This past week I was invited to the new home of Eric Buterbaugh line of scents. the scents are florals and quite lovely- I’ll be going into them more in the future as I live with them, but at first blush they’re beautifully done. I met with Fabrice Croisé, the charming and handsome Frenchman who partners with Eric in his retail store.
For those of you who don’t know of his work, Eric is a florist by trade- he’s the house florist for the Four Seasons Hotel and responsible for their gorgeous arrangements He decided to create a line of fragrances that were a perfumers dream; the best ingredients and an all-or-nothing approach. The perfumers were able have a free hand in creating the scents.
The Beverly Boulevard store is a beautiful space, with an attached art gallery, beautifully planted atrium with a seating area that is worlds away from the busy street.
The scents are Hyacinth, Lilly of the Valley, Tuberose, Jasmine, Rose, Lavender and Violet and are all quite beautiful in an unexpected way. They are very quiet scents, almost meditative. For instance the tuberose is very sheer with with an initial hit of citrus, while the rose is spicy with pepper and delicious musk. I also was told of some of the upcoming scents, which I promised to keep secret, but I think will please a lot of people.
I’ll be writing more about these as I live with them. If you are in Los Angeles you should stop by and experience these. The shop is on Beverly Boulevard just East of Sweetzer. More info is available on their website, here.
The scents are $300 for 3.4 ounces. I received my samples from the store.
Image credit: Los Angeles Times