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Today I'm wearing Chanel Sycomore. It's been a while since I wore this one and am just taken aback once again on how beautiful it is.

That's my next FB buy. Fully agree.
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Has anybody heard of Eric Buterbaugh Florals? I actually met with Eric's partner last year because at the time I was looking at the business of perfume. I was super impressed with their line - the scents, the bottles and packaging, and the background of the guy I met with, who was very smart guy that had worked in the fragrance world in Europe for over 20 years. He gave me a small bottle of their lavender fragrance, which I gather from the website (www.ebflorals.com) is now called Velvet. It's a modern take of Caron Pour un Homme, and it's very well done. Maybe a little too close to the original to merit a purchase, but a nice scent nonetheless. I'm wearing it today.

I was confident after meeting with him that they'd make a big splash in the niche world, but I've not heard a thing about them in the year since they've launched. I know they have a nice company store in West Hollywood, and they've gotten some magazine coverage. But I haven't seen anything on the blogs, or anything from you guys.
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My sense is that there are several groups in the fragrance world... you've got your mass market designer scents, either like celebrity endorsed randoms or well known 'houses', then you get the higher level private boutique exclusive lines along with the newly emerged pseudo-niche, like say Creed as a house that was tiny but now has some mainstream popularity, or Ford etc, and then the higher lines of Chanel, Guerlain, Cartier, etc, then you get closer to true niche like L'Artisan, Lutens, both of which are now at Sephora so maybe not even those two anymore, so maybe more like say MPG etc and I would say people like ELDO, Jule et Mad, only in that they're in much fewer doors, and then you get your real "Indie" lines, say like or your Buterbaugh etc where it's very limited distribution and media coverage, very small production or sales volumes etc. I find a lot of the indie lines either get stuck in a corner and die, or stay as niche because they intended it to be that way (eg Tauer) or they had the right fragrance but never had the chops on the business side, and then you have people taking advantage of this 'niche' trend like say Cartier and it's a little fake but as long as the scents are good then why not I guess. I'm just rambling I guess, but my point is nope, never heard of the line but that's becuase I'm only really exposed to niche and pseudo-niche levels. Plenty of people only see celebrity/designer stuff, others only higher end/niche, and many are only interested in the really obscure / indie stuff. Plenty of good juice out there but doesn't mean that people will recognize it and give it the credit it deserves unfortunately.
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I'll be honest, I have never heard of Eric Buterbaugh Florals. I will check them out, though.

I am wearing Malaise of the 1970s today.
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I don't think Buterbaugh qualifies as a true indie - I see that as more the realm of the amateur perfumers that sell online. Tauer is an example of an indie that had a lot of success. Eric Buterbaugh is well known in certain circles as a celebrity floral designer. His partner, Fabrice Croise (the guy I met) is a fragrance industry veteran. Their packaging, branding, scent quality are all top notch. They had their scents made at Firmenich, by well known professional noses. They're more like a Ford or a Malle in that sense. I suppose that's why I'm surprised I haven't heard more about them in the last year.
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Gocha. Never heard of 'em
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SOTD Carnival d'Havana. 

 

Honestly with Sultan, I can't really discern individual components because they are so well blended. This is cigar leather vanilla with a touch of incense, I guess. Again, bloody love it and it will be hard to return to the alcohol based stuff once these run out. 

 

TG became more incense-dominated as time passed - after 2-3 hours, certainly. Reminded me a bit of Amouage Epic Man. Good, but not as great as the opening - I value the balance between ingredients that "creates" a new scent. Maybe I accidentally washed the more volatile stuff off. 

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SOTD Carnival d'Havana. 

 

Honestly with Sultan, I can't really discern individual components because they are so well blended. This is cigar leather vanilla with a touch of incense, I guess. Again, bloody love it and it will be hard to return to the alcohol based stuff once these run out. 

 

TG became more incense-dominated as time passed - after 2-3 hours, certainly. Reminded me a bit of Amouage Epic Man. Good, but not as great as the opening - I value the balance between ingredients that "creates" a new scent. Maybe I accidentally washed the more volatile stuff off. 


Which of his line did you end up sampling? Mine still haven't arrived!

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Wonderful spring day here in Stockholm meaning Aventus 16a01 and finally got to pull out the suede penny loafers.

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Which of his line did you end up sampling? Mine still haven't arrived!

AA, Al Hareem, TG, Ambrecuir, Jardin white ginger lily, Jardin gardenia, Delice Ameretti, Carnival d'Havana. He also included Ame Sombre G1, Pure Incense, Incense Royale, Inferno to apologize for shipping late. 

 

What happened is after a week, I wasn't sure what the eBay status was saying (whether it had been mailed yet or not) so I pinged him and he responded with a really apologetic note that he was really sorry not to have done so yet since he was snowed under orders, and he'd do it right away. Got the package in Singapore about 5 days later, with the extra samples and a little note to say sorry again. Really quite a lovely man and he definitely has my business as long as I can afford it.

