Maison Margiela ‘Replica’: Lazy Sunday Morning (Fragrance)

I’m very picky when it comes to fragrances and when I find one that makes me want to sniff myself all day long, I know it’s a winner.  Having fell in love with the ‘Beach Walk’ fragrance from Maison Margiela ‘Replica’, I ventured to try another on of their scents. I sniffed my way through about 6 of the MMReplica range and Lazy Sunday Morning was the one that I fell in love with straight away.

On the Sephora website:

This floral fragrance combines notes of lily of the valley, patchouli, iris, and white musk to evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—a sun-drenched morning of relaxation.

Close your eyes and let the fragrance transport you to the lazy memory of soft, sunlit warmth. You roll over to feel the delicate summer softness of cotton sheets and silky smooth skin. Breathe in the reassuring scent of fresh laundry from the line and feel completely at peace.

The silhouette of each ‘REPLICA’ bottle is inspired by classic apothecary jars, allowing the collection to be instantly identifiable. Each bottle carries a 100 percent cotton label, which is printed using black ink text and resembles the tags used on the clothing and accessories for the ‘REPLICA’ couture collection. The unique pumps are wrapped with a rope to symbolize the authentic reproduction of the original ‘REPLICA’ couture line.

Notes:
Aldehydes, Pear, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Rose Absolue, Orange Flower, White Musk, Indian Patchouli Oil, Ambrette Seeds Absolute.

Style:
Warm. Clean. Peaceful.

Pretty dramatic description huh?  But as cheesy as “…roll over to feel the delicate summer softness of cotton sheets…” might sound, I swear to you, every time I apply this to my skin, this is exactly what I sense!

I’m not a fan of overly floral perfumes – two of my favourite and most worn scents are Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black and Stella by Stella McCartney. They both have a deep, spiciness to them while managing to still smell really fresh somehow. I also am a big fan of very clean scents like the brand Clean’s fragrance called ‘Skin’ – a lighter fragrance for work or for days when I don’t want to wear something as obvious and noticable like E&J Nirvana Black or Stella.

As you can see from the notes of LSM, the first few are floral and then it moves into headier scents, like patchouli (oooo I love patchouli!).  This is why I love this – it’s a good balance of both.  You know how some perfumes smell different in the bottle once you put it on your skin, or one perfume can smell totally different on someone else, depending on body chemistry? Well, if you take a whiff of LSM, they way it smells is exactly the way it smells on me – and I love it!  Lasting power is quite long  – by the end of an average work day, I can still get a whiff of this from my wrist.

I do not wear this only on Sundays – almost everyday!

Can I also add that the Replica branding is right up my alley?  Beaute.

I purchased the rollerball from Sephora for $30 Cdn (and I’m quickly running out!).  No doubt, the $135 full size 100ml eau de toilette of this baby is going onto my Christmas/Birthday wish list!

Have you tried this fragrance?  Like or dislike?  Have you tried any of the Maison Margiela Replica fragrances?  What’s your favourite?

Thanks for reading!!

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