Spring Fragrance | Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom Eau de Toilette*
I'm the first to admit that I don't tend to mix up my fragrances with the seasons; I'm more in the habit of finding a scent I love and sticking with it. I have a small collection of perfumes which I wear year-round, depending on my mood each day. That said, I can totally see how heavier, muskier scents work well for the cooler months, whilst Spring and Summer might call for lighter, sweeter fragrances. And so I was thrilled to receive a bottle of Viktor & Rolf's latest addition to the Flowerbomb family, Flowerbomb Bloom Eau de Toilette*.
"The new eau de toilette continues the iconic addiction of the Flowerbomb floral bouquet, adding in a breath of fresh air with a burst of fresh spring flowers to bring a fresh, sparkling and sensuous tone. Fresh rewriting of Flowerbomb, Bloom’s floral signature becomes more aerial with a breath of flower led by the delicate essence of sparkling pomegranate. Woody tones of patchouli enhanced by musky vanilla give the fragrance the extra layer of sensuous complexity that has made Flowerbomb so successful. A contrasted and seductive alchemy that will leave many captivated hearts in its trail."
Now I don't know about you but Viktor & Rolf's beautiful poetic blurb means very little to me - so for the less perfumier-minded among us, Bloom offers top notes of Pomegranate, Bergamot and Mandarin. The heart is similar to that of the original Flowerbomb, consisting of Centafolia Rose, Sambac Jasmin, Indian Osmanthus and Cattleya Orchid, with the addition of a pure air molecule; the base offers musk, patchouli and vanilla.
Now I'm not a lover of floral fragrances, tending to lean more towards sweeter, fruitier and more gourmand scents; so for me, Flowerbomb Bloom is the perfect floral, with its fruity top-notes and the warm, deep notes in the base. A couple of spritzes is all that are needed as it offers quite a strong fragrance, with the fruity top-notes really coming through for me. As it settles on the skin, it does indeed smell more like the original Flowerbomb - a light floral scent which I find quite girly and 'young'. Being an eau de toilette, this doesn't last as well on the skin as, say, an eau de parfum - but I've still found it to wear pretty well, with the musk and vanilla from the base still coming through after a good six hours' wear.
Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb Bloom Eau de Toilette starts from £45 for 30ml; if you like your florals with a bit of an edge, or are just a fan of the original Flowerbomb and looking to add to your collection, I'd say this is a great pick! Do you tend to choose a new perfume for each season, or do you have a few trusted favourites you wear year-round? Will you be searching out the new Flowerbomb Bloom Eau de Toilette to see what you think?
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