September 8, 2016
Elizabeth and James is the Olsens’ ready-to-wear line of retro-tinged urban chic and these perfumes fit exactly with that ethos – classically refined with retro twists and wearable anywhere. All four are beautifully conceived, from the quality of the ingredients to the glamorous bottles. But Bourbon is the standout. It is a riff on a classic oriental perfume, but, in keeping with the credo of its namesake fashion line, is pared down and elegant. You might expect Bourbon to head down the same path of so many other mainstream vanillas and go edible with the sticky sweetness of pastry, or, given its name, veer boozy and heavy. But Bourbon avoids these clichés and instead offers a warm, elegantly dry vanilla balanced against aged oak, with a scintilla of creamy greenness from the tuberose.
Thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth and James Nirvana, we have a 1.7 oz bottle of Bourbon for a registered reader in the CON US. The random winner is Amanda C. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with Nirvana Bourbon as your subject and your complete mailing details by 9/9/2016 10:30 Am EST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late. Please be sure to use your email from your comment so we know it is you.
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