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31 Days of Perfume Challenge
Do you have a box full of perfume vials and/or a vanity covered in perfume bottles? Are you the Goldilocks of perfume, just looking for the perfect signature scent? Do you want an opportunity to post daily about how your perfume of the day smells oaky and smoky with hints of blackberry and currant, like a cigar in a whisky barrel rolling through a Mediterranean orchard on a breezy summer morning?   If you answered yes to any of the above, or you just want to hop on board for the ride, join us for a 31 days of perfume challenge starting January 1st! Some of us from the 25 days of lipstick challenge wanted to continue the fun and exploration, and since many of us have so many perfume samples, we thought this challenge would be perfect. If you don't have 31 perfumes or hate everything that doesn't smell like Meyer lemons and fresh goat cream, that's fine--we're just aiming to use the neglected perfumes we have laying around and incorporate them into our perfume rotations.   And if you want more perfume vials, there's no better time than now to take a peek at Sephora's samples section.   Edit: Anyone can join in at anytime! We're here to support, live vicariously through, and encourage everyone in their olfactory adventures!
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HALL OF FAMER alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ooh I like how that one sounds!  see post
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 alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Their other Pinrose offerings are good deals as well!  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 NancieNano / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
BBW Winter Candy Apple is my daughter's favorite @darkiceis. She got the whole set including the big candle for Christmas. see post
Best Herbal/Woodsy Scent.
I'm on the hunt for an herbal, earthy perfume. Think pine woods and fresh cut herbs. Any ideas?
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BEAUTY MASTER melanito / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I like the Atelier Cologne Cedre Atlas..I think ...very strong cedary scent..which I love 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 LCResz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't had a chance to visit a JM store or counter in awhile, but I really want to see what the new Intense cologne, Myrrh and Tonka, is all about. Anyone familiar wi... 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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HALL OF FAMER Guessgal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@dolphingrl986thanks for the response! since it can be engraved, I think I'll finally go in store to get it done 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
Non - Floral Perfumes
Hi All! I'm having trouble finding perfumes that I'm not allergic too. Any type of floral perfumes set off my allergies. Can you guys please recommend anything that doesn't have any floral notes in it?   Thanks in advance!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @JenYaco,   I'd look into Juliette Has a Gun Not A Perfume and DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY 2am Kiss! Both smell wonderful and Not A Perfume is hypoallergenic. (:  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
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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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @SkyOcean just a note that you might be able to find some more of your fragrance by posting in the trade thread. List what you are looking for and have some items you... 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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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Janeyy2 everytime you place an order online you get to choose 3 samples.. which are almost always fragrance. After a couple purchases you will find that you are swim... see post
Michael Kors
Has anyone tried Glam Jasmine from MK before? If you did, do you like it or didn't? and what perfume smells similar to Glam Jasmine in your opinion
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have Glam Jasmine and I like it. It is a heavier scent, though. Good for winter and the holidays.   I tend to like things with jasmine in them, and recently tried Ae... see post
Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Divine Substitute
I'm sponsoring a family this holiday season through a local nonprofit and am having trouble with a fragrance request. I know Victoria's Secret discontinued the Dream Angels Divine scent several years ago. Can somebody point me to a fragrance that would smell similar? If Sephora sells a rollerball of said fragrance that would be awesome. For reference, the notes are cyclamen, sandalwood, amber, musk, and jasmine. I'm having a particularly hard time imagining the fragrance right now as someone in my office is eating fried chicken. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN inicita / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
You can still get DIVINE in VS outlet   see post
CHANEL BLEU DE CHANEL: Eau de Toilette vs Eau de Parfum. Which one is better?
Greetings, ladies!   I'm looking for a cologne for my husband and BLEU DE CHANEL seems to be one that everyone loves. The issue now is which one should I get? Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum? Which one will last all day?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN inicita / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Bleu  by chanel is great but I like cartier for Men better see post
perfume for the pretty innocent blond 18 yo girl who looks like an angel
HALL OF FAMER pocketvenus / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire also comes to mind. It's a gourmand based on cherries.   I feel some Nest fragrances could work. They are very pretty and inoffensive -... 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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HALL OF FAMER aydasu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For some reason, Flowerbomb makes me think of Coco Mademoiselle. Maybe that would be a good option to spice things up. see post
Perfume purchase !!
To buy perfume from sephora online or store ? which one's better and authentic ? thanks
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HALL OF FAMER KatieJiang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@eaugirlspirit   Nice tip!  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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HALL OF FAMER pocketvenus / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I know what you mean! La Fille de Berlin is definitely nothing like a hand soap :)   see post
Sweet
I need some suggestions of sweet  and or warm floral or fruity floral scents. List me some of your favorites
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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
Which Dior perfume is light and feminine, that can be used as a signature fragrace?
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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
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
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