7 Days of Eric Buterbaugh*
Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals.
I love floral perfumes; yet, I’ve never really shown my enthusiasm for tuberose soliflores. I have Malle Carnal Flower, what else do I need? In my opinion, I need nothing else. For the sake of EauMG, I try tuberose perfumes, but I rarely ever buy them. I have two. And those two are all I need. Trying Eric Buterbaugh Regal Tuberose has made me realize something. Maybe I do need another?
Regal’s opening is interesting, especially for a tuberose-centric perfume. It’s a bitter grapefruit with a dry, spicy peppercorn. I’ve never experienced anything like this in other tuberose soliflores. Regal is true to its inspiration and wears as a cool, camphoric and green tuberose. Or is it a green tuberose with stewed fruits? It truly balances between the two – green or fruity. It also becomes buttery, like a rich, decadent tuberose. The dry-down is a mossy green patchouli that I’m certain any patch-head will flip out over (myself included).
There’s this thing that Regal does that is some sort of olfactory sorcery. It manages to be both gauze-like while being velvety. Like readjusting the lighting in portrait photography, the angles of Regal shift (especially with movement). From one direction it’s this airy, citrus-hued green tuberose. From another direction, it’s a rich buttery tuberose with a sultry patchouli. It’s the most skillfully crafted tuberose perfume that I’ve ever worn.
Notes listed include grapefruit, white pepper, papyrus accord, patchouli, tuberose absolute, jasmine sambac, amber wood, oakmoss and musk. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Honorine Blanc
Give Regal a try if you like voluptuous white florals or tuberose perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Nasomatto Narcotic Venus, Diptyque Do Son, original Michael Kors, Malle Eau de Magnolia, Givenchy Amarige, Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile and/or Juicy Couture.
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 3.3 oz retails for $295 and the 8.4 oz for $495 at Eric Buterbaugh. A travel size is also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Intriguing tuberose. It’s a floral that is full of surprises without being gimmicky. Elegant and modern – it’s a great addition to the world of tuberose perfumes.
*The brand has eight perfumes but I’ve only tried seven and seven makes for an entire week of reviews!
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