It has been six years since Boy Smells took the stank of hashish leaf and turned it into an olfactory dream with its Kush candle, which stays a greatest vendor to this present day. In 2021, founders Matthew Herman and David Kien expanded the model into the fine fragrance realm, and since then, it has been hit after hit.
Its Tantrum scent from the unique drop nabbed a Best of Beauty Award and subsequent releases, like Marble Fruit (one other greatest vendor) have additionally been well-received. The eau de parfums they put out had been all-new creations, however in December 2021, the model lastly launched a perfume based mostly on one in every of its candles, the beloved Hinoki Fantôme. On April 12, Boy Smells dropped three extra scents impressed by its candles, this time trying to the ever-popular Kush assortment.
Because the Kush candle’s 2016 launch, Herman and Kien have added 4 everlasting flankers to the combo: Purple, Italian, Cashmere, and Cowboy. The latter three they reimagined as eau de parfums for this new perfume assortment. As somebody who has burned all three Kush candles in her house, I used to be trying ahead to seeing — or slightly, smelling — how they in comparison with the originals. Seems, they’re fairly spot-on for probably the most half.
Boy Smells’s dedication to the inherent gender-neutral nature of scent continues with this vary, beginning with Cashmere Kush ($98). This one, I’d say, deviated probably the most from the unique, which occurs to be my favourite. As an alternative of pot leaf, which the very first iteration of the Kush candle employed, Cashmere makes use of pot flower to play off the opposite floral notes in it.
The perfume model’s nonetheless obtained that pot flower be aware, but it surely comes simply after the rhubarb, pink peppercorn, and recent aldehydes that you simply get upon first spritz. You will nonetheless discover the tulip, powdery musk, vetiver, and cashmere wooden in right here, however compared to the candle, this one is barely much less powdery, candy, and flowery to me. It is divine, sure, however would not skew as female as the unique. Of the three, this one had the least intense sillage and could be good for somebody who likes to put on their scents nearer to the pores and skin.