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Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP


I've only ever done one other fragrance review on my blog if I remember rightly which was the amazing Giorgio Armani Si EDP, and so when I got this little guy from Victor & Rolf for my birthday I thought it necessary to write about it as I love it so much.

First The Notes...
Top Notes: Bergamot & Tea
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Freesia & Orchid
Base Notes: Centiflora Rose & Patchouli

As you may or may not know, I like the more musky, deeper, sexier if you will scents. I find overly floral, fruity or sweet scents too sickly and just don't work well on me. Saying that though, this is called Flowerbomb and it does have a lot of floral notes in there. However I find it's got the perfect balance of floral from the orchid and jasmine, and the (musky?) base with the Patchouli, but there is some Mandarin in there so there is a fruity-ness to it. It's an intense fragrance but that's what I love in my perfumes as I hate it when they don't last very long. 
I don't know, I'm rubbish at describing scents but I just love this one and I think the complexity of this fragrance is what makes me love it so much. I like the uplifting, happy vibes it gives me when I'm wearing it, which is exactly what Victor & Rolf were going for...

"A profusion of flowers as a weapon to spread the world with beauty and fantasy and to transform the negative into positive." - Victor & Rolf

I had a sample of this scent with an online order and that is how I discovered this. Although I had heard a lot about this fragrance online, it never really appealed to me, mainly because of the name, Flowerbomb, I thought it would be way too floral which isn't my kind of thing at all, but as soon as I smelt the little sample I fell in love and couldn't get enough of it. I got a lot of compliments on it so I knew I needed to cough up and buy the full size at some point.

Packaging? Isn't it Beautiful?
I do want to mention the packaging because let's face it, it's beautiful and sophisticated. I find boxes for perfumes are a tad excessive compared to the actual bottle. It is a beautiful bottle though, everything about this just screams to me.

I have the 30ml as it's a very expensive perfume (to me it is anyway) and I used my Birthday money to purchase this so I am really pleased that I was able to get my hands on it as I thought I wouldn't be able to afford it at all, but I did. The 30ml size is £52, which is a lot, for 50ml it's £73 and the 100ml is £99. Not the most expensive perfume out there but for me, it's pretty pricey. I like to get the small bottles though so when I use it up, I try another fragrance that may have just come out or from the same brand. For example I was going to repurchase the Giorgio Armani Si Perfume but when I saw they had the Victor & Rolf I immediately went to that to try. 

What Else Do Victor & Rolf Offer?
When I was at the store browsing, I had a little sniff of the Flowerbomb Bloom which was like a lighter version of this with a burst of fresh Spring flowers and it was just a bit too floral and girly for me. 
Although it sounds like it would be right up my alley, I found the Flowerbomb Extreme fragrance not quite what I wanted. I think I had my heart set on the original so nothing was adding up to it, but the Extreme fragrance has added intensity of essential oils for a richer, longer lasting sensation. But then added Benzoin, Amber and Vanilla to the Patchouli in the base notes for that warmer, muskier scent. It sounds perfect for me and maybe it is, but it's definitely on my wishlist for the future.
I didn't get a chance to get a whiff of their Bon Bon Fragrance which is kind of irritating as I have heard a lot about this one too, but that may be the next one I try. Plus the packaging for this one is just so darn cute. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my new fragrance and seeing some awesome shots of the perfume in all it's glory. I would love to know what your favourite scent is as I am always looking to try new ones. 

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