Is there a fragrance where you simply don’t understand the appeal?

Mine is Baccarat Rouge. I’ve read all the reviews and nothing sounds remotely appealing to me. In fact I had initially assumed it was a masculine perfume because of the notes and reviews, I only recently learned it was female/unisex. All of the reviews basically call it rubber gloves/dentist office... but in a good way. How is that possible? I seriously am befuddled.

I felt the same way about Mugler Angel. I had no idea how people could like it. So I sampled it myself... and basically gagged. I even tried the flankers, I really wanted to see how people could actually like it, but they all were nauseating and smelled like trash to me.

Do any popular fragrances baffle you?

EDITED TO ADD: This post is not intended to complain about Baccarat Rouge. I simply posted to spark a discussion about how some scent profiles appeal to some people, while others find them unappealing. I think it’s an interesting topic. The moderators of this board require an example in the body of the post, so I simply posted an example of one that I’ve smelled and one example that I have not smelled yet.

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Fragrances saved my life

I'm a 23 year old guy who, long story short, fell into a meth addiction in order to keep up with my responsibilities in college, work, and life in general. About 3 weeks ago I decided to get clean. Nobody in my life ever found out I was struggling, so I've never had anyone I could talk to.

In the first couple days after quitting, I opened up a bottle of YSL Y that I hadn't bothered to give a second glance in at least two years. And it provided an immediate and powerful distraction from my withdrawals and cravings. Since then, my bottle collection has grown, although it's still pretty small (5 fragrances) and I've purchased over 100 samples.

Many of them I don't like, some I do, and a few I absolutely love. I can't wait until I have enough disposable income to justify buying full bottles. Despite these purchases, I'm spending less money than I spent on drugs, and I'm happy to be exploring a new hobby that's helping me stay grounded in my sobriety. I used to snort, and every day I stay sober my sense of smell comes back stronger and stronger. Thinking about losing it again gives me another reason to stay clean.

I realize this isn't a typical post for this sub, but I want to thank anyone who bothers reading this whole. I've been lurking on this community for a while, and I've enjoyed reading about and catalogueing all the new and exciting scents I've yet to try! Thanks everyone for helping me piece my life back together! Cheers

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Incest sticks - that home comfort fragrance
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Thoughts on using the word β€œaffordable” when describing fragrance

Hey everyone. I’m just curious on what people’s opinions are, and this is meant to be lighthearted. Anyways what does everyone think when people on here or specifically reviewers on YouTube claim a fragrance is affordable at the $100-$200 range. I personally think it’s a little odd. Fragrance is often not affordable. Just because some are super expensive, starting at $300 or $500, does not mean a $150 fragrance is affordable in my opinion. It’s still a lot of money that most people can’t be spending constantly. I think overall it is an expensive hobby and people shouldn’t claim that it is affordable. Again this is just my thought process and I’m curious what others think.

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A niche one - Jeremy Fragrance admits to being 'previously gay', calls being gay 'obviously bad', reaffirms his faith to Jesus and Catholicism, expresses his support for Donald Trump and talks about his underwear. youtube.com/watch?v=_M0n9…
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Recommend Me a Fragrance (Posts every 3 Days)

Need help choosing what to try, where to start, or where to buy? Looking for something similar to a discontinued or hard to find fragrance? Need to identify a perfume but don't remember the name? Your knowledgeable r/fragrance buds can help.

First, check out this thread for a long list of focus notes and fragrance suggestions for each note. It's like a *Recommend Me a Fragrance* Index.)

Describe how the fragrance should smell, not what your lifestyle, image, or fashion looks/goals are. You can include other fragrance names, notes or smells you like or don't like. Price range gender, age range, climate/weather may help. If you don't get suggestions, the information you give may be too vague.

Thanks, upvotes, and especially reporting back on what was a hit or miss are the highest forms of gratitude you can convey. Awards are optional but always welcome too!

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Muslims of r/fragrance: what's your Eid fragrance?

& Eid Mubarak to you all!

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What’s the funniest non-compliment you’ve received on a fragrance?

I was just remembering when a co-worker told me that the Chanel Sycomore I was wearing smelled like β€œold people in a forest”. :)

Anyone else?

