As much as I adore perfumes, and you know that I really do, I always end up going back to my old faithful friends of fragrance. For a heady, luxurious scent I love my Bella Bellissima White Leather whilst for a night out it has to be Tom Ford Velvet Orchid. For day time I prefer a fresh, citrusy scent like CK One Summer or something classic like the original Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb. Having worn Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb since around 2006, it has become one of my most repurchased bottles of fragrance out of all that I own. The iconic brand and name has also made Flowerbomb become one of the top selling perfumes, that has also led to the release of several limited edition flacons each year. New for this year, the original Flowerbomb has been given a new lease of life with a lighter, more airier version. The new Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom has captured my heart.
The original flacon has been replaced by a sprightly tall yet narrower design to represent the uplifting element of the fragrance. The diamond-grenade style still conjures up the sense of glamour, with an explosive fragrance hidden within. The cap and name plate have a slightly more lilac pearlescent colouring to them compared to the original however the signature wax seal of the house of Viktor and Rolf is still ever present. A stunning bottle that is easy to take in your handbag and slim enough to take in an evening clutch bag.
Of course, a stunning looking bottle isn’t the only reason to buy a new fragrance – it’s what lies inside and this is where the magic happens with Flowerbomb Bloom. Taking the original main accords of freesia, jasmine and damask rose, a ‘liquid air’ element has been added to the fragrance to evoke the sensation of the air on the top of a mountain – fresh, airy and breathtaking. The top notes of Flowerbomb Bloom open up with juicy pomegranate and a sharp sweetness of mandarin which settle down to the woody and floral blend. The perfume is sweet, not sweet like Bon Bon but more of a juicy, floral and fresh sweetness which envelops and caresses the skin, staying for around 5 hours. It’s fun, flirty and feminine with a hint of warmness from the patchouli and musk that I get from the base notes. Simple, yet exciting.
As I’ve had this in my bag for the last week or two whilst I’ve been testing it out, I’ve been surprised at just how many people have complimented me on my scent as well as being curious to what it is. They definitely feel like they know it from somewhere yet can’t put their finger on why they know it. I think Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom has really set itself apart from the original Flowerbomb yet still retains the heart of the iconic brand.
*Contains PR Samples