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Margot Elena is a busy lady. From what I could gather, she’s got 5 different lines going, selling items ranging from beauty products to bathrobes. Business woman for sure, but much better known as a “fragrance author”– she has been creating the gorgeous scents I’ve found (most commonly) at Love and Toast and Tokyo Milk for quite a while now.

Tainted Love No.62 is the first Tokyo Milk purchase I’ve ever made. I bought this 1.6 oz. bottle online from Sephora in eau de parfum for a very reasonable $36.00 about 2 and a half years ago. Since purchasing, the packaging has changed a bit and Tainted Love No.62 is now included in Tokyo Milk’s “Femme Fatale Collection”. The integrity of the fragrance has definitely held up, mostly due to the matte black finish on the bottle, which prevents sunlight from deteriorating the formula. This is a perfume you could literally have sitting on vanity for years and still smell as fresh as the day you bought it with every use.

Overall, this scent is heady, spicy, dark and sexy– the make and model names suit it perfectly. Typically fruity and floral, this is not. There is a sweetness factor with a major vanilla note, but from there, things get dangerous.

Tokyo Milk is described by the company as “dark vanilla bean, sensuous sandalwood, provocative spices, and an unexpected kiss of sweet orchid”. I would say that I 75% agree with this description- vanilla bean, sandalwood, spices– ABSOLUTELY, but sweet orchid, not so much.

Adding an exotic floral to this listing is a bit misleading because exotics, IMO, add a certain dewy/moist/glowy element to the scent that I don’t believe Tainted Love has…if that makes any sense to anyone. I think there is much more of a hint of dryness to this Tokyo Milk fragrance that reminds me of sweet cigarillo smoke- clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger really overpower any exotic flower scent that may be included.

I would stick with this fragrance for nighttime, in fall and winter. It clings to heavy fabrics beautifully and lasts a good amount of time, especially paired with the lotion. The best thing about its longevity though is the fact that it’s a very unique and memorable scent– once you pick up a trace of it, you won’t forget it.

Would I purchase this again? YES. There are a lot of imitators of this particular scent on the market right now, but this one is king—plus, the price is hard to beat.

I’ll say this last: If you are looking for a totally unique scent, check out what Tokyo Milk, Love and Toast, Library of Flowers or Lollia have to offer first, before you waste a bunch of time at the Macy’s fragrance counters.

Comments/questions? PLEASE!!!!
XOXO

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