Looking for a fragrance that picks you up and drops you right in the middle of a confectioner’s? I think I’ve got the perfect scent for you: Viktor & Rolf BONBON Couture Intense Eau de Parfum. Read on to find out all about gooey and gourmand Couture Intense, a caramel lover’s dream fragrance…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
Viktor & Rolf BONBON Couture Intense is a delicious and decadent caramel interpretation of the original BONBON female fragrance. It smells like the finest confectioner’s you could imagine; Willy Wonka, eat your heart out.
To delve a little bit deeper into the notes, the fragrance cleverly layers oriental and gourmand facets. It begins by stitching together honeyed mandarin and a sweet peach accord, with the addition of citrusy neroli oil adding a new dimension when compared to Couture Intense’s predecessor.
The highly floral heart of orange blossom and jasmine sambac adds a rich, heady tone, while a dollop of mouthwatering caramel offers a gooey drizzle of sweetness, resulting in a heart that exudes pure indulgence. Finally, the lasting base is strengthened by woody notes, thanks to a soft, milky sandalwood accord and earthy patchouli, while rich, cosy vanilla draws out the creaminess of the caramel-heavy heart.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
Viktor & Rolf BONBON Intense cleverly blends oriental and gourmand notes to play on the codependent relationship between the senses of smell and taste, creating a fragrance that is truly a treat for every sense.
You Will Love This If…
If you’re already hooked on the original fragrance, then you’ll love this bolder, more addictive and more irresistibly delicious take on it.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
Of course, BONBON Intense smells similar to the original BONBON Couture Eau de Parfum; in fact, you’ll recognise lots of the same notes as it bears a similar DNA structure. However, BONBON Couture Intense is given a more opulent and intense caramel facet, which completely enriches the entire sensory experience. It’s perfect if you want a more intense signature scent that’s both sophisticated and playful.
Is Viktor & Rolf BONBON Couture Intense Unisex?
Of course, fragrance has no gender, so anyone can wear this scent. It’s marketed, however, as a women’s fragrance due to its heavy gourmand and floral facets, and I can certainly see why; but anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy this delicious Eau de Parfum.
What’s The Longevity Like?
As an Eau de Parfum, you’d expect this fragrance to last at least four to six hours; for me, this fragrance lasted the maximum expectations.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
A new evolution of the original Haute Couture BONBON fragrance, Intense is inspired by the designers’ iconic masterpieces and the elegance of their couture collections. So, the flacon is definitely one to demand attention and is one that fans of the original will fondly recognise.
To fit in with the sugary theme, the weighted glass bottle looks like a cross between a chic bow and a wrapped confectionery treat; it’s a blend of high fashion and yummy sweets. The playful bottle is now dressed in a more intense purple-ombre hue to show its deeper tones compared to the lighter scent of the original, while the V&R wax-seal inspired tag reminds you of the iconic brand.