DH actually picked this out for me at Sephora on his B-day. I've always seen this fragrance on ppl's wish lists, and never knew what it was. So while we were in Sephora smelling fragrances, DH said for me to try it. Apparently he found it before I did. When I 1st smelled it, I found it to be sweet smelling. Almost like a mixture of various flowers and sweet food scents. I also noticed how potent / heavy the fragrance was. I liked it right away, as I like to smell the perfume on me all day. Sometimes when I wear a scent I can smell it in the beginning, but as the day progresses it fades. Although other's can smell it on me still. What I like about this scent is that it lasts all day and I truly like the way it smells. I have received numerous compliments when wearing it. Of course DH likes it :) I was shocked at the price, dang near $100. *sigh* Luckily I had my F&F coupon on hand and got it for around $80. It has lasted me around 6 months even though I did not wear it every day. I am sad I am out as I really love this scent. Perhaps when F&F comes again this year I will stock up :) I will repurchase. continued >>
I wanted to love this fragrance. From the packaging to the fact that it was supposedly a floral oriental, heck the fem-grenade bottle is so fantastic that I was set on having this as a part of my collection.
But no, this perfume is awful. Instead of smelling like a wonderful edgy blend of flowers and spice as I'd hoped, it was a sugary mess. It was as if someone tried to concoct a perfume and then halfway through decided to mix it in with sugar, gelatin, and hot water to make some new hideous flavour of Jell-O. Don't get me wrong, I like Jell-O, but it just doesn't work as a perfume, and most certainly not one called, "Flowerbomb."
Dem..it's so0 damn expensive & not lasting on my skin. ;'( continued >>
More like a sugarbomb than a flowerbomb. The very existence of this fragrance is pointless because it smells exactly like the millions of other boring, ultra-sweet fragrances out there. Given the name, I expected to detect at least a little floral, but all I get from this is cotton candy and a bit of musk. This is being marketed to young people as the next D&G Light Blue or something. I'm not impressed with either. continued >>
My sister bought this for herself and immediately we both discovered that it smells exactly like Bath and Body Works Sensual Amber. Haha... save yourselves some money, people.
I saw this one at Sephora and of course smelled it in bottle and thought wow that smells so good, sprayed on the little strip thing and still thought yum good, then got daring enough to spray on one wrist and OMG that sure is a flowerbomb, I was looking for the nearest sink to scrub my arm within 10 min, it gave off such a nasty strong old lady scent. Wow it pays to try before you buy for sure!! If I went by what I smelled in bottle I would have wasted $95 on something that smells horrid on me!
When this came out a few years back, I remember thinking, I love that but I can't justify the price, when I have so many others vying for my attention. . . .
FF to 2011, and a impulse purchase at Sephora (their travel set gives you 0.75 ounces for $29, heck of a deal!!!) showed me what I've been missing.
Sweet floral start, very passionate and impetuous, to a warm, creamy floriental drydown - I get lots of warmth and NO green notes from this, which is perfect for me (green scents don't work for me, and those notes always show up, if they're present).
It lasts and lasts - the gals at work love it, my kids love it, my husband loves it - and he usually doesn't notice (unless the scents are too strong). This one's a keeper.
Dang this fragrance is very heavy! 1 spray and my nose is filled with the fragrance, and my migraines are set off....it is rather floral with a heavy note to it which always makes me stop breathing on first spray hehe. With a gentle design on the bottle I expect a light feminine fragrance but it is quite the opposite. I suppose the name of it sums it up it is like a flower bomb, you spray it and it explodes with a heavy floral scent which is not to my taste.
The actual top notes of this fragrance are tea and bergamot; maybe it is the tea that adds the heavier tone? Then it has middle notes of sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia and rose. The base notes are simply patchouli so as it clear it is definitely a combination of a lot of florals in one scent. It smells like a combination of sweetness and musk. It's not terrible - I do think it is quite a nice scent - but much too overpowering for me. Perhaps the EDT version is less harsh.
Indistinguishable from Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber on my skin - warm, sweet, woody white floral; the distinct impression of amber without being true amber. continued >>
I do really like this perfume. Its a lovely sweet, heavy fragrance that isn't sickly sweet like a lot of classified 'sweet' perfumes out there. Funnily enough it doesn't really smell floral, its kind of intoxicating and it does linger. It is very popular (unfortunately) so whenever I go out at night, theres always at least 10% of women wearing it (at least from what I've found) - it seems to be constantly in the air (not necessarily a bad thing, but doesn't exactly set you apart from everyone else if you're wearing it too!). I don't grab for it too often, but I have the 30ml so its good to carry in your bag and from that I know the bottle is very durable. Its cute packaging as well, but very expensive in my opinion ($90 Australian for 30ml).