Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
I usually study notes of the perfume and give it a few full-day tests before I actually buy a bottle.
However, this was one of my rare "unsniffed" purchases and I don't regret it. :)
Who wasn't? (Raise your hand.) ;p
All I knew was that Flowerbomb is a much more wearable version of Thierry Mugler Angel.
I do have a small bottle of Angel, and that small blue star shaped beauty often finds herself just lying pretty in the perfume cabinet and not being reached often because her timid owner always gets scared by her. Just one spritz is all it takes and there is nothing she could do about it!
(Let's be fair to Angel. She does give me a long-lasting bliss once I endure through the first hour and this is still the number one boy-magnet!)
Flowerbomb opens up with very sweet candy-like notes with a little bit of citrus and quickly dries down to creamy amber and clean patchouli.
I honestly don't detect much floral despite of the name. I suspect the floral notes in this just act as bridging elements cause floral notes usually stand out on me.
After I concluded I really enjoy this and this beauty loves me back, then I learned the notes. :)
No wonder I love this. There is not a single note I don't like!
Top Notes - Bergamot, Tea
Middle Notes - Jasmine, Freesia, Orchid
Base Notes - Centiflora Rose, Patchouli
In my opinion, this is a sexy and very well executed classic that can be universally appealing.
I mean I don't really like sweet candy-like scents that still seem to dominate the mass market, but I do like this.
Even after 8 years of the launch, the price is still steep (and that says something, right?), but give it a try if you are looking for a grown-up sweet scent that is alluring but totally sophisticated. :)