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Fragrance Junkie Central
I know there are a few of us on BT that are fragrance addicts, so I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated place where we can share our thoughts.   This is not to take away from the lovely What Are You Wearing Today, Fragrance Edition thread, but more a place to post longer reviews, chat about new brands or releases, and just shoot the breeze on anything good and smelly   For me, I recently acquired 2 new decants that I've been anxiously awaiting.  Ever since Lachaton mentioned that MMM was releasing a new scent called  By The Fireplace  I've been itching to get my hands on it.  My decant arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to marinating in it this weekend.  Secondly, I recently picked up a tiny sample of Shiseido Nombre Noir.  Apparently it is one of the most expensive failures in perfume history - made by Serge Lutens for Shiseido back in the 80s.  Of course, with a backstory like that, I was dying to get a sniff   What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!    
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HALL OF FAMER TriesToBoClassy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Isn't sampling so fun :D   I find even TF Ombre Leather a bit too leathery haha. I prefer softer sweeter ones with some iris in them, like Parfums d'Empire Cuir Ottoma... see post
Jo Malone Thread: Share the News and Love!
I've searched high and low and haven't found a dedicated Jo Malone thread, but knowing how many of us enjoy JM products I though it'd be nice to have a place where we can share upcoming news and our favorites.   My all time favorite is Blue Agava and Cacao, followed by Peony Blush Suede. I just picked up Basil and Neroli, which to my nose is a dead ringer for Bobbi Brown Beach! As I love Beach, I think this fragrance is going to be a new fave come the spring. It is different enough from Lime, Basil, Neroli to justify owning both in my collection. Basil and Neroli emphasizes the Neroli while LBM is heavy on the basil and lime, which give it a more herbal edge.
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HALL OF FAMER TKLJ / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Earl Grey was my first JM scent. I went back a week later for Wood Sage, and have been hooked ever since.  see post
Question about Serge Lutens
I am wondering that will Sephora sale Nuit de cellophane of Serge Lutens fragrances?
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BEAUTY PRO Cloudburst2000 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I hope they will!  Serge Lutens is one of my favorite fragrance houses :) see post
Which one for perfume ?
If you try both of these, which one would you consider more   1. Marc Jacob's Decadence   2. YSL Mon Paris   3. Roses - Chloe   4. Love Story- Chloe   5. Flowerbomb   They are all sweet and lovely scent but which do you pick?    
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BEAUTY PRO Cloudburst2000 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I don't care for Decadence. don't like the bottle either, kind of gaudy.   Never tried on Paris so no thougts on that one.   I like Roses de Chloe.  I do own a small... see post
What are your favourite fall fragrances?
I'd love to hear what your favourite fragrances are for the fall! Here's a list of what I've been turning to this season:   Papillon's Anubis - intensely smoky and rich oriental with a resinous incense base   Etat Libre d'Orange's Fat Electrician - unexpectedly bitter and smoky vetiver that's balanced with a creamy vanilla   Nasomatto's Black Afgano - burning rubbery, plasticky oud (? the company doesn't list the notes), challenging at first but the dry down is amazing   Tom Ford's Oud Wood - a wearable oud, suitable for all occasions   Ex Idolo's 33 - A rich rose-oud with a metallic, citrus edge
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BEAUTY PRO Cloudburst2000 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
For very wearable everyday fragrances, we have: Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge M. Micallef Ylang Jo Loves Red Truffle 21 Etat Libra D'Orange Putain Des Palaces L'Artisan T... see post
Fragrance reviews
I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we can post our impressions of fragrances we're testing   I finally had a chance to test three of the new Maison Margiela Replicas on my skin! They’re definitely more “niche” and more abstract/challenging than the rest of the Replica line.   Across Sands – Sweet, rich and warm but not overly so. I smelled some oud when I tested this on paper but it was very weak on my skin such that I question if I'm just imagining it. I'd hardly describe it as "daring" or "heady"; actually, I found it comforting more than anything else. The scent of sweet dried dates really comes through. About 15 minutes, there's an almost burnt darkness to it and then it just... deflates. Died down to a skin scent within the hour whereas most perfumes last hours for me.   Soul of the Forest – a wet, resinous, coniferous green that is easily wearable. The opening was fresh, but also a little sour which I found interesting. The incense is very faint. The dry down, by the way, is very rapid . Like Across Sands, it became a skin scent within the hour. Very weak projection.   Dancing on the Moon – the most challenging of the four. To be honest, I was surprized the house went with something that is clearly not going to be a crowd pleaser. This has an intensely indolic white floral character - there’s definitely a faint mothball note for me. It’s also a little powdery; I'm guessing that's the minerality. Much better performance than the other two.   Overall, these were better than I'd anticipated, but they still seemed a little thin/flat to me. Especially AS and SOTF, it's like they just... collapse. If you're looking for niche that's boundary pushing, I'd say try Etat Libre d'Orange which is around the same price point, is more creative and more "filled out."
