Test-Driving Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb
Our latest smell test comes from Viktor & Rolf, who shifted their popular women’s scent Flowerbomb into a men’s spinoff, dubbed Spicebomb.
The result is full of rich, sweet florals—but in the interest of describing it without perfume lingo, we thought we’d ask a few of our ruthlessly articulate lady friends what they thought of the scent. What follows is an unedited transcript. This could get ugly…
Here’s what our panel had to say:
I feel like I’m in a store with lots of pine trees and a train going around.
Sweet and spicy. The General Tso’s of cologne.
Smells like a wealthy European man who doesn’t care what people think.
There’s a hint of Christmas here. I wouldn’t wear it until it gets colder.
Fall potpourri? With some wood? Too sweet, though.
Best cologne I’ve ever smelled.
Are you sure this is for guys?
Candied orchids. Is that a thing?
It’s like a Starbucks pumpkin latte.
If that sounds like your scent, you can pick it up here.
- — Russell Brandom