Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf are one of my absolute favourite perfume brands, I’ve reviewed quite a few of their releases on my blog over the years. I’ve also been a loyal wearer of their original Flowerbomb scent for almost a decade, it is a scent that holds so many happy memories for me. I get excited when they add a new scent to their range and this beautiful Bonbon Spring Summer addition is something very special. The original version was extremely popular and is more on the sweet side so this more citrus based version is different but still as beautiful.

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Bottle

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer* 

If you like the sweetness of the original Bonbon fragrance then I think you will appreciate the more refreshing, subtleness of this limited edition offering. It is the perfect scent update for Spring Summer and although it is still quite sweet like the original it is a little warmer and zesty and I think it is my favourite Bonbon scent to date.

I think this new Bonbon release is a more sophisticated version, the mix of citrus, wood and floral notes work so well together and they give you such a beautiful feminine scent. Although this limited edition version is more Spring appropriate and lighter it is still long-wearing.

Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Fragrance

Bonbon Spring Summer contains some of my favourite notes including cedarwood, musk and blackcurrant,

  • Top notes: grapefruit essential oil, tangerine essential oil, orange essential oil, blackcurrant
  • Middle notes: icing sugar accord, orange blossom absolute, sambac jasmine absolute, peach accord
  • Base notes: musks, guaiac wood essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, caramel accord

Spring Summer Perfume from Viktor and Rolf

NEW Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer Perfume

As with all Viktor and Rolf fragrances, the bottle is just as stunning as the perfume itself. The outer cardboard packaging (which I can’t throw away) is a bright fuchsia pink with the classic black V&R faux wax seal at the centre of a pretty ribbon effect. The bottle itself is just gorgeous, it is lighter than the original and comes in a pretty frosted luminous, pearly pink ombre effect bottle which feels very luxurious and heavy. It is shaped like a wrapped sweet (candy), its very feminine and looks pretty sat on your dressing table.

So if you’re looking for a scent that is perfect for the warmer months then I recommend trying this fresh, warm, citrus scent. It is a great twist on the original but perfectly updated for Spring Summer!

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Spring Summer EDT 50ml – £58 and is available from John Lewis, Selfridges, Boots and Online at Escentual.com

  • This post contains PR samples

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau De Parfum

Shanghai Tang Perfume

Shanghai Tang Perfume

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau De Parfum 60ml for £100

Fragrance is one product that I like to purchase myself as a real treat and I don’t mind spending a little extra on a nice perfume but I must admit I judge a perfume by its bottle. I don’t think I’m alone in that, I like the bottle to reflect how luxurious the perfume is and look pretty on my dresser. I think I might have discovered a new range of perfumes that ticks all the boxes. Let me introduce you to Shanghai Tang, this is an international clothing brand founded in Hong Kong and they have recently released their debut fragrance collection called Silk Road which by master parfumier, Carlos Benaim, who has created signature scents for such legendary fashion houses as Armani, Carolina Herrera, Prada and Maison Martin Margiela.

This collection pays tribute to the grandeur of Chinese culture through eight multi-layered unique scents – five for women and three for men which evoke the romance and history of the ancient caravans that transported Chinese treasures to the Western world along the Silk Road. The Silk Road is known as a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that connects the West and the East, the collection takes inspiration from the intricate decor and rich colours infused with the local flora and cultural mysteries of the ancient Silk Road. It’s a very exciting and beautiful collection.

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily

shanghai Tang Ladies Perfume

The feminine fragrances are Orchid Bloom, Rose Silk, Gold Lily, Oriental Pearl and Spring Jasmine (pictured above) and the masculine scents are Mandarin Tea, Jade Dragon and L’Orient.

I have the Gold Lily Eau De Parfum which has

Top Notes: Lily, Ginger Lily

Heart Notes: Jasmine, Orange flower

Base Notes: Patchouli, Musk

It’s a very feminine scent with touches of the exotic, at first you can really make out the floral notes but then it settles down and the musk and patchouli smell incredibly luxurious and soft with a little sweetness. It’s quite a complex sensual perfume and the scent lasts for hours, I never have to reapply this throughout the day so this 60 ml bottle is going to last me for a while. This perfume truly is a slice of luxury and I have received a number of compliments about it, which is always lovely.

Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Perfume

The perfume itself is beautiful and the bottle is equally as luxurious. The packaging pays tribute to fine Chinese craftsmanship and prominently features the ‘shòu’: the Chinese symbol of longevity that is commonly recognised as one of the Five Blessings (longevity, wealth, health, love and virtue). Each bottle is unique. The shòu symbol is engraved in enamel on the cap and in the gold leaf that decorates the ceramic ball, serving as the centrepiece of the design which forms the pattern of the Chinese lucky number eight. Every detail has been well thought out, even the Its very weighty and looks pretty on your dresser. It’s just beautiful and I think it’s the prettiest perfume I have ever owned.

I so enjoy discovering new brands, and Shanghai Tan has been a brand that surprised me, this debut collection of fragrance is incredibly beautiful.

Products marked with a have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.