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    Default J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57



    Just read about these new J. Crew + Arquiste fragrances coming out this month, on Now Smell This:

    J. Crew will launch two fragrances, No. 31 and No. 57, developed in collaboration with niche brand Arquiste. The fragrances were developed by perfumers Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier, who were asked to...

    ...conjure up the Jan. 5, 1943, opening of “Exhibition by 31 Women,” the first all-female modern art show in the U.S., curated by Peggy Guggenheim and displayed at her Art of This Century Gallery on East 57th Street in New York.

    No. 31 ~ "attempts to capture the excitement of the crowd and essence of the cocktails", with red vermouth, eau-de-vie accord, rose and damson plum.

    No. 57 ~ "meant to reflect the warmth, wood and amber glow in Guggenheim’s gallery", with aged whiskey, cinnamon, labdanum and vanilla.
    The price points are quite affordable & the sizes are great too: 10 ml ($25) and 50 ml ($78)
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    These do indeed sound interesting—fingers crossed they'll live up to these descriptions!

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    Default Re: J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    Will give them a try when they become accessible.
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    Will give those a sample. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    I was a bit surprised when I realized that this is the 'first' scent for J Crew, I could have sworn they had a fragrance before.

    No. 57 sounds like the one, on paper, I'll like. I look forward to smelling both of them.
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    Default Re: J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    Promising notes, fantastic pricing and sizes. Please post here if anyone has sampled them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I was a bit surprised when I realized that this is the 'first' scent for J Crew, I could have sworn they had a fragrance before.

    No. 57 sounds like the one, on paper, I'll like. I look forward to smelling both of them.
    Mike i think DS & Durga made one for JCrew. I went to the store near me but they didn't have it. I don't know if that one has been discontinued.

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    Default Re: J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    They are available now on the j.crew website. just do a search for Arquiste. Ordered myself a little no. 57

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    57 is actually very good..very similar to tom ford amber absolute mixed with kiehls cedar wood/vanilla. stuff lasts forever..really good IMHO

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    Default J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    I just tried these but my experience was a bit different. 57 is the more interesting of the two -- greater complexity with a better sequence of notes -- but both were weak overall. It even says on the packaging blurb that they'll wear lighter than normal perfumes. Not even remotely similar to Amber Absolute to my nose (I'm a big fan of AA). To me, they're very much Sephora-anonymous styles -- stock, expected bases. They remind me quite a bit of Tokyo Milk and seem to be about the same quality. Not awful, but even at this pricepoint I'd think twice.

    The ad-copy for these scents is exceptional though!
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    I very much like No 57. The first stage is abstract and a bit medicinal. Its all oak and cedar on me, along with the whiskey top note. However after 20 minutes, the vanilla appears and adds a creamy roundness, an almost carmelic touch of sweeteness. I quite like this all woods composition. In fact, it's developing into love.
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    Hmmm very interesting indeed . The notes are right up my alley.

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    It appears J. Crew is having their holiday sale. The coupon code GIVETHIS gets you 30% off non-sale items, so the rollerballs are $17.50 before taxes and the 50 mls are now $55. Not sure when the coupon expires. Very tempting indeed

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