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Which fragrances smell the most luxurious and expensive?

What are your favorite fragrances when you want to smell like a million bucks but don’t want to spend that much? The fragrance that you wear on vacation or when visiting your bougie friends.

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I’ve been looking to switch to a moisturizer that includes niacinamide. Tried Cetaphil Daily Glow but could not stand the fragrance. Picked this up todayβ€”amazing price! $18 for 90ml. (My current moisturizer is $50 for 50ml!) Can’t wait to try it. Anyone here have feedback? reddit.com/gallery/neguwq
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Who's skin absolutely ruins certain fragrances? Seems like mine does.

I have a particular problem with some fragrances containing woody notes. There's a certain fuzzy, dusty and synthetic woody smell that dominates the fragrance and I hate it. A couple of offenders are PDM Layton and Atelier Cologne Cedre Atlas. I'm pretty sure I've smelled it in some other designer scents as well. I wrote it off as maybe my nose just doesn't like these scents.

That is until I smelled PDM Layton on the sampler vial instead of on my skin. It smells delicious, clear and inviting like a sweet spiced pine forest! It even smells nice on my finger tip for a short time. When its on my wrist/inner elbow, its like I took my glasses off and everything's muddled and fuzzy but on the vial its like 20/20 vision clarity. I even dabbed it on my bf's wrist to be sure I wasn't crazy and it smelled so different on him too! It smelled way more how it should on him and I liked it.

I know people mention skin chemistry all the time here but damn I never imagined it could make such a difference. I'm wondering if the offending ingredient is ISO E Super because I've read many people have unique experiences with how it smells on them. Anyways, I'm now disappointed that my skin is not working for some otherwise beloved fragrances.

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Which fragrance have you bought the most bottles of?

For me, it'll be Cacharel Amor Amor, which I suppose was my signature for about 10 years.

From my early 20s till the age of about 29, I've bought around 10 bottles of varying volumes but mostly 50ml to 100ml. I used to need to restock every 12-18 months.

Which fragrances have you bought again and again and again?

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What fragrance gives you mega-nostalgia?

For me: These are a little retro, but Estee Lauder's Beautiful reminds me of my mom. She wore this for the majority of my life, but stopped wearing it about 15 years ago (she is on an Angel kick--which is not my favorite). I caught a whiff of it about a month ago when I was in a grocery store and was instantly blown away with nostalgia.

I also have a small amount of Elizabeth Taylor's white diamonds perfume (my mother in law was throwing it out and offered it to me). This reminds me of my grandma. She actually hated White Diamonds and only wore Elizabeth Taylor's Passion. I keep White Diamonds in my jewelry box and I chuckle when I smell it because I imagine my grandma totally bashing it. I keep meaning to try to buy Passion so I have her scent too. Everyone in the family used to tease her becuase it is a strong fragrance(and she'd wear way too much!). So distinctly my grandma. A bold lady who aspired to be the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor.

How about you? Any fragrance remind you of a loved one? An ex? A particular memory? I love that perfume can tether us to memories.

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Do fragrance enthusiasts actually overspray like the youtubers do?

I've seen a bunch of videos now where fragrance youtubers are showing people how they apply perfume. And they apply the most extreme amounts, I just have no idea how they live like that. One girl ended with over 100 sprays, and she wasn't even joking. Most of them don't do that many, but they still go hard. And they seem to get mad at people for saying anything about it, like it's normal and they just end up smelling nice. I can't imagine that smells good, and I honestly find it to be a bit disrespectful to the people around them.

So does anyone here actually apply their scents like this? Is this how fragrance lovers do it? Or do you know anyone who does this?

I'm not trying to be mean to people who enjoy overspraying a little bit, I'm just genuinely curious.

Edit

They don't all do 100 sprays of course. I think it's maybe usually somewhere between 20-50 sprays. Even with strong perfumes

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Rainy day fragrances?

It’s a dreary day here in Oregon and I’m wondering what you all think are the best rainy day fragrances?

My first thoughts were Tam Dao and Pekji Ruh.

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We are a Ontario based company and our hand sanitizer is hydrating, non-sticky, easy to carry and has a good pleasant fragrance. We have over 10 years experience in manufacturing soaps, sanitizer etc. Looking for leads and suggestions.

