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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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@pocketvenus I read this week that DS & Durga is also doing NFT perfume and I was just like 🤨

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@Mochapj I just googled NFT perfumes and I still don't understand ha ha. I think for Byredo, a customer creates the formula, an actual real bottle of perfume is created but you only have digital ownership, it's not like they ship anything to you?? Are you just supposed to imagine it, so bizarre.

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New scent from Floraiku, And Your Lips which the copy seems to indicate is a feminine take on a fougere

 

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And Your Lips transforms the fern accord, traditionally associated with masculine fragrances, into a feminine version, appreciated for its freshness and invigorating quality. A passage, like the exchange of a delicate kiss, for more sensuality and softness. By playing on the presence of the ingredients that structure this aromatic accord, the fragrance gains in florality and fullness. Bergamot, lavender and clary sage are well represented in the top note, surprised by a jujube accord, this fruit from the Himalayas with a taste of apple and date. At the heart of the fragrance, the classic geranium elegantly gives way to an Egyptian jasmine absolute of responsible origin and a Turkish rose absolute. An ultra-feminine duo. Finally, the moss accord, Madagascar vanilla absolute and musk envelop the composition with charm. From masculine to feminine, the formula blossoms; from one to the other, an understanding, a possible and completed path.

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I love this bottle to And Your Lips. Not a bad description either.

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@Mochapj  Ohhhhhhh!!!!  That’s a beautiful bottle!!  I’ve recently been disappointed by Nest Madascar  vanilla (I’m still hoping that I warm up to it) and here I am contemplating something seemingly similar cause of the bottle.  

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Diptyque has released a home cleaning line. The scent, La Droguerie, features orange blossom, mandarin and basil. I LOVE the combination of neroli and basil 🙂

 

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Jo Malone is also expanding into the home space with its new The Night Collection. Includes products like pillow mist using two scents, Lavender & Moonflower and Moonlit Camomile.

 

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Hermes will be releasing Eau de Basilic Pourpre by Christine Nagel. It is inspired by a basil display at a farmer's market. In addition to the basil, the notes include bergamot, geranium, and a patchouli and spice base.

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CDG's newest pebble, Zero, is by Fanny Ball. The unisex scent is rich with earthy and woodsy notes of bergamot, cedar, vetiver, musk and rose oxide. “Zero” is presented to the world as a “return to ground... The fragrance represents a radical expression of simplicity; a reset, the antithesis of excess."

 

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LV keeps cranking out new releases with City of Stars and Fleur du Desert. They both sound like they would be pleasant and safe.

 

City

Top notes: blood orange, lemon, red mandarin, bergamot, lime
Middle notes: Tiare flowers
Base notes: sandalwood, powdery musk

 

Fleur

Notes: honey, cinnamon, jasmine, Centifolia rose, orange blossom, Assam oud, ambrox, ambrette seed

 

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Kilian came out with a new freshie, Kologne, Shield of Protection. By Calice Becker, Kologne takes a classic out to party. With luminous citrus notes throughout, Kologne, Shield of protection is a splash of freshness. The fragrance debuts with refreshing notes of green mandarin, bitter orange, and mint, leading into a heart of rosemary and neroli. A woodsy drydown is built around cedarwood, cashmeran, and a unique "sap" accord of green vegetal notes. Created as a shield of protection, it is a fragrance to spray around oneself like an aura of purity and vitality.

 

The "sap" sounds intriguing. Seeing more of this in fragrances, more greens and I'm into it.

 

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Finally, one last one from JHAS Juliette Has a Gun Magnolia Bliss Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz/ 100 mL eau de parfum spray 

 

It was a summer evening, one of those summers that stretch deliciously. A scent of Magnolia floated in the air as if to suspend time and dance in her long wild hair. Notes, sizzling like cicadas, escaped the turntable before mingling with the scent of bergamot and nectarines. With her wreath and bare feet, she looked like a muse of Janis Joplin. Her lips chattered eagerly at a Queen Claude. And my senses were turned upside down.

 

...opens with sparkling notes of bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, and ginger, offering a great dose of sunshine and fizziness, followed by a fruity touch of nectarines and greengage accords that make a flowery bouquet of magnolias, freesia, and peony more pleasurable and relaxing. Base notes of the fragrance include the warmth and comfort of ambroxan, musk, vanilla, and tonka beans.

