Category: Badgley Mischka

Summer Fun(k) or Persephone’s props.

  (image by Arlene Gottfried) Fresh, effervescent perfumes offer relief from the heat, a respite from the sultriness of the summer season. Eaux de Cologne, aquatics, light fruity fragrances, leafy/grassy green perfumes, airy mixed-florals. These usual suspects accessorize the fleshy displays of the season. They contribute to the cleanliness/godliness illusion of skin. My skin puts the lie to this fiction.…

A FRUITY FLORAL COMPARISON, OR SMALL FISH, BIG POND.

The fruity floral tends to be a dismal genre. It’s not intrinsically bad, but producers in the 2000s chased the least common denominators of the hybrid down a well of banality until there were only two controls left on the soundboard, marked ‘sweetness’ and ‘kool-aid’.  Both dials were stripped from sweaty overuse and wound up stuck at volume 11. Badgley…

Badgley Mischka Fleurs de Nuit, 2007

Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux Follow-ups to fist time successes are notoriously difficult and Badgley Mischka appear to have tried to recreate the win by following a similar strategy to the original Badgley Mischka by Badgley Mischka.  The original perfume was a syrupy fruitchouli released in 2006.  While the genre may have been generic, the perfume was not.  It dressed up a shady…

Badgley Mischka by Badgley Mischka, 2006

(Zizi Jeanmaire, Yves Saint Laurent and models. 1962. Image source unknown.) Perfumer Richard Herpin My liking Badgley Mishcka is akin to the person who hates all white florals loving Robert Piguet Fracas. I don’t have anything against the notion of the fruity floral per se, but I’d never smelled one that I wholeheartedly liked until Badgley Mischka. It proves that if…