Do you ever fall in love with a fragrance that you’ve actually had for ages? Because that is exactly what happened to this Flowerbomb perfume and me! This is not a new launch by any means, Flowerbomb has been around since 2005, and has had a few ancillary launches including Flowerbomb Extreme, which I chatted about over here. I have had this bottle lying around on my dressing table for about a year, but I never gave it a chance, and when I did, I got obsessed with it! This burst of floral elixir is divine, and since I naturally like sweet scents (not too sweet though), I am head over heels in love with this fragrance and wanted to share my thoughts about it with you today!
First of all, I love the design of the bottle-it is the shape of a diamond grenade, eluding to the fact that this fragrance is an explosion itself. It does have a male counterpart too by the way, called Spicebomb, which to date is my all-time favourite male fragrance. I love the luxurious designer feel that the bottle has, and the dark pink juice in it- it luxury all the way, baby.
Now let’s talk about the actual scent. From what I have read from other reviews and heard about the perfume, it goes one of two ways- people either love it or they hate it, there is no in-between. It is floral and sweet, but not too sweet that it is overwhelming. It opens with notes of bergamot and osmanthus, and then goes into a full blow flower explosion. Rose, Freesia, Jasmine, Orange Flower and Orchid, make for one amazing floral cocktail, which I personally love. Then the fragrance is finished with patchouli and musk, so those notes create a powdery finish for the fragrance.
Is this a fragrance for everyone? Of course not. However, if you like sweet and floral fragrances that have a touch of fruitiness to them, then Flowerbomb will be you knew best friend. What I also enjoy about it is that it does settle onto your skin in a very subtle manner, so it is not as overwhelming as it first comes off. The 30ml goes for R1100 at Edgars and Red Square, and currently there is a 30% special off it, so hurry up and snap up this delicious Viktor&Rolf creation for just R770!