WHAT I SMELL: Garanat opens with a hint of spiced cinnamon that very quickly turns to the rose. The perfume is soft and creamy, yet at the same time it grabs the wearer because it demands attention as it grows in volume and its middle eastern gravitas. There’s not a lot at play with Garanat, the perfume is a straight shot of incense infused deeply intoxicating beefish oriental rose. As such, it doesn’t change much except for the incense becoming a bit more pronounced along with a woody timbre. But from the beginning to the end, Garanat is masculine and incredibly sexy all while being a perfect gentleman. Who knew rose and incense could be so incredible? It’s a simple as that.
From the Bvlgari website:
Inspired by the deep Red Garnet from Bosphorus, the fragrance conveys masculine strength and forerightness. The crimson gemstone shines in the darkness, bringing its wearer the impassioned courage and vision of Suleyman the Magnificent, the most seducing Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
A dense, spellbinding swirl of an ardent and masculine rose entwined with noble smoked incense for a mesmerizing fragrance of supreme virile force.
Notes: Cinnamon Essence, Rose Absolute, Smoked Incense
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Middle Eastern sexiness; Egyptian actor Yasser Galal.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE GARANAT: bold, manly, refined
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT GARANAT: No reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: Garanat is not a perfume full of twists and turns. Once it goes on, you get rose and incense and that’s where it stays for hours. Garanat is a simply elegant, long lasting masculine beauty.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental
- Nose: Jacques Cavallier
- Classification: Leans masculine
- Expense: $332 for 100 ml eau de parfum.