Sunday, July 4, 2010
The Mystery of Musk: A Wing and a Prayer Perfumes, Tallulah B2
Although its namesake was certainly no sweet, cuddly toy, the image that came to mind when I first sniffed Tallulah B2 was a teddy bear. This scent is as soft and comforting as a plush toy. Not that it's some girlish fruity floral or whisper-sheer baby head unperfume--it's a full-grown fragrance with plenty of floral kick from rose and mimosa, and the vanilla/musk base is rich as honey. There's something wonderfully retro about its smooth, rounded character. It doesn't echo the personality of Ms. Bankhead for me, but it certainly evokes her era, and it does have a kind of innocent sexiness--like, say, the Brox sisters.
Photo of the Brox Sisters from Wikimedia Commons