What new scents are high on your sniffing radar?

new scentsIt seems like, just like spring, new scents are popping out all over. Which new releases are you dying to try? But never fear — even if some are not new to the market, if you haven’t tried them, they’re still new to you, so they still count. I’ve poked around a bit and attempted to compile my own “must-sniff” list.

So here goes: I’m hoping to soon get a whiff of the new MDCI Fetes Persanes; this line is of such quality that even if you’re not enamored of one of their scents, you have to at least admire its top-notch ingredients and classy, if pricey, bottles. I’m also eyeing Armani Prive’s Rouge Malachite (a must for me now, seeing how much I loved the Vert Malachite I reviewed last week).

Another of the new scents that bears exploring: Nomaterra Wild Beach Cape Cod Rose that Patty praised recently (I think I’ll pass on Zoologist’s Bat, however, as interesting as it sounds). Also piquing my curiosity: Santa Maria Novella Iris and Parfumerie Generale Yuzu Ab Irato; both lemmings courtesy of Portia in recent posts.

Through one of its e-mails, I saw that Luckyscent has a new addition called Romanza, by Masque Milano, and it’s described as a narcissus blend. Yum! So on my “must-sniff” list it goes as well.

And I had wanted to try the new Christian Dior, La Colle Noire, of which Surrender to Chance has samples/decants. I went into Saks this afternoon, spotted it and snagged a spritz. It was rather nice at first and I liked it, but a hint of my old nemesis – oud — wafted up and refused to leave, so off the list it goes. Ah, well … money saved.

So what new scents are you itching to try in the near future? What’s on your “must-sniff” list? Or what new scents have you recently found love with?


  1. Hi Ann! I think the Cape Cod is actually made by Nomaterra and not Zoologist, Victor Wong’s Company. I am SO looking forward to the new Dior and my bottle should be arriving this week! I am such a die-hard rose ho’ I suspect I’ll love it. Also looking forward to the new Chanel fougere, Boy. I’ve heard such great things about it! Those two will pretty much wipe out my perfume budget for a bit, but in for a penny……

    • Right you are, Islandjavaguy! Thanks for noticing; I was dead-tired when I posted so my fingers/brain weren’t in high gear. You will probably love the Dior and hopefully the Chanel, too. I haven’t sniffed too many fougeres, but this one I will for sure.

  2. Heya Ann,
    Thanks for the mention.
    I have very little on my list currently. The new frags from Pierre Guillaume are really good, I grabbed a bottle of Indian Wood and LOVE it. Still deciding in the Phaedon, Sable & Soleil. It is different to anything beachy I have but I’m not really sure if I’d wear it very often.
    We have an amazing Independent Perfume crew down here in Oz called Cult of Scent by Jocelyn Fullerton. Currently I’m working my way through her sample pack and my fave so far is called Something Beautiful.
    Also, just received the Oriza L Legrand sample set. It’s so reasonably priced and comes beautifully boxed. It’s sitting there winking at me. Daring me to spritz, and fall in love.
    Portia xxx

    • Howdy, dear! Those all sound great, and I love your line: “It’s sitting there winking at me… Daring me to spritz, and fall in love.” You are a perfume poet! 🙂

      • He he he. I am resisting its charms till next week when I have some real time to get to know them.
        Portia xx

  3. There are so many perfumes I read about, think that I must try them, and then promptly forget about them. The two I wanted to sniff in most recent memory were Bat and Misia but I’ve since sampled them so now I’m blanking on what else was interesting to me. There are plenty of perfumes I do want to try but right now there isn’t any one in particular that I’m hell bent on getting a sample of. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

    • Hi, Poodle! So lovely to see you, dear. Isn’t that always the way with scents you want to try? They keep jumping on and falling off my radar, so after this post, I have no more excuses, ha! BTW, what did you think of Bat and Misia?

      • Misia is on my list to buy. I just need to click buy and get it over with. Bat is addicting in an odd way. I like it and would wear it just for me. I think it would frighten my hubby though. Its not a cuddle up scent except maybe the fuzzy musk dry down. I didn’t think I liked it at first but couldn’t stop sniffing my wrist.

  4. Hi Ann,
    My sniffing radar is way overloaded! I will never use up what I already own…so will have to content myself with reading about frags from here on, for a long long time to come. (I will admit to longing for something from Santa Maria Novello–that iris sounds like something I like.) Have a great day!

