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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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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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  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.
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  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!
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  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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    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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    Woke up to this:


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  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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  15. #135

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    I was thinking about this thread when I discovered that Fragonard is coming out with a magnolia soliflore edt scent this year, and here it is.

    Even up north here in snow country we get hardy types of southern magnolia that bloom over town in the spring helping to make my little village as picturesque as you can imagine. And the smell is glorious. We have a pinker variety of blossom, of the "cucumber" type. I love it.

    I have no experience with Fragonard. I see that their 'soliflore' has many other notes in it, but it also includes frangipani which I cannot resist.

    It does not seem to be available yet on the American side of their website and I couldn't find any information about when it will be.
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    Beautyhabit carries Fragonard, you could check with them if they plan to carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Beautyhabit carries Fragonard, you could check with them if they plan to carry it.
    Thanks!
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  18. #138

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    Eau d’Italie by Eau d’Italie

    Mineralic magnolia. Here in Memphis, there is a common landscaping habit of mulch mounding southern magnolia trees with stones. It likely protects the trees from getting “wet feet” from the soggy clay we have here that stays sloggy much of the year. Trips to the Memphis Zoo or the Dixon Gallery and Gardens showcase enormous magnolias with waxy green leaves and the occasional brownish white bloom near the top. In the late spring, which is the early season for magnolia blooms, there will be wet, partially open buds near enough to the ground to leap and pull down. They are sharp and green and tickle the nose when you smell them, if they haven’t poured water into it. Standing on the small reddish stones, on a day that the rain is freshly over, when the clay has started to bake everywhere except under the stones, squinting into the sun to reach a bloom, snapping a sharp waxy leaf inadvertently before tickling my nose with an opening bud... this smells like that.
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