Whoa, "Spicebomb" is right on the money! It's is very sharp and pungent, and smells almost.... edible. After a few seconds I started sneezing. If you like Opium, you'll probably like this scent. It's just way to busy and strong for me.
Spicebomb opens rather sharply, but settles down to a light spicy gourmand suitable for men or women. I get an impression of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, hint of anise, vanilla, hints of chocolate, pipe tobacco, unobtrusive woods. Airy, not overpowering. Comfortable and easy to wear -- possibly the easiest-to-wear fragrance in my entire large collection. Autumn in a bottle, but you can easily wear this all year around. Cinnamon candy - delicious!
Definitely full bottle worthy for me. As of this writing, I've been wearing Spicebomb more than any of my other fragrances and am about to declare it a signature scent. It's making many of my old favorites seem dated now. As Fergie of Black Eyed Peas sings, "I'm on the next shift now."
Spicebomb is a very high-quality mens scent. It's very powdery with alot of cocoa. Not vanilla, cocoa. Like Tinkerbell just released a blast of cocoa with her little wand over a field. Spicebomb is quite feminine and given the proclivity for companies to make masculine scents for women this would have worked as a women's scent on the market.
I know these notes aren't in the ad copy, but the top notes to me and on my skin smell of nutmeg and anise. Incredible and strong. Then I get some vetiver and pink pepper mixed in for a good hour. I then get some dried citrus added to this with a blast of sweet tabacco, vanilla, and the slightest hint of leather. This gets drier and drier as it dies down. I'd say the initial notes and mid notes last 2 hours at best. Then it's all tabacco with a hint of plum, vanilla, and the leather lasting 8 hours+. It quite sweet in the initial dry down. This phase lasts about 2 hours on me. What is most remarkable is after that it all gets covered in a layer of dust from a catholic church in Rome that has been heavily spiced with incense over centuries. It's soft, comforting, sexy, and nostalgic. This is a unisex scent and I think both sexes pull it off equally. I think this great for a woman who wants something spicy and sweet without smelling like every other woman or a teenage girl trying to find herself. A woman who wears this is confident in who she is and is still seeking who she will become.
this fragrance is so long lasting! i only spray a few in the morning and it lasts me through the day with no need to re-apply. The bottle is flawless as well, and actually looks like a grenade, they obviously put a lot of thought into it! my only issue is that it doesn't suit me that much, the notes seem to blend into an incongruous smell of woody spices but it doesn't go any further, there isn't a "wow" moment, it just falls flat.
I wanted to buy my son a nice scent for Christmas. I went to Nordstroms and sampled so many fragrances! I tryed them all...then I couldn't decide what was what, I tryed them all. My scences were overloaded. I just had to make a choice.
I ended up buying a large bottle of Spicebomb and to make a long story short...my son loves it! He stayed over and the scent was on one of the pillows and I gotta tell you this stuff ROCKS! Best men's fragrance out there!
Oh. My. God. I originally got this as a sample and it was love at first sniff. It's sweet, but not overly so, and the spice is (very happily) more of a gourmad note versus the typical "perfume" spice. I am a lucky woman indeed to have a boyfriend who allows me to spritz him with impunity.
How sexy is this fragrance?!? WOW, is all I can say. I am thinking of buying DH a bottle that we can share--it's THAT good. Warm, spicy, delicious and different--a sweet, tobacco-like scent. A woman could easily wear this, and I certainly plan to.
Wait...this is a men's fragrance? What? I received a sample of this and didn't even hesitate to spray it on myself blindly (never even thought to look at the card/packaging). I immediately smelled cedar, like taking a cozy blanket out of a cedar chest or closet. I happen to LOVE the smell of cedar, so this was a pleasant surprise for me.
I'm a sucker for masculine smelling fragrances, so I had no issues wearing this on a night out. Smells sweet, woodsy and deep.
Would definitely consider purchasing a full-sized bottle.
Simply put: Cinnamon, warmness, earthy, sexy, spicy. That's how it smells on me. Hate the bottle design. I know it's for men, but this chick loves it.