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  1. #121

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    Have you heard of Magnolia Grove Perfume Trio by Phoenix Botanicals?
    However, she only runs this in spring. You can reach her at her Etsy shop to get product update.

    From her description:
    There is no straight path through a Magnolia grove!
    Like the branches of the trees, let your path be twisted as you smell each one in flower.

    I used to work at a Botanical Garden. Each Spring, we'd spy on the fuzzy Magnolia buds to open. There is a grove of Magnolias, several different species in a small meadow. When they bloomed, each tree smelled different, and there was no way out till you sniffed them all.

    I cannot offer you the entire grove for now... However I have picked the essences of three of my favorite Magnolia blossoms. The perfumes come in small 2 ml jars (taller than the ones in the pics), good for at least 15 applications. They are color-coded, and numbered on the bottom.
    Magnolia blossoms: dreamy sweetness, striking tart, creamy softness.

    Magnolia I ~ is a rosy Magnolia
    Magnolia II ~ hints of lemon
    Magnolia III ~ is very creamy and soft

  2. #122

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaleOfTheRose View Post
    Have you heard of Magnolia Grove Perfume Trio by Phoenix Botanicals?
    However, she only runs this in spring. You can reach her at her Etsy shop to get product update.

    From her description:
    There is no straight path through a Magnolia grove!
    Like the branches of the trees, let your path be twisted as you smell each one in flower.

    I used to work at a Botanical Garden. Each Spring, we'd spy on the fuzzy Magnolia buds to open. There is a grove of Magnolias, several different species in a small meadow. When they bloomed, each tree smelled different, and there was no way out till you sniffed them all.

    I cannot offer you the entire grove for now... However I have picked the essences of three of my favorite Magnolia blossoms. The perfumes come in small 2 ml jars (taller than the ones in the pics), good for at least 15 applications. They are color-coded, and numbered on the bottom.
    Magnolia blossoms: dreamy sweetness, striking tart, creamy softness.

    Magnolia I ~ is a rosy Magnolia
    Magnolia II ~ hints of lemon
    Magnolia III ~ is very creamy and soft
    No, I haven’t— thank you for the recommendation. There is a a botanical garden here in Memphis that I like to go to when the magnolias are blooming.
    My only regrets in life are the people I haven't stood up for,
    and the perfumes I've thrown away.

  3. #123

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    Avon Rare Pearls

    This one is probably frequently overlooked due to its provenance. And it’s quite pretty. It has a realistic magnolia note which is somewhat sweet and creamy. Unfortunately, I believe I am hyperosmic to the white musk used in it, so that the white musk is felt for me at a very loud volume, like an analog tv tuned to the wrong station (static and noise) with the volume turned all the way up. Sadly, a headache-inducing scrubber.
    My only regrets in life are the people I haven't stood up for,
    and the perfumes I've thrown away.

  4. #124

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
    Avon Rare Pearls

    This one is probably frequently overlooked due to its provenance. And it’s quite pretty. It has a realistic magnolia note which is somewhat sweet and creamy. Unfortunately, I believe I am hyperosmic to the white musk used in it, so that the white musk is felt for me at a very loud volume, like an analog tv tuned to the wrong station (static and noise) with the volume turned all the way up. Sadly, a headache-inducing scrubber.
    Thanks for your impressions. White musk is like white noise to me too.
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  5. #125

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lellabelle View Post
    Thanks for your impressions. White musk is like white noise to me too.
    White musks can easily fill whole rooms for me.
    My only regrets in life are the people I haven't stood up for,
    and the perfumes I've thrown away.

  6. #126

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
    White musks can easily fill whole rooms for me.
    Lol, so true.

    Teardrop mentioned Goutal’s Un Matin d’Orage earlier in the thread. I’m not sure if it’s a magnolia soliflore or not. I liked Gardenia Passion, which was more about the tuberose, and Orage features magnolia quite high up in the description. Anyone have thoughts on that one?
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    Chypreish”:
    /ˈSHēpRAiSH/
    adjective
    (of a person or expression) to be desirous of an abundance of chypre.
    "Today, she was feeling chypreish”

  7. #127

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lellabelle View Post
    Lol, so true.

    Teardrop mentioned Goutal’s Un Matin d’Orage earlier in the thread. I’m not sure if it’s a magnolia soliflore or not. I liked Gardenia Passion, which was more about the tuberose, and Orage features magnolia quite high up in the description. Anyone have thoughts on that one?
    Planning to buy a sample. But we <<suddenly>> are down to one functional shower, so it’s time to conserve.
    My only regrets in life are the people I haven't stood up for,
    and the perfumes I've thrown away.

  8. #128

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
    Planning to buy a sample. But we <<suddenly>> are down to one functional shower, so it’s time to conserve.
    Priorities, indeed!
    Chypreish”:
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    (of a person or expression) to be desirous of an abundance of chypre.
    "Today, she was feeling chypreish”

  9. #129

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    Commodity Magnolia

    I finally got a sample of this, as the company is closing. I remember it not being very noteworthy in-store the one other time I smelled it. It’s a soft, round magnolia with a slight note of overripe fruit. It’s as inoffensive as it comes and would make an excellent office scent. It’s obvious to my nose that it’s synthetic, whatever that means. But there’s no trace of a headache for me, and that in itself is a win. I recognize this magnolia accord from Gucci Envy and Tocade and perhaps Cristalle Eau Verte, but it’s strange to find it naked and alone in a fragrance. The composition is missing the lemon and the lily of the valley/muguet that creates the sharp coldness that I love about magnolias (Malle Eau de Magnolia gets this right.) It also misses the wild greenness that Mito captures well. It’s magnolia in a vacuum— no tree, no rotting blossoms nearby, no lemony buds just opening. It’s certainly buy-worthy at the discounter prices, if one encounters it in the wild, but not worth cl
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    Glad you got some good use out of that sample Kotori!
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  11. #131

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Glad you got some good use out of that sample Kotori!
    I appreciate it, mikeperez!
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    and the perfumes I've thrown away.

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    Woke up to this:


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    It's that time of year again where my daughter asks; "Mom, why does the cat smell like Chamade?"

  13. #133

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    Lovely!

    I have a magnolia with a similar flower type that has flowered, and finished, already. It’s a spring blooming variety. My Stellate-type, and Southern Grandifloras aren’t quite ready for this years blooms.
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  14. #134

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    As for me, I occasionally sneak into neighbors’ front yards during my evening walks and nab a low-hanging blossom like this one. Don’t judge me.
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