Kate Walsh Boyfriend ~ new fragrance

Kate Walsh Boyfriend fragrance

Actress Kate Walsh will launch her debut fragrance, Boyfriend, next month on HSN. Walsh was reportedly moved to get into the fragrance business when she found that missed her boyfriend's fragrance after they broke up.

In the fragrance creation process, Kate was inspired by the scent of a "guy on a girl," and combined notes of amber and woods, with a bright floral scent that women love. The fragrance has a bright muguet floralcy with dark plum and myrrh on top, with night blooming jasmine.

Boyfriend was developed by perfumer Marypierre Julien.

Kate Walsh Boyfriend will be available in 15 ml "Deluxe Miniature Fragrance Spray" and 5 ml "Pulse Point Oil". There will also be a dry body oil, a body cream, and a votive candle. (via prnewswire, additional information via happi, wwd)

Update: see a review of Kate Walsh Boyfriend.

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  1. miss kitty v. says:

    Huh. This could be really good, or really pedestrian. I like the concept.

    • Robin says:

      It’s cute, although if I missed my boyfriend’s fragrance I’d probably rather just buy the fragrance? But maybe her name is big enough to sell this…I had never heard of her til today, but that doesn’t mean much.

    • dee says:

      That’s what I was thinking Miss K; kind of a neat concept–though HSN means I’ll never get a chance to smell it!

  2. 50_Roses says:

    The mention of myrrh caught my eye. That doesn’t seem to be a note you find in many celeb scents. Rather simple bottles, too, so maybe they actually put some thought into the juice.

    • Robin says:

      Maybe!

      • 50_Roses says:

        I know, I shouldn’t get my hopes up. It just seems that there is only so much creativity to go into one of these celeb scents, so if they didn’t spend it on designing a silly, over-blinged up bottle, maybe they put it into the perfume instead?

  3. Karin says:

    No idea why you’d want to smell the scent of an ex-boyfriend!

    • miss kitty v. says:

      That’s a good point. :)

      • Dolly2 says:

        Unless your carrying a torch. Sounds a little strange to me.

    • Robin says:

      LOL…true enough, although there are some scents that I missed *despite* the boyfriends :-)

    • mals86 says:

      You’ve never NOT changed the sheets while your SO was away, just so you could bury your nose in his pillowcase? Or deliberately kept the boyfriend’s left-behind t-shirt for the sole purpose of sniffing it?

      No? That’s just me? Okay.

      For those who missed it last fall (all both of you – I was pretty vocal about it!), SSS Tabac Aurea smells izzackly like my old high school boyfriend. Glad he’s gone, don’t miss him, wouldn’t want him back at any price…

      … but the man smelled fabulous. I mean, *beyond fabulous*. And no cologne, either – he wore Old Spice stick deodorant, but it was mostly just him that smelled so great.

      What’s puzzling me about this idea is the floral stuff up top – unless what Kate Walsh is really after is something like the smell of the sheets in the communal bed, her perfume and his mixed together.

      • Minnie says:

        I also had a high school bf who smelled great. Actually he smelled like his mom’s apartment that smelled great. Not sure what that was . . . some kind of laundry detergent probably.

      • boojum says:

        Probably, if it’s “inspired by the scent of a guy on a girl”.

      • Warum says:

        This is not just you. I’ve done the same thing.

      • FOandW_oh_my says:

        Count me in on this one too.

    • RusticDove says:

      LOL K – I wanted to ‘like’ your comment. ;-)

  4. Owen says:

    so this is the stuff you buy when you miss your boyfriend?

  5. Bear says:

    Who is Kate Walsh?

    • Minnie says:

      She used to be on Gray’s Anatomy

    • Robin says:

      Click on the link (her name) in the article.

      • Bear says:

        Thanks Minnie and Robin!

        Can I ask you a question about vintage Ubar? Does the bottle have eau de parfum or eau de toilette printed below UBAR?
        There is a bottle on ebay (in Latvia) and it is the Pierre Dinand but clearly has “eau de parfum” on its face. Was the 1995 vintage edp or edt? Thanks for your response.

