Thursday, June 7, 2012

Victoria's Secret Bombshell The Summer Edition eau de Parfum review

           Today I'm back with the second offering from Victoria's Secret's summer 2012 fragrance collection: Victoria's Secret Bombshell The Summer Edition Eau de Parfum. While its summer counterpart Beach Angel (reviewed here) was a mellow woody beachy floral, Bombshell The Summer edition is an fun and flirty fruity floral scent.

          As I mentioned previously, Victoria's Secret Eau de Parfum bottles seem to have maximalist detailing. The gem shaped bottle is topped with a pink lucite cap. Four pink to coral gradient stripes are painted on the back and the top half of the bottle that has frosting that gives the fragrance a chilled pink effect.

           Victoria's Secret describes Bombshell the Summer Edition as a fruity floral fragrance that is 'Tropical and bright with drops of Jasmine Dew and a spark of White amber. Luscious with a kiss of starfruit.' The imagined notes are as follows:

Top: Pink Pomegranate, Pear Nectar, Italian Bergamot, Juicy Nectarine, Japanese Yuzu, Pink Grapefruit flowers, Starfruit
Middle: Wild Muguet, Exotic Red Tea, Wild Freesia, Waterlily, Hydroponic Lily, Jasmine Dew
Dry Down: Creamy Musk, White Amber, Cedarwood

            I would describe Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer Edition Eau de Parfum as a juicy exotic fruit scent combined with a smooth relaxed floral, light musk, and sweetness. With this scent, it's important to wait for the dry down. When I first spritzed the perfume, I was taken aback by the inital burst that had a freshness that was a bit like air freshener. However, this disappears quickly and is replaced by a nice warm exotic fruity floral.

           I keep stressing 'exotic' because the fruit scent is is quite different from typical citrus based fruity florals. While I was attempting to deconstruct and piece together the scents in this perfume, I couldn't put my finger on the unusual fruit I was smelling. I figured it was starfruit from the description, so I asked Mr. Lovey who was able to confirm that starfruit was clearly in the mix. (I was kind of impressed). Starfruit is not the only fruit note. You can detect the mellow tartness of pomegranate, as well as a significant juiciness added by the nectarine and yuzu.

            The floral is relaxed and not overtly flirty or bright. It's a nice pairing with the exotic fruit. I can detect the summer flowers lily and jasmine. They're not loud, but are an intriguing addition in their own right. The base is creamy and a balanced. The musk, amber, and wood seem to make nice  contributions.

           With Victoria's Secret Bombshell The Summer Edition, I was expecting to find an easy love since I'm typically a 'pink' fruity floral fragrance kind of a person. However, I was surprised that it wasn't love at first spritz. Because of contrasting expectations, it took me a while to wrap my head around the starfruit. The scent has certainly grown on me, and I'm looking forward to adding it to my summer rotation. If you're a fan of fruity floral scents, I'd suggest taking a sniff. It's fun, different, and a little intriguing thanks to the starfruit. Thanks for reading! Have you tried either of Victoria's Secret's summer scents? What Victoria's Secret perfumes do you have in your collection? What other scents are you wearing this summer?

Love, Dovey.

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own. 


  1. I've eaten starfruit before (quite often as a kid), but I don't know that I would be able to pinpoint the smell! I guess I'll have to smell first and then decide, haha. I have so many fruity florals though... -_-

    1. Hi Larie--- how awesome! I've seen slices of starfruit here and there but haven't eaten it. It's so pretty though :)

  2. Oh oh, you're making me want to go to Victoria's Secret! Most of their scents are too sweet or indulgent for me usually but I love anything beach-related. :)

    1. *oops*! Usually I'm too distracted by the other goods to browse the beauty section, but I think I'm going to take a few spritzes myself tomorrow :)


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