Spicebomb Eau Fraiche 2014

Spicebomb Eau Fraiche by Viktor & Rolf
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Spicebomb Eau Fraiche is a popular perfume by Viktor & Rolf for men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPimento, Grapefruit, Pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesFleur de sel, Lavender
Base Notes Base NotesTobacco, Moss

Ratings

Scent

7.9 | 108 Ratings

Longevity

7.0 | 84 Ratings

Sillage

6.6 | 85 Ratings

Bottle

7.7 | 104 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 15.04.2021.
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A great trick of the creators - fresh and usable
My background with Spicebomb Eau Fraiche is that I tested it at the department store years ago, and came to the conclusion most here come to:
It is very similar to the normal Spicebomb in perception, and the DNA is more of a winter / fall scent, so when it's really warm outside you tend to wear something else anyway.

At the time it has already said once, he is discontinued, but with a heavy heart I left him then but in the store, it was not worth the 80€ + to me.

A big mistake!

Now felt 5 years later, I'm always looking for new fragrances that you can wear well in everyday life, but still have that certain kick, a bit of a tingle, something demanding, which makes them just interesting.

(With the modern sweet-fresh Cashmeran releases my face usually falls asleep...)

And at this point it has to be said, the normal Spicebomb already does that perfectly. But if you're a perfume addict like me, and you like a fragrance DNA, you'd like to wear it more often than just in its core discipline. (Spicebomb: winter, cold, night, going out, date)
And in sports, while being cozy at home, or even in warmer temperatures, Spicebomb then acts with its strong sweetness, and the prominent pink pepper but somewhat intrusive, almost exhausting in the long run.

Here comes "Eau Fraiche", or as it is called since the change to the 90ml variant only, "Fresh" into play.
The overall impression of the fragrance I would describe so:
If someone does me the on it and asks what that is, I would quickly reflexively answer "Spicebomb!". So I would not immediately recognize in the blind test that it is not the normal EdT .... at least not in the first moment.

However, Viktor & Rolf have made a really nice trick here:
Instead of the cinnamon in the heart, allspice was mounted in the top note. For those who do not know it (like me) or knew:
"Allspice, also Jamaica pepper: Unlike pepper, allspice not only has a pleasant, slightly burning spiciness, but combines the sweet-tart aromas of various spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and cloves together. Therefore, allspice is also called all-spice or allspice."

That's pretty nifty, it makes the spicy/peppery notes a bit sweetened or flattened, and more integrated into the top note accords, which makes the scent just come across as lighter. (Almost a bit like Dior Sauvage...) Chili, on the other hand, was omitted, and that's good! I miss it here not at all, and it takes him something the sharpness.

For this, the grapefruit was not much, but noticeably up, which gives the fragrance a slightly fruitier character, compared to the quite dry-spicy Spicebomb EdT.

These are all rather subtle changes, but in sum they make exactly the difference for me that I now find Fresh really great and practical. Really pleasant, a bit more dimmed, but fresher.

Like the comparison between La Nuit de L'Homme and LNDL Frozen Cologne, the DNA was not distorted, just accented a little differently.

And as with Frozen Cologne, Eau Fraiche is now discontinued as well, as far as I can see at least.

Remains real only to hope that they only re-launch it or maybe even improve, because the new younglings "Nightvision" EdT and EdP never reach the olfactory greatness of the original series.
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Golcher
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pretty much Spicebomb
This fragrance is basically a watered down version of the original Spicebomb with a little more grapefruit and a pinch of sea salt, not very creative but effective nonetheless.

Performance is nice, I get around 6 hours even 7 but that last hour it's hard to get anything, it's just a very faint scent. All and all I'm glad I get to wear the Spicebomb DNA during the warmer days but don't be fooled, this is not a summer scent by any stretch, I don't see myself wearing this on a hot summer day but it is still more versatile than the original.
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DuftbarM
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Spicebomb is simply an autumn - winter scent
I myself own the Spicebomb extreme and I am thrilled by the perfume.
From the fragrance to the bottle a smooth 9.5 :p.
When I found out that Viktor & Rolf had released a spring summer perfume, I really wanted to test it.
The DNA is identical (comparison fresh to Spicebomb extreme), except for the hint of freshnis in eau fraiche logically.
My conclusion is :
Not a bad fragrance, yet the freshnis in this perfume does not convince me.
For me Spicebomb is and remains simply an autumn - winter scent.
Even if you love fragrance, buy yourself the extreme and a decent summer fragrance instead of a perfume designed for another season, with a little freshness. Especially since I am of the opinion that also thereby a little durability is lost.
(see comparison Valentino Uomo Aqua)
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Very close to the original
My latest achievement this month. Suitable for warmer temperatures I ordered this flanker of the superstar Spicebomb. On my wishlist for some time already, now he has managed to assert himself. I'm surprised this Flanker gets so little attention. 2 comments and 3 statements, does not seem very polarize the fragrance. Of course you have to ask yourself the question: Do you need a Flanker like that? I like fresh flankers of heavy fragrances very much, such as Frozen Cologne by La Nuit de L'Homme. Such fresh updates are really good.

Available in 90ml. Great bottle like the original. Some find this hand grenade trashy, I love this bottle. In this version bright matching the freshness. Here registered as Eau fraiche it is sold for some time as Spicebomb fresh. Name back or forth, it comes down to the same thing.
The fragrance is very close to the original. The world famous Spicebomb DNA is always present from the first to the last moment. This typical cinnamon-like DNA is, like the original, clearly in the foreground, which doesn't set it apart from the original in a great way. It doesn't have to be, because the original has enough fans... and I've got it right. The difference is more in the background: there are citric notes like fresh lemon and grapefruit. The great freshness kick is missing, but these notes make the fragrance much fresher and lighter. In addition there are salty notes of sea salt and a light fresh floral note. Similar to the original Spicebomb, there is little development, but it does not need to be done. All in all a great creation for warmer days in contrast to the original.
The performance is not like the rest of the family, but this applies to all Frische-Flanker. Here the Sillage is top the first hours and also later still quite good and very close. The durability should be between 6 and 8. I haven't tested that thoroughly yet. But decent.

Similar to the LNDL Frozen Cologne, the big freshness kick is missing, which is also difficult with heavy DNA's. Nevertheless I find such flankers really good for daytime and warmer days. Especially between temperatures of 10 to approx. 20/max. 25 degrees I find it very portable and you will arrive well with it. A fragrance choice without great risk, as the DNA was already very successful. The DNA is no longer very unique, but it often pulls.
If you like the original Spicebomb or Spicebomb Extreme, you should try it. Very successful and has clearly too little attention.
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KimJongKimJong 11 months ago
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Sweet and seductive scent, just like the original. I love the combination of tangy citrus and saltiness. Very good in hot weather.

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