You may have caught my recent review of At The Barbers by Maison Margiela, where I described it as being ideal for daytime office wear or afternoons out. Here I bring you a review of another modern fragrance, Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb.
I’m sure Viktor & Rolf need no introduction? Spicebomb was created and launched following the success of the ever popular ladies equivalent, Flowerbomb. A Spicy fragrance was seen as the masculine opposite by Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren. Perfumer Olivier Polge has created a explosive and extrovert, woody and spicy combination in this scent.
The look and styling of the bottle is clever and alluring, shaped to look similar to a hand granade. I love the fact it even has a ‘pin’ to pull out which actually protects the fragrance from being accidentally diffused, great for if its in your gym/travel bag.
Top notes in this fragrance are bergamot, grapefruit, pink pepper & elemi
Heart notes consist of saffron, cinnamon and paprika
The base notes consist of vetiver, fir balsam, tobacco and white leather
For me it has a warm, spicy and slightly woody scent, the cinnamon really does stand out. All notes combine well to create a sweet and spicy seductive fragrance. This is the absolute perfect scent for autumn/winter, which is very long lasting. I’d say this is the ideal fragrance for casual afternoons out or evening dining.
The RRP for the 50ml fragrance is £50, which I think is very reasonable for a such a good smelling scent. There are also 90ml and 150ml versions available along with aftershave balm and shower gel. This is for sure a fragrance I’ll be keeping in my collection in the future. It is available to buy from Boots, House of Fraser, The Perfume Shop, Feel Unique and The Fragrance Shop.
Have you tried Spicebomb? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.