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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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I am excited to try Coffee Break.  Although, it sounds more suited as a candle fragrance.  I’m interested to see how they deliver this one and how it translates into the skin.  

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Omg yay @ Coffee Break! I love coffee and have been hoping to find a good perfume to capture it. Fingers crossed MMM is it Smiley Very Happy

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@pocketvenus I have not! I’m pretty picky about rose (and florals in general). How would you describe it?

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@Libellulescoffee with a swirl of tuberose cream. I can't remember what the dry down is like but I remember finding the whole thing very clever.


Oh, and I just remembered, Kilian does a coffee too KILIAN - Intoxicated. Been a long time since I smelled it though but it gets good reviews.

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Thanks @pocketvenus ! I will have to try Cafe tuberosa!


There is a Killian one I tried, Black Phantom - Memento Mori which has coffee in it, but it is more subtle. I’ll have to try Intoxicated! Thanks so much for the recommendations Smiley Happy

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@Libelluleshappy to spread the perfume love Smiley Happy

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They sound refreshing 

Very excited for these, can't wait to smell them!

Very excited for these, can't wait to smell them!

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@pocketvenus  Omg, so excited for these!!! 😃

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Nars is coming out with an audacious fragrance, no details on notes yet

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I swear if they use the word orgasm just once when talking about this fragrance I will flip a table @Mochapj 

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@michelleshops  I think you’re going to need to make room at the table. Several of us will be flipping it with you. 😏

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@michelleshops  I'd say there's probably about a 50% chance of that happening Smiley Very Happy

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I agree!

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@michelleshops So accurate though LOL. Like please, spare us, we get it

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But but but what Nars would be without the word Orgasm @michelleshops Smiley Wink I wouldnt be surprise if that is their first perfume.  Sigh!!!

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It's funny I recently stumbled onto Cire Trudon's fragrances because they just released two more!


  • Elae - white floral with neroli, apple, bergamot, ylang, jasmine, tuberose, sandalwood, benzoin and akigalawood.

  • Médie - fresh fragrance with grapefruit, green mandarin, angelica, jasmine, cypress, pepperwood, cedar, incense and akigalawood. Ambery dry down.



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Chopard has jumped onto the oud bandwagon with a new oud line, Gardens of the Kings. The nose is Alberto Morrilas who did the Gucci snake oud, a number of Kilians including a couple ouds, and the first Western oud, M7, under the direction of Tom Ford at YSL. You probably already know his work through hits like Acqua di Gio.


The scents are as follows


  • Agar Royal - jasmine, mandarin orange, bergamot, black pepper, tuberose, vetiver, patchouli, cypriol oil, agarwood, laotian oud
  • Aigle Imperial - bergamot, ginger, matcha tea, water notes, labdanum, patchouli, olibanum, guaiac wood, agarwood, laotian oud
  • Nuit des Rois - iris, bulgarian rose, saffron, neroli, bitter orange, cardamom, honey, vanilla, sandalwood, vetiver, guaiac wood, agarwood, laotian oud
  • Or de Calambac - star anise, pink pepper, juniper, cacao, hazelnut, cinnamon, tonka bean, myrrh, labdanum, cypress, guaiac wood, vetiver, agarwood, loatian oud


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ABG and Bellevue Brands to Launch Elvis Fragrances in Fall 2019
The men's and women's fragrance collection is expected to launch at Cannes in October, and at Graceland, department and specialty stores.

The 'Forever' fragrance from the Elvis Presley fragrance collection launching this fall.



Elvis is alive and well — at least in terms of his licensing potential.

Authentic Brands Group, the owner of the rights to the late singer’s name, and Bellevue Brands have partnered to launch the Elvis Presley fragrance collection this fall, a line of scents for men and women. And the fragrances will be the start of a larger rollout of the beauty category inspired by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. 

The initial collection is comprised of four fragrances under the names Legend and Forever. The men’s Legend scent has musky and spicy ingredients such as pink pepper, amber and cedarwood, while Forever features black pepper, incense and fir balsam. For women, Legend has floral notes of hibiscus water, lavender buds, orange flower and rose, while Forever for Her has mandarin, apple blossom, pink pepper and ebony woods. 

The bottles containing the fragrances nod to Elvis’ music history. Legend features a gold-plated mold of the entertainer on stage and Forever is a record-shaped bottle with a gold or silver vintage microphone top. 

“Elvis represents rebellion, passion and individuality,” said Katie Jones, ABG’s vice president of entertainment. “Men want to be him and women are enraptured by him. The collection embodies these qualities.” 

The collection will be available at retail locations at Graceland, Elvis’s former home in Memphis, as well as department, specialty and duty-free stores. Jones added that the collection is expected to launch in Cannes this October as well.

Jones revealed that fragrances are just the beginning for the Elvis Presley brand, however, saying ABG plans to expand into beauty and grooming as well. “Elvis was a trailblazer in men’s grooming as well as music,” she said. “Not only did he launch his own fragrance, but he also dyed his own hair as a teen, and even wore eyeliner. We see opportunity to expand the brand further into the beauty and grooming space, specifically with hair and makeup.” 

Authentic Brands Group acquired the rights to Elvis Presley’s name, image and likeness in 2013 from Core Media Group. The brand development company announced in June a partnership with animal health and wellness CBD company Better Choice to launch a line of CBD pet products under the Elvis Presley Hound Dog brand. 


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