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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    Sadly, more of a shit bomb than spice bomb!

    Very banal.
    That's the great thing about America...you're entitled to be wrong. :-P

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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Got samples of this from Nordstrom today. The overall feel of it reminds me distinctly of Gucci pour Homme II, minus the black tea note. Not terrible, but not exciting either.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Quote Originally Posted by spcmiller View Post
    That's the great thing about America...you're entitled to be wrong. :-P
    LOL

    Actually, its a good thing we've got a fair number of folks who are unimpressed, and others who really don't like it. It would be very bad if this stuff got a reputation for being a *total* hype machine.

    In some ways, I see it as following ground that was well broken by Kenzo Power, Dior Homme, Dior Homme Intense, and the A*Men series. A candy-apple tobacco scent is much easier to throw straight over the plate after all those curve-balls.
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    Wow if this is sweet with tabacco scent then I am all over it. Yum.

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    For lovers of tobacco, I want to propose trying the L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse. It has a great tobacco vibe!

    Loving the Spicebomb!
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    Smelled this at Nordstroms today. It was the quickest buy I've ever made in my life. I didnt think twice about it. It took me .5 seconds between smelling it, grabbing it, and walking to the counter to buy it.

    Fellas, this is a WINNER. There is a little bit La Nuit de L'homme, a little bit of 1 million, a little bit of Tobacco Vanille in this. Simply AMAZING. One of the sexiest scents Ive ever smelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    Smelled this at Nordstroms today. It was the quickest buy I've ever made in my life. I didnt think twice about it. It took me .5 seconds between smelling it, grabbing it, and walking to the counter to buy it.

    Fellas, this is a WINNER. There is a little bit La Nuit de L'homme, a little bit of 1 million, a little bit of Tobacco Vanille in this. Simply AMAZING. One of the sexiest scents Ive ever smelled.
    Yes, it's great, isn't it? Winning in every way.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    For lovers of tobacco, I want to propose trying the L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse. It has a great tobacco vibe!

    Loving the Spicebomb!
    Cool! I needed an excuse to go into L'Occitane.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    Smelled this at Nordstroms today. It was the quickest buy I've ever made in my life. I didnt think twice about it. It took me .5 seconds between smelling it, grabbing it, and walking to the counter to buy it.

    Fellas, this is a WINNER. There is a little bit La Nuit de L'homme, a little bit of 1 million, a little bit of Tobacco Vanille in this. Simply AMAZING. One of the sexiest scents Ive ever smelled.
    Glad you liked it, Jonny. I would have been really shocked if you didn't. This stuff just seemed right up your alley! And I agree on the sexy part.
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    I've tried this on paper, but not on skin. But after all the rave reviews, I'll spitz some on my wrist later today.

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    How does it compare to Caravelle Epicee or Noir Epices in terms of "spice".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    I've tried this on paper, but not on skin. But after all the rave reviews, I'll spritz some on my wrist later today.
    update: went in to try it & they were handing out free samples of it, so i've ended up with a 1.5ml spray vial :-)

    Does anyone else think this has a similar vibe to Gucci PH II?

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    I get the "similar vibe to GPHII" because they both have that tobacco with sweetness thing going on. Spicebomb projection and longevity is on another level though.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    How does it compare to Caravelle Epicee or Noir Epices in terms of "spice".
    Noir Epices is much more transparent, IMO. Spicebomb has a dose of candy and fruit that makes it feel more young and trendy than Noir Epices - which I also think is a wonderful fragrance, but more formal.

    The fine finish of the spices in Noir Epices is just a bit obscured in Spicebomb. If that's the part of NE that you love, you may find Spicebomb less thrilling.

    You have me wanting to break out my Noir Epices now!!!
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    ^I've smelled many aromachemicals in their isolated state and can identify them rather quickly upon testing a given scent. Spice bomb has a very thorough, nuanced, and thoughtful construction. It's composition is far more intriguing and complex than most niche scents.

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    ^Large Similarities to TFTV, but much fresher, more floral, powdery clean, and lighter. I get so many comparisons to aspects of certain scents I liked (including several rather high end scents), that despite this one having too much sweetness (as did TFTV), and "fake sueded fruit like Paco 1 Million", I'm really liking the contrast between chilly/fresh floral'fruity background and a spiced sweet pipe tobacco foreground.

    After the rush of fresh-ground, electric, oily peppercorns and acetal "Grapefruit", I get strong bits of:

    Paco Rabanne 1 Million
    Bois D'Orage / French Lover
    Invasion Barbare
    Tobacco Vanille
    Royal Oud

    In that order.

    And then there is a certain quiet wet, clean note in the background, hinting at melons and the dual texture of wet flower petals (microspopic fuzz with cool wet dew and a waxy nuance). maybe some methylbenzodioxepinone and butylphenyl methylpropianol ? Unthinkable for things so aquatic and floral in a scent called spicebomb ? I think not. Polge is making me like this scent despite it being far too sweet and femme to bear it's own title.
    I finally got the warm, wet, slick floral/wood similarity to Egoiste. It's there under the cool powdery sheen. Also puckish up more if the green Vetiver note and strong soapy musks which gave me the impression of Original Vetiver, when sniffed in conjunction with the baies rose peppercorns. Yet another similarity that has driven me to really really like spicebomb alot, is that the last gasp of the drydown, after almost all the tobacco Vanille similarity has gone, is a dry-woody/sweet-tonka/powdery-floral/piney/musk remnant that is actually sonewhat reminiscent of the last gasp of overapplied Windsor.

