Sunday, 22 June 2014

SUMMER SCENTS: VICTORIA'S SECRET BOMBSHELL FOREVER*



Available on Click Fragrance at £29.95 for 100ml (RRP £42)

Hi lovelies! It feels like ages since I've posted (again!) I have several posts planned, a few of which were supposed to be up already, but it's been a seriously busy weekend this weekend, so that didn't happen! I had a party at my house on Friday night, followed by breakfast out and shopping followed by another night out yesterday and today I had a serious workout following all the drinks and have just got home from a BBQ! As lovely as it is to spend time with so many lovely people (and have lots of lovely cocktails) I'm very glad to be sitting in front of my laptop having a majorly chilled out blog writing/ reading sesh to end my weekend!

I'm actually really excited about this post, because as I'm sure you all know, I'm very slightly obsessed with perfume. This perfume though, is particularly exciting as I've come to the conclusion that I have finally found my 'Summer 2014' scent. Last year my absolute fave was Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine (phew!) and I was sure nothing would ever match up, but this little lovely absolutely has. In case you ignored the photos and title of this blog post, the scent in question is 'Bombshell Forever' by Victoria's Secret. As the original Bombshell is one of my all time favourites, I felt like I couldn't go wrong with this one.

First things first as always, let's talk about the beautiful bottle. Victoria's Secret really do know how to beautify your perfume shelf and this gorgeous bottle definitely does not let the side down. The bottle is reminiscent of the original Bombshell, with the classic 'Bombshell' bottle shape, 3D Victoria's Secret stripes, and pink ombre bottle design with black glass lid, this one looks so classy and elegant on my shelf with just the right amount of girliness, making it absolutely perfect for me!

'Bombshell Forever' is described as 'A bright, lush blend of boysenberry, lavender flower and pamplewood, this eau de parfum kisses skin with vibrant scent that lingers.' I definitely agree with the description as it is a 'bright and lush' fragrance for sure! The top notes are Boysenberry and Citrus, which I definitely get at the beginning. The citrus is what hits you first, then the berry notes a few minutes later when it's settled down a little. The middle notes are Lavender Flower and Ginger, both of which I do get, but the ginger is incredibly subtle on me and more sweet than spicy like you might expect. The base notes are pamplewood, amber and musk, all of which I do get, but the musk is very subtle and on me the drydown is like a woody berry scent, which is still gorgeously fruity and sweet and perfect for summer days and even better for summer nights! 

If you know and love the original Bombshell, you recognise the similarities in this, the super sweet, slightly sharp opening, the softer middle notes and then the subtle woody drydown. However I'd say that Bombshell Forever is slightly fruitier while Bombshell is more of a fresh, fruity floral. Both are gorgeous scents for summer, but I'd say if you wanted something slightly less sharp and more fruity, then Bombshell Forever will be more your thing. I love both equally, but Bombshell Forever is definitely my go to at the moment and I'll absolutely be wearing this beauty all summer long.

What do you think? What's your summer scent this year?

*This is not a sponsored post, however the fragrance was purchased using a voucher gifted to me by Click Fragrance.

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2 comments:

  1. This sounds lovely. I've heard great things about the Victoria's Secret perfumes! xx

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  2. I've tried this out and really regretted not buying it. The Victoria Secrets in Gatwick airport had it to test but I couldn't fit it in my case or justify more money on perfumes so I had to give it a miss :( x

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