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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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@pocketvenus I think we read the same newsletter Smiley Very Happy

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I saw the two you posted, but the one that got me curious was Erawan:

herbal notes, petitgrain, lily-of-the-valley, Haitian vetiver, hay, clary sage, liatris (deertongue), cedar, oakmoss, vanilla
I see a few places in Toronto carry the line, but none of them seem to have this yet. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out on this one.

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Thanks for the head's up @Mochapj! Yes, I'm guessing we do read the same newsletter Smiley Very Happy I have really enjoyed everything I've tried from this house so far. The oud is out of this world. The only places in Toronto I know that carry it are Niche Essence and its partner, Boutique Noire and they don't have these in stock yet! But last I heard, Niche Essence closed its bricks and mortar store... I can't remember if they're moving, renovating or permanently going online?

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I know some readers here have been interested in the new Juliette Has a Gun (Moscow Mule). Here's more about the fragrance!


MM is an electric combination of premium vodka, fresh lime, and fiery ginger beer, served in an ice-cold copper mug... blending bright, tart bergamot with a wonderfully spicy ginger note for an intoxicating kick from the very first sniff. In the background, a subtly powerful base of Norlimbanol- a Firmenich molecule known for dry woodsiness and a sexy hint of animalic amber- ensures rich longevity without sacrificing an ounce of freshness.


Sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to trying it out Smiley Happy



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Nasomatto has released a new scent, Nudiflorum. The house never releases a note pyramid, but Luckyscent has described it as bold, impressionistic, and shockingly intimate florals- brighter, lusher and more vivid than a straight-up reproduction, with a compellingly skinlike musk surrounding them, at times innocent and youthful, at others carnal, animalic and deeply seductive, eventually gaining a smoky and woodsy edge with which Nasomatto fans will be well acquainted.



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So guys Cosbar is having Killian Good Girl Gone Bad Splash or Neroli and Bamboo Harmony Explosion of Color on sale. The description sounds liked something I would enjoy. Have anyone tried these? @Mochapj@pocketvenus

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@blackkitty2014 sorry BK, I don't think I have anything helpful to add Smiley Sad

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I've not had a chance to try either, I'm afraid! @blackkitty2014

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@pocketvenus@Mochapj ... thx you Smiley Happy Ugh, i couldn't resist i bought Good Girl Gone Bad Splash of Neroli.  Bamboo Harmony Explosion of Color is marketed as unisex so i was chicken out but the description sounds really delightful. Smiley Wink

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BIC members are so brave with their blind buys! 💪 I hope you love it @blackkitty2014

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This is a really cute set! I hope that it gives people a chance to try out Promenade in the Gardens, which I think is one of the line’s overlooked fragrances. It’s like a gateway to the chypre genre. Lush, but not nearly as heavy and complex as traditional chypres. The nose for this fragrance, Carlos Benaïm, is also the man behind V&R’s Flowerbomb and CK’s Eternity and Euphoria.


Also, I see Sephora brought in some new Guerlains Smiley Happy

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I asked the Sephora fragrance associate if they had any MMM Replica returns from online that were any different than in store stock, and they had Promenade in the Gardens stashed in the drawer.  It wasn't something I'd be interested in, but I agree with the chypre introduction... it is floral and green, and yes, lush... as you describe.  Not a full bodied chypre, but definitely there.  They also had 'Music Festival' displayed, and it's a transparent patchouli and cannabis. 

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@modernwarpaint, yes, aside from the patchouli, there are no traditional chypre notes, but its stately vibe reminds me of older, classical perfumes Smiley Happy But they didn't have a tester out?? Smiley Sad

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@pocketvenus  I was always hoping they'd make a set like this.  I shall bookmark your suggestions!  

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Also Jo Malone Blossom Girls

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Thanks for sharing this as always, @Mochapj!

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I passed on these every year.  Finally i got the Plum blossom and i quite like it.  I'm tempting to get the Sakura and Jasmine Sambac.  Have anyone check out Jasmin Sambac?  It's a nice one.

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@blackkitty2014, I'm not a huge fan of jasmine soliflores but I found the Jasmine Sambac quite strong for a Jo Malone (on paper, did not spray on skin)


I also noticed they had brought back Ginger Biscuit which smells exactly like its name!

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A couple of new ones from L’Artisan

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Thanks for sharing these @Mochapj! They both sound very pretty.


The nose behind Champ de Fleurs is Anne Flipo who did the popular La Chasse Aux Papillons and a few Jo Malones so I expect something easy breezy.


The nose behind Champ de Baies is Evelyn Boulanger and it seems like her style is a little heavier which makes sense with the earthier notes. She did CdG's Jaisalmer Incense which I really love, 2nd to the house's Kyoto Incense.

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I think I'm gonna need this!



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