Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Flowerbomb Dry Body Oil by Viktor and Rolf
Some of my favourite people wear Flowerbomb, but I will admit that up until recently, the appeal of the clean and sugary pink floral, which is incredibly aptly-named has passed me by somewhat. Never really having been a fan of sweet fragrances, Flowerbomb, one the most successful fragrance franchises in the UK wasn't really designed to appeal to me, someone who has always preferred something with a little bitterness at its heart*. I have always loved the gorgeous faceted grenade of a bottle though, it's both a fun illustration of the contents and a beautiful item in its own right.
Until now. Viktor and Rolf recently (unexpectedly) sent me their Christmas offerings for Flowerbomb, and I rather unexpectedly fell in love with one of the flanker items, the Flowerbomb Dry Body Oil. Not being of the dry-skinned persuasion, I've completely ignored the body lotion (which is actually lovely - but I use body lotion maybe once or twice a year, tops), but the oil really caught my eye, and my nose. Being an oil, the scent is rather less diffusive (and effusive) than the original spray EDT, and is rather quieter, and more sophisticated to wear as a result. The spray is fine, and gives a great misting effect, which disappears into the skin nicely. It leaves a nicely emollient layer behind which, whilst not greasy at all, makes a great layer for anchoring other fragrances, even Flowerbomb(!) onto.
Moisturising without being greasy, sweet without being too sugary, and floral without being too screechy, the Flowerbomb Dry Body Oil is rather a handy product. At this time of year, my shins tend to get a bit scaly from the change in the weather, and this is stopping them getting too itchy, which is great. And hey! Who doesn't want beautifully scented shins? If you're dry-skinned, it might not be moisturising enough to wear on its own, but it will make a great layering product for scents. As it is rather gentler in fragrance than the original Flowerbomb, you can wear anything over it, and it'll just add a hint of floral sweetness to whatever you're wearing, whilst making it a little longer lasting. It's great under citrus-based colognes to give them a little oomph, I've found. Oh, and you can scent your hair with it, which is something I love doing. Because it's an oil, it's (largely) alcohol-free, so won't dry out your locks if you love scented hair.
V&R didn't send me the press release, but I'm sure it'll be in-stores soon. A Flowerbomb for people who don't really respond to Flowerbomb? You could have knocked me over with a feather! Get some.
* Like me. I know, I know.
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