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The fragrances I ordered from Scent Memory showed up today. What a group of intense and unusual fragrances.
The one that blew me away the most was La Boulangerie. I generally do NOT like foody scents, but every time I
sniffed this, I could see a gorgeous French baguette with a crackly crust. It's so good, and it's strong OOB. I'm definitely
doing either a candle or more likely, wax tarts this week. :)

I think my favorite from the haul was Whispers in the Library. Her scent notes say Evoke the feeling of visiting an old library - old paper, antique woodwork, vanilla perfume, cedar desks, and to me it comes off as a warm, soft fragrance. Hubby sniffed it (I hadn't told him the name) and he said it smelled like books and he could smell some wood. Much more discerning than I am......

A couple of them were very faint, but I think my nose was getting tired. I'll resniff them all later, starting with the ones that seemed light.
 

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I did make wax tarts with La Boulangerie, and I made small perfume roll-ons of Whispers in the Library and Baccarat Rouge. I've been enjoying getting hubby's input---WitL he thinks would be a great soap or candle, and I agree, although I do like it as a perfume, too. I don't get a book smell, but I also got Bibliothe-que, which she says is the "essence of paper and leather binding."
I don't smell that in it, but I also don't get the scent notes she has:
Top: Peach, Plum
Heart: Peony, Violet
Base: Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla

That doesn't mean they aren't there, just that I'm picking up something different. For the most part, I've liked all the fragrances. They are very interesting and quite complex.
 
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Bibliotheque is such an oddball! I feel like Byredo took a more abstract, experimental approach to it than we normally see in book/library perfumes…If you put it in a water or alcohol spray you may get more of the book notes, I haven’t tried it personally but have read a few reviews (of the original, not SM) that say that.
 

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