Translated Show originalShow translation
The proof of the pudding is in the eating
As the word "curiosity" already suggests, there is a greed to discover something new. Normally this greed is at its greatest when, for example through hearsay or evaluations, one assumes that the new is something incredibly desirable.
With regard to the new Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Parfum by Viktor & Rolf the situation is a little different. By a little is meant quite differently at this point. Why? Simply because many of the reviews and youtube reviews were moderate to very bad. So basically there should be no reason for curiosity. However, it is exactly this circumstance that arouses my curiosity to get to the bottom of the question whether I can correspond to the opinion of the general public or disprove it for me personally. So much in advance, I can only contradict the general public on this point.
The first thing to be discussed now is what is actually being criticized and above all why. The scent is often described as a very synthetic shower gel smell. There is also talk of a lack of depth. Especially the former I can confirm. Night Vision EdP is not a very natural composition, like for example the scents of Chanel. This conclusion can already be drawn on the basis of the contained scents. From my point of view, I cannot see any lack of depth, but it is also important to consider who Viktor & Rolf are as a target group. Compared to niche fragrances from Creed, Parfums de Marly or Amouage, Night Vision is shallower than the Wadden Sea. Definitely!
Compared to the more mass-market designer fragrances, Night Vision can definitely compete with great success. For me, as a relative newcomer to fragrance, who can't even claim to be judging the big names yet, Night Vision EdP seems like a very fresh and yet spicy fragrance, which also brings a certain unique nuance. My individual perception is also shown by the fact that Spicebomb Extreme doesn't appeal to me at all, despite its outstanding criticism. It shows once again that tastes are different. This is probably one of the reasons for the massive criticism. The direct comparison between Night Vision and Extreme is of course obvious, not only because of the same brand, but also because of the name Spicebomb and the eye-catching bottle design. Nevertheless, in my opinion, Night Vision should be seen as an independent line. After all, the addition of the EdP to the line only shows that it is also a line in its own right, with individual aspirations.
With regard to the performance of Night Vision EdP I can also report only positive things. It can't top the nuclear durability and sillage of Azzaro's Wanted by Night, but what fragrance can? I perceive the perfume for a good 7-8 hours on my skin, potentially even longer on clothes. Also the Sillage is fully satisfying without being completely obtrusive. The fragrance is best suited for cool days and evenings, whether casual or on a date.
I would like to conclude with the request to give Night Vision EdP a fair chance. Maybe many snoopers here are a little biased by the EdT or the brand itself, but if you approach the composition completely free you can only be surprised in a positive way. Of course I do not recommend to order the 90ml bottle directly! Instead you should, in my humble opinion, take the chance of a sample or a filling. Alternatively, you can of course also simply stop by the perfumery of your choice. I would be happy if I could convince one or the other perfume here.
I wish all perfume lovers a nice week :-)