Guess Which Fragrance is Celebrating a Milestone Birthday?

Guess which fragrance is celebrating a very special birthday?

Guess which fragrance is celebrating a milestone birthday?
Guess which fragrance is celebrating a milestone birthday?

Why are birthdays and anniversaries in the fragrance industry so important? It’s because they are so rare. With more than 1,200 new fragrances launching worldwide each year, competition for space in retail stores and even online is fierce. In many beauty stores, brands must remove one old fragrance if they want to launch a new one. That is because the store planograms are completely full. All the shelves an display units are packed with designer fragrances for him and her. There just isn’t any more room. (More than a few beauty companies have suggested retailers build additions to house the new launches.)

versace fashion look
versace fashion look

With this in mind, it isn’t surprising to learn that less than 5% of new fragrances make it to the ten-year mark. In some countries, it is more like 3%. A perfume has to be exceptionally special to last a full decade. The ingredients and formula have to be good and the packaging needs to stand out.

We’re delighted to announce that Versace Bright Crystal Absolu is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Following the success of Bright Crystal, Donatella Versace wanted to create a version of the award-winning floral scent for her with enhanced intensity and longevity, a vibrant perfume full of love.

donatella versace
donatella versace

Happy 10th Birthday Versace Bright Crystal Absolu

Master perfumer Alberto Morillas, who blended the original Bright Crystal, returned to reimagine the composition for Absolu. He enriches it more intense notes of yuzu, pomegranate, raspberry, amber and musk. You’ll notice he emphasizes the peony and magnolia accords giving this version a sexier character.

Fragrance Description: Versace Bright Crystal Absolu is an intense fruity-floral scent for her created by Master perfumer Alberto Morillas. With the worldwide success of the original, Morillas set out to create a longer-lasting, stronger interpretation of the original by boosting the peony, raspberry and amber notes. It’s the ideal Versace party scent.

Made in Italy.

Scent Style: an intense fruity-floral for her


Key ingredients: pomegranate, yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), iced accord, magnolia, lotus, vegetal amber, peony, musk, mahogany


Scent fact: Yuzi is a tart, fresh Asian citrus fruit that gives this fragrance an uplifting facet.

“Versace stands for beauty, sex and glamour,” says Donatella Versace.

Versace fashion look
Versace fashion look

To convey the more intense character of the scent, you’ll notice the bottle is tinted a somewhat darker pink hue. The ad campaign was shot by celebrity photographer Mario Testino. Model Canadice Swanepoel reclines on a luxurious sofa dressed in a glittery evening gown holding a bottle of Bright Crystal Absolu in her hand.

Versace Bright Crystal Absolu is available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores,, Sephora,, Hudson’s Bay stores, and select pharmacies across Canada.

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  • Brenda Cremer
    April 1, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    So happy to know that it has made the 10 year mark such a beautiful scent. Happy Birthday!

  • Linda L
    March 25, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Not surprised that Versace Bright Crystal Absolu has turned 10! This intense rich fragrance has yuzu, pomegranate, musk and peony…all favorites! Happy 10th birthday!!!

  • Daniela Sborlini
    March 15, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    I actually wearing Versace Bright Crystal today but I have never tried this one. Will have to check it out l. Love Versace

  • Roberta MacQuarrie
    March 15, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    I am going to have to try this one again!