We are a Toronto based company and our hand sanitizer is hydrating, non-sticky, easy to carry and has a good pleasant fragrance.

Most of the currently available hand sanitizers are :-

  1. Difficult to carry along.
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  3. Have bad alcohol smell.
  4. Are Sticky.
  5. Lacks hydration and moisturizing properties.
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  7. Unmeasurable application on hands.
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We are trying to solve all these problems.

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The sanitizers are designed and manufactured in Ontario, Canada.

Suggestions are most welcome.

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What’s your β€œwhite whale” fragrance?

Like a fragrance that was limited edition or discontinued before you got a chance to try it, but you really really want to know what it smells like. Or maybe one that isn’t available in your country.

I was on Fragrantica looking up things that had lime blossom, and came across DS & Durga’s Silent Grove. I feel like from the description it would be the perfect scent from me, but it was discontinued. I don’t know if I trust the eBay listings for decants. Even if I did, if I fall in love with it I can never get the full bottle! So this is my white whale.

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How would/did you deal with fragrance police?

I’m only into fragrances for about a year and a half. Like many others it became a big source of pleasure during Covid.

A week ago I was at my dog park. A woman started shrieking (I kid you not) that my perfume was intolerable. Oddly enough she stood in front of the gate blocking my exit while she was having her experience.

I told her I would leave but as I approached the gate she started to yell β€œdon’t come near me” and kept going at full volume making it seem as though I had knowingly done something to hurt her. I politely told her I was sure if she moved away from the gate, she would feel better as I could then leave for her but she needed to let me exit the park. Nothing would calm her. She wouldn’t move for ten minutes until someone pulled her away.

I live near Berkeley where lots of people have become militant in their opinions.

Therein everyone started talking about what they thought about it including giving their detailed medical information. A woman came up and said she felt I should not wear scents to the dog park again.

It’s outside with lots of room but I want to be considerate of others. I don’t need to sit near people. It’s a good place for my dog.

Frankly the whole thing with the high level of drama was kind of upsetting to me.

I went back one time. I wore nothing and had scrubbed myself well but a woman said she believed I had something on. I haven’t been back. I just don’t feel comfortable anymore. I’m wondering if you would be like me and stay away or never wear anything again?

I totally get her experience and yet somehow feel like I can’t even do anything in moderation. Perhaps I’m being arrogant for feeling upset I can no longer wear perfume there.

So how would/did you deal with anything like this? Thanks for reading.

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Fragrance Rant Thread/Unpopular Opinions!

It's been awhile. Rant about any fragrance matter that's been pissing you off lately. What is your unpopular opinion about fragrances, brands, hype, terminology, personalities, the fragrance community, whatever? It may not be as unpopular as you think.

Don't downvote if you disagree. These are unpopular opinions.

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A sneak preview of my spread in this month’s BCJ Magazine. Let me know where you want your signed copy sent, and what fragrance of cologne you’d like me to spray on it.
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AMA - A fine fragrance production supervisor

Hey y'all, I'm the supervisor of a large scale production facility that makes fine fragrance, I won't necessarily drop brand names but let's just say we make most of the big volume Macy's counter products, as well as some lower end. I don't know too much about the technical perfumery side (as in what ingredients do what to a formula) but I have worked in the ingredients manufacturing side. Ask me (almost) anything! I'll be answering questions for the next 24 hours as I have time (I'm actually working right now haha)

Edit : Hey y'all im closing this out, it's been fun! Thanks for having me

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Thank you R/Fragrance

Hi All!

I wanted to say a big thank you to this community! Like a lot of people, I got into this hobby during lockdown.

I live with my wife, newborn son, mum, dad and my dog and my cat. With a packed full house after over a year or being in close proximity 24/7 with each other - things can get a bit strained at times

I have to say, this community is by far the friendliest and most positive that I have ever had the pleasure of being a small part of.

On days that have been really difficult from mental health perspective, my fragrances and this community have been the highlights of my day. This has been the case pretty often.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone - you all have made me smile on days where all I could do was be sad

THANK YOU!

