What Story Does Your Scent Tell?
Scent is an incredibly personal thing, it can invoke memories we had buried deep down, it can light up a room and change the atmosphere in a moment, and it can mold your identity and form a footprint of who you are at that time.
Some people will wear the same scent for the entirety of their lives and that scent will forever be a reminder of them. Others will switch up their scent multiple times and certain scents will mark specific times and landmarks of their lives.
I wore one specific fragrance all through high school and then another all through college. I chose to wear a new scent on my wedding day to remind myself of the wonder of that day.
Now, I’m searching for a new signature scent and I think I may have found it with Victor&Rolf and their Twist & Spray gift sets.
Victor&Rolf is an iconic haute couture fashion house that has made its mark on the world of fashion for decades with a reputation for luxe, overtly elegant pieces with an avant garde twist.
The V&R fragrance collection is a direct translation of their haute couture style into a whimsical scent wonderland.
V&R has three signature scents – Flowerbomb, BonBon, and Spicebomb.
Flowerbomb is described as “a profusion of flowers as a weapon to bombard the world with beauty and fantasy and to transform the negative into positive.”
Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli.
BonBon is “a timeless sensation inviting a pure and absolute pursuit of pleasure” and is inspired by the signature V&R couture bow gowns.
It is composed of sparkling, effervescent mandarin and orange slices crystalized into crackling pieces of caramel wrapping succulent fruits. The sweetness of paradise peach accord flirts tenderly with supple caramel notes, clinging to the roundness of peach’s fleecy surface. Sun-filled jasmine is sustained by orange blossom whose sweet flavor clings to the soft smell of caramel. The fragrance flows languidly across the skin, as caramel would generously drip over an indulgent dessert. Finally, gïaic and cedar woods blend into the base note to achieve a surprising balance between smooth, creamy, milky sandalwood notes and the upright, stronger and darker notes of woody amber. The rich brown facets of the caramel accord are tenderly overcooked.
Spicebomb is “an explosive concentrate of masculine sensuality. Powerful, daring and sensual.”
An explosive encounter between two accords with detonating tones: the first, explosive, fuses zesty, fresh notes while the cold spices leave their icy bite. The second, addictive, combines a middle note of incandescent spices with a wholly masculine combination of leather and tobacco as well as the brute force of vetiver.
The Twist & Spray gift sets ($125 CAD) are ideal for someone wanting to explore the Victor&Rolf fragrance library with these portable, travel friendly scent sprays.
Each gift set comes with 3 0.6oz “rollerball” tubes of the chosen fragrance and includes a chic and easy-to-use twist up shell that the tubes sit within. The shell fits easily in the smallest of handbags and also looks gorgeous on a vanity.
I have fallen in love the Flowerbomb scent and I personally love this delivery system because I often forget to apply my fragrance before I leave the house. This way, it is always in my bag but it is more secure than a fragile gas rollerball. I also love the idea that it sprays instead of rolling on.