Product Type: Victor & Rolf fragrances
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Flowerbomb - A Fragrant Masterpiece
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum
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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Sweet smelling, long - lasting, gorgeously presented
Flowerbomb is without a doubt my all-time favourite perfume. Now I may only be twenty but I still think that that is a bold claim as I am a huge fan of perfumes and am particularly fussy when it comes to one that I love.
Viktor and Rolf's prestigious perfume is gorgeous, and though it comes at a price, I believe that it is worth every penny and should be a must have (or at least a must-give-it-a-go) for all girls. When reading this review it is important to bear in mind that everyone has their own individual tastes especially when it comes to fragrances and I am a big fan of sweet smelling perfumes. Now, with that in mind let me tell you all you need to know about my favourite scent.
*What attracted me?
Flowerbomb was the favourite fragrance of my best girl friends at school. I think that all ten of us owned this perfume at one stage and I remember frequently borrowing it and recommending it to boys when they were stuck for presents for their girlfriends. Every trip to Harvey Nichols or to the airport resorted in near enough soaking my clothes with the perfume and I was dying to own it for myself. That brings us nicely to the price aspect of the perfume.
This perfume is not so widely available in stores. Previously the perfume was relatively harder to come across and I remember for a while when I lived in Edinburgh the only retailer that sold it was Harvey Nichols. I have recently spotted it in Debenhams and House of Fraser meaning that its distribution has been increased but generally you won't find it in more mainstream perfumes stores. This is probably because it is one of the higher end perfumes, with the price tag for the smallest 30ml bottle at £46.50. This may be steep but trust me girls, it is worth not eating for a couple of weeks!
Flowerbomb is one of the sweetest smelling perfumes there is on the market. It is claimed to have "top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, and rose, with a base note of patchouli" but let's be honest to most people that means little or nothing! I would personally compare it to that of Thierry Mugler's Angel but with less of a musty scent (this could however be because I am a huge fan of this perfume also). But I feel that calling it a sweet smelling perfume doesn't give it justice. It is girly yet seductive and playful yet sophisticated, in fact I would say that this perfume is on many levels and therefore it can been seen as a universal masterpiece. I do personally feel that to say a perfume is sweet does often make it sound cheap but (regardless of the price tag) this is something that Flowerbomb certainly is not.
Another thing I love about this perfume is that I do not feel it is restricted only to use for one occasion. Before I purchased Flowerbomb I was partial to having a night perfume and also a day perfume. I can't specify exactly how it is possible but for me this fragrance fits the bill for both and therefore I find that I can justify paying a bit more than normal for it. Not only that but it has a great staying power. I find that even if I have put the perfume on at the beginning of the day (and only 2-3 sprays all over) then I still smell of it at the end of the day.
Flowerbomb comes in a gorgeous little bottle, shaped like a grenade (but far more feminine) to represent its name. The rim of the dispenser has a tiny black plastic shaped protruding out which resembles a letter-seal and has the Viktor and Rolf logo. It has engraved silver plaque on the front and the perfume consists of a light pink colour, perfect to represent the candy-like smell that it has! Not only does it smell expensive, the bottle looks expensive to and is particularly sturdy as mine has taken quite a beating and is still fully intact - handy seeing as what it contains is so precious!
Never have I received so many compliments about a perfume as this one. I don't know if it's all down to people having a sweet tooth or due to strength (not in an unpleasant way) of this perfume but I am near enough always complimented when I am wearing it. Mostly from boys it will be a plain "you smell nice" (but let's face it that is pretty good coming from the opposite sex) and most girls will ask what perfume it is. My boyfriend's mum once told me I smelt like a sweet shop, surely that must be good?!
Don't be put off by the pricey nature of this perfume, it is a worthwhile investment. It smells lovely and because the perfume is strong you really don't need to use much at all. Remember, you get what you pay for, and if you don't believe me then just get to your nearest department store and check it out for yourself!
Summary: Highly recommended!!