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Fragrance community in Youtube

The fragrance community on Youtube, is going places right now. From stories that Jeremy is gay, to Demi Rawling promoting Parfums de Marly because her father in law, has invested in the company.

Being years on Youtube, i believe that almost every fragrance channel is basically the same (few exceptions). Every 'review' is the same, the same boring comments, the same linear breakdowns, and nothing spectacular, especially channels like Jeremy Fragrance, all the other popular ones.

The same boring concepts for 10000 times. ''BEST 10 SUMMER FRAGRANCES'' ''MAKE HER WILD WITH THESE PERFUMES''

Nothing new or creative has come in years. The same boring shit these ''reviewers'' do. Also, not everyone should pick up a camera, and make video's about fragrances just because you own a lot of fragrances, doesn't make you a professional nose and that can breakdown notes, like they can.

Don't let me started on these 'Fragrance' lines from the Youtuber's. All their perfumes, are made so cheap is possible, to gain maximum profit. The audacity of Jeremy that is saying, that his perfumes are niche worthy, where he said that creating them costs him 15 euro's, and he selling the same boring DNA of Sauvage and Aventus mix for 160? what a joke.

The only channel i watch about fragrances right now, is Aaron Terence Hughes. And the reason being, he is a perfumer, and breath of fresh air. The way he breakdowns the fragrances is really good, and isn't biased.

What are your thoughts, about the community right now?

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Tell me you have a fragrance addiction with out telling me

U addict

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Imaginary Authors short story review from a total fragrance beginner

I got the Imaginary Authors short story collection and have tried all of the scents (minus the extra free sample of The Soft Lawn, which I didn't try yet). I still need to give them a few tries, but if anyone's curious what someone who has very little experience thought of them, here's a review.

Mind you by very little experience, I've had exactly two colognes before (one of them being an Old Spice one as a teenager so it barely counts) so I mean very little.

A City on Fire

Very smoky, very strong at the very beginning. I didn't think I was going to like it off the top notes, but when it settled down, I started to like it. Probably the best performing of the scents; I could still smell it on me a little up until my shower the next day, almost 24 hours later. On second try, the beginning smelled almost BBQy to me, like including the meats. Which is not something I want to smell like. The drydown was still relatively nice and I enjoyed it a fair amount, but with limited funds, I can't justify getting a FB.

Cape Heartache

Got a lot of pine and not much else, especially in the top notes. Some of the strawberry came in later but it was still heavily pine. On second try, I really just smell a bunch of pine. Like I'm wearing an air freshner. It's not terrible or anything, but I don't love it.

Every Storm a Serenade

This one made me feel badass. I've never smelled another aquatic so I don't actually know what it means nor can I describe the scent well, but it definitely smelled like I was out standing on the bow of a ship. I'll definitely be getting a full bottle. The performance wasn't necessarily the best compared to others, as I do think it started fading by 5 or 6 or so hours in.

Memoirs of a Trespasser

This one was similar to A City on Fire where I didn't think I liked it at first, and then as it settled it grew on me. Except when it grew on me it really grew on me. After the top notes weren't necessarily my favorite, I kept smelling myself surprised thinking something like, "oh my god, it smells really good now." It lasted a pretty long while too. On second try, I still really like it. Getting a little bit more of the boozy smell this time around. I still really like it. If I were going to spend more money building a fragrance collection, I'd get it, but since I don't want to go crazy and only want a few bottles, it probably falls just below the line of where I'd get a bottle.

Settled down to a kind of spicy vanilla but not an overl

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What are your favorite relaxing fragrances?

I'm a very anxious person and fragrances have helped me calm down a little, my favorite one at the moment are Nishane Wulong Cha and Creed Silver Mountain Water, both of which have a prominent tea note. What are some of your favorite relaxing fragrances?

EDIT: HOW COULD I FORGET BYREDO'S MOJAVE GHOST, SOOOOOO RELAXING!

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Which fragrance gives you confidence?

