Viktor Rolf is a favourite amongst 20-something women. Everyone knows at least 1 person that has worn Flowerbomb for years. In fact, many people will first and foremost associate Viktor Rolf with their scent portfolio over their haute couture fashion design.
I am asked to share my thoughts on many new fragrances and usually I decide to write about the ones I fall in love with. Fragrance is a very personal choice we all make. I can write quite passionately about some I love and maybe even more passionately about something I really don’t like. But then again, this is just a space for my opinions; I can only inspire or dissuade but cannot choose for you.
Viktor Rolf BonBon first launched in 2014 and this year we see the BonBon Couture version arrive. This is the first of their fragrances I have ever worn. BonBon, as the name suggests, is a sweet and self-indulgent scent. Many compare it to Britney Spears’ Fantasy perfume. The couture version is said to be a spicier warmer and more caramel-y version. Let’s say it’s the more grown up version of the original BonBon. The top notes have the addition of everyone’s current favourite scent, neroli. The heart notes stay the same and the base notes have the addition of white tobacco, vanilla and patchouli.
There is youthfulness in this scent in abundance. It’s indulgent, just like a box of caramel chocolates on a warm night. Not only does it feel comforting on the nose like a hot apple pie, it’s warm and fruity too. It has a darker side as well in the dry down (the patchouli and tobacco) but the caramel, saccharin is always present in Bonbon Couture. You will feel entirely edible after spritzing this scent on your skin, if that’s your bag!
One bonus is the scent has very good staying power, I found it lasted 6+ hours on me. Personally I tend to lean to the more unisex and clean smelling scents so Bonbon Couture is a not for me. Also, I am really turned off by the pink bow shaped glass bottle, which I don’t feel lends itself to the designer price tag. It feels too gimmicky.
Do you think Bonbon Couture is for you?
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