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    Default New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I know Byredo doesnt get huge amounts of love but thought this sounds interesting

    " The new Eau de Parfum M/Mink from Swedish brand Byredo and French creative team M/M was created based upon three ideas: Asian ink, a photo of a Japanese calligrapher and a utopian concept drawn on traditional Korean paper, by Mathias Augustyniak. This scent, which is firstly that of ink, is transformed gradually to the idea of ink, before finally arriving at a scent that will remind you of the ink that is most precious: the blood that flows in our body. Discover M/Mink in eau de parfum and soap in advance preview at colette! From September 13th "

    Theres a promotional booby pic that goes with the schpiel but thought Id best not post incase some of you more sensitive souls had a fit of the vapours

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Has anyone tested this one?

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    I asked for it this Saturday (in Stockholm) and was told it should be at the counters here the 9th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milou View Post
    I asked for it this Saturday (in Stockholm) and was told it should be at the counters here the 9th.
    Thanks for the info! Could you be so kind and let us know your opinion after you have tested it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGA View Post
    Thanks for the info! Could you be so kind and let us know your opinion after you have tested it?
    I can get back to You in a couple of days, hopefully.

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    This is one is odd. My first impression is that the saline aroma of Secretion Magnifiques joined the animalic musk of MKK, and with that strange marriage they tied up a sharp honey aroma, similar to the one found in Miel du Bois from Serge Lutens. It does smell like an animal, mixed with something dirtier and something sligthly honeyed, woody and spicy. It's more like a conceptual aroma i think, and it seems to match with the conceptual work of MM

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Thanks for your review rickbr! The desciption for M/M ink looked very interesting, but I was afraid of it being too weird and less easy to wear. All the other Byredos have been relatively easy to digest (so to speak), but sounds like they have finally done something which is out my range...

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    I tried this at Barneys last Friday and thought it was interesting and worth another look.... I didn't get the ink, but I only smelled it on paper.... As of now, the only Byredo I am considering is Baudelaire....
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Quote Originally Posted by GGA View Post
    Thanks for your review rickbr! The desciption for M/M ink looked very interesting, but I was afraid of it being too weird and less easy to wear. All the other Byredos have been relatively easy to digest (so to speak), but sounds like they have finally done something which is out my range...
    GGA, i'm not still sure how the weirdness in this one can be hard or easy to wear. Maybe if you like aromas in the MKK/SM and Miel du Bois direction, you'll like it and find it easy to wear. I'm not a good person to tell it, since these three fragrances are in my most hated list at this moment lol
    But it's really out of the lazy range that byredo produces, where they try to sell you something mass market with niche prices, which is quite revolting to me and it's my principal critique to this brand.

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I am really excited by this but also extremely trepidatious, too. It could be great or it could send me fleeing.

    Ink, honey, skank? Sounds right up my alley. Secretions Magnifique and Miel de Bois? Scary. MKK I find nice but just not captivating.

    I'll echo Rick's complaint about Byredo's prior releases, however. They smelled pretty inane to me, though Pulp was okay if one wants to smell like bumbleberry pie. The fact that they'd do something so strange sounding really surprises me, but I'd rather an interestingly awful fragrance than one I can forget.

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I'm excited to try this.
    Currently wearing: Epice Marine by Hermès

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Byredo's new Ink fragrance called M/Mink is gothic and maybe a little punk type fragrance and I really like this one. The fragrance is essentially notes of: black ink, cold dark patchouli, animalic honey, soft leather, and a touch of amber. If I had to compare this fragrance to anything else that I've smelled it would be a combination of CDG #2 and Parfumerie Generale L' Ombre Fauve. It has that animalic sour note that comes from honey and this is surrounded by coldness of patchouli. In my opinion M/Mink is at its heart a patchouli fragrance but the opening notes are of ink and the basenotes have that sour honeycomb scent and amber. The longer the scent wears the more the amber comes out, but the patchouli never really leaves the mix and this is not really sweet at all.

    My SA at Barney's called it a masterpiece and I realize he was trying to hype the new fragrance of the week, but I agree. It could be a masterpiece! My lady friend agrees and she has to have a bottle now. It is definitely my favorite fragrance from Byredo. M/Mink is the essence of in-your-face, mischief in the night, niche perfumery that I love to discover every now and then. M/Mink appeals directly to an animal instinctive quality, but there is a soothing quality like the comfort of perfectly fitting black leather gloves. I suggest you give this a try if you like patchouli, leather, or dark mysterious slightly sweet things. It is a dark beauty.

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I tried this again yesterday, this time on skin. The Barneys SA was kind of apologetic when I sprayed it on. It is rather off-putting when you first sniff it. But it really is not sweet at all and, yes, is skanky. I liked it more and more as the day went on. I need to get a sample so I can wear it over several days or so. Buzzlepuff's description above is very good.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    How long do the ink notes last Buzzlepuff? Are they anything like the ink notes in Encre Noire?
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Thanks for the review Buzzlepuff! Now I'm even more eager to get my hands on this thing.

    Does anyone know where they sell samples?

