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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    Dammit! this thread makes me want to get it right now! I LOVE Tobacco Vanille, so know this has some of it's DNA in it, makes me want it even more! anybody wanna go half on a bottle with me?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    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.
    I definitely do see the similarity, right now I have SB on one arm and EDB on the other. In my opinion EDB is a bit more grown up with less sweetness, Spicebomb is seriously sweet. I like EDB allot, but I'm pretty wowed by Spicebomb! This is probably going to be something I get a bottle of sometime soon.
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  3. #123

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    Tobacco Vanille is superior to Spice Bomb in almost every way. Don't get your hopes up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    I definitely do see the similarity, right now I have SB on one arm and EDB on the other. In my opinion EDB is a bit more grown up with less sweetness, Spicebomb is seriously sweet. I like EDB allot, but I'm pretty wowed by Spicebomb! This is probably going to be something I get a bottle of sometime soon.
    The candy is what sold me on Spicebomb. I like EdB, but there is something about it - a kind of dry, charred note - that just had me hesitating. Nothing like that in Spicebomb, thanks to the candy and fresh notes.
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  5. #125

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

    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 spitz some on my wrist later today.
    Totally different on the skin. Please sample both ways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    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! :-)
    One can only hope!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Curiosity rising. Not worried about the unisexness but the silly bottle.
    I think the bottle is a bit of fun. A little silly but more in the spirit of the "bomb" idea behind the marketing than Flowerbomb. The "pin" on the grenade is actually very clever, like the pins on Montales and Gaultiers. I don't think they are aiming for the same audience as, say, Guerlain Derby.
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  6. #126

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

    Double post
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    I wore this to work two days in a row, and it seemed to have an effect on people that other fragrances haven't had... all day long people were leaning over and getting into my personal space... which I have to say has never happened to me before.

    I was going to buy it anyways but after seeing the reactions (no compliments, just body language), I got it immediately.

    As for Tobacco Vanille, yes, there are hints of that, but they are different scents. I find Tobacco Vanille better in terms of longevity and sillage, but what I like about Spicebomb is the evolution--and as people have mentioned Tobacco Vanille is rather linear.

    Spicebomb has character, it is always changing and revealing some new facet, and it develops over a long period of time. I find this chameleon-like novelty totally compelling, and this particular aspect of the fragrance really is unlike anything I have experienced in some time.

  8. #128

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    The spicy, peppery opening only lasts for awhile, then the gourmand reveals itself.

    On me, I get average sillage and longevity.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Flowerbomb is very wearable for me anyways (burly 230lbs) I would imagine spicebomb (if it would smell similar like you say) to go over well on me as well. Ironically the SA at Sephora thought i was lying hen i mentioned it, "Spice-flowerbomb, *scoff* IVE never heard of it". Those bitches at Sephora sure have their heads up their asses.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Wait...just realized something regarding the title: Isnt Flowerbomb a great smelling fragrance? Wouldnt a great smelling fragrance for women with added masculine notes(spice) make it a great smelling masculine(maybe not macho if it has the DNA of the original womens fragrance) fragrance? ......

  11. #131

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Curiosity rising. Not worried about the unisexness but the silly bottle.
    Close your eyes while applying then

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anup View Post
    Flowerbomb is very wearable for me anyways (burly 230lbs) I would imagine spicebomb (if it would smell similar like you say) to go over well on me as well. Ironically the SA at Sephora thought i was lying hen i mentioned it, "Spice-flowerbomb, *scoff* IVE never heard of it". Those bitches at Sephora sure have their heads up their asses.
    The experience level at Sephora stores varies greatly. Some SAs know their fragrances, and others know nothing.

    It's my understanding that Harrods and Nordstrom have the exclusive UK and USA launches.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    Close your eyes while applying then
    Lol, will do. If the scent is great the bottle is not that important, even if it looks like a grenade made out of Lego.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    Close your eyes while applying then
    But you have to look into the mirror when applying.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    How does this compare to Dior Homme Intense? On a scale from 1 to 5, 1 being totally different and 5 being very similar? If it's upwards from 2, I'll pass.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb.....really?!?!?!? Smells more like Flowerbomb with spice added.....

    personally I don't find DHI and SB similar at all and happy that I own both. I'd say 1 with DHI and 2 with TV.
    But that may be because I associate DH and DHI (to lesser extent but nonetheless) with iris which is nowhere to be found in SB.
    To me, the only thing that DH, DHI and SB have in common is that they are all exceptional and bottle worthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by crvn View Post
    personally I don't find DHI and SB similar at all and happy that I own both. I'd say 1 with DHI and 2 with TV.
    But that may be because I associate DH and DHI (to lesser extent but nonetheless) with iris which is nowhere to be found in SB.
    To me, the only thing that DH, DHI and SB have in common is that they are all exceptional and bottle worthy
    Phew! Thanks, I am interested again :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    How does this compare to Dior Homme Intense? On a scale from 1 to 5, 1 being totally different and 5 being very similar? If it's upwards from 2, I'll pass.
    I agree with CRVN. The only real similarities are that they are both floral woody gourmands. Spicebomb is much sweeter than DHI, much fruitier. They both have a powdery floral overtone, and both feature vetiverol, a synthetic green vetiver note. DHI has more vetiverol. Neither has much leather. And yes, like CRVN said, they are both (just barely for me) bottle worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Phew! Thanks, I am interested again :-)
    The only similarities is the sweetness. Spicebomb is sweet and DHI is sweet.

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    I came across this text in some advertising copy:

    "The designer duo wanted to give men the fragrance that is Flowerbomb to women, bearing in mind that spices are for masculine scents what flower notes are for feminine."

    Are they aware that almost all men's fragrance do contain some florals? Spicebomb contains rose, I understand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by crvn View Post
    personally I don't find DHI and SB similar at all and happy that I own both. I'd say 1 with DHI and 2 with TV.
    But that may be because I associate DH and DHI (to lesser extent but nonetheless) with iris which is nowhere to be found in SB.
    To me, the only thing that DH, DHI and SB have in common is that they are all exceptional and bottle worthy
    True, I'm glad I have these in my collection

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    I added Spice Bomb to my collection today.....I'm really excited about this fragrance!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    I added Spice Bomb to my collection today.....I'm really excited about this fragrance!!!
    Gary
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    Glad I went out and tried this, ended up buying it right away. I think it's pretty awesome and already have TV and EDB, slight similarities but different.

    There were 3 more guys in line to buy it after me, this ones going to be a hot seller unfortunately lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G Man View Post
    Tobacco Vanille is superior to Spice Bomb in almost every way. Don't get your hopes up
    Spicebomb is good, but definitely no substitute for TV. I will make room for both on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Spicebomb is good, but definitely no substitute for TV. I will make room for both on the shelf.
    Mike, I think Spicebomb and TV are in two separate categories. TV is a boozy tobacco scent more akin to Spiritueuse Double Vanille. Spicebomb is indeed a spicy/woody scent with a very subdued tobacco note.

    Both are great but they, IMO, are not similar. I would recommend having both!
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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    So what's the current consensus? Worth buying or over hyped?

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    I say overhyped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    So what's the current consensus? Worth buying or over hyped?
    i don't think a frag has to be mutually exclusive between the two. yes, i think it's overhyped to some degree but i also think it's very well worth it.

    some other fragrances that are also overhyped but worth buying (IMHO) DH/DHI/aventus/MI

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    Default Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    At first the name put me off (had thoughts of a pepper bomb). But tried this for the first time today and have to say I really liked it!

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