 

Doesn't sound like my thing but will test if I come across it.

 

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Those are some really nice pictures!!!! 😍

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Anyone have a date for when the new Lancome Idole Nectar will be released in the US?  I heard that it should be this month and I saw that it's available already in Europe.

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Sorry I've been away so long! There have been many new releases in my absence. For now I'll post the ones I'm most excited about 🙂

 

Dusita's Montri

 

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Montri opens with a gentle cloud of spices (saffron, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, oregano) contrasted with the tonifying energy of petitgrain and the subtly gourmand character of the perfumer’s own dried fruit accord. In the heart, the deep, soulful beauty of orris butter meets the lush floralcy of may and Damask rose, jasmine sambac and ylang-ylang, along with the edgy undercurrent of a soft leather accord and tobacco accents. In the base, the precious oud palao shines in all its complex olfactive glory with emphasis on suavity, accompanied by patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood, oakwood, and tonka bean.

 

Notes

Saffron, Nutmeg, Coriander, Cinnamon, Oregano, Petitgrain, Dried Fruit Accord, Orris Butter, May Rose, Damask Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Ylang Ylang, Leather Accord, Tobacco, Oud Palao, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Oakwood, Tonka Bean

 

Papillon's Hera

 

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Hera contains the following absolutes: jasmine, orange blossom, ambrette, rose de mai, Turkish rose, orris, narcissus and ylang. Along with heliotrope, clary sage, bergamot, vanilla, labdanum and musk, Hera is a celebratory bouquet of floral notes. It is altogether modern, but with a subtle nod to vintage fragrances of a bygone era--a creative style that perfumer and founder Liz Moores has become well known for.

 
Notes

Jasmine, Ylang, Orange Blossom, Rose de Mai, Orris, Narcissus, Heliotrope, Ambrette, Musk

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@Mochapj I got to smell a few new fragrances in store today.  I will probably not purchase any of them but if I did it might be Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Toilette Lumiere . I don't care for the original much as it is a bit of a nose tweaker depending on how my allergies are flaring but this smelled wonderful. I'll have to get a sample first based on my sensitivity to the original. I tried Armani Beauty Terra di Gioia Eau de Parfum 1 oz/ 30 mL Eau de Parfum Spray on opening has a super 70's scent to it but it passes super quick. Like, it's the 70's! April Fools! The other two were Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Illicit Green Eau de Parfum 2.5 oz/ 75 mL eau de parfum spray and Valentino Born in Roma Coral Fantasy Eau de Parfum  Neither were terrible but I have so many perfumes and just got some others so these just didn't seem like stars of the show at first whiff. I can confirm Illicit Green is very vanilla and Coral Fantasy is very fruity.

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@Mochapj Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Intensement Eau de Parfum would be correct. Won't let me edit the whole reply. I wondered why the bottle wasn't colored correctly in store. This is also Intensement so I would definitely want to get a 1.2 ml first.

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One last one for today. Hiram Green is releasing a fougere, Arcadia. I liked HG's chypre, Shangri-La which was a very soft take on the genre, like a blurred out Mitsouko. Not my style but excellent nevertheless. I wonder if this fougere does the same thing, blurs everything out.

 

Notes are bergamot, lavender, jasmine, rose, spices, resins, tonka bean, aged patchouli, New Caledonian sandalwood

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This sounds wonderful, @pocketvenus ! 🥰

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Jazmin Sarai is releasing an LE of only 88 bottles based on jasmine! ❤️

 

The moment you walk down the street and your senses enliven at the unmistakable scent of jasmine in bloom.

Its petals are waxy, sweet, indolic, singing in unison!

Its leaves are green and fresh, springing from their fresh soil.

The sun beaming its ginger rays upon the splendour.

 

Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, ginger co2, Jasmine Grandiflorum India, Jasmine absolute Egypt, Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine leaves, soil, a touch of musk.

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This sounds nice, @pocketvenus ! 😍  Are you going to try to snag a bottle?

