Neela Vermeire Creations Bombay Bling EDP Perfume Review

Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling

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.

Norman Parkinson photo

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.

The 1.9 oz bottle retails for $250 at Luckyscent.Smaller “discovery” sizes are available at Neela Vermeire Creations.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONSpiced 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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*Sample came from Neela Vermeire Creations. My opinions are my own. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. Norman Parkinson fashion photo from 1956 from

11 thoughts on “Neela Vermeire Creations Bombay Bling EDP Perfume Review

  1. I don’t think I have much of this left in my spray sample – darn it – as your review makes me want to wear it. You’re right: the best fruity fragrance and very nicely matched to Neela’s India. The photo you chose for your review expresses it perfectly.

    1. I felt like with this review, I should have just posted the picture and said, “It’s good. Try it”. That picture really is Bombay Bling in photography form. When I smell it, those are the colors!

      I’m trying to hold on a FB until I use all of the minis. I know I want one, I just need to decide on which one. I like them all…right now Bombay Bling is winning because it has the least amount in the bottle 🙂

  2. Great review Victoria,I adore Bombay Bling…this bottle will be mine one day! And the picture is perfect! 😛

  3. […] Overall, the fragrance is really Duchaufour-y. For example, it always has an incense-y/sharp quality, the florals are mineral/fruity, the florals are big.  Pichola has a lot going on but it all works. The fragrance fits with the rest of the Neela Vermeire Creations brand. I see it like this more citrus, more white floral Bombay Bling. […]

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