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BEAUTY PRO Cloudburst2000 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I am testing out Serge Lutens 'La Fille de Berlin'.  I will DEFINITELY be buying the full bottle!  This is a rose lover's dream.  It smells like walking into a rose gard... see post
Expired Pinrose perfume
Did anyone else's pillowtalk poet come expired in the Pinrose 10 rollerball collection? It smelles like pure alcohol. 
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BEAUTY BOSS imababymuffin / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Just received the pillowtalk poet roller ball! It smells great! It doesn't have the alcohol smell the one I orginally got did so I'm very happy I got to try it the way i... see post
A perfume like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
I have been using this perfume for years; just wanted to try something different but is in the same category (similar notes) Any suggestions? Most perfumes are too pungent or their fragrance leaves my skin in half an hour.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lawnsong,   When I think of Coco Mademoiselle, I think about the strong citrus, rose and patchouli notes. I think a very similar fragrance would be Miss Dior as i... see post
Which Dior perfume is light and feminine, that can be used as a signature fragrace?
BEAUTY MAVEN Roxxiegx / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hello Kukui! I absolutely love the Dior Blooming Bouquet. It's both soft and feminine. You may also like Gucci Bamboo. see post
Chanel No 5 - which product to get?
My mom's favorite perfume is Chanel No 5, but she hasn't had any for a while, so I'm planning on getting her a bottle for Christmas. She wants the "biggest, most economical" bottle available. So should I get the parfum, the eau de parfum, or the eau de toilette, and in what size? Does a bottle of parfum really last long enough to be worth the extra price?
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BEAUTY WHIZ penelopeblooms / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi @Titian06 !   Thank you so much for your helpful response.  I had the exact same question and called the Rouge line, but they weren't able to go into detail about t... see post
A fragrance similar to the original Dolce
I really love the scent of the Dolce by Dolce&Gabanna but I find that the scent wears off rather quickly. Is there a scent that is similar to it with long staying power?    Thank you!
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Fragrance as a form of makeup or fashion accessory
Do you ever try to match your fragrances to your outfits or makeup? Some combos I love to wear:   Etat Libre d'Orange's Like This: A cropped, ultra fuzzy orange mohair sweater and high waisted grey pants with flats. A short, matte manicure. Subtle orange lip and neutral/bronzey eyes. Sock bun.   Nasomatto's Absinthe: a slinky cowl neck deconstructionist top (Maison Martin Margiela) with crisp white shorts and fun heels. Graphic eyeliner and a slash of bright lipstick. Hair straight as a pin. (What's funny is that I would never wear any Replica frags with anything MMM as I don't think they match at all!)   Frederic Malle's Une Fleur de Cassie: a beautifully draping black dress or something ultra-femme. Pretty garters and silk stockings with a back seam. Gold jewelry. Maybe a vintage fur stole. Smoky gold eyes. Hair down, soft waves.   Honestly, I could do this all day...
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@pocketvenus It'd be lovely if they had like a pintrest for it!  see post
looking for the Tokyo Milk fragrance most similar to Kate Walsh boyfriend
Loved Kate Walsh boyfriend fragrance and miss it so much.  I remember a Tokyo Milk fragrance smelling similar but can not remember the name of it.  Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR joiroy / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
Tokyo Milk Dark Excess. A bit sharper and more patchouli-based, but I definitely get the same vibe. see post
What are you wearing, Fragrance edition!
I'm one of those gals that are obsessed with fragrances and have about around 50 60 70 80 and still collecting...(if you want to call it that.) So I would like to know what are you wearing today?   I'm wearing Obsession...(hahaha kinda fits this thread, doesn't it? )
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HALL OF FAMER WhereYouStand / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love teavana! there's actually a tea bar/shop place called Sencha a couple blocks from my house which happens to be both  amazing for bubble tea and dangerous for me!... see post
Tell me
Is there any cheap perfume($17/$19) but still as good as the expensive ones for rollerball ($28/29) ?
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Lasts Longer?
So which of these perfumes on you, smells sweet the longest?    Roses - chloe   decadence - marc jacob   daisy so fresh- marc jacob   Mon Paris- YSL   Blooming Bouquet- Dior
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Maison Margiela REPLICA By The FIreplace travel size / spray / rollerball?
