4.14.2012

Fragrance - Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

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. :)

First of all, I was so attracted to this image.
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. :)



38 comments

  1. The bottle is so pretty too! Thanks for this review.. I have been thinking about trying a new perfume!

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  2. Oh wow, it sounds like I've got to sniff this once! I do like sweet scents but it's so easy to make them so wrong! Thanks for sharing Lena!

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  3. I love this perfume! My manager wears it all the time and I always find myself sniffing when I walk into her office lol

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  4. Hey! :)

    I have awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award.
    Congrats!
    Check out here: http://turquoisedreaam.blogspot.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Kelly xx.

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  5. This fragrance is amazing !! It's my favorite ^^ Xoxo

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  6. A colleague at work counts this as her favourite perfume and I can see why. It's really lovely and feminine but has a touch of sophistication about it as well. It's just so darn expensive! :(

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  7. it's been 8 years since its launch already? wow it doesn't seem that long! your description and all the notes sound so amazing. haha I personally love sweet and candy-like scents, almost to an artificial point- so maybe I'll check it out! :D thanks for the review!

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  8. I've been meaning to sniff this, I simply adore the packaging (and most of the time, that's half the reason why I buy a perfume lol). I didn't realise its been out for so long either, is much be a classic!

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  9. you described fragrance really well! My mom is a loyal fan of Angel and I like the smell on her. But I've never been brave enough to spritz Angel on me! lol.
    this fragrance from Viktor and Rolf has a really nice design. But no, I don't need new fragrance! ( talking to myself )lol

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  10. I love sweet scents - I'm not really a floral person. I'm surprised that you say it smells sweet, since most of the notes listed are typically floral smelling. I'll have to check this out. Thanks Lena!

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  11. the packaging looks awesome!! I'm not a floral person but hmmmm

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  12. i had no idea what these notes you were talking about..i learn so many things from this blog of yours..this seems like a lovely perfume..and i love that ad..

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  13. Flowerbomb reminds me of a lot of "amber" scents from Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret, which confuses me, as it's not really an amber scent. I don't get floral from this, either - it's a bit too spicy for me, though!

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  14. ooooh I need to look for this and smell it. I've been looking for a new replacement scent for a while now, and I need all the help I can get!

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  15. I love Flowerbomb, its the best smell ever. It worth the money.

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  17. thanks for tagging me, Fanny! :)

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  18. hi! :)
    thanks for dropping by and adding me to you reading list.
    i'd have to agree with you. it is worth it! :)

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  19. i am currently searching for a real nice spring fragrance myself.
    this one would work all season except for some extremely hot days. do give it a try! :)

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  20. i prefer woody scents as base but amber and iris are my other favorites.
    you're right. i don't get much floral in this.
    i don't get much spice from this on the other hand. i guess fragrance and body chemistry is such an interesting subject! :)

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  21. aww thanks, Debi! i feel happy to read your comment!
    i am much better now but at some point i was really obsessed with fragrance and body products..lol

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  22. isn't it pretty?
    i heard someone was stopped by a police while holding this one because of the bottle shape. not sure if it is a true story but certainly plausible. lolz
    floral isn't very prominent in this. i think you should at least try this. :)

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  23. i agree with you!
    i was imagining some big white floral which is my other favorite, but this is a very clean sweet scent. sweet but not too sweet to be a gourmant. interesting!

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  24. thanks, Pam! and thanks for reading it!
    fragrance reviews tend to be text-heavy and also very subjective.

    btw, i don't know how many of us need more fragrance, really. i have a cabinet full of them, but i still want more! :D

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  25. lolz! you're absolutely right!
    i must admit that i keep a couple of bottles because they look so pretty although i am not so crazy about the scents themselves! ;p

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  26. i know. and it is amazing the price hasn't been marked down after all these years!
    i think you'd really like this!
    i feel this is very sweet but clean smell. :)

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  27. i think you're right about this fragrance. i really like that it is not just sweet but has sophisticated twist to it.
    they recently introduced hair mist that i am interested in. it is more affordable, too. :)

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  28. oooh we like the same scent! cool! :D

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  29. thanks for the award, Kelly! :)

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  30. lolz that is cute! :)
    i actually was a bit bothered at certain point because it was so popular and you'd smell this everywhere. haha
    it might as well be this scent rather than something else, though. haha

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  31. yes! i think you'd love this, Sunny :)
    this is a sweet scent done right!

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  32. my pleasure,Eugenia!
    i am here to enable. heheh
    i think this would be a nice addition to your collection if you like sweet clean scent!

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  33. michaela williamsApril 28, 2012

    I love Flowerbomb, but I find it's a bit too sweet for me the older I get. Have you tried Spicebomb, the male version? It's totally wearable for women too, I think.

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  34. hi Michaela!
    thanks for the recommendation.
    i haven't tried Spicebomb but i would love to sniff some of that. :)
    i think i understand what you mean by "too sweet". for example, i can' really wear Pink sugar but love love Blue sugar on me. lolz

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  35. This is my favourite perfume, I've been using this for years now - absolutely love it!

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  36. i was wearing this just yesterday.
    it is quite perfect for any occasion. ;)

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  37. Agreed, the smell can come off strong at first but after a while it's just perfect.

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  38. This is my favourite perfume, I've been using this for years now - absolutely love it!

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