Thursday, May 17, 2012
Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations
Bertrand Duchaufour has come up with a very interesting scent in Bombay Bling. The woody tobacco note is implemented as a foundation and I detect it upon initial application. In essence, this is a floral-tobacco-woody and rather versatile as well. The emphasis seems to be put on the tobacco and both genders are welcome to don this extremely comfortable creation.
Bombay Bling opens with a sweet and deep green, floral aroma. It is expansive and has a spicy edge to it. To me, I smell Lychee out front with the rest of the opening notes offering a substantial contribution of balsam and herbal tones along with that undercurrent of spice. It's not fruity, floral or herbal but a concerted effort resulting in a fully formed and substantial accord.
From the base onward, Bombay Bling leans a tad more masculine than feminine, but no where near enough to dissuade a potential wearing. This is only because the woody tobacco takes the baton at this stage. This is a real chameleon and a terrific one at that. It starts out in a more feminine direction then switches gears during the heart accord. The slow insertion of vanilla in the extended drydown is a nice, finishing touch.
Bombay Bling and Bertrand get a big thumbs up from me because I gravitate towards aromas such as this. It simply comes down to a matter of taste. Sillage is very good and longevity is 6 plus hours on me with even more projection from body heat. As always, a sample wear is recommended.