One thing I really think Victoria’s Secret Beauty does perpetually well are their fragrances. You might already know my infatuation with them already, but their latest one, Bombshell, is my current obsession.
Victoria's Secret Bombshell eau de parfum, $45
Ok, this is going to sound weird but before I continue, do any of you (ladies) just love the smell of the men’s cologne? I mean, to the point that you kind of have this strange urge to buy one for yourself? Well, that’s me (for the record, I haven’t). This perfume is a medley of purple passion fruit, shangri-la peony, and vanilla orchid. So I know now you’re thinking, where am I going with this?
Well, while I think it’s the vanilla notes that attracts me to the smell in the first place (I love vanilla! I once had a little vial of just pure vanilla oil made for me from Memoire Liquide), when I was trying to describe the smell, the only thing I could come up with at first is that it sort of smells like cologne…with a floral twist. I know that sounds super weird, but it’s definitely not a bad thing. It’s not a manly or unisex smell either (I mean, just look at the dainty, pink packaging) but it just has this, “If you were going to make cologne for women, this is what it would smell like.”
Now you think I’m crazy. Great.
It kept reminding me of something else but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Now I’m starting to think it has a little bit of a flowery take on Cool Water. There’s something slight, maybe a common note in the two, but I definitely smell it. Anyway, I just love that it’s doesn’t smell like your typical rosey perfume, but still has a very unique and pleasant scent.
Bombshell eau de parfum is available on victoriassecret.com for $45 (1.7 oz).
Anyone else smell this one yet? Do you have any other favorite Victoria’s Secret fragrances?