Eric Buterbaugh has released the perfect spring/summer perfume – Nick’s Sunflower.
Eric Buterbaugh, along with California hat maker Nick Fouquet, created Buterbaugh Nick’s Sunflower. The question they tried to answer – If a sunflower did smell, what would it smell like? Created by Perfumer Ilian Ermenidis, with notes of linden flower, quince, lychee, narcisse, nectarine, orange blossom, tiare, jasmine, osmanthus, tuberose, muscenone (musk note) and ambrox.
I have no idea what a sunflower (the flower part) should smell it if it had a smell. I know the rest of it – green and woody. Buterbaugh Nick’s Sunflower is none of those things – it blooms with a sunshiney feel – white flowers underpinned with sweeter and more citrus notes that make it happy and joyous. There is a wee bit of a “fresh” smell in there. Normally, I’d be running for the hills, but it fits in there like it belongs and fades enough that I get back to the sunshine-drenched white flowers.
How close did they come to capturing the feel of what a sunflower should smell like? I don’t know, but they got the summer sun part of it right. This is made for summer and hot days. I’ve been wearing it since I got it because my mood is very much improved while wearing it, and it’s just really pretty. I’ve loved wearing it, and that’s hit the top of my list the last couple of years of important things a perfume should do.
The puppy is healing, which is a good thing and a bad thing. Now she wants to get back to doing everything she thinks she should be doing, but her doctor has said no to. Monitoring is exhausting, and I’m getting some things done, but not nearly as much as I want to be doing. My backyard benefits the most since it’s easiest to take them all outside for an hour.
Some mop-up giveaways from prior weeks – First, don’t have the Deer smut thing yet, so can’t give it away. Winners of the By Kilian Black Phantom or Amouage Blossom Love (you pick) sample – Kate E. and Silentbillblog, Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.
I’ll give away four samples of the Buterbaugh Nick’s Sunflower to commenters drawn at random. so trying to figure out a Sunflower smell, can that be done or should it? Well, if you win, it will make you happy regardless, it’s beautiful.