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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 Diptyque Orpheon with notes of juniper and jasmine 


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@Mochapj I see this page has been created on Holt's site but has been taken down? Strange! Here's what I pulled from Google's cache.


Paris in the early 60s. The Saint-Germain quarter was alive with the rhythm of all-night sessions in jazz clubs and artistic encounters. People would discuss the world, dance and laugh in a warm atmosphere as vibrant as it was elegant ... Orphéon was one of the bars, filled with joyful effervescence, where the three founders of the nearby diptyque boutique liked to meet. Today, paying tribute to this era and to creative friendships, the bar is immortalised in the olfactory portrait that bears its name: Orphéon. Freeze frame: curls of tobacco smoke mingle with powdery trails of blusher, lingering on burnished wood. At the heart of the composition is the atmosphere, recognizable through the warmth of the tonka bean, the depth of cedar and the vivacity of juniper berries.


  • Fragrance Notes: Juniper Berry, Cedar, Tonka Bean, Jasmine.

This one sounds good! Diptyque's recent offerings have been pretty solid so I hope to try this at some point.


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Hermes has released a new masculine, H24. An enveloping sage, an electric narcissus, an invigorating rosewood and a warm, metallic note of sclarene make up this composition of the future. Persolaise reports that it departs from the woody-amber trend and that the nose, Christine Nagel, describes it as a high-tech fougere inspired by Vent Vert. I'm really looking forward to trying this one.

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This one does sound interesting @pocketvenus. 🤔 

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OMG I don't think this has been posted yet but has everyone seen- Overose is coming out with perfumes!! They make the BEST candles, I'm so excited about this! They're coming out with 8, some will be the same as the candles but some will be new scents. Hopefully Sephora will be carrying these


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@katy1762, I love their candles! 😍 Will have to keep an eye out for their perfume collection! That bottle is beautiful. 

@lmaster, did you see this? ⬆️

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O M G @itsfi thank you for tagging me!!!!! I so so so hope Sephora will carry these 🙏

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You and me both @lmaster! The problem will be which one to pick up. I wonder if they will have a mini sampler or discovery set... 🤔

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A mini set would be amazing!!!!! @itsfi 

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@katy1762 That bottle!! 🌈

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There's a new documentary coming out called "Nose,” featuring François Demachy, the perfumer-creator at Parfums Christian Dior since 2006. The film, which runs about 70 minutes and was produced by Arthur de Kersauson and Clément Beauvais, took about two years to make.


In the U.S., this documentary is to be available on demand on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play starting Feb. 22.


It looks like a super long advertisement for Dior to me, but I'm going to try to watch it anyway! Hopefully it will be released in Canada around the same time!

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@pocketvenus Oh thanks! I will keep an eye out. i hope it comes to Canada as well!

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New Byredo ‘Mixed Emotions’ - black currant, mate, tea, violet leaf, birch, papyrus 



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@Mochapj This one sounds interesting, and potentially very green or bitter! The description I've read is Drawing on the Byredo philosophy of translating fragmented memories and abstract ideas into scent, Mixed Emotions presents an olfactive sketch of our current, collective state of mind. Comforting notes of maté and the sharp sweetness of cassis sit within a wooden framework; the reassuring scent of black tea disturbed by violet leaf synthetics.

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New Floraiku ‘Young At Heart’ watermelon, osmanthus, jasmine


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New fragrance from Serge Lutens; La Dompteuse Encagee - Frangipani Blossom Accord, Almond Notes, and Ylang-ylang.


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@Mochapj The ad copy for this house gets more and more dreamlike! Just as Joan of Arc, at her trial, could not swear to her judges whether her apparitions were clothed or naked, I cannot swear to it either. Her determination is like marble: cold and powdery white. Nonetheless, I sense the snow – so dreaded, yet desired – the avalanche is on its way. She provokes him by reminding him his injuries: All the screams you swallowed, and suffered in silence, will come pouring out! But they will barely be recognisable to themselves any more than to you, or perhaps in a past caught in the mirror, where you lose sight of yourself.

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These are stressful times, clearly, but one thing that has brought me great (and surprising) peace is DS and Durga Mississippi Medicine. I grew up in the Northwoods, so it makes sense that the smells of bonfires and earth make me feel grounded and safe. Also, the scent is absolutely intoxicating, in general.   


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@MarciaBrady Scents have definitely brought me comfort this past year! I should break out my sample of this 🙂

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I just got Gucci Gucci Flora Lavender Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Toilette and I love it! So sad to see it says limited edition. I thought I finally found “my scent”. 
It’s flowery without being overpowering. My husband actually said he really liked it without any coaxing from me. 😂 That’s a big deal! 

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