Does anyone know if Maison Margiela REPLICA By The Fireplace will be available as a travel size / rollerball / spray? I know it is one of the three travel sprays in the Masculine Discovery Set, but I'm hoping it will become available as a travel size on its own.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hey brah,   Unfortunately, the spray size is currently only available as part of the discovery set. I believe in the long-term there are plans to expand the travel/r... see post
Remember Twirl by Kate Spade? Searching for a new, similar scent. Advice welcome.
From what I've read on multiple internet sites, Kate Spade's Twirl may have used the following: orange blossom, tiare, watermelon, blackberry, French macaroon, star jasmine, musk, magnolia, and red current.   Thank you!          
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Fragrance points
Does anyone have any idea of when there might be triple points on fragrance?
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BEAUTY BOSS sultananatalie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Do you know when it will happen again? see post
Cologne for husband that pairs with my perfume
I'm looking for a cologne for my husband. We want something that will pair well with the perfume I wear. I am currently wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy. Any ideas?  Thanks
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I third the Atelier Cologne line! They are a bit more on the citrus side, but they smell amazing. Some of my favorites are Orange Sanguine, Pomelo Paradis, and Citron d'... see post
Fragrance that smells like Moroccan oil treatment?
Does anyone know of a perfume/fragrance that smells like the Moroccan oil brand treatment?  
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Kaze53 / FRESH FACE / replied
do you have samples you send out? I am also looking for a perfume that smells like morrocan oil!! see post
Need a scent recommendation from Pinrose perfume line
I'm looking to purchase few scents from this brand..I tried a sample of Treehouse Royal..did not like it. I liked the scent Pinrose. Could you guys recommend scents that are similar to that scent? Fresh/Clean/ Floral but not too much..
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BEAUTY BUFF mezzotown88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Do you happen to know when the pinrose wipe pack a go go will be in stock? Currently, it's out of stock. see post
perfume for october wedding?
Hi!    I am looking for a new fragrance to wear for my wedding on October 15th! I typically wear Burberry Brit but would like to try a new fall-ish scent...what do you recommend?!   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was coming to suggest Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles - but I like your suggestion more!   Alternatively, it's pricey (but it's your wedding day) - I think Tom Ford ... see post
Ask Viktor & Rolf a Question!
Viktor and Rolf's Co-Founders Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren will be in NYC this Friday for a Rogue event! Since the event is full and we can't all get to New York to meet them in person, the designers wanted to connect on BeautyTalk and answer your questions!  Post a question for Viktor & Rolf in this thread and we post their answers later this month!  Ask anything from how Flowerbomb was created to what inspires their designs.  
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BEAUTY PRO Terry555 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
With so many variations of flower perfumes out there, what makes Flowerbomb so iconic? What makes it unique? see post
minty fresh
i want to ask a huge favor  i love this scent its refreshing to me it wakes me up    is there a fragrance for men similar to this body wash ? 
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Laura Mercier - Creme De Pistache
Hi, I am a HUGE fan of the Laura Mercier fragrance "Crème De Pistache". I noticed it has been out of stock on Sephora's website since last year and have not yet received an email notifying me of it being in stock. Can someone tell me if it's been discontinued or what the story is? I absolutely LOVE this fragrance and will be disappointed If it is no longer produced. Thanks
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BEAUTY PRO SportyGirly125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Laura Mercier brought back the discontinued Creme de Pisctache in their holiday body creme set if you still wanted to purchase it and try their other scents or give them... see post
Sephora Favorites - Perfume Sampler (ITEM 1834746)
Hi!   Do you know what size perfume corresponds with each of the 15 perfume samples? Since some of them range from 1.0 oz to 1.7 & 3.3 oz within the $119 limit, I'm not sure which applies for all of them.    Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi fersou,   I reached out to our merchants for a confirmation on the exact size of each voucher option. I'll post an update when I have more info. In my experience,... see post
Fragrance Engraving
I've been trying to get a fragrance engraved in store (yonge and eglinton), but am getting different answers when I call in (e.g. one SA said any size can be engraved as long as it's not a round bottle. the other said the fragrance is eligible depending on the brand and eligible size for each brand varies). Has anyone gotten a fragrance engraved at sephora before and if so, what was your experience?   This is the fragrance I wanted engraved:
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Guerlain la petite robe noire
This is newest scent in blue bottle. I am super excited to get my hands on this fragrance... At this point, it is only available at neiman Marcus, but it is on back order with no date of arrival!! I have to buy this online due to no store within 200+ miles. Will Sephora be getting this? Or does anyone know where I can locate??? Thank you, denise
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need an idea for a cologne for my husband
hi im looking to buy a cologne for my husband. i like a real masculine smell...woodsy...fresh...clean...but with a flowery touch. any advice of what to get???
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BEAUTY WHIZ GlitterGlow / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Bleu de Chanel and Dior Sauvage are both worth taking a look ok at! see post