I’ve never really been that obsessed with fragrances. I don’t aspire to have a huge collection of the best designer perfumes but, when I find something I love I’m determined to have it!
I’ve been wearing YSL Black Opium for around 2 years now, no exaggeration. I haven’t been reaching for anything else. I’m not even overly obsessed with the scent, I just feel like it’s nice to have on day and night! Before Black Opium I religiously doused myself in Marc Jacobs Daisy, multiple times, daily. After Daisy, I actually moved onto Daisy Dream, however, as they are Eu de Toilette’s, they didn’t last long. I think I went through an entire bottle of Daisy Dream in a month, I had to constantly re-apply it.
As you can see, I do like to stick to the same sort of thing for long periods of time. Why try and fix something that isn’t broken? I liked them at the time but always go off them eventually. At this point I should probably add, I don’t wear perfume every single day as I don’t leave the house daily. I only apply it when I’m going somewhere!
I have a very, very specific preference when it comes to perfumes. They have to be sweet. I’m not a fan of deep, sultry, really mature fragrances at all! I do thoroughly enjoy floral perfumes and have spritzed a tester or two in Jo Malone many times! I just haven’t found my perfect match there yet. I’ve always been attracted to sweet scents and a mixture of sweet and floral is something I’ve been on the hunt for, for a while.
Last year I was lucky enough to get a sample of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb and I have been dreaming about it ever since! I fell in love with the scent as soon as it was on my wrist.
I think it’s almost impossible to describe a scent without you being able to smell it. Although I’d love it if you could smell this through your screen, obviously that isn’t going to happen. My parents went away and actually surprised me with this from duty-free so I’m extremely grateful!
It comes in a gorgeous bottle and box! The bottle is very simplistic, girly and mature. The box is perfect for packaging hoarders as it is beautiful! I tend not to keep boxes from makeup or perfumes just as I don’t have the space to store them. You get 50ml of product which, for the price, isn’t actually a lot. For the same price, you can get 100ml of perfume with a lot of other brands. I don’t mind so much as a bottle of perfume will last me over a year, although with this one I’m not sure as I love it so much! The perfume itself is a light pink colour and as the bottle is completely clear you can see it all the time. It adds a lovely extra pop of pink to my already ‘pink accessories’ collection in my room.
Flowerbomb is described as a ‘floral explosion’. Its top notes are tea and bergamot. Flowerbomb’s middle notes are sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia and rose. Finally, it’s base note is patchouli, a favourite scent of mine. Flowerbomb has been said to make everything seem more positive and I can understand why. It is a calming, sweet and floral scent but has an uplifting kick.
I would wear this perfume day and night and I completely recommend picking it up. It’s my favourite perfume to date. Flowerbomb is hands down my winner when I compare it to other scents I have owned. It lasts for a very long time on my skin, I put this on at 5 pm yesterday afternoon and I can still smell it on my wrists. That’s been a good 12 + hours. I do have to say, compared to how it smells straight out of the bottle, the scent becomes a little deeper on my skin. I adore it though. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a girly, floral scent that is easy to wear. It would also be perfect as a gift!