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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 lipstick4soul / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've not been following this (or the Tom Ford) thread lately so not sure if it's been discussed. I just got a sample of the new Neroli Portofino Forte. I've only had it ... 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 dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Getting ready for bed with Stella. see post
See by Chloe discontinued?
Has the perfume See by Chloe been completely discontinued? Or is it just not available through Sephora anymore? Couldn't find it on the Chloe website either.
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Its still there on the US site.   see post
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 funtobegirly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I adore Givenchy Gentlemen Only on my husband. It's masculine, clean, peppery, with a little incense thrown in for good measure. Best of all, it's not overpowering, so t... see post
Q. what male cologne smells good? are there any at the sephora stores? i only see women's perfume.... not males. HELP!
BEAUTY MAVEN LeeLeeBk / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Mediterranee. OMG, my husband wears it and I love it on him so, so much! It can be for women too, but to me it smells much more male.   It is d... see post
Q. Help Needed in Choosing a Fragrance
Hi! I need help choosing a fragrance to gift my mom for her birthday. She is in love with both Jimmy Choo's Jimmy Choo and Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle. They both have patchouli base notes and mandarin orange top notes. It'd be great if some similar fragrances could be suggested. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN imababymuffin / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I feel like she'd enjoy Angel in the eau de toilette. Its a sweeter, softer version of the original with strong patchouli notes. I love this frangrance and also Jimmy Ch... see post
3X POINTS ON FRAGRANCE April 24- May 10! WHAT WILL YOU BUY?
I have several fragrances I have my eye on and am always looking for new scents.   What about you? What will you get?
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BEAUTY MAVEN jmore4 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi I was thinking about purchasing the Clean Skin perfume and was wondering if you could tell me about it? I also have my eye on the Clean Summer Sun limited edition, ha... see post
Clean Summer Sun Fragrance and/or Clean Skin Fragrance Questions!
So I've recently become obsessed with fragrances and I know Sephora doesn't currently sell The Clean Summer Sun fragrance, but I know it did in 2015. I was just wondering if any of you had a chance to smell it/test it out and your thoughts on it? I can't seem to find many reviews on it. I want something that's aquatic/fruity and summery. I also am interested in the Clean Skin fragrance for summer/winter and was wondering what people's thoughts on that one are? Is it really musky or more light/airy?   I currently wear black opium for nighttime/evenings, so I'm looking for a more summer/daytime scent. I do enjoy Marc Jacob's Daisy Dream, but it never seems to last one me. I also like Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell. I also enjoy Fresh's Sugar Lychee scent, but again, it doesn't last on my skin. I really wanted to like Armani's Acqua Di Gioia, but it smelled too chemically on my skin and I am trying to stay away from DG Light Blue since I know many people wear it. Let me know your thoughts on those two Clean scents or another other recommendations would be appreciated!
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BEAUTY MAVEN jmore4 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Awh you are so thoughtful! Thank you for the detailed reply :) I will definitely have to check out the Cashmere one, sounds very mysterious and cozy for fall see post
Favourite "Summer" Scent?
With summer coming, I find myself in search of a new summer fragrance.    For summer, I love light, fresh scents that remind me of the beach or the ocean. Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Gioia has been a long time favourite, along with Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue.   This year, I'm looking at Bobbi Brown's Beach, and Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk.   What are your fave fragrances for summer?    
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BEAUTY MASTER sabrinas / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Tom Ford's Fleur de Portofino is very lovely! Very floral though, so if you don't like that, I wouldn't go for this.  I get hints of Neroli, Jasmine and something else w... see post
Fragrance Sampler Canada
Does anyone know when the fragrance samplers with the certificate will come to Canada? I see them on the US site. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ TanishaCherry / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
We're forever getting penalized for living in Canada it's really unfortunate smh see post
Chanel no 5 allergy
I am allergic to Chanel no 5!  I got some as a Xmas gift (the eau de parfum) and it made me break out.  Pretty bad.  I didn't want to admit it was that even though I hadn't changed anything else so I sprayed one spray in my elbow nook and within 2 hours a minor rash started.   I gave it to my mom and it works fine on her.   Anyone who wears many different perfumes (like me) find something they are allergic to?
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mom2sands / FRESH FACE / replied
I received my first bottle for Christmas from my husband.  I broke out in bumps on my inner forearms and my neck and upper chest.  Small bumps, but the itching was like ... see post
Fragrance 3X points promotion not working?!
I purchased a 55 dollar perfume and it did not get me 165 points - instead, I got 52 points! Is it just me not getting the right points? Has anyone else noticed it?
