Review: TokyoMilk Tainted Love No. 62 Eau de Parfum

TokyoMilk Tainted Love No. 62 Eau de Parfum

Availability: Sephora
Price: $36.00

Company’s Description

This fragrance revels in the complexities of love, with warm notes of dark vanilla bean, sensuous sandalwood, provocative spices, and an unexpected kiss of sweet orchid. Dare to pair this fragrance with an exotic floral for a sweet and sultry scent.

TokyoMilk is a perfume brand created by internationally-renowned perfumer and designer Margot Elena. The brand is best known for creating unusual scents. Sephora now carries TokyoMilk’s “Dark” line, which features edgy, provocative perfumes.

This review is for Tainted Love, which is part of TokyoMilk’s “Femme Fatal” collection.

Notes: Dark Vanilla Bean, Sparkling Citrus, Orchid, White Tea, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean.
Style: Inquisitive. Dramatic. Darling.


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TokyoMilk’s Dark perfumes come in rectangular spray bottles. The bottle is made of black material that feels like ceramic. It is accented with white writing and designs. Tainted Love has a key image on one side, the number 62 on another side, and the company and perfume name on another side. The spray nozzle and cap are a gunmetal color. It releases a very fine mist. The box the perfume comes in has the same color scheme as the bottle and is made of medium-thick cardboard.

I love the packaging for all the perfumes in TokyoMilk’s Dark line. The bottles are masculine, beautifully simple, captivating and sophisticated. It’s something I would leave on my dresser as decoration even if I didn’t really use the perfume inside.

At first spray, you smell mostly the vanilla bean and white tea, with a hint of sandalwood. I smell only a faint whisper of citrus, and do wish that note were a little more dominant. But of all the TokyoMilk perfumes I’ve tested, this is probably my favorite.

The scent doesn’t alter much through the day. The vanilla bean is always at the forefront, mixed with a lighter presence of the muskier notes.

The reason I like this fragrance is that it has a perfect sweet-musk balance. I’m not a fan of sweet smells (they give me a headache), so I love that I can wear this “sweet” scent and still enjoy the counter-balance of sandalwood and masculine scents in it.

I also found that this perfume stays stronger for more time than the many other TokyoMilk perfumes. This one is still pretty noticeable after 3 hours. It does fade from there, but you can still smell it up close after 5-6 hours. With TokyoMilk’s other perfumes, you often can’t smell them after the 2nd or 3rd hour unless you put your nose up to the skin.

TokyoMilk’s eau de parfums are also nicely priced. For $36.00 you get 2 ounces of perfume. This is a much lower price-point for the amount of perfume compared to most of the other perfume companies you’ll find sold at Sephora.


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3 Responses to Review: TokyoMilk Tainted Love No. 62 Eau de Parfum

  1. Pingback: TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love EDP Perfume Review | EauMG

  2. Chels says:

    I read the notes and this seems like its amazing! I’ll have to check it out. I love sandalwood and vanilla bean! (and white tea and orchid and citrus…okay, I love it all!)

    Also, think you can work on making your website scratch and sniff compatible? 😀

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