Sunday, 18 March 2012

Weekend roundup

Well, to be honest, this is not much of a weekend roundup, as I only went to a perfume counter once this weekend, but I did discover that the Roberto Cavalli perfume and Viktor & Rolf's Spicebomb are both available here.

I didn't try either of these on skin, so a bit early to give a proper view. Initial impression for the Cavalli is that it is a fairly standard fruity floral. Having said that, it smelled ok to me, but not something that I want to seek out specifically.

Spicebomb is certainly a perfume I will be trying. On paper it smelled very good - quite a lot of pepper to start and a nice cardamom note develops. How that will translate on my skin remains to be seen. It did smell rather fleeting on paper, which worries me a little. Antidote, for example, is one that I've always found too light and I'm hoping Spicebomb won't go the same way.

A friend of ours who is leaving the country left us some bath and body products that she can't take with her. Included was a little left over of Kenzo's Flower. It's been a while since I last smelled this one. I'd forgotten just how distinctive it is. I'd be interested to find out what you think of it.


  1. Flower is a favorite of mine, one I should really wear more often. I find the drydown amazingly beautiful on skin.

  2. Every time I smell Flower I like it so much that I forget how badly it behaves on me: the perfume wears me out, I get either a nausea or a headache.

    I smelled Spicebomb on a test strip last weekend and was surprised how much I liked it. I got a sample and will test it on skin soon.

  3. Elisa, I must really try Flower on skin then, although I suspect it may be a touch too feminine for me, but we shall see.

  4. Undina, smelling Flower straight from the bottle I can understand how it might give some a headache. It does smell pretty powerul.

    Glad you liked Spicebomb too. I'd be interested to find out what it is like on your skin.



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