 

My only regret with these samples is that I don't think he'll last long like this, his popularity will force him either to expand his operation, or to include some kind of limiting system on orders (like queues, priority orders, secret email, you name it... or bumping up prices 10x). Or big industry will snap him up, because he's REALLY talented (at least as far as I'm concerned, but Kafkaesque and LT appear to agree). But I am glad to have had a chance to sample it before any of this happens...

 

Carnival became more and more gourmand as time passed. The dry leather-like mix (honestly, I can't pinpoint what it is but it somehow feels really familiar and also strong, food like but "clearly" not food) slowly turned into caramel made with brown sugar and real, high quality vanilla scraped from pods in large amounts. There's a world of difference between that finish and the synthetic one in e.g. ADP Fico di Amalfi. The gym has wiped out most of it (these attars, despite their concentration, wash off quite easily) so I'm wondering what to try next. Ame Sombre?

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AA, Al Hareem, TG, Ambrecuir, Jardin white ginger lily, Jardin gardenia, Delice Ameretti, Carnival d'Havana. He also included Ame Sombre G1, Pure Incense, Incense Royale, Inferno to apologize for shipping late. 

What happened is after a week, I wasn't sure what the eBay status was saying (whether it had been mailed yet or not) so I pinged him and he responded with a really apologetic note that he was really sorry not to have done so yet since he was snowed under orders, and he'd do it right away. Got the package in Singapore about 5 days later, with the extra samples and a little note to say sorry again. Really quite a lovely man and he definitely has my business as long as I can afford it.

My only regret with these samples is that I don't think he'll last long like this, his popularity will force him either to expand his operation, or to include some kind of limiting system on orders (like queues, priority orders, secret email, you name it... or bumping up prices 10x). Or big industry will snap him up, because he's REALLY talented (at least as far as I'm concerned, but Kafkaesque and LT appear to agree). But I am glad to have had a chance to sample it before any of this happens...

Carnival became more and more gourmand as time passed. The dry leather-like mix (honestly, I can't pinpoint what it is but it somehow feels really familiar and also strong, food like but "clearly" not food) slowly turned into caramel made with brown sugar and real, high quality vanilla scraped from pods in large amounts. There's a world of difference between that finish and the synthetic one in e.g. ADP Fico di Amalfi. The gym has wiped out most of it (these attars, despite their concentration, wash off quite easily) so I'm wondering what to try next. Ame Sombre?
He seems really nice - he was equally apologetic about my order.

Any issues with application?
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He seems really nice - he was equally apologetic about my order.

Any issues with application?

I chopped a Q-tip in half (diagonal cut for extra surface area) and used that to dip in and then spread it on the area between the collarbones in front of the neck. That seems to have done the trick. I suspect a little bit is absorbed by the Q-tip (the stick seems porous or something) in the process but it's ok, I don't mind sending him more money sooner.

 

Plus you really don't need much - I only applied 1 dip this morning and could smell it continuously without effort for a few hours (it started disappearing after a 10 minute walk in the searing sun which probably helped it evaporate faster). There are way more than Kafkaesque's estimated 4 dips/vial left. 

 

I find it a lot easier than the samplers for alcohol fragrances, where the strength of the spray varies the quantity. And here, if you overapply you can just rub some off on your finger... or the Q-tip's fluffy end. The projection increases for a while after application, it sort of "unfolds". 

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Vintage Fahrenheit today, from the Dior coffret a bought a while ago on eBay. I got a nice blast of nutmeg and woods on first spray, and found this very pleasant.
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I chopped a Q-tip in half (diagonal cut for extra surface area) and used that to dip in and then spread it on the area between the collarbones in front of the neck. That seems to have done the trick. I suspect a little bit is absorbed by the Q-tip (the stick seems porous or something) in the process but it's ok, I don't mind sending him more money sooner.

Plus you really don't need much - I only applied 1 dip this morning and could smell it continuously without effort for a few hours (it started disappearing after a 10 minute walk in the searing sun which probably helped it evaporate faster). There are way more than Kafkaesque's estimated 4 dips/vial left. 

I find it a lot easier than the samplers for alcohol fragrances, where the strength of the spray varies the quantity. And here, if you overapply you can just rub some off on your finger... or the Q-tip's fluffy end. The projection increases for a while after application, it sort of "unfolds". 
Great, I can't wait to get mine
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SOTE Jardin Lily. Opens on a very green jasmine, without much of the rich butteriness of fresh jasmine - this is more like the dried stuff in (very good) jasmine tea. Can't place the green - I'm guessing that would be the eponymous white ginger lily.

 

As with the others, it's slowly unfolding as I type.

 

From his eBay page: 

NOTES:

Top: Indian White ginger Lilly, Jasmine Sambac enfleurage 

Middle: lavender and, gardenia abs, Tonka abs, sandalwood 

Base: Bois de Borneo (rare Borneo oud by Ensaroud), katrafay, tonka absolute, calamus, Haitian vetiver, galbanum, civet, ambergris

 

Edit: it's been 3 hours and it's all gone. A small whiff of something that sort of resembles sandalwood and lavender is all that remains, and very close to the skin too. This one needs 2-3 drops at least.


Edited by crdb - 5/4/16 at 6:49am
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