Billionaire Boyfriend by Kate Walsh

Billionaire Boyfriend 2012

13.02.2012 - 01:44 AM
Helpful Review

Stick with your old boyfriend

First of all, I really dislike the name (which, by the way, is BILLIONAIRE Boyfriend - no mere millionaire) and bottle of this perfume. What is this, perfume for gold-diggers? While I appreciated the concept of the original Boyfriend (the scent of a man's fragrance lingering on the skin of his girlfriend), this is just tacky - sort of like Paco Rabanne Lady Million and Juicy Couture had a baby.

Ok, got that off my chest. What really matters is how the perfume smells, isn't it? Well, sorry to say, I'm underwhelmed in that department too. To me this smells like they took the original Boyfriend and topped it off with some generic perfume "soup." Although I found Boyfriend to be a very original smelling perfume in the world of designer scents, this version smells much more ordinary.

Ironically I find the original Boyfriend to smell more high quality and expensive than the hyperbolic Billionaire Boyfriend. This flanker, it seems to me, was designed to appeal to those that may have found the original too dark, musky and, well, "different."

Alas, as is true in today's world of neverending flanker's, I think Billionaire Boyfriend pales in comparison to the original. It is "almost" good. Looking at the notes, this should be something I would love. And it could have been, with higher quality ingredients and a less "play it safe" approach.

My advice? Stay away from this shiny, new, but ultimately shallow Boyfriend. If you really want to smell "rich," stick to the orignal
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