Since it’s launch in 2005 Flowerbomb has become an International bestseller and I for one love it’s sweet floral scent, it evokes so many happy memories and it is a perfume I always go back to.
The 2017 Christmas Collectors Edition of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb comes with a silver flower adorning the neck of the iconic hand-grenade shaped perfume. This bottle is slightly different this year as it’s frosted pink instead of the classic glass bottle. This limited edition design is charming and quite subtle compared to previous years and I really like it.
The perfume is the same cult favourite but each year Viktor & Rolf like to release a special edition bottle at Christmas, so the scent is the one we all know and love. It has that fresh, sweet modern feel with an oriental twist. It is such a recognisable scent and I have been wearing it for years now. I always have a bottle in my collection because it is a perfume that is so easy to wear and the scent lasts so long on me.
Top notes – Mandarin, Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Saffron
Heart notes – Roses, Jasmine Flowers, Olives
Base notes – Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli, Oud
This is a lovely light, floral scent but you can make out the sweet notes of vanilla and the rich warm notes of amber. This perfume is layered with gorgeous notes and I adore bergamot in my fragrances, I think it gives Flowerbomb a sophisticated & sexy edge. If you’re someone who has never tried this iconic fragrance you must test it next time you get the chance. It really is a beautiful, smooth & rich scent with so many beautiful notes.
If you know someone who loves Flowerbomb, their limited edition bottles make wonderful gifts, if you can track one down as they sell out incredibly fast each year.
So if you’re still looking for Christmas gift ideas for someone special, or indeed a treat for yourself then this beautiful Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume might be just the ticket.
I use the change in seasons as an excuse to switch up my beauty routine especially my fragrance. I like more of a fresh, light scent as we head into Summer, one that reflects how much I enjoy this time of year. I can already tell you that one of these scents has already won me over and is set to become very much a signature scent for me. Scents are able to evoke memories and take us on a journey so picking a new scent is important and can stay with us for years.
I have two beautiful Summer appropriate scents to share with you, I’d love it if you let me know in the comments what perfume you like to wear during the warmer months.
This beautiful fragrance comes packaged in a pretty pink box which depicts a classic Parisian scene. The tall triangular bottle is very striking with an etched studded pattern on two sides. Givenchy say it is a contrast between elegance and modernity.
This Délicieuse version of Givenchy’s best selling Live Irresistible scent is a sweet mix of edible gourmand notes and a floral bouquet which make it a really fun, youthful fragrance. The original offering had more of a zesty, floral scent and although this latest version keeps its Rose heart notes I think it will appeal to people that like their fragrance to be more sugary sweet. It contains notes of,
Top Notes: Madeleine Accord, Cherry
Heart Notes: Rose Essentielle, Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Iris, Bitter Almond, Vanilla, Caramel
This fragrance is like Summer in a bottle. A delicious cocktail of sweet, floral and warming caramel notes give it a juicy scent. At first the smell is quite intense and you can really smell the zesty, tart notes but once it settles down the Almond and Caramel notes come through which give it depth and more of a warming but still quite sweet scent.
If you are looking for a Summer scent with a flirty, fun & youthful feel to it I 100% recommend this latest Givenchy release. It’s sweet, juicy & floral cocktail make it the perfect fragrance for those warm Summer days.
This classic Gucci fragrance is the same original sexy woody floral scent but now comes in a stunning limited edition bottle. This updated version comes beautifully packaged in a pretty dusky pink outer box with drawings of a bamboo garden scene. Whilst the bottle itself is a gorgeous blush pink with its art deco inspired silhouette and silver bamboo stopper. It looks and feels extremely luxurious and the packaging really reflects the strong, feminine Gucci Bamboo scent.
I think this perfume is very modern, sexy and has a refreshing sophisticated feel to it. The mix of woody, floral and sweet notes work really well layered together and I adore the citrus twist of the bergamot which adds such a Summer vibe to the scent.
Top Notes– Italian Bergamot
Heart Notes – Casablanca Lily & Ylang-Ylang
Base Notes – Sandalwood
I like that this isn’t an overpowering scent which works well for Summer, you like your perfume to be more fresh and uplifting in the warmer months. The floral notes make it just ideal for Summer and it’s woody notes settle down to give it a sophisticated feel. I do also like that there is also a juicy sweetness to it whilst the Sandalwood and Bergamot add a rich contrast and once it settles down it’s a juicy, refreshing but sophisticated scent. I adore it.
Two very different scents for Summer but both are feminine and very pretty. I would say the Gucci Bamboo has stolen my heart and has become my go to fragrance. I think this scent suits me more than the Givenchy Live Irrésistible Delicieuse only because it is less sweet and I tend to gravitate towards more woody scents. Although I am enjoying the lighthearted feel to Givenchy Live Irrésistible Delicieuse and have been wearing it as more of a day scent.
Let me know what scent you have added to your Summer line up this year & if you’re tempted by either of the scents I have been wearing.
This post is in collaboration with Fragrance Direct