I love sweet scents so it’s no surprise that Viktor and Rolf’s BonBon was on my “to try” list for a very long time before I finally bit the bullet and picked it up. I’m not going to lie this perfume is very expensive so if you prefer fragrances that are a little more budget friendly then this one won’t be for you. If you have had your eye on BonBon for a while though here’s my thoughts and if I think it’s worth the money.
BonBon is packaged in this beautiful, decadent looking box with a bow design and a plastic emblem of the Viktor and Rolf logo. I actually bought this on my 21st birthday and I have the 30ml. As mentioned above this is expensive with the 30ml being priced at £52.00, the 50ml at £73.00 and the 90ml at a whopping £96.00. This is undoubtedly high end and is the sort of fragrance that I would wear for occasions.
The perfume notes are as follows:
Top Notes: Mandarin, Orange, Peach.
Heart Notes: Caramel, Jasmine, Orange Blossom.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood, Amber.
Starting with the scent, I can’t really smell the top notes when I apply this, to me this is a very sweet (but not sickly) scent with the main note to my nose being caramel. This scent reminds me a lot of the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture scent so if you’re a fan of that you will probably like this. Although the woody notes and fruit aren’t instantly detectable and recognisable I think that it’s those notes that transfers this into a warm sweet scent that isn’t too sickly or synthetic.
The longevity of this is also very good which I would expect from the price tag. I can spray this in the morning and it will last for the majority of the day especially on my skin. Usually if I spray this in the morning (and by spray I mean spray in front and walk into it) the scent lingers on my clothes throughout the day.
Whilst this is a very nice scent I do think that for what it is, it is very expensive. To be honest there’s a lot of similar scents out there and this does remind me a lot of the Juicy Couture perfumes, whilst the scent and longevity do deliver this isn’t a scent that I think is particularly unique and I do feel that you are paying for the packaging and the brand more than anything else.
Would I repurchase? Probably not. Whilst this is a nice scent and it doesn’t disappoint in quality the price is just too much for a fragrance that doesn’t stand out to me as much as it should. If you do have the money to spare and you are looking for a high end perfume with a sweet scent then I do think you will like this but in my opinion this isn’t something that you absolutely need to have it is a luxury more than anything else.
The Viktor and Rolf BonBon Eau De Parfum 30ml is available here for £52.00.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments if you have tried any of the Viktor and Rolf fragrances, if you like the sound of BonBon and if you would spend that much on a fragrance.