As a dessert loving person I am in love with the latest offering from the design duo Viktor and Rolf. Bon Bon is decadently sweet and over-indulging. It is the sweet craving you want in your life and it is utterly delicious!
This yummy fragrance has a key note of caramel and top notes of mandarin and peach. Jasmine makes a floral appearance in the middle and the fragrance is complete with notes of amber and sandalwood. The fragrance is very sweet- it is a very different perfume from Viktor and Rolf’s previous perfume, Flowerbomb. While Flowerbomb is very floral, Bon Bon is on the other spectrum of scents. However both fragrances have very strong smells which are overwhelming at first but perfection when settled in!
Let’s talk about the bottle- isn’t it the most gorgeous thing? The design of the bottle means a lot to me because initially that’s what catches my eye. The design of this bottle was inspired by Viktor and Rolf Spring/Summer 2005 collection and the bow. At the press launch for the fragrance we were told about this history of the bow and it is fascinating! In the olden days wearing a bow meant you were wealthy because it meant that you had enough money to not only buy material for clothing, but also enough to tie around yourself and make a bow at the front. The design of the bottle took over a year to complete and features beautiful creases on the bottle. It also has the signature Viktor and Rolf stamp on the bottle and it all comes together with the silver cap on top.
The designers also went all out with the campaign for the fragrance. Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute is the face of Bon Bon and she is simply breath-taking in the advertisement for the scent. She is wearing nothing but paint in the ad and it took over 12 hours to pain on all of the bows! As Viktor puts it himself: “A fragrance is something that is very intimate—it’s about the skin, as it’s on the skin—the idea to blur the line between skin and clothing.”
The fragrance is available in 30, 50 and 90 ml and for now is available exclusively to Stuttafords.The price ranges from R919 to R1500. Try this out if you love sweet scents and desserts (especially caramel based) or if you are needing a sugar-fix in your life!