Product Review: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Fragrance


Name: Flowerbomb
Brand: Viktor & Rolf
Size: 50ml
Price: €90

What I liked:
– lasts all day
– the packaging

What I didn’t like:
– the scent is too sweet and smells like candy on me
– the price

I was very curious to try Flowerbomb after hearing all the hype about it, but I wasn’t sure whether to buy it or not since it is very expensive. I’ve finally managed to get a sample and let me tell you I’m very happy I didn’t fork out the money for this.

The perfume has top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of Sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, rose and a base note of patchouli. It is described as a “floral explosion” and while the scent explodes on your senses like a bomb, I can’t smell anything floral at all. On me, it smells like candy. And as much as I love candy, I certainly don’t want to smell like it! It is a sugary scent that is way too sweet for my liking. I can’t really understand what the hype is all about, but I know there are people who love this, so I suggest to get a sample and see if you like it before purchasing.

The scent is quite overwhelming and strong at first, but then it dies down a bit and is very wearable, if you like this kind of fragrance. You only need to spray a very small amount. A little goes a long way with this and the scent lasts all day.

The packaging is quite feminine. The bottle is pink and cut like a diamond. The shape reminds me of a hand grenade which suits the name of the perfume. Attached to the bottle there is a black flower.

Overall, I don’t like this fragrance at all. It is way too sweet and smells like candy. It is also very expensive. However, the staying power is very good: the scent lasts all day.

Rating: 2/5

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  1. beautifulwithbrains says

    I know the feeling! Sweet scents are a huge no-no for me. And this one is long-lasting, so I had to smell it all day! I was a bit nauseated after a while.

  2. Bev says

    I purchased this perfume with a gift certificate I got for Christmas and I love it. I know that perfumes react to our body oils and they can smell very different on each of us and so I tested it and wore it around the store while shopping to make certain I would like it. I find it to be quite special. I love flowers and do like my perfume to last throughout the day and not be overpowering. It only takes a very small amount and it does last. I’m very happy with my choice!

  3. beautifulwithbrains says

    I’m really glad you love this. I really wanted to love it as well but it smell horrible on me. :( The stayinh power is really good though. I could still smell it on me the next morning.

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