Product Review: Laurence Dumont Crème Brûlée
Okay, so as per a fragrance recon request, I went & checked out Laurence Dumont's Crème Brûlée at Sephora today. It essentially smells exactly like the dessert. In the bottle & on paper, it smells strongly of the burnt, caramelized sugar that sits on top of the custard. On my skin, it mellowed out a bit and became creamier, with the vanilla coming though more. It reminded me a teeny bit of The Body Shop's Nut Butter, but sweeter and more foward. But it basically smells like a caramelly-crème brûlée the whole way through.
I'm not a big fan of foody smells, so I wouldn't buy this for me. But if you love the smell of the dessert, this is certainly true to form. To its credit, the sweetness wasn't plastic or saccarine like cheapie dessert smells can be. And, I didn't find one light spray too obtrusive -- it stayed pretty close to the skin after the first few minutes. I would put lasting power of the Eau de Parfum at around 4 hours, which seems a bit short. This might be just my nose getting used to the scent really quickly though... Roommate was with me, and she seemed to smell it on me much more than I could.
This would be a great pick for crème brûlée fanatics in your life -- only about $30 CAD for a big 3.4 oz bottle. As for me though, I'd rather enjoy the scent as a burning oil or lipbalm.