Thread: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB
I don't think it will make much of a difference but it is pushing designer frgrances up a bit.
US pricing -
Dior Homme and Sport 50ml = $57; 100ml = $76
Chanel Bleu & AHSE 50ml = $62; 100ml = $84
Spicebomb 50ml = $75; 90ml = $95
I don't know. V&R just might be pricier in general. I think Antidote was priced higher than the competition when it came out. I was just surprised a little at $75 for 50ml.
Pricey or not, I rarely see a line for any cologne here in Vegas especially at Nordstroms. Fashion show mall has some crazy good shopping and others Barny's etc nearby as well. Rare to see more than 1-2 guys browsing in Nordstroms fragrances, the line freaked me out lol. I was 5th in line.... didn't look like they would run out soon there were a good 30 bottles just on the display stand.
Either it was a weird coincidence or this sucker is going to be popular. Also combine that with the fact of all the watery smell of nothing releases the second half of 2011 maybe of designer frags? Not sure but really? a line? lol.
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For the record, Nordstrom in the US is having a gift with purchase of the $95 100ml of Spicebomb:
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I just got it! To my nose, I smell a mix of Pure Malt and La Nuit...I think Reckoner is right on the money (minus the headache part, at least not yet ). I'm really liking it so far. It has a little bit of a bubblegum smell but I like it much better than 1 million.
If anybody bought this and doesn't like it, I'll trade my l'instant de gurlain pour homme extreme for it!
I'm really enjoying my sample of it and I may get a bottle. It's a really smooth scent that has a vanilla sweetness and a little added fruit. It kind of reminds me of the smell of gummy bears to be honest and it's very unique for a designer fragrance.
Got my bottle today. My oh my, this smells good. Very good. Initially I got a TV drydown vibe. But it's followed up by some freshness, the spice reminds me quite a lot of Burberry London. It's sort of a strange spring release, but I think the freshness of it can make it work very well in the hotter months as well.
This was a very, very, very pleasant surprise.
I smelled this one today and the drydown smells more like Killian - Amber Oud to me ???
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tried this again today...
my first thought? you gotta be kidding me.
qualitatively, this is a $15 fragrance. no way I would pay $90 for this. that is absurd.
needless to say, i worry for the future of Viktor & Rolf.
Managed to test this in Selfridges today, unfortunately it doesn't go on sale until the 6th.
On first impression I like it, I can see a loose resemblence to Tobacco Vanille, but it reminds me of something else, but cannot for the life of my work out what!!
Will have to sample this one a few times I think...
I think one of the reasons why people think it's cheap smelling is because it's too sweet which I agree but in a positive way. I tend to find spicy fragrance too mature smelling for a 21 yr old which is why I tend to stay away from classic chanel and guerlain fragrances but the sweetness has a youthful vibe which I always welcome
Is any one getting a Burberry London feel from this fragrance also???
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Just tried it and my 1st impression is that I like it. As far as the price goes, it's can be an endless discussion...to high, etc., it's all relative. There going for it with this one, huge ad campaign, the works. If they win this price probably won't seem that high anymore. If it's a flop, V & R has long road in front of them to bounce back.
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It's still brilliant. Was going strong when I was done with work, but wanted to experience the topnotes again so fired off a few more sprays. The opening has some good grapefruit freshness going on I think.
I also get a few different smells throughout, it gives me some different aspects back and forth.
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Anyone know where to find it in NYC? Nordstrom Rack doesnt carry it.....Bloomingdales maybe?
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