Viktor And Rolf Flowerbomb Review
When I first heard of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, I imagined it to have prominent floral notes with some spiciness. Why spiciness? Somehow, my brain did this math: bomb = explosion = spiciness. Not only was my assumption about the scent wrong, but it took me a while to realize that the bottle is designed to look like a bomb.
Viktor And Rolf Flowerbomb Notes and Bottle
Top: Bergamot, Green Tea
Middle: Sambac Jasmine, Catleya Orchid, Freesia, Centifolia rose
Base: Musk, Patchouli
Viktor And Rolf Flowerbomb Review
Even though Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb sounds like it would smell very floral-like, it is not like that at all. It is actually a sweet, modern perfume which appeals to the masses as can be seen in many current designer perfumes. For instance, 2 perfumes in the similar category that I can think off the top of my head are Lancome La Vie Est Belle and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. If you love those perfumes, then you would very likely fall in love with Flowerbomb.
In essence, Flowerbomb smells very syrupy sweet like candy. In addition, bergamot and patchouli make up the prominent notes in Flowerbomb. If you have smelled patchouli oil before in a natural health store, it would have a thick, earthy, and herbal note. Due to the reason that it was allegedly used to cover up the scent of pot, the smell of earthy patchouli is sometimes associated with hippies. In many modern perfumes though, patchouli is light, fresh and happy. This is the kind of patchouli that is present in Flowerbomb. It is what I would describe as “cheerful patchouli”.
There is a bit of floral scent when the fragrance transitions to the heart notes but Flowerbomb is pretty much a sweet scent throughout. Therefore, you do not need to love floral fragrances to enjoy Flowerbomb. Since there is no explosion of flowers, I think it is more accurate to call the perfume Candybomb. As for the drydown, it is sweet but vanilla comes to play as well which adds warmth and deliciousness.
Flowerbomb is a very popular fragrance among young women. If you doubt my words, then just have a look at all the hot beauty gurus on Youtube talking about their favorite perfumes. Most likely, you would find that Flowerbomb is included as among their most loved perfumes. Thus, it is undeniable that Flowerbomb is a very appealing fragrance to the modern women. It may not smell unique but it is a fragrance that sells well.
If the perfumes created in the 80s are mostly defined by strong aldehydic or floral scent that are sometimes deemed as old lady perfumes, then the perfumes which define this generation are sweet scents such as gourmand fragrances, floral fruity scents, and the “cheerful patchouli” type of perfumes like Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb.
Honestly, I get a little bored from trying out many sweet scents in the market which smell similar. However, the same can be said for the complex perfumes I have. This is because I’m not always in the mood to pull off heavy, complicated fragrances. Those unique fragrances can be overwhelming at times, not to mention that some of them can be off-putting to others.
Sometimes, I just want a simple, girly, and popular fragrance. Sometimes, I just want to be a basic bitch. Thus, perfumes like Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb does it for me.
Summary of Viktor And Rolf Flowerbomb Review
- A popular fragrance among young women
- A crowd-pleasing, sweet scent
- Unique and attractive bottle
- The smell is not unique
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