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    Question Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    A little over a year ago, Spicebomb had an advertisement in a magazine that sparked my interest in fragrances. The bottle was just too damn cool.

    Intrigued by the ad, I looked up Spicebomb on the internet. This how I found you guys and this secret little club of fragrance fanatics.

    Ironically, I've never tried it.

    Funny, huh? How Spicebomb started my passion for fragrance, but I've never tested it.

    So, after reading through the passionate replies in this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/296...w-of-SpiceBomb I would like to know what are you thoughts a year later?

    Thanks for in advance for your replies and comments.

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

    One of the best designer fragrances out there, recently finished my 50ml and bought a new 100ml. I can't imagine not having this fragrance in my collection, it is such a damn fine scent! That vanilla, apple, tea and lemon combo is sublime.

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

    Cheap "Bomb". A nothing fragrance.

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    Extremely poor.

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    I really like it, but still haven't bought it.

    I love the opening, really sweet. Something along the lines of bubblegum + cotton candy. Maybe some cinnamon there too.

    But after that, it's just flat. Very muted, no bomb at all.

    I don't think I'll buy this full retail. But if I can get this for half the price, or as a present, I will be very happy.

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

    Meh. Not offensive but just ok for performance. Kinda weak in all aspects. Pass.
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    It lasts forever, drydown is better than the top notes.

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    Nothing special

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

    Didn't like it at first, then decided I did and bought a small bottle. Wore it a few times and enjoyed it well enough. Then I sampled Armani Code which smelled very, very much like diapers (and certain toilet papers) to me. Seems there's a synthetic vanilla which is used on diapers and toilet paper. Yay. Next time I wore Spicebomb, my nose cued in to this same, or a very similar, synthetic vanilla, and that was it for me. Done. Yuck.

    I do smell Spicebomb around town now and then, and it's usually over-applied. Outstays its welcome pretty easily.

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    Love the scent, love the bottle. The longevity is pretty average, but otherwise no complaints. Like kende said, I think it's one of the better designer fragrances out there. Thinking about buying a bottle sometime this summer and using it once the weather cools down a bit.

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    Love it and it's on my wishlist. Total compliment getter for me. Tasty with a calm confidence. 3 parts sophistication 1 part sexy.

    If anyone has one for sale or trade hit me up.

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

    One big MEH for me. There's nothing SPICE or BOMB in it. It smells like cinnamon bubble gum mixed with cotton candy. I think it's a great scent - for an 8 year old girl or boy - but not for any grown man. YUCK.

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    I like it, my wife really likes it. It's a keeper in my somewhat small collection. Probably ranks around 23rd out of 25 bottles I own.

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    I think the hype died down for a reason. Spicebomb is ok, but for me, it's a pass.
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    Default Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Still a good one.

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

    Just like marc jacobs bang. Opens with a nice spicy accord but does not project. Very weak on my skin

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    A smooth easy wear in the cooler months. Much better than Antidote.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackAdonis View Post
    A little over a year ago, Spicebomb had an advertisement in a magazine that sparked my interest in fragrances. The bottle was just too damn cool.

    Intrigued by the ad, I looked up Spicebomb on the internet. This how I found you guys and this secret little club of fragrance fanatics.

    Ironically, I've never tried it.

    Funny, huh? How Spicebomb started my passion for fragrance, but I've never tested it.

    So, after reading through the passionate replies in this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/296...w-of-SpiceBomb I would like to know what are you thoughts a year later?

    Thanks for in advance for your replies and comments.
    I found it underwhelming and 'spicebomb' is a complete misnomer. It isn't terrible, nice in a generic, sweet vanilla way but hardly a bomb and definitely no where near my definition of spicy. Not bad, just nothing special.

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    I think it's nice. It's smooth, and it is a cut above typical designer fare.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    I found it underwhelming and 'spicebomb' is a complete misnomer. It isn't terrible, nice in a generic, sweet vanilla way but hardly a bomb and definitely no where near my definition of spicy. Not bad, just nothing special.
    This. I like it, but I remember being decidedly underwhelmed/disappointed after the hype.
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    Never liked it.

