Recently I did a review on one of my most beloved fragrances, Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb.
I’ve been madly in love with Flower Bomb for quite some time now, but there’s no denying that this fragrance comes at a high price! That’s why I was excited to discover this “dupe” for it. Dossier Gourmand White Flowers.
Imagine creating a fragrance in which one bottle is sold every minute.
For fashion designers Viktor and Rolf, that is their reality. Their iconic Flowerbomb perfume launched in 2005 and is still going strong seventeen years later. 🌸
It's on every beauty editor's wishlist and is considered one of the best luxury fragrance creations of all time. It's one of my all-time favorite perfumes as well. It being a luxury scent meant I wasn't always able to splurge on the $129 bottle.
I recently discovered the Flowerbomb perfume Dossier.co alternative and was blown away by the resemblance in scent. Up until recently I’ve never actually heard of the brand Dossier. I was actually introduced through PrismPop! I discovered them through the tester club and decided to use some of my points to try!
Dossier's Flowerbomb alternative is dubbed Gourmand White Flower. It's significantly cheaper yet smells exactly like the original Flowerbomb Viktor and Rolf created!
If you gave me two unlabeled bottles, one from Dossier and one from Viktor and Rolf, I'd think they are the same scent. It's one of those unforgettable floral perfumes. If you love a luxurious floral perfume, you will love Gourmand White Flower from Dossier! 🌸
Keep reading below to learn all about this Flowerbomb dupe and how to get it!
🛍What Is Dossier.co?
Dossier was founded on a desire to make premium fragrances accessible to everyone! They take todays luxury and high end fragrances and recreate them at a much more affordable price!
You might be wondering how on earth I get my favorite floral perfume, Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb, for just $29.
The original Flowerbomb retails for $100 more, at $129 per 1.7-ounce bottle! Thanks to Dossier, I can get my favorite designer fragrances at a fraction of the cost.
Dossier.co launched in 2018 as the leading alternative fragrance site. They create fragrances inspired by our favorite luxury scents but sell them at a fraction of the cost.
This is primarily because Dossier doesn't charge for the designer name as most luxury fragrance brands do. They also package all of their products in simple clean, glass bottles and don't fuss with all of the gimmicks that other brands do to create some dramatic ornate bottle. 🌸
Dossier's philosophy is that we all deserve to smell like a luxury. Hear, hear!
The direct-to-consumer brand sells online. They have over 80 unique fragrances to select from inspired by scents from designers such as Chanel, Tom Ford, Le Labo, and Carolina Herrera.
They have a wide assortment of fragrances for women, men, and unisex scents as well. Recently, they launched their own candle collection, also inspired by designer scents.
The Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb fragrance 🌸 dupe is titled Gourmand White Flowers on Dossier's website. The bottle retails for $29 and has over 1,300 reviews with an average four and a half out of five-star rating.
Dossiers fragrances are vegan and eco friendly. They are 100% non toxic and cruelty free. Dossier uses only recyclable, environmentally friendly materials for their packaging, which is great for the environment.
Also, if you decide for whatever reason you don’t like your fragrance and choose to return it, Dossier will donate your perfume to charity!
🌸 Now let’s get into the perfume! 🌸
Dossier Gourmand White Flowers:
Inspired By: Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb
Fragrance Type: Warm & Feminine
🤍 Green Tea
🤍 White Flowers
Retail Price: 29$
To give you a quick summary before we get into details:
What I like about this product (Pros)
1) The smell: First I want to start off by saying how much I LOVE the smell of this perfume! It smells exactly like flower bomb, maybe even a little better!! If you handed me both of these fragrances with no label, I would think they were the exact same!
2) Simple packaging: Even though this doesn’t come in a super cute fancy bottle like flower bomb, I’m actually loving the simple packaging! I also love the magnetic cap! I think that’s really cool. I’ve never owned a perfume with a cap like that. Its very unique and allows for easy closure.
3) The Price: I also love how affordable this perfume is at only $29! My flower bomb also comes in the 1.7oz and retails for $129! Dossier is $100 cheaper…wow!!
