Strange Invisible Perfumes • Magazine Street • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
"Opulent magnolia holds court under exotic arches of vanilla and patchouli, delighted by the brazen intimations of vetiver and botanical musk."
The creamy vanilla mixed with perhaps the patchouli or vetiver here kinda smells like old books on me, and also a little like anise. The vetiver starts off as a gentle, dry grass sort of smell and then gets smokier in the drydown. There's something like a hint of key limes or a bit of sharp greenery as it dries down as well, that I guess might be the botanical musk. The creamy vanilla and green sort of smells like key lime pie on me, and then it's a bit like old books and a touch of smoke. Interesting, and I like this one, but I don't find myself wearing it very often. The drydown is a little sharper and smokier on me than I would like.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
It's barely tolerable, but still reeks.
It has the vile quality of decaying raisins in the sun. This and Ajne's Lakshmi smells remarkably similar. Good thing I didn't pay money for this. Unfortunately, it seems these California "organic" perfumers use things that smell like rotting vegetal matter.... in this case, fruit rotting on the vine.
Lovely, if you have no idea what that smells like!!!
Unfortunately I know exactly what that smells like... Magazine Street captures it pretty well.... although, still better than that God-awful Black Rosette. Don't waste your money!! (toilet flush)
I browsed some other reviews-- yeah, catchy name... I have been to New Orleans many times, since I was 3, and if it -did- smell like this, I would really want to leave. Don't give N.O. a bad name.... it has nothing to do with rotting california raisins.
If I were to fragrance New Orleans, it would damn sure deserve an exotic, incensy, vodka-like French-oriental, with some hot spice thrown in for that Cajun flavor..... I wonder what went wrong in mistaking this reeking sewer for something that is as dark and mysteriously enticing as the antiquated, melding, intelligent, seductive, near-creepy vibes coming from the city of New Orleans... But it sure as heck ain't this!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was anxious to try this fragrance after reading the reviews below, and ordered a sample of it and several other SIP scents. Having worn it 4 times now, I am struck by its Jekyll-and-Hyde personality, for to be candid, its first 10 minutes are a shock. On each wearing, the initial impression is not the fun yet historical ambiance of Magazine Street, but the steaming, booze and garbage-strewn, rotting stench of Bourbon Street at 2 in the morning. I really have to fight the urge to scrub it off at this point; it was only the fact that earlier samplings of SIP's Fair Verona and Musc Botanique revealed the odd tendency of SIP to morph considerably within the first few minutes that kept me hanging on, waiting for transformation. And WOW, what a transformation! A single magnolia emerges, its usual lushness quieted by the dry whispers of vetiver. The boozy quality reveals itself to be a light whiff of camphor, married to a deep, liquor-like benzoin. An understory of vanilla and musk that reminds me strongly of a Guerlainade base gently smoothes and rounds the fragrance. In an instant, the crazy opening swiftly alters, the cacophony of Bourbon Street dissolving into the late afternoon sun illuminating the silent and sleepy inner courtyard garden of an old New Orleans mansion. What an utter beauty this fragrance becomes. Magazine Street would be an outright 5 for me if it weren't for the challenging opening. It is well worth a few moments of noise to get to this quiet, lovely place. In truth, I give it a 4.75....and it's going straight to the top of my to-buy list.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this unsniffed and only because of the name.
I have so many fond memories of Magazine St. in New Orleans. It is a street primarily used by locals (or was) with "mom&pops" restaurants, antique stores, and pubs. It was so much fun to "get lost" for a little while on Magazine St.
I don't even know if I could give an unbiased view of this perfume except to say that it is pleasant and wearable. Magnolias hold such a fondness for me because of my upbringing, that anything that reminds me of them makes me smile. With that, thank you to SIP for making a perfume that makes me smile.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this is an extremely lovely, unususal (and addictive) vetiver scent on me. not like anything i've ever smelled before (except sip black rosette, they share a strange, medicinal note that is rather captivating.) i dont smell magnolia or *anything* (except the vetiver) per se -- but the sum of the parts of this perfume makes for something warm and slightly sweet and deep and lovely. highly recommended (this review is for the edp.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Magazine Street is the kind of fragrance that makes me remember why I fell so in love with perfumes in the first place. It's an olfactory incarnation of how life really smells, if you're lucky. I haven't yet been able to visit New Orleans after Katrina's devastation. New Orleans was one of the most fascinating, and definitely the most haunting, preternatural city I've ever visited. I could almost see the ghosts of Lestat, and Ignacious Reilly, and Blanche Dubois in the gardens, and the cemeteries, and wandering the balconied streets. Magazine Street, in its current paradigm, is an enchanting shopping area filled with antiques, artisan jewelry, excellent cafes, and comforting spas. Magazine Street was not completely destroyed by Katrina, so in the aftermath of the hurricane, "the show went on", allowing the city to have at least a little bit of economic recovery, and a lot of inspiration. Its shops have become a model for sustenance and positive community relations through their vital examples of "staying local" with all provisional and recreational purchases. Through vigorous work and immutable hope, Magazine Street is helping to soothe New Orleans. Magazine Street, the mesmerizing perfume, is a striking tribute to the spirit of the eponymous neighborhood. On a poetic level, it's the scent of air on a hot, sweet Southern evening, right after a vigorous rainstorm. You smell the flowers, dampness, greens, mustiness, and even the ghosts; filled with pain and joy. I get a hint of the French Quarter - (the beignets at Cafe Du Monde as a persistent backdrop?) - from a deep vanilla note. On a literal level, Magazine Street perfume is a magnolia-vanilla version of Frederic Malle Carnal Flower. It begins with a camphor quality that I find irresistible, and its layers reveal magnolia, vanilla, vetiver, and musk, as lush, and assertive redolence. I think this fragrance is what mainstream marketing would call "unisex", because it smells more like a traditional "men's" cologne rather than a "feminine" perfume. This is an evening scent for me, mostly because I prefer dark vanillas when it's dark outside, but it can be worn comfortably day and night. It's sensuous, beautiful, and singular, and all true fragrance lovers will probably at least appreciate it, if they don't fall head over heels in love with it, which is more likely.