The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations


I was all set not to like Bombay Bling.  The weekend started off with temperature of low 100s.  Then Friday night a storm came through bringing 75 mile an hour winds with it.  Saturday I cleaned up the yard from downed limbs and I had to clean up the shattered glass from my broken patio table (getting bits of glass out of the lawn is a time consuming task…but I had to ensure that the neighborhood fox and the squirrels don’t cut their paws on the glass!).  It’s Sunday and it’s still around 100 and I’m almost finished working on the lawn.  In other words, it has not been a fun weekend.  I always worry that when I’m in this mood, writing reviews might not be the best thing to do.  In any case, here we go…

Bombay Bling is a hard fragrance for me to describe.  It goes on sweet and fruity, but in a very subdued and subtle way.  Maybe it’s because there’s a tinge of pepper that hides behind the top notes, or maybe its the base of warmth that keeps the sweetness under control.  In any case, the opening stage of this fragrance is lovely and embracing.  In fact the nice thing about this scent is that as it wears the opening doesn’t really disappear it just becomes a bit more subtle. From the name of this fragrance, I was expecting some over the top, loud creation.  Instead, Bombay Bling is the exact opposite; it’s fresh, light and reminds me of purity, optimism and sheer happiness.

OK, Bombay Bling managed to eat through my crusty weekend veneer.  As I need to get back to the yard work, I’ll just leave with you with the notes.  I’ll be coming back to Bombay Bling later.  This is truly a wonderful surprise.

Bombay Bling Notes:

Mango, lychee, blackcurrant, cardamom, cumin, cistus, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang, tuberose, plumeria, gardenia, patchouli, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Oriental Floral
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $250 for 55ml EDP

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

11 thoughts on “Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations

  1. The three in this line are all pretty good. My favourite was Trayee (I think – if that’s the one with the wierd nutty/pistachio notes in). I got a quick preview of them months ago when they were released but would love to give them a proper wear.
    Nice to see you tackling some pretty unusual stuff Steve 🙂
    Found anything recently that you think you’ll be getting a big ole bottle of?


    • I’ll have to check out the other 2 in the line to see if they live up to my like for this one! And no big ole bottles, my last big bottle purchase was Pd’E Azemour… I am loving it!


      • Ah brill I didn’t know you owned that. I was planning on getting that in London but it was out of stock!
        Lovely citrus, cumin and moss mmmmmm. Great buy duuuude.


  2. Bombay Bling is my favorite one in the line and when I first tested it, it took me by surprise also: I didn’t expect to like it! I’m definitely buying a bottle of it once my travel bottle is done… Well, unless I decide to go for the second travel set – since I like Trayee as well and I think that Mohur might just grow on me (or I’ll do a friendly split since there are enough fans of this perfume).


  3. I really wondered if you’d like it. And I’m glad you did.


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  5. I just tried this for the first time and boy did it make me so happy! Was not expecting that at all. The best kind of scent surprise 🙂


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