    • Queen Cupcake, so glad you stopped by. I’m nodding along with you about using up what you already own, but I keep thinking, “Oh, one or two more samples won’t hurt a thing.” Right!
      That SMN Iris is a temptation, isn’t it? I think we deserve to treat ourselves and try it. 🙂

  5. Patty gifted me with a sample of FM’s Portrait of a Lady which I absolutely love. I’ve got to get me a larger decant sometime soon. I smelled Gucci Guilty on a friend one night while we were sitting outside and it was gorgeous. I tried it on and it doesn’t have the same smell but it’s still very pretty. It would be a nice starter fragrance for someone. I tried the Chanel no 5 Bath Oil and it’s true love. It reminds me of an older bottle of Chanel no 5 EDT in the black and gold bottle I bought off EBay.

    • Katherine, it seems you’ve got company in loving that No. 5 bath oil. Think I might need to try that, even though I’m not the biggest No. 5 fan. Glad you found love with PoaL — it’s a great scent. Have not sniffed the Gucci, but think I will next time I pass a tester. Thanks!

  6. I saw the Fetes Persanes described over at LuckyScent, and I’ve been intrigued by that one, too! I’ve also been wanting to try the Malachite Vert, especially after you wrote about it last week. Right now, I am in love with a tiny bottle of vintage Bandit I bought — so badass!

    • Oooh, lucky you, Heidi, to have a bit of vintage Bandit! That is too, too cool! Hope you end up liking the Fetes and the Malachite also.

  7. There are many things that get on my to smell list then they fall off of it. My current love is vintage Miss Dior. But I am trying to use up one bottle of perfume before I add more, even though I did buy a bottle of Nahema.

    • Hi! So how are you liking the Nahema? I’ve always meant to try it but never seem to get to it. Thanks for putting it back on my radar.

      • Love vintage Miss Dior too! If you’re loving the Nahema, better buy up! I hear it’s being discontinued?

  8. Looks like Sephora finally has the Stella McCartney Dot, so am wanting to swing by for a spritz. Wish there wee a way to sample the No 5 body oil. It really sounds great, just don’t know that need more No 5. Wish it weren’t limited edition. That’s like kryptonite to the wallet.

    • Hope you get to sniff that Stella McCartney soon and like it. Have you looked around at all the department stores that carry Chanel? I know Nordstrom is good about sampling, if they have the item (perhaps one of the bigger ones). Or one of the Chanel boutiques? Surely if they have the oil they’d have a tester for you to try it. Good luck!

  9. I’ve been really busy and just haven’t paid much attention to perfume lately, but I am intrigued by Angel Muse. I requested a sample through a Mugler announcement but haven’t received it yet. Oh, I would love a Zoologist sampler – for Bat and Beaver – and a sniff of Demeter Blue Spruce, but no rush. Hope you are doing well, Ann! I read everyday just don’t always comment 🙂

    • Hi, dear! Doing great, thanks! So nice to see you, and glad you’re still reading with us on the Posse, even if on the days you’re not able to comment. Would love to hear what you think about the Muse when you get it, and the others as well.

  10. The new Thierry Mugler Muse is high on my list, too. Been haunting the downtown Macy’s (they are contacted to get Muse first town, something if found out through my scent stalking activities).
    There are others I am interested in, but can’t recall at the moment!

    • Hiya, Nebbe! Now that’s quite a scent detective — bet you will be the first to sniff it. Do let us know what you think after you try it. I’m looking forward to it as well.

  11. Does Ostara count as new ? Love it.
    Mohur and pichhola are on my absolute must smell list right now. Not new but I have heard so much recently.

    • Hey SOLNTSE….if you want to try Ostara, you’d best hurry! It’s being d/c’d as of May 1st, and has already been pulled from shelves in the EU. Luckily the USA discounters seem to have a healthy supply, and it is totally worth it, imo!

      • Ohh I already have my bottle. I was just answering the question which new scent you love. I think ostara is still kind of new.

        But now I am thinking to get a couple of bottles for gift. I don’t know which stores have the stock, if you know can you please let me know.

      • No, no, say it ain’t so! Gracious, it hasn’t been out that too more than a year, has it?

    • Hi, Solntse! Yep, Ostara counts! Everything counts because if you haven’t sniffed it, it’s new to you. I love Ostara as well (like spring in a bottle), and I think you will love the other two. Mohur is better on my skin than the Piccola, but they’re both beautifully done.

  12. I have a sample of Rouge Malachite and would be happy to send it your way. I love tuberose but this one smells powdery almost instantly on me and powdery doesn’t work with my nose.

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