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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    I thought I remember reading some people compare it to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Has anyone found them similar? I'm curious because I ran through the last of a vial of TFTV somewhat recently.
    When i tested Spicebomb it instantly reminded me of Gucci Pour Homme 2.

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    A bit too much cinnamon for me. I couldn't get past my association of it with Big Red Gum or Red Hots candy.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Not quite as spicy as I'd like, but a good scent.
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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    I thought I remember reading some people compare it to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Has anyone found them similar? I'm curious because I ran through the last of a vial of TFTV somewhat recently.
    I find it much closer to 1 Million (but with tea notes). Don't really see it very similar to TV at all IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    I thought I remember reading some people compare it to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Has anyone found them similar?
    I did not get that similarity, no. The tobacco note in TV is much more pronounced, and the scent overall is much more of a milky sweetness (think mocha ice cream) than the zesty sweetness (apple pie, mostly) of Spicebomb. The citrus of Spicebomb is perhaps what creates the most noticeable difference, particularly when combined with the cinnamon and elemi, both of which are absent in TV.

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    still stinks on!

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    I must admit that I do like it, and I wear it once in a while. Still a bit better than many of the latest designer releases.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Good but not great. Can't see it as a day-to-day scent.

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    Strong stuff. The hype died down and can still smell it on me.
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    Spicebomb is closer to 1 Million than to Gucci PH II or Tea for Two. It is nice, but I don't really appreciate wearing it.
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  11. #41

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    Spicebomb is great. I get spotty longevity with it, but last time I wore it, I got over 12 hours with it. It's very sweet and not very spicy. I think it's worth having.
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  12. #42

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    I prefer Eau des Baux.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Not a fan.
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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I like it but the fragrance lacks longevity.

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    Now is the perfect time to wear Spicebomb.

    Every time I smell it, it reminds me of "Christmas."

    Those spicy, jelly gumdrops is exactly what this fragrance smells like.

    No me gusta.

    Such a shame - the bottle is an instant classic.

  16. #46

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    Never tried it as the silly bottle didn't appeal to me and the hype at the time was off putting.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Man people here don't really like it do they?

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    Man people here don't really like it do they?
    There's not much to like. In a sea of hundreds of thousands of other fragrances to choose from, why choose this? It's all hype, marketing and packaging. Fragrance itself has no character and doesn't smell good at all (cotton candy and bubblegum, anyone?) There is nothing "spice" or "bomb" about it, it's a Powerpuff Girl cotton-candy fragrance for kids, that's all it's good for.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Never liked it: the drydown is quite 1 Million-esque. 1 Million in disguise, basically.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I like the first 1 hour but do not like the dry-down.

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    No offense to those who like it but Spicebomb was a real scrubber for me with a nasty vanilla bite that's extremely unpleasant (to say the least).

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Nothing special
    Absolutely agree here. I don't understand all the fuss with this one. Very mediocre. Very synthetic.....and where the hell are all the spices the name is implying ???
    A huge disappointment.
    If you want loaded spices that don't smell synthetic try the discontinued vintage Monsieur Rochas, (not the modern one!) , also Loewe pour Homme and Punjab. In fact very many of the classic spice fragrances are far superior to spicebomb !
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    It's a misnomer for sure, I would not have called it Spicebomb.

    However if you abstract from the name, I still think it is a very good fragrance. It is sweet, but not loud like 1 million. Although the scent is not at all similar, it shares a certain sheerness and sheen with Dior homme--and in my view is far classier than 1 million or even Eau des beaux which dries down into a very woody and almost rugged scent. I would wear Spicebomb to work--1 million, never.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Found it oddly coying, and very unsatisfying to wear. Twice from a sample, and enough for me.

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    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichNTacoma View Post
    Found it oddly coying, and very unsatisfying to wear. Twice from a sample, and enough for me.
    Same here. A cloying, confused mess. I had high hopes for it, too--so much so that I blind bought it. I sold it after about a week.

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    First time I tried it, I wasn't a fan. It has grown on me since then, but I don't think it would ever be in my top 20. One reason I like it is because it reminds me of the 80s and I feel it will last on my skin during brutal, winter weather, but we'll see.

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    I like it especially the dry down.

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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I only just recently tried it. Like it a lot. Not a priority, but it's good enough to be in my Winter Ro. Someday. In the meantime, I have a sample and I suspect I will rock it this weekend. I think that the bottle is dumb, but I like the juice.

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    A while back I was given a sample. I didn't like the name and wasn't expecting much. Since I was blown away by the scen, I didn't care what it was called. It's not only bottle worthy, but backup bottle worthy IMO. The bottle has an interesting grenade and pin look to it. I cannot imagine not having it in my collection. It was a Fragrance Foundation winner for the scent and ad campaign the year it was introduced as well.

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