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    Default New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    From MinNY website.

    Fields of Rubus opens up with a thick, sweet jammy blast of raspberry and patchouli. As it settles, the raspberry softens up as vanilla, musk and woods unfold and envelope the host in a warm blanket of pleasantries.

    Notes: Raspberry, Plum, Apple, Tobacco Wood, Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedar, and Patchouli.

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    John said on Facebook that these are ahead of schedule and should be at Min within a week or so.
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    Default Re: New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    OMG - an indie niche take on "fruitchouli"! Probably goes where no innocent fruity floral dares to go.

    MUST SAMPLE.
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    So talented this guy. To think, I have been watching his videos on YouTube for years. Now he is a well known perfumer of niche fragrances. Incredible.

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    Also has another new one called "Wood Haven."

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    he's describing this one as "jammy" as in raspberry jam. if so, a thick syrupy raspberry with some spice would be a home run for the fall.
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    Default Re: New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    A bit apprehensive at the rate these are coming out, but I know he's been working on them for a little while now. Still, this one interests me the most so far. Plus, his other scents haven't disappointed me so far.

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    Default Re: New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    A bit apprehensive at the rate these are coming out, but I know he's been working on them for a little while now. Still, this one interests me the most so far. Plus, his other scents haven't disappointed me so far.
    That was kind of what I was thinking as well (that he really is churning them out at a pretty fast rate!)

    That said, where can you get samples of his fragrances? I'd like to give some of them a try.

    On a side note, I've always enjoyed his YouTube video reviews....his review of Baldessarini Ambre' is directly responsible for me purchasing a bottle of it, and I'm glad I did!

    P.S. - I'm guessing that this one will be heavy on the raspberry and blackberry(???)

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    Default Re: New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    Min NY has sample packs you can purchase.

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    I've only tried R'Oud Elements and it was pretty good. I don't like to see these coming out so fast though. I know there is money in numbers, and few will really fully appreciate the depth, intricacy, extremely carefully coordinated and balanced evolution and nuances of a scent that a perfumer spends a year or more perfecting, but still... it seems like the indies, above all, should embody that mentality towards perfumery rather than jumping on the designer churn-a-new-scent-or-five-per-season bandwagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I've only tried R'Oud Elements and it was pretty good. I don't like to see these coming out so fast though. I know there is money in numbers, and few will really fully appreciate the depth, intricacy, extremely carefully coordinated and balanced evolution and nuances of a scent that a perfumer spends a year or more perfecting, but still... it seems like the indies, above all, should embody that mentality towards perfumery rather than jumping on the designer churn-a-new-scent-or-five-per-season bangwagon.
    While it is true that it would be great that a perfumer takes a year or more to perfect a scent, but that does not mean a perfumer only works on one scent at a time. He is probably working on three, four, even more projects concurrently.

    And some indie perfumers churn out lots of new scents a year (DSH for example), and yet their products are still well-liked by perfumistas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    .. it seems like the indies, above all, should embody that mentality towards perfumery rather than jumping on the designer churn-a-new-scent-or-five-per-season bangwagon.
    I agree. The timing of a delivery is not insignificant.
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    As someone who's been working with naturals for years now, I definitely understand having multiple projects going on at once. I really like John/Kerosene and respect the path he has taken and the success he has had - I just hope said success doesn't change his process to accommodate a quicker release schedule.

    I've seen other brands start out with quality work but dilute their name and reputation through a frantic release schedule (Montale, anyone?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I've only tried R'Oud Elements and it was pretty good.
    Same here!


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    Hey guys,

    It’s true, a lot of releases this year, but I don’t think they will disappoint. Wood Haven was a scent in the works for over a year now, and Fields of Rubus, close to 8 months. Im constantly rolling about 12 ideas at a time. Most never finish. Just so you know, I don’t release something, then afterwards, begin work on something fresh to release next. A lot of hours go into the creations. Hope you enjoy, and thanks!

    And right now, only planning to have 2-3 releases for all of next year. If they are ready.

    Take care all,

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    Love the sound of this Haven't tried the line yet but would love to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    Hey guys,

    Itís true, a lot of releases this year, but I donít think they will disappoint. Wood Haven was a scent in the works for over a year now, and Fields of Rubus, close to 8 months. Im constantly rolling about 12 ideas at a time. Most never finish. Just so you know, I donít release something, then afterwards, begin work on something fresh to release next. A lot of hours go into the creations. Hope you enjoy, and thanks!

    And right now, only planning to have 2-3 releases for all of next year. If they are ready.

    Take care all,

    John
    Thanks for the info! It's true the new ones will be available for purchase next week? Min's website is a bit confusing. Says it's in stock, but won't ship until the end of September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    Thanks for the info! It's true the new ones will be available for purchase next week? Min's website is a bit confusing. Says it's in stock, but won't ship until the end of September.
    Even more confusing, First in Fragrance shows 8/21 date. To add to the confusion, First also shows as an 83ml, which is kind of odd.