What I don't like about this product (Cons)
My only complaint for the Dossier would be that it is not as long lasting as flower bomb. Flower bomb will last all day on me as to the Dossier that only lasts for a couple hours on my skin. After a couple hours all I can smell is a faint vanilla scent. But that’s ok, I just reapply. At $129 I definitely expect my flower bomb to last all day but with the dossier being a way cheaper alternative, I don’t exactly expect the same!
Overall I am impressed by Dossier and am glad to have found an amazing dupe for one of my favorite fragrances.
What Was Different Between the Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume and the Dossier.co Dupe?🌺
Below is my detailed comparision:
As a quick synopsis, I will say that the two fragrances are practically identical to one another in quality and scent! I was very impressed that Dossier could offer the same kind of product at such a discount.
There are some key factors I consider when comparing the two fragrances.
I am both a user of Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb and now Dossier Gourmand White Flowers, so I can confidently say that I know the two scents well. Let's see how they compare below.
Gourmand White Flower
I can't get enough of this scent. I am in LOVE with this perfume! I think it actually smells a little bit better than Flowerbomb, although ultimately they smell exactly the same to me!
If I did a blindfolded smell test, I'd think they were the exact same fragrance!
Gourmand White Flowers smell like Flowerbomb. Flowerbomb smells like Gourmand White Flowers.
They smell exactly the same. They smell like fresh flowers combined with a warm sweetness. Yet one bottle has a much better price.
It's a no-brainer that one of these scents outperformed in price. As a young professional, price is an important buying decision for me. I definitely treat myself to designer things every once in a while, but I also like to be practical and frugal when necessary.
Gourmand White Flower
Dossier's Flowerbomb dupe sells at just $29 for 1.7 ounces or the standard perfume bottle. I can also save on Dossier's site when I bundle my purchase.
A 1.7-ounce bottle of Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb retails for $129. That's $100 more. When I can get the same scent and quality for so much cheaper, I'm going to opt for the dupe over the designer.
Here's where I noticed a difference. One of these scents has more staying power.
Gourmand White Flower
I was impressed with the longevity of this scent, but not blown away. Gourmand White Flower only lasts a couple of hours on my skin. After a few hours, all I pick up is a very faint vanilla scent.
I have to reapply the scent at least once if I want it to go from day to night. This means I use more fragrance, despite the cheaper cost.
At $129 a bottle, I expect my Flowerbomb to last all day, which it does. A few spritzes in the morning take me from day to night with ease.
Flowerbomb is recognized by its distinct bottle shape. The polyhedron shape is synonymous with Flowerbomb in the fragrance industry. Dossier takes a simpler more minimalist approach to packaging.
Gourmand White Flower
Dossier uses the same packaging for all of their fragrance. This helps keep their cost of goods low. Their packaging is lovely, though.
It's timeless, chic, and meshes beautifully with any space. I also love the magnetic cap. It prevents me from losing my perfume cap.
The Flowerbomb bottle is definitely a statement piece. The dramatic shape, pink liquid, and black flower details are super fancy and super cute. But they're part of the reason this scent will set you back $129. I actually prefer the simple packaging of Dossier and the magnetic cap makes it easier to close.
🌸Cruelty-Free and Vegan
Finding products that are safe for animals and the environment is of the utmost importance to me. Usually, sustainable products come at a higher price point, which I understand. Dossier proves that all brands, no matter their price point can make initiatives in clean manufacturing.
Gourmand White Flower
All Dossier fragrances are eco-friendly and vegan. They don't include any animal ingredients in their products and never test on animals either as they are a cruelty-free company.
They also mention that their fragrances are 100% non-toxic. Dossier uses recyclable, environmentally friendly materials for all of its mailer and product packaging, which is much better for the environment.
The evidence on Flowerbomb's cruelty-free labeling is limited. According to reports, Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb is not cruelty-free as they are required by law to test on animals by their suppliers. It is also unclear whether Flowerbomb is vegan, but they are not advertising the perfume as vegan or cruelty-free, which likely means it is not.
