Another olfactory masterpiece is among us – Viktor&Rolf Bonbon. The designing duo created this fragrance to fuel desire through a scent so irresistible that one would deem it edible – caramel.
Caramel notes translate this into an olfactory experience, harkening a sense of comfort for the traditional gourmandise ingredients of sugar and butter. The fragrance’s caramel notes were met with an unexpected surprise for they were innovative and unconventional.
Bonbon is composed of sparkling, effervescent mandarin and orange slices – crystalized into crackling pieces of caramel wrapping succulent fruit. The sweetness of paradise peach accord flirts tenderly with supple caramel notes, clinging to the roundness of peach’s fleecy surface. Sun-filled jasmine is sustained by orange blossom whose sweet flavor clings to the soft smell of caramel. The fragrance flows languidly across the skin, as caramel would generously drip over an indulgent dessert. Finally, gaïc and cedar woods blend into the base note to achieve a surprising balance between smooth, creamy, milky sandalwood notes and the upright, stronger and darker notes of woody amber. The rich brown facets of the caramel accord are tenderly overcooked.
Serge Majoullier and Cécile Matton are the perfumers who worked with Viktor&Rolf to create Bonbon.
After more than one year of work, the craftsmen have proved with this extraordinary bow bottle that the impossible is possible. Bonbon’s precious glass bottle is wrapped in a luxurious, raspberry-toned box imprinted with the scent’s black bow and Viktor&Rolf’s signature seal.
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Eau de Parfum 1.7 fl. oz…………… $115.00
Eau de Parfum 3.04 fl. oz. ………….. $165.00
Body Lotion 6.7 fl. oz. ……………. $50.00
Shower Gel 6.7 fl. oz. ……………. $45.00
Body Crème*6.7 fl. oz. ……………. $90.00
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