Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is an Oriental Floral Fragrance for women that was launched in 2005. With a multitude of sweet tones, this perfume develops feelings of beauty, happiness, and purity. The visual shows the 25-year-old model Andreea Diaconu, who poses as a “floral goddess”, nude yet concealed by the brand’s trademark black ribbon and wax seal. An arrangement of bright and pastel pink flowers adorn her hair, while she holds a bottle of the brand’s first feminine fragrance. The image was shot by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadon.
Nathalie Durán, General Manager Designer Brands Fragrances at L’Oréal, added: “The Flowerbomb image is a powerful, evolving archetype that illustrates this signature scent and the power of the flowers within. We wanted to convey a renewed sense of spirit and excitement around the fragrance that will continue to lead and inform the modern visual direction of Flowerbomb at all touch points including a focus on refreshed visual merchandising.”
It opens with fresh and sweet accords of bergamot and green tea. The heart is floral and opulent with intensive, sweet and pure Sambac jasmine, seductive Centifolia rose, freesia and Cattleya orchid. Musk and patchouli wrap with an oriental scent, while its milky and powdery notes gently fondle the skin. What makes the perfume worth its high price is the osmanthus essence. The base note is patchouli. It is resinous and deep. It’s sexy and intoxicating. It is the perfect home for all the gourmand and floral notes.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, Tea
- Heart: Jasmine, Freesia, Orchid
- Base Notes: Centiflora rose, Patchouli
With the highest quality of the ingredients, this fragrance turns into a real jewel. Full-bodied and opulent, Flowerbomb explodes in a bouquet of sensations with its addictive floral notes which leave their trail all over the place.
Without looking for an unusual, intriguing scent, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb had created an elegant monument, according to their fashion designing essay. This perfume is quite strong, with all day lasting power and sillage. I would say that it is a heavier scent that would work better in cooler weather, as opposed to summer.
The bottle design is a grenade shape colored in a nude pink. The name is a bit misleading, it implies something that would be intensely floral, but instead, it is very sweet. Although it is similar to many sweet, gourmand fragrances it is still quite original in the class of its own. It is modern, interesting and explosive.
Overall this is a sugary- sweet fragrance which doesn’t smell bad and I wouldn’t mind smelling it on other people. It is very linear- there are no floral-woody-spicy notes to support the sweetness. It’s complicated and beautiful but very expensive if you think about the base notes lasting ability.