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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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What a bummer, I'm so sorry!

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thanks..it's okay though..i really didn't need another $220 bottle of perfume on my wishlist..haha

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Doing a bit of catch up...I finished up the Besame Decades of Fragrance set today. 

 

1940

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This scent was the one I wanted to try the most to compare it to MMM Jazz Club. They are very similar, but Jazz Club is definitely more masculine, heavier. This smelled a little boozy at first, but dried down to a nice bergamot, sandalwood and amber blend. 

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1950

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Very feminine and powdery. This reminds me vaguely of Gucci's Flora. The notes I noticed the most were tuberose, freesia and mandarin. Even though this has notes of gardenia I didn't notice it at all as compared to 1910 which doesn't, but has a very strong gardenia note.

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1960

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This one might be my favorite. It's hard to pick a favorite as each scent is so distinct and beautiful. I feel like this scent is what a grown up rose fragrance should smell like. It's not overpowering or cloying as some rose fragrances can be. Very feminine, but not overly so with the other notes of patchouli, oak moss and coriander. 

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that decades of fragrance set sounds pretty amazing..thanks so much for taking time to review them

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My samples from LuckScent came today, and I'm so excited! I don't know which one to try first!!

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I love luckyscent, enjoy your samples!

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LOL! What did you get?

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Alexander J -- Amber Oud (OMG smells so good)

Regina Harris -- Frankincense Myrrh Rose Maroc

Escentric Molecules -- Molecule 01

Lubin -- Indole de Lubin

Helmut Lange -- Cuiron

Heeley -- Sel Marin

Michele Bergman -- Black Amber

Bruno Acampora -- Musc

Byredo Parfums -- Gypsy Water

10 Corso Como -- Eau de Parfum

Nicolai -- Amber Oud

Montale -- Intense Cafe

Tauer -- L'aire du Desert Marocain

Tom Ford -- Tobacco Vanille

Regina Harris -- Amber Vanilla

 

Can you tell I have a smoky, amber, incense obsession going on, lol?

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ooh that list looks fun

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Tauer LDDM is awesome!

 

It has become my go-to cold-weather work scent (goes on a bit strong at first, but it hangs pretty close to your skin after an hour and some)

 

Byredo Gypsy Water is on my list, although I've been a little put off by the citrus top notes (my skin tends to magnify these notes) and the vanilla in the base. Would love to know what you think!

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You'd like Tauerville vanilla flash.  I prefer it to TF tobacco vanilla because it has a lot less cinnamon...I never realized until I smelled it how much cinnamon is in TV.  Also Kerosene Broken Theories;  warm burning incense and spices, softened with barely there vanilla and blood orange (it's unisex, not at all sweet).

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I wish Broken Theories smelled like spicy incense on me. I get lots of blood orange and little else.

 

Similar experience with R'Oud Elements...

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I LOVE everything you ordered. Smokey incense scents are my favorite. Really excited to hear your thoughts on these. Can't wait to see what you pick first. I'm  kind of drooling over here. 

 

I just ordered some plain old frankincense oil from Amazon and I'm rolling in it today. It smells so good. I rubbed a tiny bit on my dogs back and now she smells awesome too. 

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I'm all into smokey Amber so I'm taking notes Smiley Happy. Less so on the patchouli. IIRC, I'm not a fan of Byredo Gypsy Water, but I'm still intrigued Smiley Happy

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Small rant ahead: I hate when my ability to smell changes Smiley Sad 

 

I'm kind of sick - like, half-sick basically. It felt like a cold was coming on so I started taking all of my preventative supplements and now I'm basically left with a cold and minor symptoms.

 

But ughh I can only breathe through half my nose. And I wore Atelier Rose Anonyme today, and it smells kinda soapy and icky to me which sucks because I've worn it before and I know I like it. 

 

Grumble grumble grumble.

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Do a saline flush/neti and brush your teeth, that should unclog everything for a few hours. Feel better soon!

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Thanks, TSQ! 

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I have the half-cold too Smiley Sad

 

I've stopped wearing perfume altogether because everything smells gross to me.  Everything. 

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I should stop too, because yesterday was gross as well but I blamed it on the perfume since it was one I hadn't tried before. Blech. Colds are the worst!

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1930. This scent is heady and enveloping! Very sexy. The tobacco is perfectly balanced with the other notes. What came through the most for me was the cinnamon, tobacco, clarysage and vanilla. It was a warm day here and the heat seemed to bring out the scent more, little swirls of cinnamon!

 

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this sounds like my kind of scent.....

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