A few months ago my cousin gave me this gorgeous Viktor + Rolf gift set and it's easily the prettiest perfume set I've ever received, so I thought it would be ideal to feature in my Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide.
I normally chuck away all packaging to save space but the box is actually a sturdy plastic rather than cardboard and I have it sitting on top of my bookcase as it's just too pretty to part with.
It opens out into a beautiful set with a 50ml perfume and mini shower gel and body lotion. Flowerbomb itself is a beautiful scent. I can't believe it's actually been around since 2004 as I still think of it as a modern perfume. There have been a few imitations (Jimmy Choo, anyone?) but it remains the ultimate feminine power perfume.
It's a sweet, spicy, musky oriental scent - definitely a night time aroma, but I wear it whenever. It's the ultimate transition perfume of that difficult late 20s to mid 30s age where you don't want to smell like a sugary teenager, but you're still to young to be reaching for the Chanel No. 5.
The top notes are Bergamot and tea, middle notes are Jasmine, Freesia, Orchid and the base notes are Centriflora Rose and Patchouli.