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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.  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 😄


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



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that decades of fragrance set sounds pretty amazing..thanks so much for taking time to review them

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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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I am finally done sampling all my Atelier Cologne vials! As per my usual preferences, I love the citrusy, green, and floral scents. The darker, complex ones are really interesting but not ones I would wear. Since i haven't found one that i *must* buy a full sized bottle of, but really liked several, I want to get a customizable rollerball set from Atelier Cologne direct 😄


The following vials are the ones that are NOT citrusy/green/floral, i.e. the ones that i won't be keeping. I will be happy to ship those in a padded envelope to anyone in the US that is interested (for free, of course). *all pending*


Ambre Nue, Blanche Immortelle, Cedre Atlas, Gold Leather,
Oud Sapphir, Santal Carmin, Vanille Insensee, Vetiver Fatal.

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 I would love the Oud Sapphir, pm'ing you now. 

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Junkie is a good descriptor for this thread.



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Is anyone else familiar with L'Antichambre? If so, what have you tried? I'm super in love with Chocolat, that I feel like their must be something else really wonderful there. So far, I've tried Cuir (reminds me of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, but with a beautiful berry note. Unfortunately, it did not fade so well on me), Gingembre (the ginger totally ruins this. The rest really reminds me of something Provence), and Speculoos (first few minutes are amazing, and then vomit). I'm wearing the speculoos today in the crook of my left elbown and it is making me nauseous and totally ruining my Chocolat experience :x.

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i had to look le chocolat up on lucky scent..i may have wiped drool from my face 

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old pics (last year -- collection has been updated, and some moved to my vanity), but it's my fragrance shrine that lives in my living room amidst my books and records and dvds 🙂




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Love your shrine! 

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wait what did you think of nombre noir ????

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I have only sniffed the decant so far, haven't applied yet.  From a sniff it is 'complicated'... There are lots of competing smells going on.  


I'm secretly hoping I hate it, which is why I haven't tried it on yet.  I don't want to fall for something that is ridiculously hard to come by.

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MMM Lipstick On is the one I want to try.

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Oh, if you do Samtian, I would love to hear your thoughts on it!  I was both intrigued and a little scared of that one.


Powdery fragrances aren't usually my jam, but the description still had me curious.

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Another new scent from Floraiku; I Dream of Paris

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New LE Byredo, Open Sky




Top: pomelo, black pepper
Heart: hemp leaves
Base: Palo Santo, vetiver

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New Floraiku for their 3772 collection; What A Day!

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More new releases, Kilian's latest addition to the Narcotics collection, Kiss from a Rose




Perfumer Alberto Morillas created this new perfume, described as a vibrant and airy floral bouquet of May rose from France and Chinese sambac jasmine; green, fruity, and slightly sweet. Fresh and sharp vegetal notes open the composition, while rich and multi-layered musk accents are placed in the base.


Top notes: vegetal accords, black currant
Heart: May rose absolute, Chinese sambac jasmine
Base: white musk, cypriol