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Spicebomb (2012)
by Viktor & Rolf

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Spicebomb information

Year of Launch2012
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 582 votes)

People and companies

HouseViktor & Rolf
PerfumerOlivier Polge
PackagingFabien Baron
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Spicebomb

Spicebomb is a masculine fragrance by Viktor & Rolf. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Polge. The bottle was designed by Fabien Baron

Spicebomb fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Spicebomb

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb, specifically the juice with color from 2013 (or earlier), is especially great, before its reformulation to the current juice without color, but it’s still great in its current incarnation. I’d avoided Spicebomb for years after not liking it around the time of its release but I’ve warmed up to it (and then some) since that time, and I can easily see how it’s a staple, particularly as a cold weather men’s fragrance.

The concept of the fragrance is the mix of cool and hot spices, and I agree that it’s effective in that way—it’s not overly powdery, spicy hot, spicy fresh, minty, or any one aspect, but rather, an ensemble of spices that’s very effective in how well it’s blended. It has influences of pink pepper, saffron, tobacco, and elemi primarily, a sort of spicy, woody, slightly resinous blend that hits a lot of the right spots while not being too powdery.

The vintage in particular is a bit deeper, darker, and longer-lasting than the newer formulations, though the newer stuff is still great, just slightly more superficial. I do not regard the difference between the newer and older juice significant enough to regard the newer juice as not worth buying. It surely still is, particularly at a nice discount via a grey market site.

As a side note, I don’t regard it as all that similar to Bvlgari Man in Black, which has sweeter and leathery touches far more so than Spicebomb.

Overall, Spicebomb is a great fragrance that took way too long for me to warm up to and I’m delighted to not only have it in its current formulation but also a “vintage” version as well. Even the newer version performs quite well.

8 out of 10
13th November, 2019
Fresh and fruity at first. The opening is very nice which is a rarity for me. You get the Bergamot but also a tropicalness that keeps you coming back for more.

Gets spicy further on in a nice way. Then out come the basenotes when the spicyness starts mellowing down. Do note that it doesn't have any real (dirty) Leather which may disappoint some but I can live with it.

In the drydown the Elemi is the strongest. It's piney but not lemony (as opposed to i.e. MFK Amyris Homme). Second strongest note is a light, blonde Tobacco. Still that doesn't explain this sweetness that's present and which I thought was Tonka Bean but since it's not listed it may come from an accord they use for the leather note, one that definitely doesn't contain oakmoss.

It might actually be the same leather accord that Zara uses in its Gourmand Leather. That would explain the lack of (dirty) Leather in it.
05th August, 2019
Nothing 'bomb' about it. It's a nice inoffensive sweet smelling fragrance with a resemblance to Joop Wow. I can understand that some prefer Spicebomb above 1 Million, but 1 Million is definitely more unique and original. After a few hours on my skin Spicebomb began to smell somewhat feminine, like too candy-ish sweet. In my opinion this is a pleasant, relaxing scent, but not good enough for me to buy and definitely not a 1 Million replacement.
01st July, 2019
One of the many "vanilla + tobacco" scents from the last decade, and, if I'm being honest, I don't get much, if any, tobacco from this.

Spicebomb offers a creamy, warm, spicy ambience, and this ambience is versatile enough that its considerably popularity is entirely understandable. Put it in a different bottle and you can market Spicebomb to an entirely different segment, which is essentially what Ghislain did for Histoires de Parfums 1899 Hemingway (which, if I'm being honest, is actually the lesser scent of the two).

You can easily do better than Spicebomb, given the plethora of scents that offer more striking, inventive accords on top of a Spicebomb-y base, but you can easily do worse.
13th May, 2019
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Nice. Spicy, sweet and musky. The dry down reminds me of Tobacco Vanille.
27th April, 2019
Top and middle notes reveal, at the same time. Sweet. Fruity, candied citrus. Rosy, pink pepper. Thick elemi. There is the illusion of spice, to be certain. I find this so far, to be a bit too sweet for a man's scent but, I'd wear it.

The candy factor lasts for quite some time. The notes are blurred. These notes remind me of Vaninger by Oliver & Co... Tobacco, leather, and vetiver make their debut. Now, I'm getting more spice, as opposed to all the sweetness that I smelled from the start.

I get "flavored" pipe tobacco. Perfumed leather. The vetiver becomes choked in waves. Elemi lasts and lasts. Overall, I find this somewhat unisex.
22nd April, 2019

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