BVLGARI MAN IN BLACK ESSENCE

An ode to wild seduction, for a tactile and infinitely sensual pleasure.

Nigerian artist LAOLU SENBANJO draw the Limited Edition Bottle design
Nigerian artist LAOLU SENBANJO inspiration for Bulgari man essence
Nigerian artist LAOLU SENBANJO calls his Art Afromysterics, which means the mystery of the African throught pattern
Body Painting by the Nigerian artist LAOLU SENBANJO

The PARTNERSHIP

To draw this new Limited Edition bottle design, BVLGARI set up a new thriving collaboration with Nigerian artist LAOLU SENBANJO.

The ARTIST

Born and raised in Nigeria, LAOLU SENBANJO is a self-taught artist and musician, whose work is influenced by Yoruba heritage.

LAOLU ART

He called his Art "Afromysterics", which means the mystery of the African throught pattern. As a passionate activist, most of his works have social justice ideologies woven throughout.

"My Art form is physically drawing what’s on the inside, your soul, your essence and your being (Ori)."

BULGARI MAN ESSENCE Bottle DESIGN by Nigerian artist LAOLU SENBANJO

THE DESIGN

Through continuous patterned lines the artist reinterpreted the iconic monolithic silhouette translating the fragrance’s virility and power into the sacred Yoruba tribal art. The exclusive design pays homage to Sango, the God of Thunder, his legendary power and his true essence as a man and God.

Wood image Design inspiration for a new Afrodisiac Oriental Signature signed by Master Perfumer Alberto
Orange image Design inspiration for ELIXIR OF BURNING FRESHNESS by Master Perfumer Alberto
Iris flower image Design inspiration for CONCENTRATE OF FLORAL ADDICTION by Master Perfumer Alberto
Design inspiration for BALM OF WOODY SENSUALITY

OLFACTIVE UNIVERSE

A new Afrodisiac Oriental Signature signed by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas.
Bois d'Ebène is the essence of elsewhere. It transports us to the heart of Africa and strongly expresses a primal and hypnotic manliness.

ELIXIR OF BURNING FRESHNESS

The fragrance liberates on top a captivating and contrasted energy.
The juicy and vivid freshness of bitter orange fuses with the burning hot addiction of sweet rum.
A vibrant elixir that creates an impactful intensity and troubles the senses.

SWEET RUM – ADDICTIVE
BITTER ORANGE – JUICY

CONCENTRATE OF FLORAL ADDICTION

The fragrance pushes the limits of intensity with a raw and stylish floral heart.
The noble and powdery facets of iris absolute are infused with the disruptive gourmand tones of black cocoa bean.
A concentrate of floral addiction which gives an edgy texture to the fragrance.

BLACK COCA BEAN – GOURMAND
IRIS ABSOLUTE – POWDERY

BALM OF WOODY SENSUALITY

Surrounded by the magnetic power of woods, the fragrance dives into a balm of sensuality in the drydown.
The deep and exotic character of ebony wood scent is warmed up by the balsamic spiciness of tonka bean.
A statutory signature, like sculpted by elements, which reveals a primal yet elegant masculinity.

EBONY WOOD ACCORD– DEEP
TONKA BEAN - WARM