Eilish by Billie Eilish Perfume Review: A Fresh Vanilla Gourmand

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Welcome to my Eilish by Billie Eilish perfume review!

I don’t often blind buy fragrances, but as a lover of vanilla gourmand fragrances I took a chance on Eilish and it paid off.

Eilish is a sweet and slightly spicy vanilla fragrance that very quickly earned a spot in my regular fall rotation.

Let’s dive into the review!

Eilish by Billie Eilish Perfume Review: Quick Facts

Eilish by Bille Eilish

Eilish by Billie Eilish

Scent Profile: Amber Vanilla Gourmand

Longevity: Average, 7 – 8 hours

Versatility: High

Season: Fall, winter, spring

Cost ($ – $$$): $

Pros

  • Beautiful bottle: The bottle looks like a work of art and is a great addition visually to any collection.
  • Spicy twist of vanilla gourmand: Eilish has a fresh take on vanilla gourmands, setting it apart from heavier vanilla fragrances.
  • Longevity: Eilish has very decent longevity, especially for a celebrity fragrance.

Cons

  • Some find it too sweet: A common complaint among those who aren’t big fans of Eilish is that it is too sweet, or is geared to too young of a crowd.

What Does Eilish Smell Like?

Eilish opens with a bright, spicy sweetness. I immediately get sugary vanilla and chocolate, with a fresh spicy edge. The red berries bring in some bright sweetness, though I don’t pick up on the orange note at all.

Eilish is most definitely a sweet vanilla gourmand fragrance, but the spicy notes give it a somewhat unique take on vanilla gourmand. It is more of a fresh vanilla as opposed to a dark vanilla extract or a heavy creamy vanilla.

The fragrance is pretty linear, as it dries down the scent remains a sweet and spicy chocolate vanilla gourmand, with some musk in the dry down.

Top Notes: Sugar, Red Berries, Mandarin Orange

Middle Notes: Vanilla, Cacao, Spicy Notes

Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Amber, Musk, Woody Notes

Performance

Eilish has decent longevity, with it lasting 7 – 8 hours on skin and even longer on clothes. The projection is moderate, it becomes a skin scent after a few hours and maintains a close personal scent bubble. 

When and Where to Wear Eilish

Eilish’s spicy sweetness gives it a cozy, comforting vibe and makes it a great choice for fall, winter, and spring. Keeping in mind that any fragrance can work year-round if you want it to!

Eilish is very versatile, as it isn’t an overpowering type of scent. It is suitable for daytime and evening wear, as well as any setting, including school, the office, casual outings, or a night out.

Price

Eilish is priced below most designer fragrances but above many celebrity fragrances.

Some of my favorite layering ideas for Eilish
A few of my favorite layering combination for Eilish.

Layering Ideas for Eilish

Vanillas are so versatile and are always fun to layer with.

Here are a few of my favorite layering combinations!

  • Burberry Goddess + Eilish
  • Kayali Vanilla 28 + Eilish
  • Commodity Milk + Eilish
  • Nest Madagascar Vanilla Oil + Eilish
  • Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’71 + Eilish

FAQ

Is Eilish unisex?

All fragrances are unisex! If you enjoy it, wear it! That being said, Eilish is very sweet and does lean toward being a traditional “feminine” fragrance. However, the spicy freshness does balance out the sweetness in my opinion. 

Can you layer Eilish with other fragrances?

Definitely! Billie Eilish herself encourages fragrance layering and exploration. Experiment and have fun with it!

Is Eilish vegan and cruelty-free?

Yes! [1]

Is Eilish No. 2 similar to Eilish?

Hard no!! No. 2 is a dark woody fragrance. It is pretty much at the opposite end of the fragrance spectrum.

What age group does Eilish suit best?

Any! While some feel that Eilish is targeted at a younger demographic, I don’t agree. People of all ages enjoy sweet gourmand fragrances. Eilish works for anyone who wants to wear it!

Final Thoughts

If you love sweet vanilla gourmand fragrances, Eilish is worth a smell! 

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