Last year’s gourmand fragrance trend has left many of us hooked on foodie perfumes. So, you’ll be pleased to hear that Viktor & Rolf’s latest addition to the BonBon fragrance line will satisfy that sweet craving. I headed to the fragrance counters of my local Debenhams, who are really pushing this one hard, to sample this latest scent. Despite the sales assistant’s insistence that it is a floral scent (she must be overwhelmed by the heart notes), the caramel and mandarin notes shone through for me and it was love at first sniff.
This perfume is beautifully packaged in the traditional BonBon sweetie shaped flanker but with hues of on-trend candy pink rather than the usual deep indigo. The round silver cap has a small Viktor & Rolf seal charm attached for authenticity.
I found this fragrance to be quite potent. It lasted almost the whole day thanks to the caramel notes and I noticed some reviewers have found it to be quite a soft fragrance but I found it had heavy silage so only a small squirt was required. Although intended for spring and summer, I could easily see myself wearing this to a Christmas party! I don’t doubt that the sweetness of this will deter some of you but please don’t be put off. There are definite floral notes in there, as the sales assistant said, so it’s worth trying on your own skin to see how it takes.
This is available in 50ml bottles and has an RRP of £58. There is also a gift set with shower gel and body lotion on sale for £110.89 on Amazon. It’s worth a look if only to see the gorgeous packaging!
Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerine
Heart Notes: Peach, Sugar, Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Guaiac Wood, Musk, Caramel