Fictitious Fragrance Fan: Blanche Devereaux

Nest has a KNACK for many things, one of them being beautiful, formal floral fragrances of the highest quality and artisanship. Their bevy of blossomy scents, to me, instantly evoke a southern woman of gargantuan glamour. When I first lit my Nest White Narcisse candle, I looked around my apartment for Designing Women‘s Julia Sugarbaker. It’s HER, friends. So when I became acquainted with Nest Passiflora ($65 at Sephora) at a recent launch dinner, I almost screamed into my soufflee that THIS IS BLANCHE DEVEREAUX’S PERFUME. Here’s how I know everyone’s favorite sexy senior would rock it.

Know him? Why, I left my undershorts on his radiadah!–Blanche Devereaux
I envision an ’80s Blanche sashaying into her local Neiman Marcus in Miami (Bal Harbor, obv) and being absolutely enchanted by Passiflora’s gorgeous floral illustrations. The bottle so perfectly mimics the dulcet tones of her vegetation-themed Beverly Hills Hilton style wallpaper. And then, she sprayed it. Christophe Laudamiel’s blend is an herbaceous sonnet, starting out with green notes, progressing to passion flower and leaving behind base notes of hyacinth and lily-of-the-valley. If you’re a floral fan (or a Blanche enthusiast, do try it out tout de suite.
Tell me over some cheesecake: Have you tried this fragrance? What do you think Blanche would rock?

In R18 feature Fictitious Fragrance Fans, I assign a pop-culture character a signature scent. Fragrance is one of the most difficult areas of beauty to discuss and I find myself trying to convey a scent to you, more often than not, by the pop culture character it embodies to me. So why not make it a thing?

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