        • Robin says:

          I thought it was an EdT, but for all I know they made both. You’d have to check with Amouage.

  6. aestheticcoo says:

    Is she the one on the tv drama, the Practice? Interesting concept but I doubt I’ll ever try since I don’t shop at HSN.

  7. ol rait says:

    I like the concept but it seems like the perfumer made up a few trials based on the brief and Walsh said, “No, this is for a woman. Make it sexier/lighter/cleaner.” I don’t read anything masculine about it. Also thing the name is kind of strange.

    Also, typo? “…that [she] missed her boyfriend’s fragrance after they broke up.”

    • ol rait says:

      think*

      Happens to the best of us. xD

  8. boojum says:

    …and there’s that floralcy again.

    • miss kitty v. says:

      That managed to sneak it’s way right past me. They could have left “floralcy” out and it would have made just as much sense. MORE sense.

  9. RusticDove says:

    IDK, it’s one thing for the concept to be based on ones boyfriend, but then to name the fragrance ‘Boyfriend’ – that’s just goofy.
    “What are you wearing?”
    “Boyfriend.”
    Uh right. Doesn’t work for me. :-)

    • RuthW says:

      I was thinking the same thing, “boyfriend” sounds awkward and adolescent – though I do like the overall concept.
      I think the “floralcy” is for those people who buy perfumes because they the top notes, maybe the rest won’t be so bad?
      You could have a lot of fun with the marketing though –
      If everything about him made you crazy but his scent, buy “Boyfriend”.
      or
      If your committed relationship is with your coffee pot, buy “Boyfriend”.

  10. Dolly2 says:

    Ok. I knew I would get some chuckles today.
    Personally, I really wouldn’t want to smell like an ex-boyfriend. I mean what if he stunk?
    Tee-Hee!

  11. Copasetic says:

    I am a bit of a pop culture junkie, and I barely recognized her name. She definitely isn’t a Jen Anniston or Britney Spears.

    Even if the fragrance is a disaster, I think the packaging is cute. Very simple and modern.

  12. Joe says:

    This concept is really interesting to me… much more intriguing than most of the launch concepts we see, IMO. And another round of applause for the 15 ml “Deluxe Miniature Fragrance Spray.” I mean, I highly doubt the fragrance itself will be earth-shattering (sorry, snobbery), but the idea is great.

    And I don’t think I’d ever heard of Kate Walsh even though my antennae usually peripherally pick up all kinds of weird celeb & gossip trivia.

    • rlikestosmell says:

      She’s on my radar, but I’ll second all above comments on possibly good concept here, and Joe, you’re totally right… 15ml? Why isn’t EVERYONE getting on board with this?

      Niche folks? Listen up. Kate Walsh has a leg up on you here. I’d buy SOOO many bottles if they came in 15ml sizes, and commensurate modest $.

  13. Morgan says:

    I know who she is, but its not instant name recognition. Hundreds of actors more famous than her who don’t have a fragrance. The concept isn’t that great… but at least it has a concept.

  14. Lovetosmell says:

    I like the idea of the fragrance I will certainly check this out when it gets on HSN.

  15. Tivisiana says:

    This concept is really interesting to me… much more intriguing than most of the launch concepts we see, IMO. And another round of applause for the 15 ml “Deluxe Miniature Fragrance Spray.” I mean, I highly doubt the fragrance itself will be earth-shattering (sorry, snobbery), but the idea is great.

    And I don’t think I’d ever heard of Kate Walsh even though my antennae usually peripherally pick up all kinds of weird celeb & gossip trivia.

  16. jonr951 says:

    Robin, have you tried Boyfriend? I REALLY like it!

    • Robin says:

      I tried it on a blotter, admit I never got it on skin. It was nice — just one of many I didn’t get a sample of so never reviewed. VERY hard to keep up this year!

      • jonr951 says:

        VERY hard to keep up! Oh well. : )

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