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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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Aldehydes commonly give the soapy/waxy/floral notes we pick up in perfumes.  

 

The powderiness could be coming from the aldehydes, or the lily of the valley.  I find I often pick up LOTV as a powdery note.

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xoxoxo

 

i find lotv quite powdery too, though i was never sure if it was the actual lotv or what it is traditionally paired with. 

 

yay this thread is going to be like FRAGRANCE JUNKIE UNIVERSITY

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I have on the Nombre Noir. o_O

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Do you like it?

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I don't know... Smiley Very Happy

 

It has soooooo many things going on I feel like I can't get a read on it.  

 

I'll update once I've had it on for a few hours.

 

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I'm on pins and needles!

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Apparently I need a nap.

 

I read that as pine needles Smiley Frustrated

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Which would work if I was wearing FeA Smiley Tongue

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I can't tell you all how bummed I've been these past few weeks not being able to try all the perfumes I am waiting to try. 

 

I was waiting for my cold to pass and the congestion in my sinuses to clear, and I think I'm finally there, so tomorrow is PERFUME DAY!!!

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I feel for you, as much as I love makeup perfume is my first love and being sick sucks!!!!  Happy sniffing!!

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yay ! eager to hear about your discoveries. 

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Tomorrow has Nombre Noir written all.over.it. Smiley Very Happy

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yesssss. can you feel my envy through the screen ??! Smiley Happy

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Hey ladies! Figure I'd come here and ask the experts because I barely know anything about fragrance Smiley Wink I wore Viva La Juicy for the longest time, then switched to Viva La Juicy Noir.. Now, I am absolutely in love with Alien by Thierry Mugler, I ADORE this scent, cant get enough! My only problem with it is that it can get pretty pricey if I wear it to work every day.. Any suggestions as to what may smell similar at a lower price point? Or anything else similar that you would know of?

 

Thank you!

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Mugler's site does lots of promos.  I can't recommend a similar scent...pretty distinctive.  But if you sign up for notifications on the site you'll get invited to numerous insider sales.

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Thank you! Here's me hoping they ship to Canada

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i only just now got my nose on YSL black opium and i'm surprised how much it smells of flowerbomb ?? anyone else find that ?

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black opium, to me, smells like flowerbomb layered over diesel's loverdose..but i prefer black opium to loverdose (which i love) and flowerbomb (which is "meh" on me). i'm w/ meganlisa -- i love coffee notes!

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What do you smell when you use flowerbomb? There are three shared elements though, patch, orange flower, and jasmine.

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it falls in that same "family" with Flowerbomb and La Vie Est Belle. But, I'm with Gwen, too... I don't care for flower bomb and I can't wear La Vie Est Belle anymore (because I already bought a full size bottle of course Smiley Tongue  )

 

Black Opium seems less overtly sweet and cloying - like Megan said- probably the coffee. Of course, I bought the holiday set so I'm sure I'll start having sensitivities to it soon LOL

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Maybe it's me...but I'm not sure I'll ever get tired of anything that has "coffee" in the scent notes....

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