Spicebomb Night Vision

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My fragrance of the week is the new Eau de Toilette from Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb Night Vision. A new version of the iconic masculine scent Spicebomb (launched in 2012), Spicebomb Night Vision features an oriental-fougere composition created by Firmenich perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Pierre Negrin. It includes top notes of green cardamom, green mandarin, grapefruit, and Granny Smith apple. The heart notes are black chilli, black pepper, clove, nutmeg, sage, and geranium. The base notes are roasted almonds, tonka bean absolute, and woody notes. Viktor & Rolf once again uses its iconic bottle that resembles a hand grenade -- the same design for the original Spicebomb and used for all the men's fragrances that followed. For the new fragrance, which is the fourth in the Spicebomb lineup, the bottle is tinted emerald green. The colour represents 'night vision,' and the top two-thirds of the bottle is opaque black. You'll find this exciting new men's fragrance in Debenhams and Brown Thomas for around €85 (90ml).

Patrick McLoughney