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@Titian06 I'm not sure to be honest. Shipping for a sample is $14.00 which makes one sample over $30.00?? I never buy without trying because I'm soooooo picky. It seems most people are more cavalier than me as the 15ml is already sold out! 😛

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D.S.-Durga-Bistro-Waters

 

I love a good green and the notes for Bistro Waters from DS & Durga sound interesting. 

 

Inspired by the NYC restaurant scene in the 90's, when veggies got fancy," Bistro Waters is a James Beard-worthy serving of greens (lime flower water, bell pepper) peppered with savory herbs (coriander, nutmeg). Our compliments to the chef! Additional notes include mandarin, pear, pea flower, basil and moss water

 

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MALIN+GOETZ Tomato Candle 9 oz / 260 g 

 

Inspired by matthew and andrew’s passion for gardening at their hudson valley home, our tomato candle is a fresh and verdant scent that opens with a beautiful mélange of freshly-picked herbs – aromatic basil, calming lavender and cool mint leaves. vines of green ivy intertwine with the rich sweetness of a perfectly ripe tomato, melding with hints of uplifting mandarin and woodsy petitgrain to engage the senses. notes of earthy cedarwood and green pepper give the scent a soft, clean finish, recreating the abundance of aroma that permeates through a flourishing vegetable garden in late summer

 

New Jo Malones:

 

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I'm not a fan of white musk so I think I'll pass on this Moon collection. The nose however, Mathilde Bijaoui, has done some fragrances that people here like including JM's Myrrh & Tonka and Etat's Like This.

 

Lavender & Moonflower

"Embrace the evening with a soft, serene scent. Aromatic English lavender nestles among a cocooning note of white musk and night-blooming moonflowers." In 50 ml Pillow Mist, candle and diffuser.

 

Moonlit Camomile

"An evening wander filled with possibility. The enchanting freshness of feathery English camomile leaves mingle with blue moonflowers, glimpsed in the garden after dark. Enveloped in the gentle sensuality of cocooning white musk. This promises to relax and enchant the soul." In 100 ml Cologne and matching 50 ml Pillow Mist.

 

There's also some new ones for the summer

 

Sea Daffodil

"The rarity of the sea daffodil means it is a protected species and an extract cannot be obtained from it. This inspired [perfumer] Alexis Dadier to create an exclusive accord that balances the solar floral ylang ylang with the warmth of vanilla and creamy sandalwood. ‘We tried to represent the environment in which the flower grows in the accord, which has sea and sand and sprigs of vegetation growing all around. There’s a solar element too: a kind of holiday air suggesting warm sun and summer. And, of course, there’s the fragrance of the flower itself. Sea daffodil belongs to the lily family, but it’s not as spicy as the conventional lily; it’s much more delicate and transparent. Because it grows near the sea, it has an aqueous quality.’ A scent that explores the duality of elements: luminous yet solar, transparent yet sensual."

 

Bitter Mandarin

"To create the perfect pairing for Sea Daffodil, we sought to capture something of the spirit of the Mediterranean in fragrance: the essence of carefree days, enchanted evenings and sultry summer nights. ‘I remembered how people drink orange spritz aperitifs in the summer, combining bitter citrus flavours with fizz. I realised that we could use a mandarin accord created by perfumer Michel Almairac as the basis of a fragrance that could capture the summer freshness of mandarin with the bitterness of the spritz,’ explains Celine [Roux]. ‘Throughout the development of Bitter Mandarin, we always had the sparkling quality of the aperitif in mind, which we recreated using bergamot, yellow mandarin and petitgrain – an oil extracted from the leaves of the orange tree,’ retells Michel Almairac, the nose behind the colourful, happy scent that captures the carefree spirit of summer."

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@Mochapj 

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JM Moonlit Chamomile smells like a really nice spa; it is instantly calming and makes you want to slip into silky pjs and drink some tea. It has a stay at home and lounge around kind of vibe, as the scent itself doesn’t project and stay very close to the skin, however the longevity is pretty good, as I can detect it in the morning after wearing it to bed. As you can see, my pillow pet has claimed it for his own, so it is bed time ritual approved!

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I'm so glad you and the unicorn like this, @LCResz ! 🦄  I need all the help I can get with sleep.  This sounds like something I should try.

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@LCResz, ahhh, it's unicorn approved!! 🦄 I was wondering about this scent the other day. Thank you!

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