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    Cool Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBomb

    So I received three sample bottles of SpiceBomb by Victor and Rolf last week. After a week of it, let me just say, the 80's are back, and they're back with a vengeance. This is a powerhouse patchouli and spice blended fragrance with a citrus note lingering. Victor and Rolf are having a Kajagoogoo moment here and this has more than a passing resemblance to Michel Almarac's 1989 classic Joop! Homme. Great longevity on this; 8+ hours easily. It's also quite pleasant to smell as well. Am I blown away? No, this is, as I said, a nostalgic creation, and I have some issues with versatility and imagining where this would be appropriate to wear. I found myself nervous wearing to to work because of the projection.

    An Olivier Polge fragrance wouldn't be complete without the obligatory pepper note, and it's here too. Basically Pepper, Patchoulli and Citrus is what you're getting here. It's a bomb alright, but I'd be cautious on application, this can get cloying, go easy on the trigger

    7/10 = respectable

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    IMO I think it's one of the best recent releases.

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    Liking it quite a bit.

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    One of the best fragrances I've come across. Picked up a 100ml last week!

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO I think it's one of the best recent releases.
    I have to agree, loving mine. Cant have enough of this concoction

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    This creation is a star no doubt, but I wonder how it's gonna hold out in the summer months? My guess is it can get to be a little much after a very short while. Enjoying it in the cold of UT while I still can!

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    Actually I bought this with the specific intent of using it as my spring/summer mainstay. I'm so used to wearing dark and heavy ambers that this one feels light to me so I guess it's all relative.

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    It's great, isn't it? Join the club:

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    I love it!

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    So, out of the two, which would you say is better, Joop! or SpiceBomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    So, out of the two, which would you say is better, Joop! or SpiceBomb?
    Definitely Spicebomb for me.

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    I am a BIG Fan myself.....Spice Bomb is Fantastic!!! I'm in the club!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    So, out of the two, which would you say is better, Joop! or SpiceBomb?
    Spicebomb for the smell b/c it starts off candy sweet and drys down nicely.
    Joop! for the indefinite longevity and beastly projection.
    Spicebomb for the bottle!
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    Primrose very kindly sent me 2 spray samples of Spicebomb. OMG - it really is 'Da Bomb!" This is seriously good stuff. Sweet, woody , addictive to sniff ! It also smells very familiar- like I have smelt this recently or it's in my scent memory from some time back .
    I would wear this ( this time ...Husband got sprayed 4 times with a sample before going out )
    It's sexy ,alluring, does have good sillage and longevity .
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    MMm, sounds good..the sweet factor is kind of making me take a step back though. I'll try to test this soon though.
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    Sampled some when I went out the other day and received a test vial... Wasn't really a fan, but will try it again in the winter
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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    Having been a fan of Antidote, I had high expectations with Spicebomb. And I was very impressed with this release. I don't find it too sweet like others have stated, maybe the fruitiness of it gives it off as being sweet, but there isn't even much fruits for me. I get a blast of spice right away. It reminds me a lot of stuff such as TV (maybe the cinnamon vibe), Royal Oud (spicy vibe) and a bit of T42 on its final stages.

    Bottle is a beauty, projection is average and longevity is above average.

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    Kalli and HackerX - it's not so so sweet to me but there is enough to bring out the woods nicely, IMHO.
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    I'm glad you said 80s because I get that feeling too; not in any specific note, but the overall enveloping feel. It's almost like the feeling I remember getting from Opium or Poison back in the day-- like I was Batman being overcome by Poison Ivy's hypnotic pollen. Overwhelmed on all sides; but with Spicebomb, I don't get the headache-inducing sweetness (nor the strong blast of bergamot everyone else does), and I find myself willingly giving in to the hype. Damn you, V&R!

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    Yes indeed, a good one that might get a real head of steam. Fantastic marketing program to go with it. Fun to watch it all come together.

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    I absolutely love it, the only let down on me personally is the longevity. On my skin I get 5 hours.

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    This one doesn't seem to be as popular as I thought it would be. Longevity is also an issue with me. I get maybe 6 hours and in the last few hours it's very close to the skin.
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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    I hear so many good things about this scent yet haven't had a chance to try.

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    Default Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    It's fantastic.

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    I've sampled it and really enjoy it, but I questioned it's longevity.

    Might be one I need to throw in my briefcase and top up early afternoon. Many of my more recent purchases have been niche rather than designer, and unfortunately few designer fragrances compete in the longevity stakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler-durden View Post
    I've sampled it and really enjoy it, but I questioned it's longevity.

    Might be one I need to throw in my briefcase and top up early afternoon. Many of my more recent purchases have been niche rather than designer, and unfortunately few designer fragrances compete in the longevity stakes.
    Longevity is average, I can get through the day without re-application. Very pleasant scent, reminds me of a softer, more casual Tobacco Vanille.

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    I tried this yesterday.

    It instantly reminded me of Caravelle Epicee the first 2 hours then reminded me of Back to Black sans the honey note.

    Very nice release From Victor & Rolf.
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    In various places around the interwebs, I keep seeing scorn heaped on the highly designed marketing, bottle design, the poetic language used by V&R to describe the scent, etc. As though V&R are the first to ever do any of that? Nobody else ever had an expensive ad campaign with models? I don't want to sound like a cheerleader for them, I'm just asking why the pile-on?

    It's as though no other house has ever said something like 'it is the scent of ebony starless night, the cloudless summer sky, of chances taken and possibilities to come, a memory of a dream of a song about a bittersweet farewell first kiss in the rain on a bridge in Paris in a wintry wood in the middle of a Moroccan desert and the violets you tucked into your still warm linen shirt that I was wearing when you came home from the orris harvest with a small leather box filled with those cardamom madeleines we always got at that little place (no, not that one, the other one with that waiter with the hair and the thing-- yeah, that one) in the whispering incense swirled shadowy depths of the sparkling red velvet cashmere-lined tear-stained laughter-filled oud-paneled halls of mysterious mystery. Also available in shower gel.

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    Well maybe I will have to try this now...
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