Viktor & Rolf’s debut fragrance has developed a cult like status, with Flowerbomb being replicated in both design and scent by numerous other fragrance houses. Although it’s taken many years to add a second to the collection, Viktor & Rolf have certainly delivered another showstopper. ‘BonBon‘ is full of caramel notes that make it as sweet as its name, but added mandarin, peach and orange blossom give the scent a subtle citrus twist that makes it a lot more wearable. The scent also contains musty notes of jasmine, cedar, sandalwood and amber which provide it with a sense of maturity and sophistication – this certainly isn’t a Britney Spears candy fragrance.
Viktor and Rolf describe the wearer as a strong, independent and
self-assured woman: “She who wears Bonbon dresses herself in perfume,
whilst creating her own story. She is empowered, beautiful and complete.
Caramel characterizes the scent’s evolution; from inception to
completion, the caramel notes mature from a sharp, edible top note to
softer and milkier in the middle then darkening to add depth to the base
note.” BonBon is definitely not a sugary sweet pushover.
To bring the caramel notes to life even more, Viktor & Rolf have designed a candy inspired bottle that looks exactly like something you’d pick up in Willy Wonka’s sweet shop. I love how it gets darker in the centre, just like a Quality Street wrapper, as well as the cute details that make it look good enough to eat. Although I normally detest sweet scents, this is perfectly on the side of sophisticated for me to get on board with. It’s not exactly a ‘daily’ scent or one I’d spritz freely, but it’s one I’ll reach to when I’m in the mood for something a little cheeky.
BonBon is available now in Selfridges priced £50.00 for a 30ml bottle, or £68.00 for 50ml.