Fragrance Friday: Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture
Oh my gosh, how’s this for the most unashamedly pretty, girly fragrance, courtesy of Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture, which is pink, sweet, feminine and almost giggly in both scent and presentation. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture is a tremendously sweet, mostly gourmand fragrance that hits you immediately with its fruity top notes of peach and mandarin that stop short of tropical thanks to the neroli which doesn’t dominate, but instead levels the sweet fruit. Once the top notes settle, the caramel really comes through with the aid of jasmine and orange blossom, all of which sit on base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and white tobacco. The real dominant notes in this mix are the peach, vanilla and caramel (more prominent thanks to the vanilla) so you’ll need to really like these notes to like this fragrance…
…thankfully I love these sweet fragrances and I think they work especially well together in Bonbon Couture. As I said, this is a fragrance that relies heavily on sugar, but the floral and additional notes do give it a little more depth that keep you coming back for additional sniffs. It’s very feminine and pretty, yet I wouldn’t say it’s limited to a younger market as a lot of these sweet fragrances can be. Of course it would be ridiculously unfair to write a review on Bonbon Couture without mentioning the delightful packaging; the glass perfume bottle is in the shape of a purple and white bow that really stands out from the crowd on a table full of fragrance – it’s again, very pretty, but agelessly so. I also love the fact that it arrives in a box with a pressed seal, as I think this adds an element of luxury thanks to the finer detail; this one is firmly settled in my keep pile! Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture is available in three different sizes – 30ml for £57, 50ml (pictured) for £79 and 90ml for £109, all of which can be found here – link.