Bombay Bling: like a rainbow of happiness right in yer face!

For those of you do not know about Neela Vermeire's perfumes, you're in for a treat. Neela is fragrance fan who, in 2012, launched her own house. She contracted none other than Bertrand Duchaufour (seems to be a smart trend among new houses!) to bring to life her idea: Discover Your India. Together, they urge you to sample from India's past through to its future, in the French perfume style. Sample the Vedic period in Trayee, experience the Mogul-British Raj through Mohur, and finally land in Modern India with today's scent: Bombay Bling. All three scents have been well-received by perfumistas and Noses in the Know alike.

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!
Bombay Bling
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...

Buy Bombay Bling and the other 

Neela Vermeire Creations through

 the NVC websiteLuckyscent
and through the retailers listed here.

By the way, did you see that bottle? 


additional image sources: mango, blackcurrantplumeria, jasmine, gardenia, rosevanillawoods
samples were a gift


  1. I love Bombay Bling and plan to wear it this summer.

  2. It's perfect for Summer, isn't it? Though sometimes those types of scents are perfect for right now, too, as Spring just starts peeking out. At least, they help ME through the last throes of Winter! :)


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