Friday, June 20, 2008

Chedwick Loves Trouble

Chedwick wants Trouble.

Maybe next Christmas he'll get a bottle.

Trouble by Boucheron (Gold Bottle) 2004 Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
This is a blend of roses, including black rose, orange blossom, bitter almond, vanilla, amber, and sandalwood. It's been compared to Dior's Hypnotic Poison (which its head notes do resemble) Dior's Addict (shares a sexy warm heart note) and Tocade by Rochas (it does have a Tocade-like note that lasts quite awhile, which must be the black rose extract--very nice.) I'd rather have Trouble than the two Dior scents it resembles though, because like Tocade, it is something very wearable and sexy. Nothing iffy about it. It takes about 15 or 20 minutes before it blossoms into a really fabulous fragrance. Don't judge it by its headnotes, but by its heart & soul.

Jacques Cavallier is also the nose behind other scents that I like: Stella, Hot Couture by Givenchy, and Tom Ford's Noir de Noir

Trouble Eau Legere (Bottle in foreground on its side) 2006 Perfumer: ?

A lighter version of Trouble, but really very light. I don't see any need for a lighter version.

(Revlon had a perfume called Trouble circa 1989, and it was nothing like the scents shown in the photo here. I never see the Revlon scent anymore, which is fine with me.)

"Some people develop eye strain looking for trouble." ~ Old Saying