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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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Obsessed with Aesop scents! Can't wait to pick this one up! 

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@pocketvenus I realize they're marketing it to children, but the Hermes notes sound like something I'd really like. I'm not against getting it for myself 😉

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@curlychiquita It's mainly marketing at the end of the day 🙂

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Couple new releases




New from Serge Lutens, Poivre Noire with pepper, nutmeg and cedar. The copy is typically pretty weird, like they just threw it in Google Translate ha ha. A sobriety all in black & white in the form of a manifesto. Bias, radicality, the perfume is not lukewarm. It is a Lutens!



The Violette Volynka Eau de Toilette from the Hermessence collection is an elegant, unexpected encounter: between masculine and feminine, between two unique materials which mirror each other like two alter egos. "I opted for Volynka leather top notes. Its scent is so strong that I wanted to pull it in the opposite direction by pairing it with a delicate flower: violets." - Christine Nagel, Hermès perfumer.


Violets and leather are a pretty classic pairing. I'm interested in smelling how this delicate versus strong tension plays out and what Nagel does differently here.

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@pocketvenus - The second one sounds interesting.  I'm not even sure what to make of the first one! 🤣

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Boy Smells | Sephora coming soon to Sephora. Cross post from 2022 Product Release Thread.

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The fragrances included in the Boy Smells Fragrance Discovery Set consist of some of their newer scents as well as some from their original lineup

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@itsfi So happy to see Sephora pick up this brand 🙂

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Me too @pocketvenus! 😃 I wonder if it’ll be available in store or online only. 🤔 Guess we’ll find out at the end of the month. 

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Pineward Perfumes has bought the rights and formulas for the cult house Apoteker Tepe which are available for sale now. I just bought a sample set and am really looking forward to testing them all. I managed to get a sample of Holy Mountain after the house folded, which was a lovely spicy smoky affair, but not as unique as some of the others. Have heard really good things about After the Flood in particular.



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@pocketvenus Wow these look super interesting!

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@QueenMarceline This is the best sampler set I've tried in awhile. No duds!!

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@pocketvenus Such a rare but amazing feeling when that happens ❤️ 

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New Serge Lutens, Poivre Noir


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Upcoming fragrance from Arquiste, Indigo Smoke

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@Mochapj Oh Calice Becker! I will check this out for sure.

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Today was Byrdeo Mojave Ghost. I used to like this one, but now it smells off on me.  Lasted over 6 hours and still going strong. 

Mojave Ghost Fragrance Notes

Ambrette, sapodilla, violet, sandalwood, magnolia, ambergris, and cedar.


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Neela Vermeire is coming out with three new scents. I quite like this house, which originally commissioned Duchaufour for its scents, some of which are stunning.




Thyina: lavender, pimento, violet, tolu balsam, birch tar, coffee, Peru balsam, sandalwood, styrax, hazelnut, amyris

By Fabrice Olivieri.


Nemus: geranium, lemon, bergamot, cypriol, cedar, ginger, clary sage, patchouli, agarwood, ambergris, tea, olibanum.

By Bernard Duchaufour who is famous for his spicy, Asian-influenced scents.


Perpereum: rum, coffee, tonka bean, cacao, tobacco, leather, fig, magnolia, labdanum, licorice, myrrh, pepper, immortelle.

By Cristiano Canali who did Zoologist's Bee


These sound really good, especially Nemus, but I'm not a fan of the bottles. They're kind of cheap looking?

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@pocketvenus Yeah they look not fitting. I don't like the sounds of any of those lol. 

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Another disaster ha! Had I actually looked at the notes before hand I would not have even bothered. Of course the three things I can smell are 4 of my least favorite notes (at least 2 are my top top least favorite notes EVER). 

Atelier Emeraude Agar- 

  1. Top Notes

    • Bergamot
    • Angelica
    • Black Pepper
  2. Heart Notes

    • Geranium
    • Rose
    • Eucalyptus
  3. Base Notes

    • Oud
    • Sandalwood
    • Guaic Wood



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Oh, no, @Samtian ! 😱  I'm sorry to hear this one didn't even come close to working out, especially since it's from Atelier Cologne. 

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@Titian06 Thanks. I really should have looked at the notes lol.