    His other release "Wood Haven" looks like it could be a winner as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    It’s true, a lot of releases this year, but I don’t think they will disappoint. Wood Haven was a scent in the works for over a year now, and Fields of Rubus, close to 8 months. Im constantly rolling about 12 ideas at a time. Most never finish. Just so you know, I don’t release something, then afterwards, begin work on something fresh to release next. A lot of hours go into the creations. Hope you enjoy, and thanks!

    And right now, only planning to have 2-3 releases for all of next year. If they are ready.
    Good to see you here John. I can't wait to try your creations. Have you attempted to work out a distribution deal with Luckyscent / Scent Bar?

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    Default Re: New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    It sounds verrry nice, and perfect for late autumn. Definitely sample-worthy.

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    Default Re: New Kerosene - Fields of Rubus

    With every new release, his fragrances are becoming more complex. Santalum Slivers is one of the best sandal wood fragrances on the market and something that shouldn't be missed. Impressive to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Good to see you here John. I can't wait to try your creations. Have you attempted to work out a distribution deal with Luckyscent / Scent Bar?
    Luckyscent has indeed contacted to pick up my brand, but for the time-being, Im exclusive through MiN NY. For how long, remains to be seen. But so far, that's what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Even more confusing, First in Fragrance shows 8/21 date. To add to the confusion, First also shows as an 83ml, which is kind of odd.

    His other release "Wood Haven" looks like it could be a winner as well.
    Hi Palm Beach,

    MiN wasnt exactly sure when the scents were going to be ready for sale, so they were covering themselves with the later date. But they will have stock next week.

    For First in Fragrance, there was an issue with my dispenser volume machine and some bottles that were shipped to Europe were short a few mls. Some just a couple mls. But the issue has been sorted out and corrected. But for website and not to get in trouble, they had to put on their website a lower amount of mls to cover themselves. Hope that clears up the confusion. But going forward, there's no issues with bottle volumes. All will be exactly 100mls.

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    Thanks for chiming in Kerosene. I didn't mean to be negative although I'm sure it came off that way. I just hate the thought of losing one of the 'good guys' to the pressures of commercialism.

    I've really got to get around to sampling the rest of your creations. Copper Skies, especially, sounds like something I would love.
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    No worries, Scripture. I try and reply to all my inquiries, but this has been the busiest year of my life and sometimes people get missed. I've had so many requests asking me how to begin to make perfume and I simply just cant respond to everyone. Still working my regular day job and so many late nights and working every weekend on the fragrance brand. Next step is working on my website, but all in all everything is going well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post



    Hi Palm Beach,

    MiN wasnt exactly sure when the scents were going to be ready for sale, so they were covering themselves with the later date. But they will have stock next week.
    Any update when they will be in stock at Min. Still showing pre-order only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Any update when they will be in stock at Min. Still showing pre-order only.
    Now. Ordered mine on Thursday. Arrives tomorrow.

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    This is full of so much win. Got my bottle today. Kerosene definitely did something right here. Time to try his other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    OMG - an indie niche take on "fruitchouli"! Probably goes where no innocent fruity floral dares to go.

    MUST SAMPLE.
    Yes, you must. Got a sample today from Min. Definitely a fruitchouli.

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    The only reason I ordered a sample of this one is that I wanted to try Wood Haven and am really interested in the recent wave of new American artisan perfumers (Smell Bent, Slumberhouse, Kerosene, etc.). I would never have sought out a fragrance that lists raspberry and plum as the first notes. I'm still not sure that this fragrance is "me," but it isn't feminine like I expected it might be. So gentlemen, don't let the word "jammy" scare you off. I'll be sampling both this one and Wood Haven further. The only previous Kerosene fragrance I've really liked was his first one, R'Oud Elements, so I'm encouraged to find I'm enjoying the two new ones, although I've yet to decide if either of them are FBW for me. I'll be checking back to this thread to find out what other guys think about this one.

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    I remember when Kerosene first announced R'Oud Elements on YouTube. He was selling it and another one through Etsy at $80 a bottle, if I recall well. Now his perfumes are exclusive for MiN and they go for $140. Now don't tell me that MiN charges $60 for featuring your creations, cause I don't believe you.

    "My first official fragrance release, all handcrafted myself, R'oud Elements, with notes of Oud, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Lavender, Iris, and Orange Bitters.

    Woods. Warmth. Man.

    3.4oz bottle for $90 shipped in U.S. - $95 shipped International."

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    Quote Originally Posted by auslander View Post
    I remember when Kerosene first announced R'Oud Elements on YouTube. He was selling it and another one through Etsy at $80 a bottle, if I recall well. Now his perfumes are exclusive for MiN and they go for $140. Now don't tell me that MiN charges $60 for featuring your creations, cause I don't believe you.

    "My first official fragrance release, all handcrafted myself, R'oud Elements, with notes of Oud, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Lavender, Iris, and Orange Bitters.

    Woods. Warmth. Man.

    3.4oz bottle for $90 shipped in U.S. - $95 shipped International."
    Do you think that MiN is a non-profit company?

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