Other questions and answers I think you may be interested:
🎀Who is Flowerbomb Perfume Made By?🎀
Flowerbomb is Viktor and Rolf's bestselling eau de parfum. The scent was developed by a team of talented noses including Olivier Polge, Carlos Benaim, Domitille Michalon Bertier, and Dominique Ropion.
The scent is equally as famous as the diamond-granite bottle it comes in, which was designed by Fabien Baron.
🏆Is Viktor and Rolf a Luxury Brand?
Viktor and Rolf is a luxury apparel brand founded by Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The avant-garde fashion house came to fruition succeeding the graduation of the two friends from the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design in the Netherlands.
The brand evokes a provocative spirit and pushes the boundaries of fashion, especially since the debut of its haute-couture collection in 1998.
What Does Flowerbomb 🌸 by Viktor and Rolf Smell Like?
Flowerbomb debuted at the tenth-anniversary celebration of the Viktor and Rolf brand. They wanted to capture the spirit of their eccentric brand in a bottle. In order of strength, Flowerbomb smells of florals, patchouli, white flowers, woods, citrus, powder, sweetness, spice, musk, and finishes with a hint of rose.
Is Flowerbomb a Day or Night Fragrance?🛍
Both! Flowerbomb is easy to wear from the day into the night. Most users also consider Flowerbomb a seasonless fragrance, so you can enjoy wearing it all year round. It is a very rich scent, so you only need one or two sprays.
Is Flowerbomb Perfume Discontinued?🛍
Flowerbomb is not discontinued; the fragrance continues production to this day and remains incredibly popular.
Flowerbomb sister fragrances have also been added to the Flowerbomb family such as Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid.
Is Flowerbomb Perfume Dossier.co a Good Substitute? 🌸
The Gourmand White Flowers scent by Dossier is inspired by Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb Eau de parfum. As a user of both Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb, and now the Dossier Gourmand White Flowers, I am uniquely qualified to juxtapose these two scents and compare their similarities and differences.
Dossier perfumes hold an 18% concentration which is solid for a fragrance. Most Eau de parfum scents have concentrations around 20%, so the scent is strong and long-lasting.
Gourmand White Flowers is an Eau de parfum, just like the Flowerbomb original. This means it has a higher fragrance oil concentration.
💫Eau de toilette: 8-15% fragrance oil
Dossier's mission is to deliver the highest-quality, luxury-inspired fragrance at fair prices. This empowers consumers to buy more, try more, and live more.
Gourmand White Flowers by Dossier has 1400 reviews with an average 4.5 rating, so people are pleased with the scent. Raving reviews comment that Gourmand White Flowers dupe:
💫"Exactly like, maybe even better than the original."
💫"Love, love, love!
💫"My husband thought it was Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb!"
💫"Literally better than the original"
In most of the reviews, it's apparent that these people had at least once smelled, if not already are owners of the Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb scent. It became apparent that not only did Dossier create something just like Flowerbomb, but maybe something even better.
Many of the reviews mention that they feel Dossier's scent is stronger compared to Flowerbomb and incredibly luxurious without the high price tag. People are raving that Dossier is a must-have fragrance and they are always getting compliments when wearing Gourmand White Flowers.
From my own experience, it definitely smells divine and exactly like the original Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb.
When You Should Wear It?⏰
As the floral name suggests, Gourmand White Flowers, this scent is excellent for blooming into spring and summer. Key notes in this scent include different flowers such as rose, orchid, and freesia, which are one of the world's most popular cut flowers.
Gourmand White Flowers and Flowerbomb smell identical to me. They are both very floral but also somewhat strong. For me, one or two spritzes are enough for the daytime, so I'm not overpowering.
It makes a lovely evening scent, especially if you layer it. It became intoxicating and a source of power for me. I feel warm and feminine wearing this scent all day!
Is Dossier Legit?❣💯
Dossier has been around since 2018 and in its four years gained notable recognition by consumers and press alike. Dossier has hundreds of thousands of customers and almost 200,000 Instagram followers.
The biggest culprits behind expensive fragrances are fancy packaging, retail markups, and celebrity endorsements. In reality, the fluid inside of your designer perfume bottle costs about two dollars to produce. So why are brands marking bottles up to $400+?
