One of the incredibly intelligent things the Neela Vermeire Creations line does (aside from having beautifully-made scents) is offer not only a sample collection, but also a "discovery set" which includes 10ml of each scent (only $118.55). Genius.
This joyful creation embodies every aspect of the very modern, colourful, eclectic, esoteric, ecstatic, liberal, happy side of buzzing India, a world economic power, where nothing is to be taken for granted, where the underbelly of the big city combines with the glitter of Bollywood on the vast sandy stretches of Juhu beach and the Queen’s necklace. Fortunes are made and lost on the Bombay stock exchange and gambling dens of Mumbai. Abandon yourself to the nightlife as dawn breaks over the city. There is nothing like it and there will be nothing like it. Welcome to a vibrant new India!
Mango, lychee, blackcurrant, cardamom, cumin, cistus, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang, tuberose, plumeria, gardenia, patchouli, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla
Bombay Bling is a happy-making scent. It's bright, it's friendly, it's pretty - and like most happy, pretty, friendly, and bright things, it's gorgeous.
Soundly "unisex", Bombay Bling is a white floral introduced by fruits and sitting on a vanilla-woods base. It opens with laughter - a splash of mango juice, a handful of black currants (now that I know how they smell, I can pick 'em right out!). It continues with a wink - sexy on anyone - lightly spiced white flowers that sing and tease. I mostly smell a tropical flower blend (gardenia, plumeria, jasmine - think a fragrant lei, Indian-style) and a little bit of rose. And then, just when you think it can't get better, suddenly another giggle and a hug: vanilla and woods that linger, then softly fade.
Bombay Bling is happy and colorful, bringing to mind colorful saris and the powdered tints of Holi. I dare you to try it and have a bad day...
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By the way, did you see that bottle?
samples were a gift