    From the bitter citric/peppercorn top to the clean floral/spicy heart, to the long lasting pipe tobacco stage, and finally a pleasant woody-floral-musk exit...it's actually reminding me of the acidic/textural progression and texture of Amouage Ciel Man.

    Despite it betraying it's name, and despite disliking the cheap Paco 1 million fruit/suede notes..... I'm sold....strongly.

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    i tried spicebomb yesterday and i have to say this is the best designer release in awhile. Its well done and it is going to probably be my next buy. I love tobacco and cinnamon and this is that in a well done way. I think this is one of Olivier Polge's best creations and this is definetly a well blended great scent in my opinion, I was blown away when i smelt it.

    On a side note i tried Mitsouko from Guerlain yesterday and shit that stuff is good.

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    Just joining the chorus of positive opinions on this. I went in expecting to be underwhelmed, given the hype around this one, but was left very impressed with the fragrance. Going to give it a second wearing today but this one is looking like a purchase for me.

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    Said it in the other thread, saying it in this one. This fragrance is a masterpiece. Unfortunately with its intoxicating scent and the way its being marketed in Nordstroms, it will become the next big thing very quickly.

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    This juice is amazing on me, a recommended try from me.

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    I'm trying this again this morning. Sadly, while I appreciate the spice and warm tobacco-like notes, everything is doused in an cheap, cloying sweetness. It reminds me of the experience (not the literal scent) of being attacked by A&F Fierce when anywhere near that store in a mall. Not a pleasant experience. I'm surprised this comes from the same nose that created the constantly intriguing and satisfying Dior Homme. What I keep thinking as I wear Spicebomb is that Egoiste achieves the warm, spicy (cinnamon, mainly), sweet effect with so much more sophistication, depth, and naturalness. Of course Egoiste is far from being a new, heavily-marketed scent. I only hope that, if nothing else, Spicebomb introduces a new generation to the neglected spicy/warm category, because maybe then Egoiste will be rediscovered.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Curiosity rising. Not worried about the unisexness but the silly bottle.

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    Quote Originally Posted by moore View Post
    Have you done the game I told you??? I was thinking about it, wich can turn into a "Trick-or-sample"- game, huh?
    please remind me of what you speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Ok just got a few samples at Nordstroms.

    This is just 90% Loccitane Eau de Baux with 10% Bogart pour Homme mixed in. Pretty much exactly what i thought it would smell like. Good but i will pass on it.
    Dang it, you beat me to the punch.

    I sampled this the other day and L'Occitane's Eau de Baux is exactly what came to my mind. I still like it, but it seems quite close. I do feel that Spicebomb radiates better.
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Aramis New West, Alain Delon Iquitos, Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Oxford & Cambridge, Azzaro pour Homme (vintage),...etc.

    Seeking decant/sample of PdE Ambre Russe, Jil Sander Feeling Man, Comme des Garcons 2 Man, Giorgio VIP, ....etc. I have samples to swap.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    Sadly, more of a shit bomb than spice bomb!

    Very banal.
    If this was labelled an EDP, you wouldn't be saying that
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    I think this may be the "next big thing" fragrance. I hope it`s a new trend we will see more of now, that the designer-companies are taking a new direction moving away from the acqua / sport / citrus stuff. Wish dream! :-)

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    ^^I see. They had a big jar but it was empty so an SA had to go get some some. He acted like it pained him to do so.
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    Oops.
    Last edited by DULLAH; 26th February 2012 at 10:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    ^^I see. They had a big jar but it was empty so an SA had to go get some some. He acted like it pained him to do so.
    For a brief second I thought you meant the giant Spicebomb factice bottle being filled with samples like a tub of candy. I saw that factice and wanted a 180-200ml spray of Spicebomb

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    A giant grenade would be great. They did have a 3 gallon candy jar which was empty. Im sure people people probably grabbed 20 samples at a time when it was full.
    I am getting the floral and calone on top now. Its like 2% MI mixed in. Good but not different enough for a buy. Really well thought out and marketed fragrance. I heard people in Sephora asking the SAs if they had it in stock yesterday. Should be a big hit.(When will the backlash start on here???)




    Insane how this is already being scalped on ebay.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Soapy you say? Is it that kind of plasticky soapiness that is prevalent in so many other scents done by Olivier Polge, especially F Black by Ferragamo, Dior Homme (sort of), Kenzo Power, etc?
    Imagine the powdery clean soapiness of Dior homme, with the white musk soapiness of Creed's Original Vetiver. I think the cool, clean notes in SpiceBomb are a wonderful contrast. I just wish the fruit and sweetness were slightly less. The chilly soapiness is perfect...never too much.

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