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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 Smiley Happy


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 Smiley Very Happy


What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!



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CdG's newest pebble bottle scent is Copper. Despite the colour it's supposed to be a green scent and the flacon was originally supposed to be green. The idea of copper came from an association with Coppertone sunscreen. From Hypebeast


So in [Copper’s] case, [the first brief was] we are lying in the grass, a fresh mown lawn, and we’re lying next to someone that’s wearing a lot of suntan lotion. The second brief was much more modern, green, which was Hollywood Chewing Gum. The third brief was to take the reference of a very famous perfume, which is Vent Vert by Balmain, and let’s turn that into a COMME des GARÇONS perfume.


Notes are galbanum, peppercorns, ginger, myrrh, metallic notes and amber.


I definitely have to try this!!




Copper also follows the release of a new CdG series, Clash.


The three scents in the new line are “Radish Vetiver,” “Celluloid Galbanum” and “Chlorophyll Gardenia.” The different elements of each of these would never naturally meet, for example celluloid is a form of plastic while galbanum is a naturally-occurring aromatic gum resin. Other clashes include the mix of radish and vetiver, two roots that never mix underground, and the mix of the heady gardenia scent with the fresh-smelling chlorophyll.

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A new Le Labo has been released, Baie 19. I thought this would be a rose scent but it's actually rain-based!

The new scent is centered around petrichor, the pleasant smell that accompanies rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Baie 19 is crisp and refreshing with main notes of dry juniper berry and patchouli. The scent lingers to deliver trailing notes of ambrox, cade and musk to replicate the olfactive phenomena in nature.


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Jo Malone's Advent calendar this year is called magic and mayhem and will retail for 300 pounds.




Contents of the calendar below


1. Jo Malone Basil & Neroli Cologne

2. Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Body & Hand Wash

3. Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense

4. Jo Malone Sweet Almond & Macaroon Mini Candle

5. Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne

6. Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Body Crème

7. Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense

8. Jo Malone Black Cedarwood & Juniper Cologne

9. Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Shower Oil

10. Jo Malone Amber & Lavender Cologne

11. Jo Malone Incense & Embers Mini Candle

12. Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense

13. Jo Malone Early Grey & Cucumber Cologne

14. Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka Body Creme

15. Jo Malone Orris & Sandalwood Cologne Intense

16. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne

17. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Bath Oil

18. Jo Malone 154 Cologne

19. Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense

20. Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne

21. Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Mini Candle

22. Jo Malone Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense

23. Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne

24. Jo Malone Red Roses Mini Soap


 Also, as a part of magic and mayhem, JM is releasing Rose and Magnolia



Luminous magnolia and a duet of roses, blooming and enchanting. Alive under inky skies and the moons silver glow. A decadent heart of sweet and petaly Rose de Mai, warmed by the spicy opulence of Rose Damascena. Draped in sensuous patchouli and warm amber.

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@pocketvenus I smelled the Rose and Oud and it was great on paper.  I’m finding that I actually enjoy Rose in frags now that I’ve smelled it in a good blend.  I can’t find anything to top Montale Intense Cafe yet.  

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Hiram Green has a new LE, Voyage 2019



In 2015 we launched Voyage. It was an oriental perfume inspired by the heady scents of Indian street markets and the opulence of Octopussy's floating palace on Lake Pichola. Only 250 bottles were available worldwide and quickly sold out.


Now, four years later, we present an updated version. The warm, smooth amber and vanilla heart remains, but suede has been replaced by lotus flower, India’s national flower. The delicate sweetness of this flower in combination with fresh citrus top notes give Voyage 2019 a lighter and more tropical feel.

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New scent from Arquiste; Misfit

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@MochapjI wonder what the notes are!! So far, the two Arquistes I've tried are pretty good.

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@Mochapjthank you!!! My heart sank a little when I read "woody amber" but carrot, lavender, woods and animalistic notes could definitely be interesting!

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Pics for Diptyque's LE holiday collection

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New Gucci Bloom flanker, Ambrosia di Fiori



The original Gucci Bloom scent is the foundation of Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori. In the intensified take on this scent, the vibrant bouquet features new ingredients, including the rare and tenacious Velvety Orris, the root of Iris. The other new note, Damascena Rose is distilled from the most fragrant breed of rose, harvested in the early morning to give the powerful rendition of the flower. Instead of a classical pyramid construction of top, heart and base notes Gucci Bloom opens fully at once with noble and rare flowers: Jasmine Bud extract, Tuberose, Rangoon Creepern[sic], Damascena Rose and Velvety Orris.



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THom Browne is releasing 6 new gender-neutral scents, all based on vetiver. A bold move! There is one "pure" vetiver, while the others are "laced" with vetiver.




Thom Browne Fragrance leads with Vetyver Absolute, the most “pure” and highly concentrated of the collection’s guiding vetiver blend. “I like a signature scent,” said Browne of the hero fragrance becoming his new go-to. “A lot of people would understand why I say it because the gray suit is very signature to my collections. I appreciate people that are drawn to a signature for themselves. And that’s why we wanted to develop more than one fragrance.” While Absolute can be worn alone, in the spirit of his meticulously tailored approach to style, Browne also encourages layering it with one of the other five fragrances. For daytime, there’s “fresh and earthy” Cucumber 01, sparkling Grapefruit 02 inspired by Japanese citrus, and rich Rose 03, which Browne tends to prefer for men. “To me, sweetness has always been an intriguing idea for a man to entertain,” he said. Once the sun goes down, there’s warm and deep Whiskey 04, which “has a real masculinity to it, but also a sweetness because of the caramelization,” Browne added. Or spicy Smoke 05, a tribute to the hazy romance of the past. “I’m not a proponent of smoking, but it’s inspired by the days when people smoked and used beautiful rock-crystal ashtrays,” he explained, adding that the collection’s red, white, and blue grosgrain ribbon–tied crystal bottles were designed with those decadent cigarette receptacles of yore in mind.

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New from tauer

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@MochapjThis sounds wonderfully aromatic. I love Dessert Marocain and Lonestar Memories.

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New Kilian on the horizon, Fun Things Always Happen After Sunset


Nose: Calice Becker

Notes: the cocktail’s freshly cut herb garnish hits the nose, while a sip of blackcurrant syrup soothes the palate into a delicious heart of lychee. Thoroughly modern, the AFTER SUNSET vibe gets ever sensual with musk, rose and patchouli as night takes her final hold



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@pocketvenus I am very curious to smell this new release from this line of Kilian.  I have to wait until I can make it San Antonio.  It would be nice if Sephora released a limited edition set w/ this addition.  Right now they still have the (4) in a set for $50.00 which is good considering each 7mL travel size is $30.00 ea.  If you get to sample, please update!  Thanks. Smiley Happy

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@modernwarpaintI'm not sure if it will get released in N. America but if I try it, I will definitely poast about it here Smiley Happy

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@pocketvenus  The page is up in Canada so I am assuming we get it! So excited. It is not in stock yet though.

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@ChristalMNice! Smiley Very Happy

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@pocketvenus  And I just got a message saying it was in stock!


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