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 white floral with lime peels. The perfume mostly wears like quince and dazzling, citrus-kissed white florals. There’s a hint of watery, green cucumber and tangerine juice. The heart is a heady, clean jasmine and orange blossom with peach fuzz. It dries down to a peppery floral musk and soft, airy amber. I love that the base went in this direction instead of something sweet and vanilla-y (which I have sniffed in other “yellow florals” before).
Like the other EB FLORALS, Nick’s Sunflower is a really, really pretty perfume – prettier than reality. This one is as a bright as a sunflower, a summer fantasy. However, I think this one would be a nice pick-me-up in the dead of winter.
Notes listed include linden, quince, lychee, narcissus, nectarine, orange blossom, tiare, jasmine, osmanthus, tuberose, muscenone (synthetic musk) and ambrox (synthetic ambergris). Launched in 2017. PERFUMER – Ilias Ermenidis
Give Nick’s Sunflower a try if you like pretty “yellow florals” or fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like L’Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillons, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme, Byredo Flowerhead, Burberry Brit Sheer, Joya Composition No.1, Bond No. 9 Hudson Yards and/or Carven Le Parfum.
Projection and longevity are average (to above average because of that ambrox).
Nick’s Sunflower comes in a few sizes with 3.4 oz retailing for $295 at Eric Buterbaugh. A discovery set is also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Quince and pretty, pretty florals. It’s a nice addition to the EB Florals line, fits with the brand’s aesthetic. It’s the sort of pretty, sunny fragrance that conveys a field of sunflowers in late summer.
So, if a sunflower could have a fragrance, what do you think it would smell like?
¹I spent a week reviewing the perfumes. Check those out if you need a refresher or missed them.
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