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BEAUTY MASTER molkie / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
@ErikaCH This thread is from 2014. The details in the current (2016) promotion says your bonus points should be awarded within 24 hours. see post
Fragrance Advice - Hippie without the headshop
Hello all.   I have been hunting for a new scent for FOREVER. I know what I like but can't seem to find a good fit. I love what most people would describe as hippie scents (incense, sandalwood, amber, campfire, patchouli, spice market,  Arabian nights ) but I don't want to smell like a headshop - I work for a conservative company and so I would like a grown up fragrance with the notes that speak to me without getting a call from HR for a drug test.    I like those addictive woods, resins, and warm florals but more often than not find that scents in this family tend to be paired heavily with vanilla - which claws at me. I don't like anything too sweet, powdery or to musky. I do like scents that lean masculine and don't oppose wearing a men's or unisex fragrance.    Right now I am using the Ambre & Santal body wash/lotion by L`Occitane followed by Spanish Amber perfume by Pacifica. The Spanish Amber really speaks my language - but it does not have any sillage or staying power... and I have become 100% scent blind to it after years of use. That said, it is described as:  This modern and mystical blend has warm and resinous Amber notes at its heart, Rosy Geranium and woody Sandalwood in the middle and citrusy Bergamot and Elemi on top.   I have done countless trials at Sephora trying to find the right one to no avail. Some that I have tried without success:  Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Tom Ford Black Orchid Thierry Mugler Alien YSL Black Opium Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Tocca Beauty Cleopatra Juliette Has a Gun - all of them Hermes Eau des Merveilles Michael Kors Sexy Amber Fresh Cannabis Santal   Searching for specific notes has not served me and so I am hoping that my description of what I like/don't like will inspire some suggestions from you all. Thoughts?  TIA!!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC esse / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I'm a fan of all those smells you shared...happy hippie earth loving goodness BUT I work in **bleep** service, so I get it! Maybe give Burberry Brit a chance? Right off ... see post
Need opinions
I am trying to narrow down my choice for a full size fragrance. I have gotten the short list to 4 but am having trouble making a final decision so any input appreciated.  My four possibilities,  in no particular order are:   Tom Ford Black Orchid   Jimmy Choo Illicit   Martin Maison Lazy Sunday Morning   Versace Eros Femme    I have tried all 4 and like them all but would like to narrow it down to 1 or 2 to purchase full size.    Thoughts, opinions, experiences with any of the above? Your favorite of the above?    Thanks for the help.        
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi oklady2013,   I have yet to try the MM Lazy Sunday Morning but I have tried other MM fragrances and they are so amazing. Truly unforgettable scents that are unlik... see post
Any thoughts on Lavanilla Pure vanilla? or does anyone have any recommendations on vanilla scents
BEAUTY PRO pinkdratini / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
vanille extreme was one of my hg smells. unfortunately, i have developed some kind of allergic reaction to it. </3   i hope someone out there is enjoying it for me! ha... see post
Replica Lazy Sunday Morning: Rollerball Any Good??
I'm dying to buy Replica Lazy Sunday Morning but it is out of stock. I think it might be best to start with the rollerball anyway so that I can decide if I want to shell out for the full size.     Is the rollerball still good for this scent? It's such a subtle fragrance that I feel like it needs to be applied sparingly. How can I do this with a rollerball?      
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sfsueny / FRESH FACE / replied
Love my LSM rollerball - I think I wind up using a bit more than I would with a full size b/c the rollerball doesn't dispense as much - but I'm not bothered by that.  Th... see post
Bvlgari omnia paraiba mini
So, the omnia paraiba mini that was available in a promo a couple months ago... it's smarter than I am. I can't figure out how to use it. I'm not even sure if it's a spray or a dabber thingy. If anyone could let me know how it works, I'd appreciate it.
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BEAUTY WHIZ TiffyRenee82 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggled with this! see post
Q: Anyone have trouble with Burberry Rhythm going off a bit?
I've owned several Burberry fragrances for women over the years.  While I'm aware that the ingredients of some perfumes can degrade over time, especially if left in the sunlight, I've never had any trouble with Burberry.  (I keep several different scents in rotation, but I always use them up within about a year or year and a half.)  But, even though the scent was only launched two years ago and my bottle can't be older than that, my Burberry Rhythm seems to have gone off.  It doesn't smell bad, exactly, but it doesn't smell like it used to or like the samples in the store.   Anyone know why?  Have similar trouble?
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What is a similar fragrance to Marc Jacobs Decadence?
BEAUTY WHIZ dmichelle1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I find the new Stella by Stella McCartney to be a little similar. Both SOOO good. see post
SO I BOUGHT THE NEST EAU DE PARFUM SAMPLER COLLECTION AND RECEIVED IT TODAY
This is the one with mini rollerballs of all seven fragrances in the line -- Midnight Fleur, Amazon Lily, Dahlia & Vines, Verde, Indigo, White Sandalwood and Paradise. My faves are White Sandalwood (the one I was most intrigued by & wanted to smell), Midnight Fleur, Verde and Amazon Lily ... in that order. I find Dahlia & Vines way too strong, like you could smell me coming a mile away if I wore it. Indigo is meh. I almost used a 100 pt perk to get one and now I'm glad I didn't. Paradise is somewhere in the middle.    What are y'all's faves of the newer scents they've added? Anyone else purchased the sampler? I will probably buy the full size of White Sandalwood with the $25 off coupon next month. I want another heavier, fall/winter scent in addition to Nirvana Black that I already have. I wanted to smell White Sandalwood to make sure they weren't too similar and they're not.
