Floral designer Eric Buterbaugh has launched three new fragrances in a Floral Oud collection: Rose, Orange Flower and Lily of the Valley.
Floral Oud Rose ~ "For this particular fragrance, Eric imagined a fragrance that would be both independent and nurturing. Floral Oud Rose immediately opens on the Rose/ Oud chord that will characterise it until the end. The rose note is actually a blend of Bulgarian rose and rose Centifolia. The oud is surrounded by a cocoon of vanilla, insense and vetiver. A powerful statement of sensuality."
Floral Oud Orange Flower ~ "Eric loves the smell of orange flower. The smell is delicious, in a fresh, bitter, breezy sort of way. It also has a definite natural nobleness, and he immediately loved the idea of pairing it with a precious wood. Floral Oud Orange Flower opens with a flurry of floral notes (champaca, frangipani and the eopnymous Egyptian orange flower) and a hint of bergamot. An aromatic chord, patchouli and vetiver gradually comes to life and very soon we are in proper Oud territory. Notes of vanilla and oak moss accompany the rare resin to the end. A magnetic and mesmerizing scent."
Floral Oud Lily of the Valley* ~ "This union of opposites opens with a fruity/ spicy combination of bergamot and cassis buds, but the lily soon starts weaving its way into the mix, supported by a sublte [sic] hint of tuberose. The oud is there almost from the start, but tamed in a way that allows for the floral notes to breathe and blossom. The rest is amber and sandalwood, all the way to the end. A delightfully original creation."
*Note that Saks calls it Floral Oud Lily; the EB Florals website calls it Floral Oud Lily of the Valley.