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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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Actually, I detest rose - it's tied with lavender for my least favorite scent Smiley Happy. Thanks so much for the information - you saved me $15!

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Due to a lot of talk of Jo Malone fragrances on some threads, I was curious. So, I got the chance to try some via samples with purchase. One of them was Peony & Blush Suede, I was in love lol. Ordered the smaller bottle on the direct website and have worn it a couple of times. Unfortunately, it doesn't last long on me Smiley Sad  Anybody have ideas on how to stretch out the scent????

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This is JM's reputation.  Not very long lasting. I also find that 'layering' doesn't work on some scents.  It is cologne. Either you are going to last......or not!

 

If you stick to the smaller bottles they are not too expensive if you really love a scent.

I am a JM fan, but it is what it is!!!! Lol!

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I second the lotion recommendation. But I'm going to pose the same question I just posed in the "What Fragrance are you wearing today thread" - are you sure? Sometimes certain fragrances mix so well with your body chemistry, but everyone else still can.

 

I'm not familiar with Jo Malone fragrances (I've only gotten a couple of samples, and wasn't a fan)...so I don't know much about them. If they are EDT, then they really could just be very light...

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This is why I always ask opinions from a second nose :-) 

 

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Ah ha! it is in such small writing but it says cologne on my mini set bottles

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If they make a scented lotion, layering might help to extend the scent.

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I would like the matching cream, but it cost more than the perfume Smiley Tongue   When I can spurge for it I will Smiley Happy

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That is most likely the best option. I wonder If they'l have a holiday mini lotion gift set to match my mini cologne set? Smiley Happy

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A lotion set would be awesome! Smiley Happy

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There is a scented cream of Peony & Blush Suede (which I quite like).

 

Another trick - use an unscented cream (or lotion or oil) before applying the perfume. It should last better on well-moisturized skin that isn't dry.

 

Or you can try spraying it on your clothes. Won't smell quite the same as it would on your skin, but I find it can linger a bit longer that way.

 

In general, I'd say JM scents are not as long-lasting as others. So to an extent, I think it will just come with the territory.

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I second the trick of using unscented cream or lotion. This is part of my daily routine and it seems to prolong the scents for quite some time. (I notice my scents not lasting as long if I forget to put on lotion.)

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I spray it on my clothes and wrists, neck.........I tried the unscented cream trick, but thanks for the oil suggestion. Going to try that next Smiley Happy

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Thanks I'll try that. I use coconut oil for lotion so I wonder if that will change the scent

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Coconut oil will definitely change the scent - which may not be a bad thing Smiley Happy It would be more like layering scents together. 

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funny! I'm just noticing on the box insert that the mini set I bought is called a layering set or a fragrance combining set. So now I'll just add a sixth scent of ode de coconut oil

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I just did the same thing too. I had a paper sample of the Peony... that I loved!!! and so I actually just finally bought a Jo Malone mini set of 5 different fragrances that has the Peony and four others that all smell wonderful but they do not stay on very long at all. I've been wanting to try this brand for years so I'm with you...I would like to know the same thing too Smiley Sad

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Junkie is a good descriptor for this thread.

 

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haha..seriously..

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Is anyone else familiar with L'Antichambre? If so, what have you tried? I'm super in love with Chocolat, that I feel like their must be something else really wonderful there. So far, I've tried Cuir (reminds me of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, but with a beautiful berry note. Unfortunately, it did not fade so well on me), Gingembre (the ginger totally ruins this. The rest really reminds me of something Provence), and Speculoos (first few minutes are amazing, and then vomit). I'm wearing the speculoos today in the crook of my left elbown and it is making me nauseous and totally ruining my Chocolat experience :x.

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i had to look le chocolat up on lucky scent..i may have wiped drool from my face 

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