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Barneys just called me the other day to let me know its in. Should get down there this week to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    How long do the ink notes last Buzzlepuff? Are they anything like the ink notes in Encre Noire?
    Mike - the ink note stays prominent through the first half of its evolution and becomes a patchouli /ink blended essence to the fragrance. There is a little warmth to the fragrance from the amber base, but coupled with the patchouli and ink this leaves more a slight leather feel more than sweetness. They use ink here in a similar way as Encre Noire. Encre Noire is for vetiver what M/MInk is to patchouli. This fragrance is not for everybody as it has a dark edge to it - But it is worth a try.

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Does anyone know where they sell samples?
    The Perfumed Court lists samples and decants available.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    The Perfumed Court lists samples and decants available.
    Thanks a bunch! They're either really quick or I'm really unobservant ( or possibly some mixture of the two ), as I just looked for it two days ago on their website.


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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    It isn't listed on the homepage with the new stuff... you have to pull up Byredo by brand name, and there it is! LOL. It's also there if you click "New to Store" on the left.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I tried this at Barney's (in SF) yesterday. I didn't get much ink at all nor much of the phenylacetate of Miel de Bois, just the smell of a fairly dirty animal, but then I didn't wear it all day. I had a couple of aunts who kept a bunch of unspayed cats. Their house smell like this.

    What really impressed me is that Byredo was willing to put out something weird. So many of the recent releases have been safe and boring, even from houses like Diptyque and Serge Lutens. Even Etat Libre d'Orange's latest, Like This, is a snoozer.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I tried this one again today and I am still liking it very much. But, this is a strange fragrance that many will not like. I does smell a bit skanky. The opening note is Adoxal which is a metallic, salty lemon meringue note and this leads into a very ink like note with cool patchouli. Honey essence gives it a bit of muskiness and a gentle drydown with amber that combined with patchouli and honey gives a soft sueded feel. This blog tells more of the history of this perfumes creation and has some visual imagery that indicates the look they were going for. The photo below is part of the image campaign to represent the fragrance and I think it does a good job of describing how it smells. It is definitely a splash of ink onto bare skin. A sexy smell, I think.

    More info on how this fragrance was created is here: http://coutequecoute.blogspot.com/20...is-byredo.html



    coutequecoute.blogspot.com/2010/09/mmink-eau-de-parfum-by-mm-paris-byredo.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    If I had to compare this fragrance to anything else that I've smelled it would be a combination of CDG #2 and Parfumerie Generale L' Ombre Fauve.
    Fabulous! This actually sounds rather promising If M/Mink's skanky-ness comes from the honey-patchouli combo (no civet or heavily indolic flowers included) perhaps it isn't that scary after all. Has anyone else has tried this one? Furriner, have you already been able to wear it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGA View Post
    Has anyone else has tried this one? Furriner, have you already been able to wear it?
    I've only sprayed it once on me at a store. I've not been able to get a sample yet.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Wore this today, from a sample.

    Wow, what a freaky scent. I get the animal skank, the slight watery/mildew/salt water accord and the ink. I don't smell honey, but then sometimes I'm anosmic to honey. I would imagine many people would find this sort of revolting...in an avant garde sort of way. I love these type of scents, but this seems to push my olfactory boundaries to their very limit and perhaps because of the sharpness of the salt water smell (honestly, it smelled like dirty mop water) I sort of felt a bit unclean after a couple of hours wearing it. Perhaps that was the art directors intent?? I felt similarly towards Oud 27 by Le Labo and because of this memory link I kept getting whiffs of myself and smelling oud, even though I know this scent has no oud.

    I need more time to play around with this one. But for now, it is not instant love...it is, rather, this fascinating little strange creature who's language I do not speak.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Wore this today, from a sample.

    Wow, what a freaky scent. I get the animal skank, the slight watery/mildew/salt water accord and the ink. I don't smell honey, but then sometimes I'm anosmic to honey. I would imagine many people would find this sort of revolting...in an avant garde sort of way. I love these type of scents, but this seems to push my olfactory boundaries to their very limit and perhaps because of the sharpness of the salt water smell (honestly, it smelled like dirty mop water) I sort of felt a bit unclean after a couple of hours wearing it. Perhaps that was the art directors intent?? I felt similarly towards Oud 27 by Le Labo and because of this memory link I kept getting whiffs of myself and smelling oud, even though I know this scent has no oud.

    I need more time to play around with this one. But for now, it is not instant love...it is, rather, this fascinating little strange creature who's language I do not speak.
    Sounds like my kind of fragrance! I need to try it ASAP!
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Being an animal lover, I really need to try this. Barneys, here I come!

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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I'm saving up for a bottle.
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    Default Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I really like the concept, but I don't find the result very wearable for me. It feels cold and strangely lifeless, despite it being so animalic. It's mostly stale and dirty.

    I'd like to enjoy this, because it's cool and kind of artsy, but there's nothing for me here.
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    Agree on most reports - strange, cold, weird, interesting.
    After something like two hours I find this scent very sensual - no, sexy - in a strange but captivating way. Cant stop stroking my nose against my underarm. But the metallic opening I find repulsive. Forgot how repulsive, and retried some on just before eating today. When lifting my fork to my mouth even my stomach revolted from the smell of almost bloodlike cold iron coming from my arm. Couldnt belive I did this to myself, again. Now at the drydown I remember why. Yes, this one is odd.

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