occasioned an intimate dinner party, whose menu and decor were both inspired by the essence of Coral.Above: at brunch the next morning, with Denni (left) and Emilie (right). I wore: a Lady Grey necklace, Rae Francis dress, Amanda Joy bag, and the Elie Tahari shoes you saw HERE.  After brunch, we were taken through a multi-sensoral immersion, in order to understand the individual scents that together make up Omnia Coral: goji berry, hibiscus flower, sandalwood and pomegranate. Experiencing them each in isolation was an incredible way to better appreciate the fresh, beachy feel of the final fragrance.Thank you to Bulgari for this unforgettable experience, and for introducing Omnia Coral to us all!

  • Oh my, the epitome of luxury!


  • SR

    Swoon…what a life you lead! Thank you for sharing. Also: very beautifully shot photos.

  • wow  so  pretty!!


  • Anonymous

    Wow!! Fancy!!

  • Those shoes are perfection. I am quite a fan of many of the Bulgari fragrances including Black and Jasmin Noir. Omnia is pretty sophisticated for an 8th grader, I was still wearing drugstore fragrances back then (Fetish perfume by Dana was my dig). I would love to hear what perfumes you wear now, I shared a couple of my spring faves on my blog recently. xo

  • beautiful photos!!!!

  • Ketty Diani
  • Fairyfiligree


  • guest

    I am not alone wishing you would redo the format… it was so much better before.  

  • Looks amazing, the perfect mix of mystiriously exotic and super elegant!
    Material Fixations

  • Heba

    I had a sample from Omnia once and i received a lot of compliments when i was wearing it  , nice post


  • wow :)))  you were in my city! beautiful photos!!

  • Nere=)
  • Karolina Borchert

    Amazing pictures, you alway look so beautiful, so adorable.


  • Anonymous

    Lovely pictures! The hotel and the event itself look amazing. Btw. you certainly travel in style. Very pretty travel outfit. 😉

  • Sunnie Bridges

    This looks marvelous its really nice when you can make new memories with an old love


  • Erinboales

    You’re life is amazing 🙂  So I’ll be going on my very first trip to London and wanted to know what shoes you recommend to take with me??  I’m looking for comfort but must be stylish obviously :).  I noticed you wore the Toms ballerinas, are they comfy??  Thank you for your help!

  • Anonymous

    Can I just say how fabulous you look after a flight!! I totally dig your airport/plane style! The rest is a given – Glorious and gorgeous!


  • Not gonna lie, I’m pretty jealous right about now. 🙂  But seriously, it looks like you had an amazing time.  I absolutely loooove my Jasmine Noir and Green Tea Bulgari fragrances, and now I can’t wait to try the Omnia Coral.

  • Coline Rialan

    i’ve never smelt any of their fragrances, i’m guessing i should? 


  • I love Bulgari Omnia! It’s my favorite perfume! 

    xoxo from Brazil,
    Gabi Barbará

  • Allrweis

    What nail polish is that? It’s gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    fab black wedges. love your style.


  • Beautiful shots!

  • Alax

    Gorgeous shots!!


  • 😀

  • Anonymous

    Love the second picture! You look so natural and happy! ♡


  • Jolie Jouel

    What a trip! You look gorgeous.

    My jewelry blog: joliejouel.blogspot.com

  • lynn

    Love that Rae Francis DRESS!!

  • Andrea

    You packed quite a selection in your suitcase! All of your outfits and accessories were gorgeous!


  • How gorgeous, glamourous and fun! Great post xo

  • Suzanneswenson

    Quite honestly, this fragrance is much more complex than any of the hype provided. Get a real job and change the world . Then, you will be worthy of the glamour of this fragrance! Holla

  • Julz

    Hey Kelly, 

    Take a look at my website and let me know what you think… http://www.caviarnoirjewelry.com

  • Anonymous

    It’s a great scent! How lucky to go there. Great post! You look lovely and I totally adore your shoes!!



  • Lola Reggy

    Lovely post again!! Love the first pic with the Bvlgari between the fruit, just so lovely! Yes Bvlgari is good, I’ll never forget my Rose Essentielle goodybag I got from them. Still love that scent!



  • The S – The Standpoint

    Completely in love with your blog, and let me say the new layout is Amazing !
    While reading your post I was blaming myself as I live in Milan, and if I had known you were here I definitely wish I could meet you!

    Keep on inspiring us! 🙂 


  • Speechlessly envious. Speech.Less.Ly.


  • http://cecylia.com

    The blue dress is STUNNING on you, bu yeah I am a little in awe of the Lady Grey necklace now

  • selikab15

    WOW, what a great experience. Congrats!!

  • amazing trip and photos!  thanks for sharing

  • City0880

    nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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