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    Default Spicebomb reformulated?

    Hello all,

    I've heard rumours of this fragrance being reformulated already! Is it true?


    Thanks!

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    Much too soon I would think.

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    My thoughts too. Hoping to get hold of a bottle

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Much too soon I would think.
    I agree. The cash registers at Nordstrom haven't even had a chance to cool down yet!
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    lol. Pure Shot too?

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    I am glad I got mine in Europe, and not the reformulated version that was released in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I am glad I got mine in Europe, and not the reformulated version that was released in the US.
    lol

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    No way this is true at all. Plus there is nothing wrong with it how it is right now

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Yeah, they're filling up the bottles now with liquid explosives. Can't smell any worse than what they put in them now.

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    Spicebomb reformulated? So Posh decided against a reunion? Oh wait, that's Spice Girls.
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    What other rumors did you hear at the crack house today?
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    where else would such rumours originate if not basenotes? Is there a whole other world of guys talking about perfumes that I don't know about?

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    Unfortunately Spicebomb HAS been reformulated. What a shame b/c I actually liked the vintage formula. Better buy up all the vintage SB before it gets price gouged on eBay!
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    I'm actually the nose behind the reformulation.

    Ask me anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Unfortunately Spicebomb HAS been reformulated. What a shame b/c I actually liked the vintage formula. Better buy up all the vintage SB before it gets price gouged on eBay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    What other rumors did you hear at the crack house today?
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    Maybe, just maybe they could add some spice!
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    Now how can I tell if I have a vintage opposed to the reformulated version? Could I have been sold a fake at Nordstrom?

    Advice please quick ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Now how can I tell if I have a vintage opposed to the reformulated version? Could I have been sold a fake at Nordstrom?

    Advice please quick ....
    If you bought it from Nordstrom it's definitely a fake. You can only buy the real original formulation bottles from eBay for $120+ Your fake is probably just filled with watered down Eau des Beaux.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Seems mighty soon for a reformulation. I just got another sample made for me yesterday at Nordstrom as I'm thinking about picking this up as my next bottle. Smells like what I remember the V&R official samples smelling like at the release.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    About me picking this up as my next bottle? or the reformulation, haha.

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    Unfortunately, the rumours are true: Spicebomb has been reformulated. It's been "re-interpreted" by Viktor & Rolf's in-house perfumer, along with the rest of the V&R line, in order to create a more "unified" feel throughout the line. The new formula is lighter, fresher, with a crisp berry top note and less intense cinnamon. The IFRA has recently restricted the use of cinnamon to 0.00000000001% of the fragrance formula, so Spicebomb has been drastically altered. However, the vintage formula of of Spicebomb is set to be re-released as part of V&R's new "Légâcie Collèctioññe", an exclusive collection of some of V&R's classic fragrances, to be sold only in V&R boutiques and select Bath and Body Works locations, and only available in 500 ml crystal flacons. A true tribute to the fragrance legacy of Viktor & Rolf!

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    Lolololol.

    I can't wait for the hype on the *vintage* juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman85 View Post
    Unfortunately, the rumours are true: Spicebomb has been reformulated. It's been "re-interpreted" by Viktor & Rolf's in-house perfumer, along with the rest of the V&R line, in order to create a more "unified" feel throughout the line. The new formula is lighter, fresher, with a crisp berry top note and less intense cinnamon. The IFRA has recently restricted the use of cinnamon to 0.00000000001% of the fragrance formula, so Spicebomb has been drastically altered. However, the vintage formula of of Spicebomb is set to be re-released as part of V&R's new "Légâcie Collèctioññe", an exclusive collection of some of V&R's classic fragrances, to be sold only in V&R boutiques and select Bath and Body Works locations, and only available in 500 ml crystal flacons. A true tribute to the fragrance legacy of Viktor & Rolf!
    The reformulation sounds like it would appeal to me much more than the original. Might have to give this fragrance another shot!
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman85 View Post
    Unfortunately, the rumours are true: Spicebomb has been reformulated. It's been "re-interpreted" by Viktor & Rolf's in-house perfumer, along with the rest of the V&R line, in order to create a more "unified" feel throughout the line. The new formula is lighter, fresher, with a crisp berry top note and less intense cinnamon. The IFRA has recently restricted the use of cinnamon to 0.00000000001% of the fragrance formula, so Spicebomb has been drastically altered. However, the vintage formula of of Spicebomb is set to be re-released as part of V&R's new "Légâcie Collèctioññe", an exclusive collection of some of V&R's classic fragrances, to be sold only in V&R boutiques and select Bath and Body Works locations, and only available in 500 ml crystal flacons. A true tribute to the fragrance legacy of Viktor & Rolf!
    Where did you get this information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallingreason View Post
    Where did you get this information?
    theinternet.wwwcom
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    I just called a major Nordstrom (downtown Seattle) and they said they have heard nothing about a reformulation and what they have smells the same as the release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallingreason View Post
    I just called a major Nordstrom (downtown Seattle) and they said they have heard nothing about a reformulation and what they have smells the same as the release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I don't think there were any hints of sarcasm in subhuman85's post.

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    Even i was fooled by it until i got to the double ñ's. He did a pretty good job.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    okay I guess I won't rush out and get a bottle then

    I love the fragrance but I can't see myself wearing it that often.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    The reformulation sounds like it would appeal to me much more than the original. Might have to give this fragrance another shot!
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    You guys are kinda crackin me up, lol.

