Derivative? Yes. Of course. But it’s so darn fun and pretty (Viktor & Rolf 2014).

BonBon is the 2000’s romcom with Jennifer Aniston (or maybe Jessica Biel) of the fragrance world. It’s a sugary sugar gourmand (except for a hint of depth in the drydown possibly due to amber and cedar?). And for my purposes of finding my saccharine fun fragrance it almost takes the cake.

I love the use of citrus and the sandalwood is nice in this one. And the thick lip glossed orange blossom is perfectly paired with guaiac wood and caramel. BUT given the particular jasmine note used in BonBon it’s not going to make it to full bottle territory… Sometimes jasmine and I are great friends and sometimes it’s just not a nice note on my skin. This is the latter…

Still, it was fun testing this. It’s given me some ideas of where to go next in my quest…

Top notes: Orange, mandarin orange and peaches. Middle notes: Caramel, orange blossom and jasmine. Base notes: Cedar, amber, sandalwood and guaiac wood.

Noses: Cecile Matton and Serge Majoullier

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