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

    Love it and its one of my top winter scents. It reminds me a lot of my other new cold weather fragrance this past winter (Ted Lapidus Black Soul). I highly recommend both if you enjoy sweet, spicy scents.

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    Definitely one that relied on advertising, hype, and gimmicks. Obnoxiously loud and cloyingly synthetic, but slightly less offensive and screechy than some of its peers. I'm shocked that there haven't been 10 or 15 flankers yet like there were with its counterpart! Spicebomb Sport Homme Extreme Noir Summer etc.

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

    My thoughts are the same now as they were when it first launched and bought it. It's a very nice scent and glad I own it.

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    Guys, I have to say I love reading all your replies.

    I love how passionate and strong everyone's opinions are when it comes to fragrances, in general. It's really neat to see everyone's opinion and where they stand.

    I blind bought it (lucky on my recent "Blue Sugar" blind buy that had polarizing opinions, too), and I'm looking forward to testing it!

    Thanks again!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post
    I really like it, but still haven't bought it.

    I love the opening, really sweet. Something along the lines of bubblegum + cotton candy. Maybe some cinnamon there too.

    But after that, it's just flat. Very muted, no bomb at all.
    I don't think I'll buy this full retail. But if I can get this for half the price, or as a present, I will be very happy.
    That's it in a nutshell. It's muted. I love spicy fragrances and I love vanilla and cinnamon. Therefore I like Spicebomb way more than Flowerbomb or its weak flankers. But it's hard to explain about Spicebomb. It fizzles, then it's gone. I don't think the silage is good. If I were you, TheBlackAdonis I'd get the sample first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post
    I really like it, but still haven't bought it.

    I love the opening, really sweet. Something along the lines of bubblegum + cotton candy. Maybe some cinnamon there too.

    But after that, it's just flat. Very muted, no bomb at all.
    I don't think I'll buy this full retail. But if I can get this for half the price, or as a present, I will be very happy.
    That's it in a nutshell. It's muted. I love spicy fragrances and I love vanilla and cinnamon. Therefore I like Spicebomb way more than Flowerbomb or its weak flankers. But it's hard to explain about Spicebomb. It fizzles, then it's gone. I don't think the silage is good. If I were you, TheBlackAdonis I'd get the sample first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post
    I really like it, but still haven't bought it.

    I love the opening, really sweet. Something along the lines of bubblegum + cotton candy. Maybe some cinnamon there too.

    But after that, it's just flat. Very muted, no bomb at all.
    I don't think I'll buy this full retail. But if I can get this for half the price, or as a present, I will be very happy.
    That's it in a nutshell. It's muted. I love spicy fragrances and I love vanilla and cinnamon. Therefore I like Spicebomb way more than Flowerbomb or its weak flankers. But it's hard to explain about Spicebomb. It fizzles, then it's gone. I don't think the silage is good. If I were you, TheBlackAdonis I'd get the sample first.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackAdonis View Post
    Guys, I have to say I love reading all your replies.

    I love how passionate and strong everyone's opinions are when it comes to fragrances, in general. It's really neat to see everyone's opinion and where they stand.

    I blind bought it (lucky on my recent "Blue Sugar" blind buy that had polarizing opinions, too), and I'm looking forward to testing it!

    Thanks again!
    Hope you enjoy it!

    I think it is very much above average. Not a love of mine, but I do like it quite a bit.

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

    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.

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

    Forgettable scent. Not bad but gets lost in an ocean of other boring designer scents. Not worth buying IMO.
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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.
    People usually align Eau de Baux with Tobacco Vanille -- which I don't get at all as TV is a hyper sweet vanilla, and EdB is a hyper dry cypress. Spicebomb is big and loud like TV, but it's more cinnamon-based.

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