What Better Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Than With His and Her’s Scents? ~ Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Spicebomb Review

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What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with his and her’s scents courtesy of Viktor & Rolf?

FLOWERBOMB_EDT

Flowerbomb is a millefleurs around the freesia, Centifolia rose, osmanthus and Sambac jasmine, supported by a background of patchouli.
With Flowerbomb (50ml $125/ 90ml $185) I get a lot of sweetness and warmth from the patchouli, amber, and tangerine notes. I am usually more a fan of more green florals but Flowerbomb has just the right amount of cuddliness for me. It is a welcome departure from my usual scents and a definite crowd pleaser. There is a reason Flowerbomb is so popular. It’s intoxicating. If you haven’t tried Flowerbomb yet I recommend you do. It is not the blast of floral you may be expecting given the name. I find Flowerbomb wears quite close to my skin and I find my skin eats it quite quickly as opposed to the longer wear I hear most experience. I quite enjoy spritzing it on through the day though so I don’t mind.

Spicebomb is born of the incendiary encounter between two accords with virtually opposing tones: the first is blending a heart of incandescent spices – chilli and saffron – with the all-masculine roundness of leather and tobacco, along with the distinguished brute strength of vetiver. The second is explosive, fusing fresh zesty notes of bergamot and grapefruit, Spicebomb is a burst of spices tamed by an enveloping freshness, a controlled surge of power.

Spicebomb (50ml $75/ 90ml $99) was a surprise for me. I attacked my husband with it and then proceeded to chase him around experiencing the scent as it evolved. I kept thinking it reminded me of something but I couldn’t quite nail it down. I was enjoying the scent so much that I decided to spray some on myself. I’m one that enjoys a scent for what it is and I don’t feel the need to be boxed in by whether a scent is marketed to men or woman. Tobacco is a note I struggle with as I often find it too overwhelmingly sweet and cloying. Spicebomb had such a lovely balance of tobacco and leather that I was actually enjoying tobacco. The spice is not as strong as you would expect given this scent’s name. I got warm cinnamon and pink pepper on my skin. I found this scent to be very unisex for the first several hours. Later that night however I woke to my daughter calling my name and got a blast of full on manliness. On my skin, my sheets, everything smelled very masculine. The warmth of my sleeping skin, with the help of the electric blanket, took this out of my unisex comfort zone. I am interested in playing more with Spicebomb to see if I can recapture the pleasant opening for a longer period of time. Spicebomb has incredible longevity and good sillage.

Flowerbomb is available at select The Bay, Sephora, Neiman MarcusBloomingdale’s, Saks, NordstromSelfridges, and more.

Spicebomb is available at select The Bay, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Saks, Nordstrom, Selfridges, and more.

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