REPLICA | MAISON MARGIELA

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 ETHOS

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).
 

MY FAVOURITES

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
SHARE:

41 responses to “REPLICA | MAISON MARGIELA”

  1. Oh, this is a fantastic concept! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    International Time-Related Giveaway: Bad News and More
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  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!

    Frankiebooxo

  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

    Ciara Rose | http://www.ciara-rose.com

  4. Poppy Kay says:

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

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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

  6. Nikkita B says:

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

    http://www.elegantanchors.blogspot.co.uk

  7. Sara Chergui says:

    Looks like lovely products ! The pictures are great !

    GIVEAWAY ! Win a pair of POLETTE sunglasses !
    http://www.thecrimeofashion.com

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

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  9. NINETY 8IGHT says:

    I love this post! Thank you so much 🙂

    Check out my blog: http://www.ninety-8ight.blogspot.com/

  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
    emilylavenders.com

  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

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  17. Amie Kewley says:

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

    XO Amie

    Credit Crunch Chic

  18. LRB says:

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

    http://j.mp/littleredbookxo

  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!! 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  21. Laura says:

    love these photos sammi!

    TINYTWISST.COM

  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.
    http://uggoutletonline.uggbootsclearancesale.com

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

    http://www.virgosandkisses.com

  25. Knickers says:

    I have all things lingerie blog ! Be sure to check it out: knickersandfur.com Knickers xx

  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

  27. Ibk School says:

    Many thanks regarding giving a remarkable article, It provides clear facts and realizing way it's the same very useful to my opinion. my spouse and i really was interesting you just read this place, cheers regarding revealing your amazing tips.
    Investment research outsourcing

  28. agen obat kencing nanah di belu ada tidak

    Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique, interesting and useful. denature adalah sebuah perusahaan yang fokus dalam bidang obat herbal aman dan ampuh tanpa efek samping. obat kami sangat mujar…

  29. Hamil says:

    Efek Kencing Sakit Keluar Nanah

    Hallo This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read all at single place. i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique, interesting and useful. denature Indonesia yaitu sebuah perusah…

  30. parepare says:

    Kencing Sakit Keluar Nanah Dan Gatal

    Hallo This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read all at single place. i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique, interesting and useful. denature Indonesia yaitu sebuah perusah…

  31. menyembuhkan says:

    Obat Cina Untuk Kutil Kelamin

    Hai This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read all at single place. i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very interesting. de Nature Indonesia merupakan sebuah CV yg bergerak dalam bi…

  32. atau says:

    Obat Kutil Kelamin Surabaya

    Hai This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read all at single place. i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique. de Nature ialah sebuah CV yg berjalan dalam bidang pengobatan ala…

  33. sakit says:

    Cuka Apel Obat Kutil Kelamin

    Hai This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read all at single place. i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique. de Nature Indonesia merupakan sebuah CV yg berjalan dalam bidang…

  34. Obat Kutil Kelamin Yang Tersedia Di Apotek

    Hallo This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read all at single place. i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very useful. denature Indonesia yaitu sebuah perusahaan yang fokus dalam bid…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

MOST WANTED