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postmonk / FRESH FACE / replied
Dahlia & Vines are my Fav!  Always compliments when I wear it, and Indigo wasn't bad as a perk. see post
How to get samples
Hello,   I was wondering how can I get samples for fragrances, some of the Sephora stores do not carry all the fragrances that I am looking at, as it is only available online or in specific stores. I tried to email support however got the generic reply to call which I do not like to do, Any suggestions. Thanks in advance for your help and before I get blasted, I am VIB Rouge so not trying to be cheap, it is just when buying a $200 fragrance I would like to be able to sample it and I hope I do not have to call since in my experience with calling I get no help.   Thanks, Baba
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HALL OF FAMER samls324 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You could always check eBay or contact the perfume company and see if they would send you a sample. Never hurts to ask :) see post
Where to purchase parfum??
I was wondering if anyone actually owned parfum (most concentrated type of perfume, DIFFERENT from eau de parfum, the second strongest). I think it would be neat to get some and it would make my perfume collection complete, but where does one buy it? Does Sephora carry any?
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BEAUTY MASTER DaintyDiva / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
found this 2 Hermes too. They are on the same page with the EDP version, but if you click on the 0.5 oz  bottle option it's the Pure Parfum for $253 each.  http://www.s... see post
Atelier scents lasting power?
Ok guys I'm really in love with Atelier's description of their scents and the few I've been able to smell IRL.  Since my Sephora doesn't carry many of the scents, I was thinking of getting their sampler pack directly from their website (where they then give you credit for that amount towards a later purchase of a bigger fragrance), but before I committed to what would likely be an expensive addition to my minimal scent collection (I otherwise wear ginger or Bvglari's Black--I can't stand most floral scents and am more of ginger, tea, or other quirky scents) I wanted to know how well it lasted on.   Also, anyone have any other scent suggestions for someone who likes scents with things like: Bergamot, Leather, Rain (naturalish clean scents as opposed to ones that your dryer sheets might come in), Ginger and hates: floral (esp things like rose & lily, I can deal with violet); "hippy" scents (basically if you can find it in incense, I can't wear it or be close to it without dissolving in sneezes, so things like patchouli, frankincense, myrrh, etc.)
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BEAUTY CELEB bohowhatsername / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
I own the Mandarine Glaciale, and I absolutely adore it! It's not super girly, but rather very fresh and quirky, so I vote for that. I am very light with my application,... see post
Looking for simple, fresh clean manly cologne that's not over 100 dollars.
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Spence98,   If you are looking to spend less than $100, I would recommend the Dior Dior Homme Eau For Men cologne. It is a very subtle, fresh scent that has long-... see post
How many perfume bottles do you have?
How many bottles of perfume does everyone have?
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
after posting this i went in and re-evaluated and decluttered 3 more so now im down to 12 and don't feel bad if i try a new one haha see post
Guys you dont sale Jean Paul Gaultier "Le Male" anymore?
Guys you dont sale Jean Paul Gaultier "Le Male" anymore?
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ulta does. see post
Keeping fragrance all day.
Hello all! So my obsession with perfumes and body spray has recently skyrocketed! However, I am having trouble finding one that will stay with me for long periods of time. I know its eventually going to wear off but I don't want to over do it in the morning so that i smell good all day. I absolutely love the PARADA but like i said, its just not staying.    Please let me know if there are any tips and/or tricks that i should try or even a brand I should give a shot! Thank you so much!!!
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HALL OF FAMER MSena / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is great advice. Our sense of smell is prone to desensitization; it's called olfactory fatigue. :)   Unfortunately, even though I can't smell the fragrance anymor... see post
Scent Certificate - Scent not available
I have a scent certificate and really loved trying all of the samples.  I liked the Tom Ford Velvet Orchid and have been told at the Sephora located at Penn Square Mall in OKC that they don't know when they will receive it.  It is not available on-line.  Do you have any suggestions on how to get the 1 oz. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid.
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HALL OF FAMER makeitup305 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think at my Sephora they had a sign that said that if they didn't have an item in stock they could ship it to you. You can't redeem it in store and have them ship it? see post
Sephora Fragrance Sampler Valentine's Day Promotion - what scent was that? Help plz!
I placed an order a few weeks ago, and inside was an envelope with several fragrance samples. It was a promotion for the Valentine's Day 3x points fragrance deal. There was a Tocca fragrance sample inside that I adored and now want to  purchase, but I have now thrown the sample away and can't remember which one it was. Does anybody remember which one it was, or perhaps have one on hand that they can look at to help me out? Thanks in advance!   (PS I think it was Florence, but I'm not totally sure)
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BEAUTY MAVEN princesspeachy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Need A new perfume!
Hello Everyone!   I'm on the hunt for a new perfume! I went around smelling as much as I could and I came across this perfume called CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE by Chanel, I absolutely love this smell but i was curious as to how long the wear lasts? What are some thoughts about this product? Also I heard many good reviews about the perfume called Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf & i'm curious what the thoughts are about that one as well! Thank you! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Fragrances can vary in terms of how they develop and how long they may last or wear on each individual based on body chemistry, pH, and even what conditions you may go t... see post