When I'm anxious about something YSL La Nuit de l'homme makes me feel more confident. It's always nice to know regardless of how your day goes you smell the sexiest in the room

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After buying ~20 samples, I havenβ€˜t come across a single fragrance I love

Hey everyone, during quarantine Iβ€˜ve been purchasing a respectable amount of 2ml niche samples, since stores are closed here and I wanted to broaden my spectrum of fragrance impressions. However, out of all of the samples, I havenβ€˜t fallen for any of them, which I assume is unusual. Sure, there have been a couple of nice ones among the ones I tested, but nothing has completely won me over. Am I doing something wrong? I would be very happy about any advice you have!

For those interested, these are the fragrances I tried:

(MMM I counted as niche, even though thatβ€˜s probably wrong, but wanted to include them anyway)

Pleasant: Shay and Blue - Salt Caramel; MMM - Music Festival; Creed - Virgin Island Water; ADP - Bergamotto di Calabria; CSP - Vanille Banane;

Meh: MMM - By the Fireplace; Montale - Mukhallat; MMM - Jazz Club; CSP - Γ‰clats dβ€˜Amandes; Creed - Aventus; Shay and Blue - Framboise Noire;

Donβ€˜t like: MMM - Whispers in the Library; Montale - Tropical Wood; Montale - Intense CafΓ©

Do NOT like: Zeromolecole - Iaia; Imaginary Authors - A City on Fire

I have tried some designer fragrances where I could and intend to gravitate more towards those in the future. How do you see my situation? Iβ€˜m usually pretty easy to enthuse, which makes it even stranger

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Fragrance man
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Nishane - Discovery Set (12 fragrances)

Lately I’ve been on a bit of a fragrance discovery set kick and Nishane was another that strongly impressed me. I’ve been playing with these fragrances for the past three days and thought I would offer my thoughts.

By way of background, Nishane is an Istanbul-based fragrance house launched in 2013. They’re a luxury niche house that, in my view, really lives up to their reputation. The notes smell very high-quality and the compositions feel exceptionally blended. If I had to use one word to describe this house, it would be transportive - each fragrance really took me someplace special when I tried it. There are 12 fragrances in the discovery set, including: Wulong Cha, Ambria Calabria, Sultan Vetiver, Tuberoza, Fan Your Flames, Hundred Silent Ways, Hacivat, Colognise, Karagoz, Ani, Nanshe, and EGE / Ξ‘Ξ™Ξ“Ξ‘Ξ™ΞŸ.

Wulong Cha: A bright, citrusy oolong tea scent with a strong lemon verbena quality (although none is officially listed) and faint sweetness. Fragrantica says there is litchi, which I am unable to detect even a hint of, as well as bergamot, orange, mandarin orange, tea, nutmeg, fig, and musk. What’s impressive about Wulong Cha is that it’s a tea fragrance with some actual sillage and longevity, which is rare for tea fragrances. It takes me immediately to Shanghai in the sweltering summer, sipping oolong tea from an intricate glass at an upscale, heavily air-conditioned cafΓ©. 4/5, because I’m a sucker for tea scents and Wulong Cha is a beautiful take, but it’s also not terribly complex.

Ambra Calabria: This is an aromatic green fragrance with a very vintage profile, the type of scent that would make certain people call it β€œold lady”. Officially, the notes are bergamot, green leaves, and galbanum, with heart notes of coriander and jasmine and base notes of amber, vanilla, and musk. It does makes me think of an older woman regardless, in a linen shirt and with elegant hands rooting around the garden. She teaches comparative literature at the local university and loves Alice Munro. The sillage of Ambra Calabria is gentle and the longevity about average. 3.5/5.

Sultan Vetiver: One of my favourites from Nishane that is, as one Fragrantica review noted, a β€œpowerhouse old-school fougere” that is β€œsharp, dry and luxurious with a little funk”. I couldn’t have said it better myself, which is why I’m quoting. Notes are Java vetiver

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My first full bottle of a niche fragrance couldn’t be happier 18M

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What are your best summer fragrances?

I didn't realize I had seasonal preferences until now, although my collection is now much larger than ever thanks to panoramic times!

