Clean cotton, powder & vanilla with a bit of musk & woods
I bought this blind, and I am so glad that I did. However, I think it's outrageously priced for a mass market fragrance. More on that later.
What's so boyfriend about Boyfriend? Clean cotton sheets out of the dryer, perhaps a bit rumpled by now, with the faint smell of HIM ... that's Boyfriend. I don't get flowers or fruits in this one. What I get is clean cotton, powder & vanilla with a bit of musk & woods.
Boyfriend is a vanilla-based fragrance, not a sweet, candy vanilla but an old timey vanilla. This is not a bright, up beat fragrance, but not a moody, dark, foreboding one either.
I'm quite surprised at the "mature" and "old lady" comments that I've seen about this fragrance. However, what I would say is that if the typical celeb scent du jour is your preference (i.e., Britney and all her little sisters), stay far away from this one. Boyfriend is more in the style of SJP Lovely. In fact, if you like Lovely like I do, I bet you'd like Boyfriend too, assuming that you like powder & vanilla, which Boyfriend has plenty of. I also know plenty of women who just don't like floral fragrances, and I think Boyfriend would appeal to them as well.
So, in spite of my adoration of this scent, what's the problem? (1) longevity, (2) sillage and (3) price. It doesn't seem to last long on me ... maybe 3-4 hours. It may be because it's quite linear and I get used to it, but still. Also, it's a skin scent that's close wearing. Actually, I'd prefer this to have a bit more presence. It doesn't have to be a sillage bomb but I expect to get noticed in a 18 inch radius of someone. Lastly, it's priced in the luxe market on a ml for ml basis.
I have the 10ml rollerball from HSN ($20) and recently picked a few 5ml rollerballs on ebay. I'm waiting for the price to come down on the EdP spray, then I'll pick that up too. But at $35 for 1/2 oz (15ml), it's way over-priced imo. That would put a 3.3 ounce (100ml) bottle over the $200 mark. This is not a luxe perfume! At that price point, I could pick up a Bond or a By Killian or 2 Chanels or 3 Guerlains. But a Kate Walsh on HSN? Pluhz.
UPDATE - Wore this one today, EDP layered with lotion and dry oil spray. Hubby says, "You smell guyish." I must have looked surprised because he then went on to qualify, saying that it smelled good, that it was unisex, and that he liked it. Now, I was surprised, because hubby ain't no perfumista. However, he hit a homerun on getting the concept of the scent. :)