If you’ve left your house in the past 15 years, you’ve definitely smelt Flowerbomb on a woman.
Launched in 2005 by Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb is one of those perfumes that was an instant hit and achieved the status of legendary due to its following. In fact, it was one of my first perfumes, too!
However, despite its popularity, it’s not a cheap bottle. Plus, some people may not like certain elements of the scent, like the citrus or the patchouli.
So, today I bring to you 7 other perfumes similar to Flowerbomb that will help you find the best alternative to this cult classic!
7 Best Perfumes Similar to Flowerbomb
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1. Pink Sugar Sparks by Aquolina Eau de Toilette Spray for Women
- Notes: Peach, orchid, rose, vanilla, musk
- Similar in terms of: Amber floral fragrance with vanilla and patchouli notes
Aquolina has a great line of perfumes that serve as dupes for big named perfumes, and Pink Sugar Sparks is practically a Flowerbomb clone!
The top notes are fruity, with peach, raspberry, tea, and bergamot. The middle notes are floral-based with orchid, rose, jasmine, and freesia. Vanilla, coffee, musk, and patchouli make up the base notes.
Immediately, it’s obvious that the notes are very similar. The additional coffee and balsamic accords add a unique dimension that will have people asking you why you smell so amazing!
Plus, if you’re not a big fan of patchouli, the coffee makes sure it is not the overpowering note in the dry down.
The perfume is fairly long-lasting and strong and is suitable for both day and night wear.
2. Katy Perry Killer Queen for Women Eau de Parfum Spray
- Notes: Plum, frangipani, patchouli, praline
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with patchouli notes
Just one spray of this amazing scent, and you’ll be living your teenage dreams.
The top notes of this scent are forest fruits, bergamot, and plum. The middle notes are unique floral notes such as frangipani, celosia, and jasmine sambac. The base notes consist of patchouli, praline, and cashmere.
Now, you might be wondering how this perfume might smell like Flowerbomb when it does not even have amber or musk?
Well, the praline and forest fruits actually add the necessary sweet and gourmand notes to Killer Queen to make them smell similar. As for the musk, cashmere or cashmeran is a synthetic scent that adds woody or musky accords.
With these unique substitutes, this scent ends up as a great Flowerbomb alternative.
Killer Queen is inspired by the Freddie Mercury of the same name. The scent is feminine with wonderful spicy and nutty accords.
Plus, the bottle is truly killer and meant for queens, like the name! It comes with its own golden pedestal and looks amazing on my dressing table.
3. Hanae Mori Hanae Eau De Parfum Spray For Women
- Notes: Strawberry, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood
- Similar in terms of:
When it comes to perfumes similar to Flowerbomb, I think Hanae by Hanae Mori is one of the best and most elegant options you could consider. It’s complex and has its own unique accords in addition to being a great dupe.
The top notes of this scent are fruit-heavy, with red apple, orange blossom, black currant, and Sicilian bergamot. The central notes are toffee, patchouli, wild strawberry, jasmine, and tea rose. Finally, the base notes consist of vanilla, sandalwood, Siam benzoin, and white cedar extract.
You can probably tell from the notes list alone that this perfume is not a simple one!
However, thanks to the unique notes, it smells elegant and, frankly, expensive, especially compared to the price point.
The wild strawberry is definitely a strong note, but the addition of vanilla and toffee add amazing gourmand accords. There are also woody, white floral, and powdery aspects that make it a great Flowerbomb dupe.
The bottle is also adorable! In my opinion, it’s the perfect perfume to gift to someone.
4. Korres Vanilla Freesia Lychee Women’s Eau de Toilette
- Notes: Tea, litchi, sandalwood, vanilla, musk
- Similar in terms of: Amber vanilla fragrance with jasmine and freesia
Of the many Flowerbomb knockoffs on this list, this is one of my favorites.
Wanna know why?
I just love the vanilla-heavy dry down after the fruity start on this eau de toilette. It is creamy yet fresh, sweet but not cloying.
The top notes of this fragrance are tea and bergamot. In the middle, we have litchi, peach, freesia, sandalwood, and jasmine. Vanilla, musk, and patchouli make up the base notes.
While the note list is simple, it’s highly effective. I especially love the fruity combination of litchi and peach. It might be a little fruitier than you’d expect from a cologne like Flowerbomb, but the base notes match perfectly. The floral notes are also identical.
