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Happy Birthday Sweet Flowerbomb

Updated on February 20, 2012

Those who appreciate Flowerbomb and all its bombness will be happy to know that its creators, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, celebrated Flowerbomb's 5th birthday the right way. With a lounge singer, a special cake, and a party, these designers weren't joking.

Flowerbomb is one of the best-selling modern orientals. To be correct, Flowerbomb is a gourmand oriental with achingly super sweet flowers, that seem to expand endlessly upon impact with the skin. This means that for some this fragrance is absolutely irresistible, while for others it actually is as horrific as a thundering hand grenade. But there seem to be more people who love Flowerbomb, than those who hate it. Hence its unbelievable sales.

Filled with the notes of bergamot, tea, jasmine, freesia, orchid, rose, patchouli, and vanilla, Flowerbomb is another Thierry Mugler Angel smell-alike. Though the two perfumes are different enough to warrant two different perfumes, they are both sugar-filled, vanilla-steeped, patchouli-drenched modern orientals. The major rift between them being Flowerbomb is, well, full of flowers, and Thierry Mugler Angel completely ignores the floral note.

For the 5th birthday of this spring-inspired wonder, Viktor and Rolf teamed up with Paris' chic hotel Le Meurice and its world renowned chef Yannick Alleno to create a fabulous cake, pink and flower-infused. This square cake, whose shape mimics the iconic Flowerbomb box, explores floral notes through a variety of textures and actually explodes in your mouth with lime, bergamot, and fizzy sugar.

The entertainment included iconic Grace Jones, who couldn't help but exclaim, "This is the first time I've sung Happy Birthday to a perfume," or something of that nature. And indeed, in videos from the event, you could see she was equally weirded out by the concept.

Hate the party or not, Flowerbomb is here to stay, for another 5 years or more. Celebrity guests like Lindsay Lohan and Liya Kebede enjoyed the pink festivities, and no doubt that they must enjoy the perfume to some degree as well, otherwise why celebrate the birthday of an inanimate object after all, right?


To get your cake fix, head on over to Le Dali at Le Maurice for a taste of that Flowerbomb cake for €17. To get your perfume fix, check out discount perfume retailers to grab Flowerbomb, the perfume, at great discounted prices.

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    • perfumelover profile image

      perfumelover 7 years ago

      Cathi, glad you like the sound of this one!

    • Cathi Sutton profile image

      Cathi Sutton 7 years ago

      I loved this Hub! And I loved the video! The next time I'm up for a gift, I'm asking for Flowerbomb prefume!Thanks!