Viktor & Rolf Bonbon ~ new perfume

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon

Viktor & Rolf will launch Bonbon, the brand's third fragrance for women (after Flowerbomb and Eau Mega). Bonbon will be fronted by model Edita Vilkeviciute.

The sweet fragrance is in a bottle the shape of a wrapped candy, and features caramel notes, mandarin, orange and peach.

I will update with more details when I can.



Viktor & Rolf Bonbon is a gourmand, and was developed by perfumers Cécile Matton and Serge Majoullier. The focus is on the caramel note; other notes include mandarin, orange, peach, jasmine, orange blossom, gaiac wood, cedar wood, sandalwood and amber.

It will be available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum, and is due to launch in March. In the US, it will debut at Saks in April.

(via wwd)

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  1. happy888cat says:

    Tempted to have a sniff with this one. Gourmand is way up my alley!

    • Robin says:

      I like some gourmands, not others…peach + caramel may be too much for me? We’ll see. I look forward to seeing a better shot of the bottle…it looks like it could be hard to hold.

  2. smartylicious says:

    Is there life after Flowerbomb? Another attempt, we’ll see how it goes.

    • Robin says:

      I’m sure they want to know too…but Spicebomb worked. Eau Mega, not so much.

  3. Omega says:

    They are all smelling like candy musks in the dept store as of late. Caramel, I am not a fan of generally. Plus, there is Prada candy and Le Vie Est Belle which have that caramel and funk up the department store enough already:).

    • Robin says:

      Yep! And it sure sounds like another in that vein.

      • Omega says:

        There is no end in sight! Someone in the department store said to me recently that Chanel Chance is now ‘too grandma’, how time flies! This person did like the Eau Tendre flanker but the original Chance was ‘old lady’.

        • mals86 says:

          Holy moly, Chance is “old lady.”

          Pardon me, I have to go pick up shards of my brain now.

  4. Lindaloo says:

    My wish is no more perfume ads with bottle in crotch.

    • Robin says:

      Seeing as how she’s naked, I’d just as soon she keeps it there :-)

  5. Querelle 3 says:

    Flowerbomb and Spicebomb are both in the top ten best selling fragrances in France. 1 Million women’s and men’s too. As La vie est belle and Le petit robe noire. Si from Armani, too. It’s quite remarkable how marketing shapes the tastes in what people are choosing to wear nowdays. It’s obvious that the trend Angel initiated back in 1992 still going strong, high street perfumeries currently smell like candy stores. So I guess Bonbon will sell like crazy, even though I’m sure it won’t be something to write home about. Oh well, it’s a trend and as all trends it will reach it’s decadence quite shortly.

    • Omega says:

      Every time I am at the department store, someone is buying Le Vie Est Belle..I am thinking, stop it, stop it!

    • Oakland Fresca says:

      So here’s my crackpot theory. The way that sin and scandal were the ultimate taboo (Tabu? :) ) for decades, do you think that sweets have replaced them in our weight-obsessed culture as the ultimate transgression? Candy, sugar, chocolate…. these are the new forbidden… I noticed the model in the Prada Candy ads is stuffing her face with cake… I keep thinking we’ll see new perfumes with names like Cup Cake, Icing, Sweet… and even those that don’t spell it out in the name, indulge us in their notes of caramel (not a favorite of mine), cotton candy, vanilla, cocoa, etc.

      • Marjorie Rose says:

        Oh, I think you might be brilliant!

        • Oakland Fresca says:

          Nous sommes à la fois le plus sage!

  6. Love The Name. Love The Ad! LOVE IT ALL! Anything with Peach in it I am Immediately Attracted to, so hope this is done well… Eau Mega never did hit me just right… This Sounds Much Better!

  7. scentfromabove says:

    All of the notes mentioned, I absolutely love. But, all of them together in one fragrance…… possibly too much.
    From the sound of it, it seems super-sweet! But, I am willing to try it out. It may be something that smells delicious on me.

  8. mmjunkie says:

    Flowerbomb starts out nice on me but becomes overwhelming. I keep thinking I’ll get DH Spicebomb so I can borrow it. Will give this a try to see if it’s yummy or nauseating…

  9. cazaubon says:

    La Vie est Belle is one of the most revolting things I have smelled in a long time. I hope this one is less nauseating but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  10. kindcrow says:

    Since we are talking about sweet fragrances, I wanted to mention that I’ve tried Chocolate Crave Perfume on one arm and Aquolina Chocolovers on the other arm, and they are quite similar. Milk chocolate, orange, and something nutty.

    • kindcrow says:

      It’s kind of hard to find the page on their (the Chocolate Crave folks) web site to order a sample, so if you want to buy a sample, go to the bottom of their customer feedback page at I have no connection to the company :-)

      I bought an entire bottle unsniffed ($29 bucks is close to free, right?). I’m enjoying it. My husband was already very affectionate and cuddly, and now that I smell like chocolate, he is even cuddlier (is that a word?) :-)

  11. jonr951 says:

    So a worker from Saks said BonBon will be exclusive to them for a YEAR. That’s not possible right?! Someone tell me that’s not possible! Haha. But seriously, wtfrench toast V&R?!?! Do I want to take an hr+ drive to L.A.? No. ○_○

    • Robin says:

      Oh, sounds very possible! I think they had Flowerbomb exclusively for quite some time. Sorry.

      • jonr951 says:

        Wowza. I guess I have no choice but to make a trip to the closest one. Yay. Haha. : )

    • candeeKis says:

      You can order it from Saks ‘online’. That’s how I got my hands on it. And I also heard Saks will have it exclusively for a year. I didn’t care to wait that long.

  12. jonr951 says:

    So yeah, my brother invited me to go to Vegas for the weekend, and of course I said YES. Why you ask? So I can go to Saks and smell Bonbon! Haha! It’s great fun. Of course it’s sweet, but there are much sweeter things out there, IMHO. The salty caramel makes it. I kind of wish there was a bit more saltiness to it. Haha. I love it, but of course I have my V&R bias. Haha! I hope you enjoy this one Robin! And everyone for that matter. Review review! ^_^

    • jonr951 says:

      And this might be a little crazy, but I’m getting Miami Glow, or something tropical, from this one. Haha. But I loves it. ; )

      • Robin says:

        Oh, hope you have a great time in Vegas! I’m in Barcelona this week & so probably won’t get my hands on it til I get back, but I’ll get my hands on it eventually :-)

        • jonr951 says:

          Barcelona?! Wowza! Forget Vegas and Bonbon! Haha! Hope you’re having a FANTASTIC time! What a vaca! Beautiful! ^_^

  13. jonr951 says:

    So, I’ve worn BonBon only a few times, as every drop is precious $ wise, and my peeps think I’m wearing Fantasy. I bought a bottle of BonBon to smell like Fantasy. Good grief. -_-

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