Beauty Test Drive: Kate Walsh’s Boyfriend Fragrance

I know what you’re thinking: “Does the world really need another celebrity fragrance?” I have to admit I thought the same thing when I was invited to the launch of Kate Walsh’s Boyfriend fragrance at Sephora. But instead of paying attention to the celebrity behind the new scent and the packaging that looks way too much like Marc Jacobs, I decided to judge Boyfriend on its own. Boyfriend is the scent of a man’s cologne lingering on the skin of a woman and mixing with her perfume. The masculine notes of woods, musk, and myrrh are balanced with the more feminine notes of vanilla, jasmine blossoms, and amber. It’s quite an alluring and sensual scent that makes me recall pleasant trysts with the man in my life now or those that have been long gone. Boyfriend isn’t heavy, though, and it has even become my everyday scent. And since Boyfriend has notes that are usually considered manly, the guy in your life will love it on you too. (A male friend even admitted that he’d wear it.) [$20 – $65, Sephora]