Flowerbomb party – I only discovered it late last year but I’ve already finished my first bottle of it and I’m planning to add another to this year’s Christmas list! Viktor & Rolf really do know how to make a winning scent, so when the new Bonbon couture arrived in the post, I was very excited to give it a try.
Bonbon was originally launched in 2014 and featured an iconic bow designed bottle with a luxurious, sweet smelling scent inside. Bonbon Couture is an update on the original scent – stronger, more intense and a little more luxurious than the original.
It features top notes of peach, neroli oil and mandarin; mid notes of orange blossom, caramel and Sambac Jasmine; and base notes of sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.
If you like your scents sweet, then you will absolutely LOVE this one. I normally tend to associate sweet scents with celebrity fragrances, but Bonbon Couture feels a lot more grown up than many of these. The fruity top notes don’t seem to come out heavily on me, leaning more towards the caramel and orange blossom instead. I prefer the scent after an hour or so, once it’s had chance to wear down a little and the sandalwood and vanilla notes become more prevalent – I tend to go for either spicy or citrus based scents as a rule, so I suspect that might be the reason why.
The bottle is another one that deserves to be placed on your dressing table – it’s very cute, with ombre effect pink glass and the classic Viktor & Rolf black badge. It hasn’t quite beat Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence for me in terms of design, but it’s a very close second!
30ml starts at £57, with a 90ml bottle retailing at £109. Definitely not the most affordable of fragrances, but one that feels like a real treat and a great gifting option.
You can find Viktor & Rolf fragrances at Selfridges, John Lewis and House of Fraser.
Are you a fan of Viktor & Rolf scents? Which one is your favourite?
*contains PR samples