62: blooddrop dixie elouise adelaide deschamps’ perfectly legal and innocuous kissing cake


dixie_elouiseWhat a name on this one! Dixie Elouise, as we’ll call it, has hands down the longest name of any perfume I own. I feel like it’s the Fiona Apple album of perfume titles. (Did just date myself? HEY EVERYONE, I’M OLD.)

Anyway – let’s see if all that name has any substance backing it up.

Some of the finest, ripest strawberries, the fluffiest and sweetest angel cake, the creamiest butter cream frosting and some davana to make the experience unique.

In the bottle (which is old school Blooddrop – I purchased this in a destash and it’s a few years old), Dixie Elouise smells super strongly of syrupy fake strawberry, and then a few sniffs later the creamy cake makes an appearance.

Wet on skin, it smells like strawberry shortcake, but kind of synthetic – more like a Strawberry Shortcake doll (pre-modern makeover please, I like my Strawbs in her OG puffy bloomers and striped stockings) than an actual strawberry shortcake.

It pretty much stays that way as it dries – the cake part gets a little bit stronger, but no real morphing. It also gets a bit less sweet as it wears, and oddly does take on a plasticky tone.

I had high hopes for this one based on the description, but alas, it’s headed straight for the destash pile. It doesn’t smell BAD, it just smells… fake.

Elevator Pitch: Artificial strawberries and cake. Smells like a Strawberry Shortcake Doll.


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