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September 23, 2018

Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace Review

Cooler weather is on the horizon, and if you’re a fragrance nut like me, that probably means you’re in search of your next seasonal scent. Trust me when I tell you that Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace is a fragrance that should definitely be on your radar for fall and winter.

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Replica By The Fireplace

Notes

Guiac wood, pink pepper, clove, vanilla, chestnut, orange blossom, Peru balsam, and cashmeran.

Replica By The Fireplace is a smoky, woody scent with hints of sweetness from the vanilla and chestnut. Clove and pink pepper add a bit of spice. Orange blossom and cashmeran don’t really stand out in this scent, they mostly just keep everything smelling soft and fresh.

For those familiar with Bath & Body Works candles, this is like a more sophisticated, smokier version of Marshmallow Fireside.

Silage

The silage of By The Fireplace is around 2 feet. You’ll be able to smell it on you and someone standing close to you will be able to smell it, but it’s not something that’s going to enter the room before you do.

replica by the fireplace review

Longevity

Parts of this scent last longer than others. 24 hours later I can still faintly smell the smoke on my skin, but everything else has faded away. The sweetness is the first thing to disappear from this scent. I could no longer detect the vanilla after about 2 hours, and the chestnut was quite faded as well, though not entirely gone. At that point, it mostly became wood, clove, and pink pepper, which lasted another 8+ hours.

I actually love that about this fragrance because I’m not a huge fan of vanilla, and I like the smoky, woody scent that remains even better than I do when I first apply it. This isn’t the type of fragrance that disappears quickly on the skin, but it also doesn’t get its longevity from being overpowering. Simply put, it’s a very high-quality, well-formulated fragrance.

Final Thoughts

This is a unique, sexy scent that you won’t find anywhere else. If the sweetness of the vanilla is the main draw for you, you probably won’t like this. If you gravitate toward wood and/or spice notes you’ll almost certainly like this. This is definitely a fall/winter fragrance, and would also make a great fragrance for date night. Replica By The Fireplace is a warm, cozy, inviting scent that stands out from the crowd.

$28 for 0.34 oz/10 ml at Sephora

$126 for 3.4 oz/100 ml at Sephora

Thanks for reading!

xx

Cristine

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