Floral designer Eric Buterbaugh has launched Eric Buterbaugh Florals, a new collection of fragrances.
Apollo Hyacinth (shown) ~ developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas. "Alberto Morillas chose to focus on the stem of the Hyacinth, rather than its petals, in creating this green floral fantasy. The result is as sugary (with the addition of of a Pear note), mineral and watery as the flower sap itself. It is incredibly elegant and subtle, all the way to its warm, soothing, woody finish." With notes of neroli, galbanum, Asian pear, hyacinth, lily of the valley, angelica seeds, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar.
Virgin Lily of the Valley ~ developed by perfumer Pierre Negrin. "Pierre Negrin conceived this delightful Lily like a tower of glass, where all is visible from the start, from top to bottom. The tingle of a citrus, the beauty of the Lily and the softness of musks, are all present at once. The result is a Lily floating in the air, in all its white purity." With orange blossom, bergamot, rosewood, muguet, ylang-ylang, amaryllis, sandalwood, ambrette seeds and musk.
Regal Tuberose ~ developed by perfumer Honorine Blanc. "This tuberose in the jungle was born from the travel memories of its creator. Strong, intoxicating and proud of its celebrated lineage in fragrance history… with a twist. A drop of grapefruit juice and a sting of pepper make it the most modern Tuberose alive." With grapefruit, white pepper, papyrus accord, patchouli, tuberose, jasmine, amber wood, oak moss and musk.
Celestial Jasmine ~ developed by perfumer Ilias Ermenidis. "A flower with a Persian origin has been re-imagined by a Greek perfumer born in Istanbul. A perfect clash between the white sparkle of Jasmine petals, the sensuality of ambergris (as captured and re-interpreted in the Ambrox molecule) and the darker, carnal effect of amber." With linden, freesia, jasmine, tuberose, narcissus, ambrox, silkwood and musk.
Sultry Rose ~ developed by perfumer Ilias Ermenidis. "Eric's signature flower demanded an iconic, indelible fragrance interpretation. This Rose is only that: a Rose. A resplendent, unforgettable, haunting Rose. Created by Master Perfumer Illias Ermenidis for himself a long while ago, it was given to Eric as an homage to his floral artistry." With pepper, passionfruit, rose, vanilla orchid, saffron, ambrette, oud and amber.
Velvet Lavender ~ developed by perfumer Harry Fremont. "Both Eric and Master Perfumer Harry Fremont grew up with Lavender. In fact, the entire back of Eric’s floral shop is still covered with the flower. This creation is all warmth and sensuality, balance and intrigue. Vanilla, sage, sandalwood and musk come through, but lavender is the host, present from beginning to end." With lavandin, bergamot, apricot skin, lavender, clary sage, armoise, vanilla, sandalwood and musk.
Fragile Violet ~ developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas. "Violet fragrances are typically all leaf (greener, watery), or all petal (sweeter, powdery, woody-floral). Alberto Morillas refused to choose and created a fragrance in equilibrium. The result is a gorgeous, delicate work of art that stays close to the skin and feels clean and resplendent all at once." With yellow mandarin, white tea accord, mulberry, violet, lotus flower, wisteria, Atlas cedar, liquid amber and feather musks.
The Eric Buterbaugh Florals collection fragrances can be found at the Eric Buterbaugh Florals store, and are $300 for 100 ml. A 'sampling kit' with seven 10 ml bottles is $210.