Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique

Launched 2014, owned by the Coty Prestige Corporation section.


The opening combines a bergamot with a mix of coriander and a soft and smooth patchouli. The bergamot is more in the background, whilst the patchouli and the coriander play the central roles.

The drydown develops some nonspecific floral themes, developing also vanilla/woodsy accord that remains until the end. Through the later stages I get a prominent powderiness that mixes extensively with the vanilla impression, with the latter being a bit on the chemical side.

I get moderate silage, excellent projection and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

A spring scent of a certain level of pleasantness, but let down by the second half with its tendency to veer towards the generic and overly synthetic.   2.5/5