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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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New Kilians in the Liquors line



L’Heure Verte reflects the unique Parisian inductions and illusions, wild nights and pleasures, as they say from home. L’Heure Verte is named after the traditional French equivalent of ‘Happy Hour’ — a ritual serving of absinthe with sugar in a glass.

As the first collaboration between founder Kilian Hennessy and French perfumer Mathieu Nardin, L’Heure Verte is made to express Paris at its best. The composition is based on patchouli, with introductory notes of absinthe and licorice leaves and roots.


Top: absinthe
Heart: licorice absolute, violet leaf
Base: patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, woods


Apple Brandy on the Rocks

This perfume was created by Sidonie Lancesseur in 2013 for the opening of New York’s KILIAN PARIS boutique. The fragrance returns with the original heart of apple brandy, but this time, there are additional accords of "ice." The combination of bergamot, pineapple, and cardamom cools the original, adding a touch of modernity.


Top: bergamot, pineapple, cardamom
Heart: rum, vanilla, moss
Base: cedar, ambroxan


Really interesting to see Kilian release a new version of Apple Brandy priced between their mass and luxury market lines, just like Tom Ford did with Leather Ombre. Maybe we'll see more of this at Kilian and other Estee Lauder houses. 

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September 6th is the release date and I'm hoping Sephora gets it the same day! I want to use my Sephora card but Saks is doing a preorder and I'm soooo tempted.

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This years new Le Labo city exclusive is for Berlin, Cedrat 37


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New L’Artisan Fable d’Orient


  • Notes: Nutmeg, heliotrope, tonka bean, musc, amberketal


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CdG has released another fragrance, Sunscreen, which is a little odd since they just did this concept in 2019 with Copper.


Inspired by Venice Beach in California, Sunscreen's top notes include bergamot oil and solar accord, while the middle notes feature lily of the valley, heliotrope and peach. Rounding out the scent are the dry down notes, which are musk, cedarwood oil and coconut accord.


It certainly sounds more conventional than Copper which had a bite of galbanum and metallic notes. This one reads more like your typical beachy scent.

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Tom Ford Ebene Fumé is finally coming (November for Canada, US unknown)


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@Mochapj Wish I could read the Chinese characters in the screenshot but they are so small!

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Hey @pocketvenus ! If you click on the photo, it should enlarge and the words become much clearer. I read it just now and it doesn’t say too much, just that based on the packaging it seems to be a wood-type scent and name-wise “Ebene” perhaps refers to ebony wood. The writer concludes this is likely a smoky, woody scent, but will need to wait for the fragrance notes to be published to be sure!

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@Guessgal Thanks so much for the translation! I'm such a dodo, I didn't notice you could enlarge the image! 😄 

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@pocketvenus I did see in some of the comments that someone saw a transparent bottle with pink liquid during a recent training session so that sounds like it may be the one called ‘Skin’

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@Mochapj Interesting, thank you for sharing!

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@pocketvenus I put it through Google translate but it just came back saying that it says Ebene Fume a few times 😄

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@Mochapj Ha ha ha! Thanks 🙂

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From DS & Durga, the follow up to El Cosmico, Sweet Do Nothing 


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TOP: neroli, green coyote chola, desert pepper

HEART: texas everbearing fig, orange flower, incense

BASE: texas cedar, water musk, creosote


Sounds very summery 🌞

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@pocketvenus Ooh I want to smell this so bad. 

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Recommendations for a black pepper scent that's not manly and not floral? Something with accompanying spices that aren't the usual partners for black pepper. Seems like spicy perfumes are spicy-floral or spicy cinnamon etc. Thanks!

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@Margalee like @RavenR, the CdG is what came to mind first 🙂


A really unique scent with pepper that I love and own that's pretty femme is Noir Epices by Frederic Malle. It has cinnamon, but make no mistake, it is challenging, very dry and austere, textured and unexpected. It is a play on the Oriental aka Ambery fragrance genre, removing all the plushness typical of the genre which fills everything out with big, soft sweet notes like vanilla, tonka, and obviously amber, leaving behind this naked starkness. Remarkably beautiful but not at all in an easy going way. The other notes are quite prominent though. I would recommend testing it first.


Top notes: orange; geranium
Middle notes: clove; nutmeg; cinnamon; pepper
Base notes: patchoulisandalwood

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@pocketvenus Okay, thanks! I'll have to find a place to test or request a sample from the company.

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@Margalee  Two Comme des Garcons come to mind... Blackpepper ( black pepper, cedar, agarwood, patchouli, musk and tonka bean ) and Black (  black pepper, black tea, incense, red pepper, thyme, violet, moss, birch tar, pepperwood ).


Oh. Montale Intense Pepper, too. And maybe L'Artisan Parfumeur Poivre Piquant. Or was that one more about white pepper...? Hmmm...


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/@RavenR  Thanks! I'll check these out. Definitely the Two Commes Garcons since it has two recommends.