For the fragrance focus this month I chose a fragrance that I came across as a sample in Allure magazine for Flowerbomb that I fell in love with. At first it was the beautiful full page advertisement with lots of crystal clear glass and beautiful flowers with colors in the pink, nude, fuschia, rose, lavender, and cream range that caught my eye, but then it was the fragrance itself that clinched it for me. I tend to like fragrances with a clean, soft, warm, and floral tone so when I rubbed the paper sample from the ad page and took a sniff I immediately liked it and knew that this was the fragrance I was looking for. I had never heard of Flowerbomb before even though it has been around for awhile having launched in 2005 at a spring/summer fashion show on the runway for Viktor & Rolf so I decided to purchase it at my local Sephora.
Viktor & Rolf stated that in the idea of making the fragrance they wanted it to be something feminine, romantic, and luxurious yet edgy and modern as well. They also wanted it to be conveyed as “a profusion of flowers as a weapon to spread the world with beauty and fantasy to transform the negative into the positive”. The fragrance itself is described as “an explosive floral bouquet that is ultra-feminine, romantic, and sensual with warm fruity-floral with middle notes of cattleyas orchid, sambac jasmine, freesia, and rose, top notes of tea and bergamot with an addictive hint and base note of woody patchouli scent and warm musky vanilla. It is also described as intense, sparkling, fresh, and sensuous that is a “burst of fresh flowers with subtle aerial undertones”. It comes in beautiful nude-toned packaging with thin black ribbons around it and sealed with an old fashioned wax stamp emblem with the fragrance itself contained in a clear glass “diamond crystal grenade” (a unique and interesting description I thought) shaped bottle.
It is comes in various different forms and strengths including layering oils (which is something I had never heard of before in a fragrance line but very interested in trying), body cream, lotion, and shower gel form as well as hair mist and soap. The prices and forms vary depending on where it is sold but at Sephora the 1 oz. Eau De Parfum Spray runs for $85.00, the Eau De Toilette Spray goes is $135.00 for 3.3 oz., the Body Cream is $93.00 for 6.7 oz., the Soap is $28.00, the Body Lotion is $53.00 for 6.7 oz., (at Nordstrom’s depending on size), the Shower Gel is $53.00 for 6.7 oz, the Hair Mist is $53.00 for 1 oz., the “Precious Oil” is $73.00 for 0.68 oz., the “Rose Layering Oil” is $69.00 for 0.68 oz., (all at Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdale’s, and other fine department stores), and other Flowerbomb fragrance products priced depending on where you purchase them.
Needless to say, I am really glad that I came across the Flowerbomb fragrance sample in Allure magazine that day and that I ended up purchasing it. It is a beautiful, romantic, and soft fragrance that I love and wear that is perfect for daily use or for a date night out on the town!