Milton Lloyd Bondage L’Affaire: It Goes Beyond Looks

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Milton Lloyd is the brand behind Taylor of London, Jean Yves, Bondage and Colour Me.  What they are doing is  producing perfumes for ridiculously cheap prices.  OK so far you might think, nothing new there.  What’s the catch?  Well the catch is that they’re actually pretty good.

So far I’ve yet to find one I cannot bear, although I had a little trouble falling for Chacal as it smells so similar to Dior Poison ( more of which anon).

Some might call them duplicates, but I prefer “homages”. Many of them smell similar to the more popular market leaders, but not exactly like them.  And besides, so many perfumes smell exactly the same to me these days that who are we to start pointing the finger? I’m talking about the vanilla/strawberry/candyfloss fruitichoulis that we get so often.  Against them, Milton Lloyd represents a welcome change of direction and I for one am happy to stock up.  No snobbery here- if it smells good I’ll wear it.

 Milton Lloyd Bondage L’Affaire has a great 1980s Duran Duran stylee box and the perfume within smells jolly good indeed.

Top notes: mandarin and pink pepper, middle notes: lilac, violet, peach, base notes: musk, amber, patchouli. Over on Fragrantica they’re comparing it to Gucci Guilty and Chanel Allure.

What I get is a light wearable floral with some fruity citruses keeping it fresh rather than cloying.  In a blind test I would have sworn there were freesias in this.  There aren’t but that might give you some idea of the prettiness of the florals, and let’s face it, not all florals are pretty.  Some are heavyweights and some are sickly.

The base notes of Bondage L’Affaire are just enough to give it a  prickly sort of lasting finish that is not too much for daywear but gives a nice almost woody finish as it rounds things off around four or five hours after spraying.

Bondage L’Affaire is available from Amazon.co.uk for the princely sum of  7.99 for TWO.

 

4 thoughts on “Milton Lloyd Bondage L’Affaire: It Goes Beyond Looks”

  1. If this were available in the US, I’d be tempted to buy it just for the packaging. The fact that the seller on Amazon.co.uk appears to be Hornsea Inkjet Supplies makes me wonder exactly what you all are getting up to at work over there.

    1. Laurels- how I wish you were nearer/postal regs weren’t so draconian.

      You would be laden with samples from me!

      best wishes
      Samantha

  2. I think this whole range would be super stuff for Xmas presents – everything from Secret Santas for work, to stocking fillers, or even proper presents from kids and cash-strapped students (as long as it’s accompanied by a proper home-made card, which is the real present).

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