As you know by now, I’m a fan of the Neela Vermeire Creations line. I think the compositions are intellectual but suitable for daily wear. I also love that India is the inspiration. I see this type of collaboration being the future of perfume.
Bombay Bling is my favorite fruity fragrance on the planet. It opens with a tart but sweet fruit salad of lychee, mango and peach drizzled with blackcurrant syrup and topped with carrot shavings. Hey, what’s that? Oh, it’s just cumin making me smell like one sexy, spicy beast. A melange of petals over a spiced fruit salad with a side of kebabs. The dry down is a sweet vanilla tobacco. So sweet and creamy…Bombay Bling is a vibrant fragrance that has earned its name. Oh, and it’s very Duchaufor-ish. You can tell he composed this.
Notes listed include lychee, mango, blackcurrant, cardamom, cumin, cistus, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang, tuberose, plumeria, gardenia, patchouli, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla. Launched in 2012. PERFUMER – Bertrand Duchaufour
Give Bombay Bling a try if you are looking for a really intellgient fruity floral. Or if you like perfumes like Vagabond Prince Enchanted Forest, Etat Libre d’Orange Rien, L’Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh, Serge Lutens Arabie, Vero Profumo Rubj and/or any of the other Neela Vermeire Creations. It’s fruity and sweet but the spice and tobacco make it completely unisex in my opinion.
On me, Bombay Bling has mega sillage and longevity.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Spiced mango fruit salad with delicate petals and a creamy base. This my favorite fruity fragrance ever. It’s complex without being challenging. It just smells good and makes me happy.
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