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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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LOL! What did you get?

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Alexander J -- Amber Oud (OMG smells so good)

Regina Harris -- Frankincense Myrrh Rose Maroc

Escentric Molecules -- Molecule 01

Lubin -- Indole de Lubin

Helmut Lange -- Cuiron

Heeley -- Sel Marin

Michele Bergman -- Black Amber

Bruno Acampora -- Musc

Byredo Parfums -- Gypsy Water

10 Corso Como -- Eau de Parfum

Nicolai -- Amber Oud

Montale -- Intense Cafe

Tauer -- L'aire du Desert Marocain

Tom Ford -- Tobacco Vanille

Regina Harris -- Amber Vanilla


Can you tell I have a smoky, amber, incense obsession going on, lol?

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ooh that list looks fun

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Tauer LDDM is awesome!


It has become my go-to cold-weather work scent (goes on a bit strong at first, but it hangs pretty close to your skin after an hour and some)


Byredo Gypsy Water is on my list, although I've been a little put off by the citrus top notes (my skin tends to magnify these notes) and the vanilla in the base. Would love to know what you think!

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You'd like Tauerville vanilla flash.  I prefer it to TF tobacco vanilla because it has a lot less cinnamon...I never realized until I smelled it how much cinnamon is in TV.  Also Kerosene Broken Theories;  warm burning incense and spices, softened with barely there vanilla and blood orange (it's unisex, not at all sweet).

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I wish Broken Theories smelled like spicy incense on me. I get lots of blood orange and little else.


Similar experience with R'Oud Elements...

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I LOVE everything you ordered. Smokey incense scents are my favorite. Really excited to hear your thoughts on these. Can't wait to see what you pick first. I'm  kind of drooling over here. 


I just ordered some plain old frankincense oil from Amazon and I'm rolling in it today. It smells so good. I rubbed a tiny bit on my dogs back and now she smells awesome too. 

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I'm all into smokey Amber so I'm taking notes Smiley Happy. Less so on the patchouli. IIRC, I'm not a fan of Byredo Gypsy Water, but I'm still intrigued Smiley Happy

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Small rant ahead: I hate when my ability to smell changes Smiley Sad 


I'm kind of sick - like, half-sick basically. It felt like a cold was coming on so I started taking all of my preventative supplements and now I'm basically left with a cold and minor symptoms.


But ughh I can only breathe through half my nose. And I wore Atelier Rose Anonyme today, and it smells kinda soapy and icky to me which sucks because I've worn it before and I know I like it. 


Grumble grumble grumble.

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Do a saline flush/neti and brush your teeth, that should unclog everything for a few hours. Feel better soon!

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Thanks, TSQ! 

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I have the half-cold too Smiley Sad


I've stopped wearing perfume altogether because everything smells gross to me.  Everything. 

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I should stop too, because yesterday was gross as well but I blamed it on the perfume since it was one I hadn't tried before. Blech. Colds are the worst!

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1930. This scent is heady and enveloping! Very sexy. The tobacco is perfectly balanced with the other notes. What came through the most for me was the cinnamon, tobacco, clarysage and vanilla. It was a warm day here and the heat seemed to bring out the scent more, little swirls of cinnamon!




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this sounds like my kind of scent.....

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This sounds like something right up my alley Smiley Happy. Thank you for sharing!

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Ooooh luscious!

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has anyone purchased the new marc jacobs decadence and the new miu miu scent? i was a sucker for the bottles so i made blind purchases of them from overseas. they are shipping a friend of mine whom i will be visiting over the holidays (overseas sold the smallest bottle of the miu miu, which is what i wanted, and 25% off both scents). i haven't smelled these yet and i am curious to know what you think of these new fall releases.

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I only got a card of decadence and a sample of miu miu.  Was considering miu miu FS just for the bottle, too.  I like it quite a lot, but there is a tiny note of spiciness that lingers that I don't love 100%, but I am still considering getting it.  Decadence was pretty nice, too, I liked it much better than the other MJ fragrances which i just don't find very exciting!  I think you'll be happy with these and such beautiful bottles!

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my top 5 6 that i own:


  1. serge lutens - ambre sultan
  2. tom ford - santal blush
  3. tokyomilk - arsenic (yay budget !)
  4. v&r - flowerbomb. while not exactly 'my' kind of scent, i have so many intense and formative memories associated with this it will always be dear to me
  5. bvlgari jasmine noir & and chanel coco noir are very similar to me. so they get a tie. i should probably explore their differences a bit more....
  6. issey miyake l'eau de issey. again, not my typical sort of scent but this floral is so delicate that exudes a strong femininity that i really admire. 

shout out to le labo rose 31. i don't own this so i'm not including it, but i will. i have the lotion, shower gel and hair conditioner, though. this is the rose that made me realize not all rose smells of a funeral (which i actually appreciate in concept but, again, difficult connotations). 

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Tokyo Milk is such a great brand.  My 14 year old's favorite is Tainted Love. I have to take a deep breath on that one but at least she has good taste!

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