For example, Boadicea Blue Sapphire- Pure Perfume retails for over $800, but the juice inside the bottle only costs about $4. If you're at all skeptical of how Dossier can be so affordable, there is no need to be.
You should be skeptical of why some perfumes cost over one thousand dollars. These luxury brands are sourcing their ingredients from the same place as affordable brands like Dossier. It's not the quality as they might have you assume.
Dossier sources all of its scent ingredients from Grasse, France. This French commune in the Riviera is home to some of the world's most famous scents. It is where Chanel No5 was born, and also where Dior and other luxury brands create their signature scents.
The small town, Grasse, is filled with big fields. Fields of lavender, peony, rose, and more aromatic plants line acres of land. This magical place is the same place Dossier harvests and sources its ingredients for blends like Flowerbomb Perfume Dossier.co, Gourmand White Flowers.
Dossier's commitment to craft fragrances sold at affordable prices is recognized by highly acclaimed publications including Elle Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Insider.
🌺Additional Perfume Dupes Dossier.co Offers
Dossier is the leading perfume dupe company. A dupe company just means duplicate. Dossier specializes in creating proprietary formulas inspired by popular designer fragrances.
In addition to Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de parfum, Dossier.co offers affordable, accurate, and expertly crafted dupes for the following perfumes.
🌿YSL Black Opium Dossier.co
Black Opium remains one of the French fashion houses', Yves Saint Laurent, most iconic fragrances. The brand was founded in Paris in 1961. YSL Black Opium was released in 2014 as an ambery vanilla fragrance for women.
The scent retails for $139 per bottle. You can purchase the Dossier dupe, Ambery Vanilla for just $29. It features top notes of mandarin, pear, pink pepper, and licorice.
The base notes of coffee and vanilla and a touch of warmth to the scent.
👠Carolina Herrara Good Girl Perfume Dossier.co
Fruity Almond by Dossier is an exact dupe to Carolina Herrera's Good Girl perfume! you don't get the cool stiletto bottle in this instance, but you do knock $100 off of the price tag. Not a bad trade.
Fruity Almond is the perfect summer scent. It's sweet and floral. Key notes in this summer scent include peach, vanilla, almond, tuberose, and tonka bean.
It's soft enough for daytime yet elegant and fiery enough for the evening.
🌿Maison Margiela Replica Perfume Dossier
Dossier has three dupes of Maison Margiela's Replica collection. Dossier Aquatic Coconut is inspired by Replica Beach Walk. Woody Tobacco is an exact rendition of Replica Jazz Club.
Woody Chestnut is inspired by Maison Margiela's By the Fireplace. These scents are a great pick if you want something unique to each season. Create a sense of nostalgia around summer, fall, spring, and winter by sporting a unique Replica Perfume Dossier creation.
🌿Le Labo Fragrances Dossier.co
Dossier offers up four excellent Le Labo dupes. Many reviewers say these are spot on!
Le Labo is an Estée Lauder company focused on luxury through craftsmanship. Ironically Le Labo creates their perfumes in Grasse, just like Dossier. Yet you can score a Dossier Le Labo dupe for 70-90% off the retail price.
🌿Men's Fragrance Dossier.co
Dossier has space for the lads too! While the women's fragrance selection on Dossier is more extensive, there still are dozens of scents for men. Famous men's scents options on Dossier include Creed Aventus, Dior Sauvage, Bleu de Chanel, and Tom Ford Soleil Blanc.
The Smackdown: Dossier.co Gourmand White Flower vs. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Review🥊🥊
I've been deeply in love with my Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb perfume for years. To discover the Flowerbomb Perfume Dossier.co offers at a fraction of the cost was a dream. There is no doubt that the original Flowerbomb comes at a cost!
That is why I was elated to discover a cheaper, but equally divine alternative from Dossier. Gourmand White Flowers is the perfect dupe to Flowerbomb. It smells identical yet is $100 more affordable.
I am so glad I tried Dossier and am already on my way to try out more of their dupe scents! Overall I am very impressed with the quality of Dossier products and look forward to checking out their other options! 🌸
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