During a steaming-hot day on my last trip to New York, I ducked into a Sephora (as you do) and ended up browsing the perfume section. A collection of minimal bottles with sleek and simply-put explanations of each scent caught my eye. They reminded me somewhat of apothecary bottles but with a modern twist and when you’ve been sifting through scent after scent for half an hour, the idea of just knowing what memory or place a scent is meant to remind you of was intriguing and refreshing.


The one which I first fell for was ‘Beach walk‘ – I am a sucker for summery scents and this fragrance encapsulates the season boasting a delicious cocktail of musk, citrus and then more balancing notes such as ylang ylang along with coconut milk, it might be my favourite out of them all.
However as soon as I got back to the UK I knew I wanted to know more about the whole range and to hunt them down on this side of the pond.

The ethos and idea behind the REPLICA creations is that they are meant to reflect Maison Margeiela’s hand-picked & particular functional and emotive pieces (garments and accessories) and since 2012 they expanded this concept in the form of fragrance.
Each carefully curated scent is mixed to evoke and reflect a certain personal memory or emotion and each fragrance reflects a particular place and a year (e.g Flower Market is Paris, 2011).


The collection hosts a combination of womens, mens and unisex fragrance, I personally love Jazz Club even though it is tailored more for men but there are no strict rules here – If you are moved by a fragrance, whatever it might be, just go with it.
Other favourites are ‘Tea Escape‘ (Tokyo, 2008) ‘The light silk of a blouse. Some tatami mats. A veil of steam. The clinking of a Japanese tea service’
Lazy sunday morning ‘ Evokes the memory of a Sunday spring morning in white bed linen, with a view over the Boboli Gardens.’

Two newer scents are ‘Lipstick On‘ and ‘By the fireplace‘ which I think are brilliant additions, at first sniff, Lipstick on (Which is inspired by the iconic reference of femininity) reminded me instantly of the classic vintage lipstick taste/smell (Not that I eat them but sometimes you just end up tasting it on your lips) which I wasn’t sure if i’d like on my skin but it warmed up after a few minutes and The deeper notes of Bourbon vanilla and tonka bean absolute came through.
By the fireplace is their unisex fragrance and I find it very intoxicating, it’s one of those scents that you keep going back to again and again to try to work out. It is warm & sweet, but also dark & smoky, describing itself as burning wood and chestnut. I would wear this when I am feeling quite sensual but also playful, to reflect the sweetness.

As someone who has always been captivated by perfume, the power of scent and the art which goes into mixing notes and with that, emotion – I adore the concept behind REPLICA and would highly recommend going to have a sniff whenever you can – They are sold in Selfridges in London and I believe House of Fraiser, but you can also find them online.

Do you have a favourite?

S x

34 comments so far.

34 responses to “REPLICA | MAISON MARGIELA”

  1. Oh, this is a fantastic concept! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  2. Frankie Boo says:

    the photos are beautiful, i saw you first mention this on your channel and have been hooked on it ever since!


  3. Ciara Rose says:

    I always spend so long at the perfume section at Sephora! I heard Lily Pebbles talk about these perfumes and it sounds like such an amazing idea.. it's so different! I'll definitely need to have a sniff next time I'm in Sephora xx

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  4. Poppy Kay says:

    I'd deffo just have these lined up on my dresser! Love the simplistic bottles!

  5. These sound gorgeous. Adding these to the wishlist!
    E x

  6. Nikkita B says:

    Love this post! I love how the bottles have so much useful information on them compared to normal ones.

  7. Sara Chergui says:

    Looks like lovely products ! The pictures are great !

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  8. Everyone's been raving about this! Just wondering how good it smells! Gonna give it a sniff when I see it x

  9. NINETY 8IGHT says:

    I love this post! Thank you so much 🙂

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  10. The photos are beautiful,

  11. Jessicalaar says:

    These sound absolutely amazing, I love a good perfume.

    Jess x

  12. Naimah A. says:

    Hello there it would be nice if we follow each others blogs and support each other. Let me know when you do and I'll return.

  13. Just saw these on Victoria's blog too.. I smell them each time I'm in Sephora, there's not one I dislike. I love the idea behind them and the packaging, so unique and simplistic! x

  14. Look absolutely gorgeous! Eager to try them 🙂 x

  15. Eva Ann says:

    Samantha your photography is excellent! And the way you word things is so enjoyable (if that makes any sense) you could say I'm obsessed with your blog!

  16. The packaging of these scents is gorgeous. Simple. Perfect x

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  17. Amie Kewley says:

    Love the idea of these! Margiela is so clever. Will have to check them out!

    XO Amie

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  18. LRB says:

    Love the packaging, so simple. Can't wait to try it out.

  19. I have heard a lot about these perfumes but I haven't seen them yet to give them a sniff.
    I really want to know what beach walk and a lazy sunday smell like.

    DeeDee Louise

  20. These look amazing!!! I want to get my hands on them!! 🙂

  21. Laura says:

    love these photos sammi!


  22. I just stumbled across these scents just before you posted this. I adore them. The bottle packaging is what caught my eye! Amazing scents. All are very unique. I'm saving up for one 🙂 – Kx

  23. Anonymous says:

    Such a wonderful blog!Wish you have a good weekend.

  24. I'm defo a fan of the Replica fragrances – I bought the Mr. Untitled which I adore. Great pics

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  26. Celina Dawdy says:

    I love the Replica fragrances and Beach Walk is a must have for me.
    Would love to know what you think of Funfair Evening

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