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Lately it’s Paloma Picasso but Clinique Aromatics Elixir and Maison Margiela By the Fireplace are two long time, “strictly cold weather” favourites.

I just gave By the Fireplace a sniff for the first time and quite enjoy the unabashed smoky smell, but it was MM’s Jazz Club that I fell for first! Bourbon, vanilla, and cigar smoke—I’m in love.

I was recently at my local Sephora and Ulta (they’re both in the same outdoor mall), sniffed some perfumes, sprayed some sample papers, and fell for a couple Margiela Replicas-Jazz Club (which a friendly SA also recommended after seeing my self-labeled papers!) and Coffee Break. I may have to get some travel sizes…

Paloma..yes, wore it in the last ‘cold’ spell. Other 80s: Niki de Saint Phalle and Capucci de Capucci. 80s had some pretty big scents, to match the shoulder pads. Nothing light or summery about them. I’m the opposite of gourmand and contemporary, but still can get some great recs from the Muse!

YSL Black Opium Nuit something, Avon x Christian LaCroix Absynthe. And as of trying it out last winter, I also like Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace because it reminds me of autumn in New Jersey when people begin to use their, well, fireplaces! In it, I also smell fall leaves, warm fuzzy sweaters and long drives up into Upstate New York with its pumpkin and apple groves. Just brings me back home for a minute.

I just tried a sample of Tom Ford Oud Wood and WOW it was a little strong when I first applied it but the dry down was so delicious even my husband liked it, I’ll be adding it to my Sephora order this week. That will be my new fall fragrance.

Dior Addict (blue bottle)…since 2002 my favorite! This year i am breaking out the Chantecaille Frangipane and Guerlain Chamade. Just to switch it up and some Shalimar here and there. Dior Addict perfume is the only thing I buy backups of … I live in fear it will be discontinued 🥲

I just can’t go past spicy perfumes for autumn – I also like YSL’s Black Opium, EL’s Knowing, Lancome’s Poeme, an Elizabeth and James one I have and Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. I love my perfumes.

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