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    I’m new to the fragrance world. Although I have always worn cologne, I’ve never really been a collector or gotten into trying out many styles and starting a collection. I’m slowly building a collection, and while out the other day I stopped by Sephora to fragrance shop. I ended up buying 5 testers from the Maison Margiela Replica line. MM is a brand I have read and heard a lot about so figured it’s time I try them out.

    Well this morning, I sprayed each scent and smelled them when they were first sprayed then after drying. I’m just going to give a quick few words on each and what they smelled like to a new and untrained nose. Here goes:

    1) Jazz Club. Creamy, sweet and tobacco. Later on I got vanilla. I REALLY like this one. I’m going to buy a full bottle. I’ll wear this in the fall for sure. 4.5 out of 5

    2) Lazy Sunday Morning. Roses and flowers, and then some more roses. A slight powder at dry down. This is a very nice smelling fragrance but it isn’t something I personally would wear. 3 out of 5

    3) By the Fireplace. Wood and smoke. The name is perfect because that’s just what it smells like. After dry I smelled a vanilla/marshmallow scent that was pleasant. I need to try this on skin but I believe I would wear it. 4 out of 5

    4) Whispers in the Library. Woods and spice. Not woody like Fireplace more like old wooden polished furniture. After dry I smelled a licorice type scent. Honestly, this is my least fav by far. 2 out of 5

    5). Under the Lemon tree. Lemon-Lime, zest and fresh leaves on a citrus tree. Super pleasant and like summer. At dry down I got a slight rose scent. I liked. This is my fav of the 5. I cannot imagine it being any better. 5 out of 5

    This was all my opinion and I’m sure I missed a lot of notes etc but to my untrained nose this is all what I got with the fragrances. Of the 5, 2 are must buys for me. The other 2 I won’t buy a full bottle.

    I’m very happy I tried this brand. I can see what all the talk is about

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    Default Re: A newbie smells Maison Margiela for the first time

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the scents above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    I ended up buying 5 testers from the Maison Margiela Replica line.
    You have extremely good taste. I too adore this line. I already have Jazz Club, which, while talked about on here from time to time doesn't get nearly the attention it should. Heck, this Maison Margiela line isn't even talked about with nearly enough praise around here just in general. I think even "Music Festival" is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the scents above.
    Your welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspencer View Post
    You have extremely good taste. I too adore this line. I already have Jazz Club, which, while talked about on here from time to time doesn't get nearly the attention it should. Heck, this Maison Margiela line isn't even talked about with nearly enough praise around here just in general. I think even "Music Festival" is good.

    Yea I’m a fan. I will try more for sure and will check out Music Festival. Jazz Club is so different from anything I have smelled or own. It was an instant like. I think I like it more then anything I currently own.

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    Default Re: A newbie smells Maison Margiela for the first time

    Thanks for sharing. I have a sample of Whispers in the Library. I guess I won't hurry to try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    Yea I’m a fan. I will try more for sure and will check out Music Festival. Jazz Club is so different from anything I have smelled or own. It was an instant like. I think I like it more then anything I currently own.
    Jazz Club is more like an 'atmospheric' type scent where it's intent is to replicate the scent of a place (as are most of this line of scents). To "take you there". Jazz Club is more like art than merely a nice smell you spray on. I definitely think the perfumer who made this succeeded in the crafting. When I feel the mood this scent really is original and fits that mood. Truly art in a bottle. I find the entire line of these fragrances are representing perfumery at a top level. These aren't just some clumsy efforts. These really had fantastic talent and effort at the helm. Truly a visionary line of fragrances.

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    If you like Jazz Club, you should get yourself a sample of Acqua di Cuba from Santa Maria Novella, just to compare before plunking down any dough. It's at the same pricepoint and similarly conjures up an aromatic landscape with tobacco at the heart. I think it's an all-timer.
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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I have a sample of Whispers in the Library. I guess I won't hurry to try it
    Yea I wasn’t a fan at all for that one. I mean hey some like it I’m sure, and you might as well but for me it’s not anything I like. I wouldn’t judge the brand based on it tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspencer View Post
    Jazz Club is more like an 'atmospheric' type scent where it's intent is to replicate the scent of a place (as are most of this line of scents). To "take you there". Jazz Club is more like art than merely a nice smell you spray on. I definitely think the perfumer who made this succeeded in the crafting. When I feel the mood this scent really is original and fits that mood. Truly art in a bottle. I find the entire line of these fragrances are representing perfumery at a top level. These aren't just some clumsy efforts. These really had fantastic talent and effort at the helm. Truly a visionary line of fragrances.
    I agree with all of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    If you like Jazz Club, you should get yourself a sample of Acqua di Cuba from Santa Maria Novella, just to compare before plunking down any dough. It's at the same pricepoint and similarly conjures up an aromatic landscape with tobacco at the heart. I think it's an all-timer.

    Thanks. The other tobacco’s I wana try is Pure Havane and Tobac Rouge (I think it was called) but I’m always open to trying others

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Thanks for sharing!

    My pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    Thanks. The other tobacco’s I wana try is Pure Havane and Tobac Rouge (I think it was called) but I’m always open to trying others
    Tabac Rouge is also an all-timer.

    Acqua di Cuba feels a bit like Jazz Club, which is why I mentioned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    Tabac Rouge is also an all-timer.

    Acqua di Cuba feels a bit like Jazz Club, which is why I mentioned it.
    I’ll give it a go as well

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    Big fan on Sailing Day also... one of my favorite oceanic sents... wanted to love by the fireplace but all I get from it are marshmallows .. may have to try again.... they have a new coffee one coming soon that I need to get a nose on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tol58 View Post
    Big fan on Sailing Day also... one of my favorite oceanic sents... wanted to love by the fireplace but all I get from it are marshmallows .. may have to try again.... they have a new coffee one coming soon that I need to get a nose on
    With Fireplace I only got marshmallow at the very end,it’s all smoked wood to me

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    I don't like By the Fireplace because its kind of smoky fireplace note isn't like a real fireplace but more like a barbeque grill. Mingled with the marshmallow sweetness it's revolting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I don't like By the Fireplace because its kind of smoky fireplace note isn't like a real fireplace but more like a barbeque grill. Mingled with the marshmallow sweetness it's revolting.
    My first thought was sitting outside by a campfire roasting marshmallows. I like it. It isn’t something I would wear all the time but this winter it will get time for sure. A super cold winter day is a perfect day for it




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