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Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS Nick’s Sunflower Perfume Review

EB Florals Nick's Sunflower

Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS is a line of perfumes created by creative director and florist, Eric Buterbaugh¹. Nick’s Sunflower is the brand’s latest offering, a collaboration with milliner Nick Fouquet. Nick’s Sunflower is a fantasy fragrance of what a sunflower could smell like, assuming that sunflowers could have a distinctive fragrance.

Nick’s Sunflower is a fruity-floral. It opens with quince and Red Delicious apples in a sea of various citrus tree blossoms. As it settles, I notice the linden which is like a… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Coqui Coqui Flor de Mayo and Coco Coco Reviews

As I discussed in my review of a few Shanghai Tang perfumes, I like to buy perfumes when I travel to be my olfactory souvenirs. When I was in Mérida, Mexico¹ I ended up buying the mini sets of Coqui Coqui perfumes at their boutique. I actually did something I never do: I didn’t smell them. I just bought them because A. I was on vacation B. there was a gorgeous perfume boutique and C. the prices weren’t so bad.

Here I am many months later, finally sniffing them.

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Shanghai Tang Gold Lily & Spring Jasmine Perfume Reviews

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Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

A few years ago when I was in Hong Kong on a major skincare spree¹, I picked up two bottles of perfume from Shanghai Tang. Most of the perfumes that are sold in Hong Kong are also available in the U.S. I bought the Shanghai Tang ones because I haven’t seen them before (and the sales associate was so incredibly nice).

Some of you may be looking at these bottles and their names and rolling your eyes at… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl Perfume Review

Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl

Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl is an aquatic floral inspired by Bali. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of aquatic florals. I guess since I’m longing for a seaside escape, I was drawn to the thought of an aquatic perfume inspired by Bali and pearls.

Mystic Pearl opens as a sharp, squeaky clean aquatic floral. It starts to remind me of water lily or water lotus – a cool, wet floral. The heart is this wet, lotus floral with an aquatic sea mist… Continue reading

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Gallivant Tel Aviv EDP Perfume Review

Gallivant Tel Aviv

Gallivant is a new perfume brand founded by Nick Steward¹, former creative director of L’Artisan. This is a line of destination perfumes…perfumes inspired by place. The brand currently highlights four cities: Istanbul, London, Brooklyn and Tel Aviv.

All I know about Tel Aviv is that it is a party city filled with hot people. Basically, I think of it like Miami except replace the Art Deco architecture with Bauhaus. When I received my Gallivant samples, I wasn’t that interested in trying Tel Aviv. Why? I thought… Continue reading | 11 Comments