Seasonal Scents

shutterstock_221862415-featureEric Buterbaugh knows more than a little about delightful fragrances. Having earned a reputation as the florist to the stars, in 2015, he took that expertise and applied it to his own line of seven unisex scents, EB Florals by Eric Buterbaugh (since then, two more scents have been added to the collection). “A perfume and floral composition have a lot in common in terms of inspiration, creation and structure,” Buterbaugh says. “I jotted down a list of my favorite flowers and used that to open a conversation with master perfumers.” This spring he launches his latest creation, Nick’s Sunflower, a collaboration with hat designer Nick Fouquet, who is making a collection of hats to coincide with the launch.

Whatever your perfume preference, Buterbaugh suggests having a little fun with your choice. “When you like a new fragrance, try it on your skin and clothes at the same time and see what happens—that might help you decide how to wear it,” he says. “I love wearing two scents simultaneously on different parts of my body. It keeps things interesting.”

This spring is an excellent time to venture out of your olfactory comfort zone and explore the plethora of options from the biggest names in fashion and beauty: In addition to EB Florals, Chanel, Dior, Tory Burch, Creed and Charlotte Tilbury all have offerings perfectly suited for the season:

  • Available this spring from EB Florals by Eric Buterbaugh, NICK’S SUNFLOWER is Eric Buterbaugh and Nick Fouquet’s interpretation of what a sunflower would smell like if the unique flower had an actual scent, $295 (3.4 ounces), at ebflorals.com.

  • An homage to Tory Burch’s parents’ love story (her father signed a published love note to his wife “Love, Relentless”), the designer-slash-mogul introduces her new fragrance, LOVE RELENTLESSLY, which opens with pink pepper, rose and orris before revealing notes of patchouli and amber, $86 (1.7 ounces), at toryburch.com.

  • One of the world’s most famous makeup artists, Charlotte Tilbury, has created her first fragrance, SCENT OF A DREAM, which she promises will literally attract others to you via its alluring mix of florals, lemon, bergamot, black pepper, violet and much more, $100 (1.7 ounces), at charlottetilbury.com.

  • ROYAL PRINCESS OUD, by the house of Creed, lives up to its dignified name with a complex combination of bergamot, rose, jasmine, iris, sandalwood and several other notes that come together for a truly glamorous result, $270 (1 oz.), at Montage boutiques.

  • A fresh take on the iconic fragrance, NO.5 L’EAU by Chanel fuses notes of lemon, mandarin and orange, bringing the classic scent into new and decidedly modern territory, $100 (1.7 ounces), at chanel.com.

By Sari Anne Tuschman