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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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I am going to try and dig out my sample and revisit it. 

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Let me know if you find it!!

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Aw thanks! For me, I just usually find roses *on me* to be overwhelming.  It isn't one of my favorites, but of the fragrances I have tried, I do like Cafe Rose. I think the "cafe" aspect just makes it edgier and kind of "cuts" the rose and keeps it more in check. I generally don't like powdery phrases and find floral and powdery go hand in hand, but Tom Ford does well with it (no powdery here). Definitely get a sample to try and report back!

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no powder?! even better!! crap..my first full size bottle TF purchase first choice, which is tobacco vanille, quite possibly has a serious contender in cafe rose.. (edited b/c my grammar stinks when i'm excited and type too fast..i still probably got the grammar wrong in the edit haha)

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sweetxteeth, CR is definitely not powdery.  

 

I'm not a rose person, nor a coffee person, so it isn't my cup of tea, but in terms of the rose - it is a potpourri (dried) type of rose, not a super heady fresh rose scent.  

 

When I tried it, my notes were;

soft potpourri rose - delicate and sweet.  not for me, but lovely for rose aficionados.

 

But I would definitely recommend trying it on and not just going off the paper.  TF is too pricy to gamble Smiley Wink

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thank you for your input! TF is fbw, but i agree i shouldn't gamble. definitely going to get a sample. my skin is usually dry and it plays a huge part on my chemistry w/ scents. i generally sample over a course of 3 days..test on regular (dry) skin, test on skin w/ bliss naked body cream applied, and a test w/ my blend of body oils (mainly consists of jojoba oil) that i occasionally use as a moisturizer in cold weather months.

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LOL! If I recall, powder is minimal, if any. I wanted to try my Chocolat again, so didn't wear cafe rose this morning, but can confirm later Smiley Happy.

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old pics (last year -- collection has been updated, and some moved to my vanity), but it's my fragrance shrine that lives in my living room amidst my books and records and dvds Smiley Happy

 

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Love your shrine! 

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Awesome thread mocha!  

 

I was was going to share in random thoughts but here suits better!  I just switched over my "fall/winter" fragrance wardrobe.  There are more, but these are the stars at the moment.

 

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I love your set up, too! Especially your jewelry! I love statement necklaces-gorgeous! 

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It's La Prairie Silver Rain.  Reminds new me a little of Angel but I don't like angel.  This is forever old but I really still like it!

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I love your setup and I want to play in your perfumes!

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Love your setup!  What's in the silver teardrop?

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wait what did you think of nombre noir ????

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I have only sniffed the decant so far, haven't applied yet.  From a sniff it is 'complicated'... There are lots of competing smells going on.  

 

I'm secretly hoping I hate it, which is why I haven't tried it on yet.  I don't want to fall for something that is ridiculously hard to come by.

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My Besame Decades of Fragrance set arrived yesterday! The packaging is so cute!

 

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I'm going to take a break from Etat and go through these this week! I love that the vials are shaped like the lipstick tube! Today I wore 1910:

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This is definitely a white floral. It's not listed as a note, but I smelled gardenia. I'd say this is more of a spring or summer scent. The tuberose and saffron (I ❤️ saffron) came through nicely. When I first put this on I immediately felt comforted. It reminds me of the perfume my mom wears. I can see myself buying this for sentimental reasons alone. 

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OMG, can't wait to here more about these!

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Ooh vegi, sooooo pretty!!  I can't wait to hear what you think of these!

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Lovely!  I like that line.  Can't wait to hear your favorite. I have 1940s but like a few..