Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb has been one of my favourite scents for a while. I'm a huge fan and even when I run out of my normal supply, I'll always have a quick spritz in the perfume isle of the shops to remind myself how much I love it. I've gone through more bottles than I care to admit of the original, so when I heard about the new fragrance Flowerbomb Bloom, I knew I'd have to try that too.

Described as being the next generation of Flowerbomb (which by the way was the original fragrance from Viktor & Rolf, first created 10 years ago), Bloom is supposed to be the next chapter in the story. This for me told me right away that it would still have similarities to the things I love about the original, but also have a new twist on it. A new twist on a classic, so-to-speak. The things I love about Flowerbomb are that it's beautifully floral but it's got a musk and strong strength level that I usually don't find in floral fragrances. It therefore successfully combines two of my favourite scent factors in a perfume, which isn't as easy as you'd think, and it's one of the reasons that Flowerbomb will forever be one of my fail-safe fragrances.

So with my loyalty to Flowerbomb, I had high hopes for Flowerbomb Bloom and genuine excitement to try it. Much the same packaging wise, I like the consistency being passed between the original bottle and box and the new one. Keeping things very similar with a twist - the subtlety isn't lost on me.

But here's the good bit - the actual scent. Again, it's a fruity one - yay! It's got serious floral notes right the way through which creates a freshness to it that means trying this in spring time has been perfect. It's not too heavy, but the floral tones mean it's extremely feminine and girlie. I'd go as far as to say that it's one of the most girlie perfumes I've tried in a while - and I love it! With top notes of pomegranate, bergamot and Mandarin Oils, the heart is peony and jasmine, with base notes of vanilla and patchouli. Meaning it really does have floral tones all the way through. It's the perfect spring scent.


For me, when I look for a new perfume, seeing notes of vanilla and patchouli are always going to be a winner for me, because they add that slight level of musk that I love to the fragrance. In this case it adds depth to a predominantly floral scent which makes it smell just that bit more luxurious and rich - without being heavy. 

Combined with this, the sweeter notes give the scent a real kick that smells like...*leans closer*...sweets! Every time I wear this I'm reminded of spring flowers and sweets - and you can't get more girlie and feminine than that in a perfume! It's light and fresh, with floral tones that make it perfect for spring and summer while it's got such high quality and strength of scent that means it lasts without wearing off. Which is also another really important factor for me when picking a perfume. 

For me, the main difference between Flowerbomb and Flowerbomb Bloom is that the original combines floral notes with musk, and Bloom combines floral with sweet. Making it appear to be like the younger sister of the two. Both offer a gorgeous scent, perfectly appealing with nothing to dislike. It's safe to say that Flowerbomb Blook has lived up to it's big sister's reputation and does a great job of standing on it's own two feet with a great, and very wearable scent. Get Flowerbomb Bloom in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml.

Does this sound like the kind of scent you'd be giving a go this spring and summer?

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