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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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Sneak peek of a new TF fragrance

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Nice although I am not much of a rose fan. What happened to Vanilla Sex I wonder...

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I wore the new Le Labo Thé Matcha for Halloween to try it out, and it smells the same on me as it does just spraying it into the air. Very soft, fig-forward ... I don't smell a lot of matcha but it's a very calming scent. I still smelled it in my car this morning on the way to work! I think I'm going to pick up a bottle from Nordstrom — a small bottle, since I only really wear perfume when I'm going out (so rarely), but I really like this one!

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Do we know when will TF Ebene Fume be available and where? What about samples? Anything? I am not much into TF, but this one really sounds nice. I'd like to try it. 

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@RavenR Not sure if you're Canadian but Holts has testers. I wrote about it here https://community.sephora.com/t5/Fragrance-Fans/The-Perfume-Challenge/td-p/2633976/page/4

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@pocketvenus Thank you! But, no. Not Canadian. Unless I find it somewhere in stores on my rare trips to anywhere much lately... I guess I will just have to wait for some of the usual decanting sites to get it...

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@blackkitty2014  @Mochapj  Thank you!

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@RavenR launched today at Nordstrom and Sephora

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Diptyque's advent calendar is out as well as their holiday candle trio - details below

 

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  • Limited Edition Holiday Candle in fragrance Sapin (Pine Tree) 70g
  • Feu de Bois candle 35g 
  • Ambre candle 35g 
  • Flacon candle 35g 
  • Bais candle 35g
  • Roses candle 35g 
  • Pomander candle 35g 
  • Aubepine (Hawthorn) candle 35g 
  • Figure candle 35g 
  • Oud candle 35g 
  • Choisya candle 35g 
  • Tam Dao EDT 10ml
  • Don Son EDT 10ml
  • Eau Rose EDT 10ml
  • Eau des Sens EDT 10ml
  • Eau Capitale EDP 10ml
  • Eau de Menthe EDP 10ml
  • Fleur de Peau EDP 10ml
  • Orpheon EDP 10ml
  • Don Son Solid perfume 3g 
  • Fleur de Peau Body Balm 15ml
  • Rich Body Butter 15ml 
  • Smoothing Body Polish 10ml 
  • 3 x Limited edition Christmas decorations 

The candles this year are

  • Flocon, an olfactory transcription of snowfall, with light, velvety notes of white musks blended with those of mimosa, a winter flower
  • Biscuit, with the spicy flavours of festive end-of-year desserts enhanced by the density of patchouli
  • Sapin, the fragrant freshness of mountain pines intensified by the woody notes of an open fire.

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DS & Durga next studio juice Handbook for the Recently Deceased 

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KAWS is releasing a fragrance with CdG, MIRROR. Top notes feature turmeric leaves, root oil and neroli oil fused with middle notes of clean accord and orange blossom absolute. Rounding off the perfume are dry ingredients such as cashmeran, sinfonide and benzoin resinoid. As a result, MIRROR boasts a musky floral scent with hits of amber and powdery notes.

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Francis Kurkdjian to take on Dior perfumer re

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Oh, wow. That's quite a coup for Dior! @Mochapj 

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Ooh exciting new for Dior I guess @Mochapj 

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I just got the Boy Smells fragrance explorer set and im in love. These are super unique scents! Today im wearing la flor del Virgen and it’s sweet and floral but not cloying. 

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Estée Lauder will be shutting down their fragrance division

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@Mochapj WOW, huge news! From Business of Fashion

 

The beauty group’s Aramis and Designer Fragrances (ADF) division has licensing contracts with Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Ermenegildo Zegna, all of which will come to a close in June 2023.

 

Capri-owned Michael Kors has already announced that has inked a 15-year deal with Italian fragrance maker EuroItalia, which already counts stablemate Versace among its roster of brand partners. Meanwhile, Donna Karan and DKNY fragrances will be licensed to Parisian fragrance giant Inter Parfums.

 

In a statement, Estée Lauder Companies said the move “will enable us to fully dedicate our attention and resources to our powerful and winning luxury and prestige fragrance portfolio, including Tom Ford Beauty, Jo Malone London, Le Labo, AERIN, EDPFM, KILIAN Paris, Estée Lauder and Clinique.”

 

This year, Estée Lauder Companies also announced its intention to shutter two brands, Becca Cosmetics  and makeup, skin and body care line Rodin Olio Lusso .

 

The move comes at a time when the fragrance sector is seeing a boom moment, even as other beauty sectors still recover from pandemic losses. In the first quarter of 2021, fragrance sales reached $954 million, according to data from the NPD Group, an 82 percent increase from the first quarter of 2020, and a 35 percent increase from pre-pandemic 2019.

 

This reminds me of when we saw a lot of mid-range clothing brands go bankrupt or get out of that lane. Brands like Jacob closing down or Club Monaco which raised its price points to target a different customer.

 

I also think Frederic Malle is planning an expansion into other scented products like Kilian and other brands like Byredo. I received a survey asking about the use of other products.

 

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@Mochapj I am really glad they aren't canceling Aerin or Kilian! Maybe now that EL has decided to keep them Sephora will keep their samplers in a bit more.

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Floraiku Golden eyes

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