In Spring 2014, the original Bonbon fragrance, by Viktor & Rolf, was introduced to the world and everyone fell head over heels in love with its caramel-sweet scent with fruity notes. It was one of those perfect Summer scents to wear. Light and pretty. I’ll be honest – I remember buying it mainly because of that gorgeous pink bow bottle, but the perfume was very lovely too.
Fast forward two years and Bonbon now has an older, more mature sister which brings its own opulence to the range. Welcome Bonbon Couture. If Bonbon was made for the summer then Bonbon Couture is definitely more suited to Autumnal days and fancy nights out. Bonbon Couture is deeper and richer yet still pertains a lot of the sensory experience that everyone loved with the original Bonbon. You will still find that scent of caramel lingering, mixed with the warming orange blossom, yet everything is a little stronger and more intense. The layers of mandarin, neroli oil and peach keep this fragrance light and sparkly, but then the addition of sandalwood and vanilla make the overall scent woody and creamy. The caramel note keeps this EDP instantly recognisable and ensures it is warm and highly addictive…perfect if you have a sweet tooth like me!
Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture EDP is available from Selfridges (£57 – £109).
*this post contains samples gifted for review purposes