My current faves for summer are:

  • Mugler Angel Eau Croissiere - Juicy fresh mango cocktail
  • Parfums de Marly Delina - Juicy fresh rose musk
  • Versace Crystal Noir - Spicy fresh coconut floral musk. This strikes me as something a goth would wear on a beach vacation. I wrote this off as being "soapy" at first, but I tried it again a couple days later and this time I detected more floral sweetness and I loved it! (funny how that happens)
  • Chanel Coco Noir - Spicy musky powdery peach - more of an evening scent, might be too stuffy for daytime
  • Mugler Aura - I just tried this recently and was blown away by how it transformed on my skin. It starts out extremely green and fresh, like biting into a not quite ripe greenish banana. It has that Mugler spice DNA (some refer to it as menthol, it's more of a woodsy pine tree effect for me). Then it becomes this intoxicating sweet musk.
  • Lush Lord of Misrule - Peppery Vanilla Patchouli - this is great for layering to add some depth to softer florals, or on it's own
  • Lush Lust - Heavenly in your face jasmine floral, also great for layering
  • Lush Karma - Like a lovely spicy orange creamsicle

Let me know if you've tried these and/or share your own summer faves! :)

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Did I buy the wrong fragrance?

So after joining this subreddit, I bought a bottle of Invictus Paco Rabanne. Fast forward to Monday (today) and I'm in a meeting with other execs, quite a few men and women were in the room for context. Now I've always been a little shy in front of powerful and attractive women and men, until of course I came across this subreddit. But I was surprised, because I had applied 3 sprays of Invictus and the people in the room weren't stripping down naked and blowing me.

Did I do something wrong? Is it 8 sprays and not 3?

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Anti-Haul: Review of Fragrances I Decluttered/What I Wish I Bought Instead

Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to review some fragrances I have decluttered and no longer ownβ€”what everyone dislikes is something someone else may love! I’m also going to say if there’s ones from the same house/line I want to explore, as well as ones with similar note profiles I love and will maybe add to my collection one day. This was really fun to write, and let me know if you'd like reviews of more fragrances I've gotten rid of!

  • Maison Lancome Iris DragΓ©es: The day I went to Saks to explore the Maison Lancome collection, I was in the middle of an iris phase, particularly a sweet, slightly-gourmand iris phase. This was definitely short-lived for me, and though I loved this fragrance at first sniff and a few weeks after I bought it, it just wasn’t for me. I think the iris fragrances I love are more powdery and fresh, and I don’t think this note profile is for me overall.
    • Similar Note Profile: L’Instant Magic by Guerlain
      • I am interested in trying this one because of the use of anise. I love licoricey, anisey scents, and seeing it in a ote listing immediately intrigues me. I also think this is a more powdery soft scent overall, while Iris DragΓ©e leans more sweet-vanillic, so I would really like to try this one.
    • From Maison Lancome: Jasmins Marzipane, Parfait de Roses
      • Jasmin Marzipane: I actually purchased a full bottle of this scent and I honestly wish I left with a full bottle of this on the day I bought Iris DragΓ©e. I am a white floral lover and this is one of my favorite jasmines in my collection. I think the use of almond really grounds the jasmine and the vanilla and really bridges the gap between the jasmine and the wood. I love this fragrance. It is kind of a misnomer though, because this fragrance is only barely sweet, and ABSOLUTELY is not a gourmand white floral, as the name would suggest. If it bares any similarity to marzipan, it is maybe in the powdery dusty texture it has
      • Parfait de Roses: This is my favorite rose from the Maison Lancome collection. I find it the most wearable, and it could be someone’s signature scent. It is very elegant, while also playful and sexy. The other roses like Oud Bouquet and Roses Berberanza are a little bit too dramatic for my taste, while PdR does the sweet vanillic rose profile well.
  • BDK Parfums Gris Charnel: This is such a regretful buy for me. Although it’s beautiful, it honestly made me sick over time. I used to love fig in fragrances, but it’s become a note
... keep reading on reddit ➑

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Describe how the fragrance should smell, not what your lifestyle, image, or fashion looks/goals are. You can include other fragrance names, notes or smells you like or don't like. Price range gender, age range, climate/weather may help. If you don't get suggestions, the information you give may be too vague.

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What are your favorite gourmand fragrances?

What are your favorite gourmand fragrances? How would you describe them? When do you like to wear them?

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What makes a β€œblue” fragrance

I’m curious to what makes a blue example.

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