Maison Margiela REPLICA | By the Fireplace & REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette

Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace & REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de ToiletteMaison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace & REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette

Happy FriYAY everyone.  I’m always seriously happy when Friday rolls around and today is extra special because I am able to chat about two new scents that have recently landed across my desk.  Now I love fragrance and lord knows I’m a sucker for a well designed bottle.  So it should come as no surprise that I have actively been stalking two new scents from the Maison Margiela REPLICA line of fragrances.  When I say stalking, I mean serious stalking.  If these beauties were people, restraining orders would probably be involved :).  While they are not yet available for purchase in Canada, I managed to get my hands on both, so allow me to introduce you to the Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace & Lipstick On Eau de Toilette.

Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace Eau de ToiletteMaison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette

Up first we have Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette.  This is actually the first of the REPLICA scents that is both a male and female fragrance and it is said to replicate the scent of burning wood and chestnut.  I love, love, love this one.  It does smell like burning wood, but without that bitterness that sometimes underlies a smokey scent.  This one is just gorgeous and is a total snuggle scent.  It really does take you back to warm winter nights spent snuggled by the fire with your loved one.  With notes of Pink Pepper, Orange Flower Petals, Clove Oil, Chestnut Accord, Ga├»ac Wood Oil, Cade Oil, Vanilla Accord, Peru Balsam and Cashmeran, Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette is absolutely one comforting, warm and woody scent. 

Maison Margiela REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette

Maison Margiela REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette

Now let’s talk about Maison Margiela REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette.  This is going to be a bit of a polarizing scent; because you are either going to love it or hate it.  I personally love it, but while I actually had it here in the office, some of my coworkers loved it like I do, and a few just could not stand it.  There is really no happy minimum with one it seems.  Maison Margiela REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette was designed to ‘evoke familiar, but forgotten moment – a woman’s nocturnal beauty ritual’, and it is pretty darn successful on that front.  The moment I smelt it, I thought of a woman sitting in front of her vanity mirror painstakingly going through her nightly ritual.  It’s soft, powdery and completely feminine.  When applied, it brings about the exact memory it was designed to.  With notes of Bergamot Oil, Heliotrope Accord, Neroli Oil, Orange Flower Absolute, Iris Concentrate, Galbanum Oil, Tonka Bean Absolute, Vanilla Bourbon Extract and Patchouli Oil, it’s very hard not to be transported back in time when you smell Maison Margiela REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette.

Both Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace & REPLICA Lipstick On Eau de Toilette will retail for $125 CAD.  At this point, you can’t yet buy them in Canada, but you can sign up for a notification on Sephora.ca for Lipstick On to be notified when it becomes available.  Unfortunately, By the Fireplace does not yet appear on the Sephora.ca website, so you will have to keep your eyes open for that on.

 

  • The packaging is just so cool on this and totally fits the brand. These scents sound tricky to wear but I hope they come into stores one day here so I can smell them!