    New bottle too, you can now pull a peg just like a real grenade and it will literally blow up. So, you won't really get to sniff the reformulation...:/.

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    You guys are kinda crackin me up, lol.

    New bottle too, you can now pull a peg just like a real grenade and it will literally blow up. So, you won't really get to sniff the reformulation...:/.

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    sorry to be dense here, but is there any serious sentiment here that there's been a reformulation on this one? I was thinking of getting a bottle just for kicks but legit, would like to know if there are different versions to look out for...

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    a thicker skull helps you to survive better in the cold wilderness. The jig is up guys, no reformulation has happened.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by fallingreason View Post
    I just called a major Nordstrom (downtown Seattle) and they said they have heard nothing about a reformulation and what they have smells the same as the release.
    Ha! Please tell me you're joking! You didn't really call did you? aaaaawwww!

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    a thicker skull helps you to survive better in the cold wilderness. The jig is up guys, no reformulation has happened.
    You're too late, hep. The Spicebomb Reformulation of 2012 is now an urban legend, soon to be a conspiracy theory aimed at IFRA. I have it on reliable information that it was a "virtual reformulation" (i.e., a routine minor adjustment of the formula, not normally noticed by the public). However, when confronted by the accusation, Viktor and Rolf confessed, and it became an actual reformulation. Here's the link. As far as I know, the author has not retracted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    What other rumors did you hear at the crack house today?
    lol

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    When i have time I will have to find the post where I started this rumor. In that huge thread on Spicebomb i asked someone "Did you get the vintage or reformulated version?". It was about 2 days after it was released.
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    Am I the only one that's seriously depressed that this fragrance is not being reformulated? lol
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post

    When you get reformulated Spicebomb, you smell like reformulated Spicebomb.
    When you smell like reformulated Spicebomb, your girlfriend notices.
    When your girlfriend notices, your best friend notices her.
    When your best friend notices your girlfriend, you lose your girlfriend.
    When you lose your girlfriend, you lose your mojo.
    When you lose your mojo, you lose your job.
    When you lose your job, you sit down in the street.
    When you sit down in the street, you get hit by a truck.

    Don't get hit by a truck. Get vintage Spicebomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    When you get reformulated Spicebomb, you smell like reformulated Spicebomb.
    When you smell like reformulated Spicebomb, your girlfriend notices.
    When your girlfriend notices, your best friend notices her.
    When your best friend notices your girlfriend, you lose your girlfriend.
    When you lose your girlfriend, you lose your mojo.
    When you lose your mojo, you lose your job.
    When you lose your job, you sit down in the street.
    When you sit down in the street, you get hit by a truck.

    Don't get hit by a truck. Get vintage Spicebomb.

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by teerose View Post
    One of the best Spicebomb ad I've ever seen
    Thanks!

    I really have no idea why they have some studmuffin with perfect skin - and that splashing, cool fragrance in slow motion, when they could have some guy doing a facepalm and then getting hit by a truck. I mean, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    When you get reformulated Spicebomb, you smell like reformulated Spicebomb.
    When you smell like reformulated Spicebomb, your girlfriend notices.
    When your girlfriend notices, your best friend notices her.
    When your best friend notices your girlfriend, you lose your girlfriend.
    When you lose your girlfriend, you lose your mojo.
    When you lose your mojo, you lose your job.
    When you lose your job, you sit down in the street.
    When you sit down in the street, you get hit by a truck.

    Don't get hit by a truck. Get vintage Spicebomb.
    How can you go to work, when you find out that Spicebomb is reformulated?
    Your life stops at that moment.
    You sit down in the street, thinking about the great times you had with Vintage Spicebomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    When you get reformulated Spicebomb, you smell like reformulated Spicebomb.
    When you smell like reformulated Spicebomb, your girlfriend notices.
    When your girlfriend notices, your best friend notices her.
    When your best friend notices your girlfriend, you lose your girlfriend.
    When you lose your girlfriend, you lose your mojo.
    When you lose your mojo, you lose your job.
    When you lose your job, you sit down in the street.
    When you sit down in the street, you get hit by a truck.

    Don't get hit by a truck. Get vintage Spicebomb.
    Love this ! ROTFL!

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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Actually, they released the reformulation FIRST and the VINTAGE ORIGINAL comes out next month, pitched by John Travolta. V & R likes to zig where others just zag.

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    It wasn't so much of a reformulation as it was a deformulation.....
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    Good thing I stocked up on vintage Spicebomb as soon as I heard the word "reformulated" here! I bought 10 big bottles! I'm sure my $900 SB investment will pay itself off in the future.
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    Default Re: Spicebomb reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Love this ! ROTFL!

    Once I got taken in by an April Fool's joke that Mitsouko was discontinued. I called Guerlain Paris as well , in a panic !
    Anyway, you guys have fun threads .
    Nobody ever caught my Spicebomb April Fool's post. Admittedly, it was nearly the close of the day, but still....

    People believed it, because Vintage Spicebomb is THAT GOOD!

    Quote Originally Posted by BurgundyMarsh View Post
    Actually, they released the reformulation FIRST and the VINTAGE ORIGINAL comes out next month, pitched by John Travolta. V & R likes to zig where others just zag.
    LMAO

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