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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 Smiley Happy


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.  Supposedly 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 Smiley Very Happy


What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!



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Byredo releasing 'Night Veils'

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Reine de Nuit:

Top notes: black currant, saffron
Heart: incense, rose
Base: patchouli, ambrette seeds


Casablanca Lily:

Top notes: plum, gardenia
Heart: carnation, Indian tuberose
Base: rosewood, honey


Top notes: cashmere, black tea
Heart: leather, tobacco leaves
Base: birch, oak moss

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7753 Mona from Histoires des Parfums

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Looks like Beau de Jour has been moved over to TF’s classic range

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More scents are being released or re-released by Lush. It seems some of the newer ones are only 100ml, at least on the Canadian website.




A list of the new releases, not including re-releases


Gloriously clean and green
$124.95 / 100ml

Fab banana-scented fragrance
$124.95 / 100ml

Hairdresser's Husband
Fizzy citrus-vanilla fragrance
$179.95 / 100ml

B Scent
Fresh citrus and florals
$149.95 / 100ml

Transformative jasmine and ho wood
$124.95 / 100ml

Road From Damascus
Warm, dusky rose
$249.95 / 100ml

Death And Decay
Creamy jasmine and tonka
$149.95 / 100ml

Two More Hearts
Lovelorn jasmine and rose
$124.95 / 100ml


The Bug
Alienesque elemi-anise
$179.95 / 100ml
Deep, delicious violet
$99.95 / 100ml
Orange Blossom
Light, floral orange
$149.95 / 100ml
Dad's Garden Honeysuckle and Chamomile
Calm, cool chamomile
$149.95 / 100ml

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Byredo is releasing neon letters to customize its unnamed fragrance

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Looks like this is coming soon Top notes: Sichuan pepper, turmeric Heart: May rose, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose Base: patchouli, tonka bean

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@MochapjThanks for sleuthing this out! I'm a little surprised - other than turmeric, the notes are very clichéd. Will def test this out when I can though!

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Has anyone heard news about Commodity’s return under new ownership? Vicken Arslanian bought the company in August of last year, and is going to make a documentary of his reviving the brand. The first two parts are up on YT under “Commodity Fragrances.” I love a few of their fragrances and am very excited about the news, so thought I would share!

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Diptyque has a new LE collection, Paris En Fleurs coinciding with the release of Eau Capitale which is a chypre Smiley Happy



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Jo Malone has a new release, Vetiver & Golden Vanilla. Vetiver and vanilla has already been done so well before by Hermes and Etat Libre but I love vetiver and cardamom so I'll definitely give this a try.


Top Note

This cool spice, with its green accent, resonates with the freshness of the grapefruit tea accord.


Heart Note
Vetiver Bourbon

Earthy and grassy, its elegant, woody intensity grounds and deepens the fragrance.

Base Note
Vanilla Bourbon

Vanilla adds an enveloping and sensual warmth to the vetiver heart.



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I’m really interested in this. When you give it a go will you make an update please

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@BeansCatwill do Smiley Happy

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Sephora has a product page up for Atelier C's latest, Love Osmanthus.


Scent Type: Fruity Florals

Key Notes: Osmathus, Cedarwood, Lemon

About the fragrance:Discover the osmanthus flower with Atelier Cologne. Sourced in China, this nocturnal flower blooms at night, adding a fruity essence to an exotic garden under the moonlight. Love Osmanthus captures the aura of this special flower in the same way a secret garden provides a haven to forbidden lovers.

This fragrance is made from 93 percent renewable, natural-origin ingredients of the highest quality: Osmanthus flower from China brings peach-like creaminess while lemon from Italy adds brightness and warmth, both grounded by cedarwood from America.



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Maison Francis Kurkdjian has teamed up with Fendi to release a scented leather handbag.


From Hypebae, Coming in both mini and standard sizes, the “FENDIFRENESIA” is constructed of sunshine-yellow Selleria leather and perfumed with Kurkdjian’s musky, gender fluid fragrance. Each bag comes with a small bottle of the scent, which can be vaporized on a card hidden inside the purse or worn on the skin.


The scent is supposed to last 4 years and is described as gender fluid, leathery and musky with notes of labdanum, styrax oil, vanilla bean and rose.


Would you buy a scented purse?



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@pocketvenus Thats a pass for me. I love that shade of yellow and would love to sniff the bag though lol

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@CyncynnI love the yellow colour too but I don't want my purse competing with my own perfume!

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New Diptyque -Eau Capitale Notes are: bergamot, pink pepper, rose, patchouli

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Read this is a chypre so now I'm more interested!


A fuller notes pyramid from a French website lists

  • bergamot
  • Bulgarian and Turkish roses
  • ylang-ylang from Comoros
  • cinnamon bark
  • Indonesian patchouli
  • Akigalawood
  • Georgywood
  • woody amber

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@MochapjHm, not the most original notes but I will definitely try it. Thanks for the head's up!

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New perfumes from Lush are available Smiley Happy



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