The photo above (taken from her official Tumblr) is the reason I'm giving Kate Walsh the benefit of a doubt. Let's assume that the name Billion Boyfriend and the whole concept of the second Kate Walsh perfume (following the original Boyfriend) is a tongue-in-cheek thing, kind of like the adorable 1953 Marilyn Monroe/Lauren Bacall/Betty Grable movie. I really hope so, because otherwise. Ugh. Let's not even go there (Ari on scents Of Self already did).
The fragrance itself is bad enough (Jen of This Blog Really Stinks disagrees). Perfumes rarely surprise me these days, but I wasn't prepared to how cheap and unoriginal this thing smells. Billionaire Boyfriend is a sugary white floral that reeks of the 1980s in the worst possible way. In fact, it makes me think of something of my youth's drugstores, but not from the perfume aisle. Most likely some deodorant or other body product aimed at teens. Unlike the first Kate Walsh Boyfriend, this one screeches and hollers, like fourteen year old girls in public places during the most obnoxious stage of their social development.
The note list for Billionaire Boyfriend mentioned jasmine, orchid, and gardenia. None of the floral notes I smell here come from nature. It's the stuff they put in (cheap) room sprays, car trees, and really questionable household products. The creamy amber dry-down has a strong element of fake caramel that dominates my skin for hours and is rather hard to wash off clothes. I'm sure that somewhere there's a person who smells good in Billionaire Boyfriend, but I'm certainly not the one. Even on a blotter, though, this thing smells like the love child of Pink Sugar and Giorgio Beverly Hills that is revealed amid a paternity fight on Maury.
"Let Him Spoil You". Please don't.
Notes: Bergamot, Tangerine, Green Lush Leaf, Black Jasmine, Black Velvet Orchid, Gardenia, Patchouli Flower, Amber, Cistus, Vetiver, Sandalwood.
Kate Walsh- Billionaire Boyfriend ($35, 0.5 oz EDP) is available from Sephora.