The bottle design is also delightfully classy and almost vintage.
The scent is moderately long-lasting, but reapplication may be needed. The patchouli and musk make it an excellent autumn perfume!
5. Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Roll for Women
- Notes: Pear, orchid, toffee, patchouli
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with patchouli and fruit notes
Thought Jimmy Choo only made shoes? Think again!
I didn’t expect to find a chypre cologne that smells like Flowerbomb. After all, chypre fragrances are known to be more sophisticated and sharp, rather than sweet and floral.
So how does that work?
Well, let’s look at the composition. The top notes of this perfume are pear, green notes, and mandarin orange. The middle note is simply orchid, and the base notes consist of toffee and patchouli.
As you can see, the fruit notes, floral addition, and patchouli help it actually act as a Flowerbomb alternative.
I love the elegant and sophisticated combination of notes in this perfume. Orchid is a unique floral note to add, and the fruit notes are amazing in the opening. If you’re not a patchouli fan, I’d recommend you stay away, since there is no vanilla or musk to tone it down.
The scent is incredibly long-lasting. In fact, your feet will probably start hurting from Jimmy Choo heels before it fades away.
The bottle is also gorgeous. In fact, it was specifically designed to look good enough to be at the front of the buyer’s dresser! I would say they have definitely achieved this goal.
6. Arsenal Women by Gilles Cantuel Eau de Parfum Spray for Women
- Notes: Litchi, peach, orange, jasmine, lily, caramel, musk
- Similar in terms of: Fruity floral fragrance with similar notes
I know what you’re thinking looking at this bottle.
At first glance, it looks like a bottle of alcohol. But, actually it’s just a perfume similar to Flowerbomb with some creative designing!
The top notes consist of fruity litchi, freesia, peach, orange, and melon. In the middle are jasmine, magnolia, lily, orange blossom, and heliotrope. Finally, the base notes are caramel, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, musk, and moss.
The layering of scents on this perfume are what make it a truly powerful Flowerbomb knockoff. It opens fruity, with a floral heart, and ends strong with the musky and woody notes.
It’s a mature perfume with moderate longevity. I have worn it out a couple nights to fancy dinners and have never come away without a few compliments!
Wanna know something kind of strange?
This perfume came out in 1998. Flowerbomb came out in 2005. Which leads one to think, who is actually duping whom?
7. So First por Van Cleef & Arpels Eau de Parfum Spray For Women
- Notes: Bergamot, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood
- Similar in terms of: Floral fragrance with bergamot and vanilla
It’s amazing how this perfumes smells like Flowerbomb without including that pesky patchouli.
That’s right, my patchouli-haters! This one’s for you.
The top notes of this perfume are bergamot and magnolia. The middle notes are floral, with frangipani, jasmine, and freesia. The base is rounded off with vanilla and sandalwood.
Thanks to the vanilla, bergamot, and floral notes, this scent is practically a Flowerbomb clone, just without patchouli. Instead, the sandalwood adds the necessary woody and powdery accords here.
Also, thanks to the magnolia and lack of musk, it’s a brighter perfume than Flowerbomb, and more suitable for the summer.
The bottle design is simply elegant. This scent is the perfect gift for younger perfume users who may not be big fans of patchouli, which is common.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1# What are the notes in Flowerbomb?
Ans: The top notes of Flowerbomb are tea, osmanthus, and bergamot. The middle notes consist of floral orchid, rose, freesia, jasmine, and African orange flower. Finally, the base notes are made up of patchouli, vanilla, and musk.
Q2# What is an amber fragrance?
Ans: Amber perfumes are those that have sweet, powdery, and warm accords. It’s not a separate ingredient, but actually comes from a mix of patchouli, vanilla, benzoin, and other possible inputs.
Q3# When should I wear Flowerbomb?
Ans: Thanks to the vanilla and musk, Flowerbomb is most suitable in the autumn and winter seasons. Just imagine cosying up with a cup of cocoa! It works in both the day and night time.
Flowerbomb is perfume close to my heart, so I tried to find the very best when searching for perfumes similar to Flowerbomb to share with you all. I hope you’ve found a bottle that suits your tastes!
In fact, I hope you’re able to find one that you like even more than Flowerbomb.
Let me know which one was your favorite!
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