The Perfect Mango Cocktail: Bombay Bling! by Neela Vermeire
A charming summer fling that’s not as ditsy as it sounds.
Bombay Bling! opens up on a charming, fizzy note of effervescent mango, lime, and what feels to me to be stone fruit – either plums or peaches. The fruity top notes act together to form the impression of a dollop of jammy, intense fruit puree added to a glass of champagne. It is incredibly buoyant and cheerful. At this stage, I have to say that it is slightly too fruity and too sweet for my taste. What saves this perfume, for me, is the creamy sandalwood and cedar base, which rises up to support and soften the piquant, acidic red and orange fruits up top after a couple of hours. The effect is to mellow and soften the entire composition, making the dry down comfortable and luxurious.