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Anyway, Michael is someone who always looks like he's just super fresh and delicious smelling lol. I don't know why. He just always appears so great. Probably the fact that he was such an impeccable dresser and had such a fresh, exciting style. So when it gets confirmed that he did in fact smell so good, it DOES feel like torture lol. I can just imagine how it would feel to hug him, and feel him, and take in his scent, etc... god. This is borderline embarrassing.
No, it makes sense. The whole thing about Michael smelling so lovely can get me going more than almost anything else. I'm rubbish at fantasies so I can't really imagine being in the same space as Michael but the aroma thing makes it just a little bit easier to imagine, makes it more tangible, iyswim.

Also, the idea that his own personal loveliness was somehow echoed in his choice of perfume. I really like that.
 

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I saw photos of two bottles but couldn't post them for some reason. Gotta say I enjoyed those descriptions of the fragrances, it kinda brought Michael to life. Not that he isn't ... oh, you know what I mean. Still very humid over here, still can't sleep or think straight or anything!

I think it's cool that you have some of the Black Orchid. A different way to connect to him. ❤️
Here are the bottles lol
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I loved the descriptions of them as well, not only unique, but very special it does bring him to life ❤️

We just got hit with some rain here finally, and by god it's humid, wet and windy lol!

It really does feel like a connection to him, I was just so bogglingly curious that I just had to take a chance lol and to me a little goes such a long way but it's definitely Michael 🥰

I LOVE THIS. Do you ever wear it just to feel close to him? Or do you mostly just have it as a keepsake?
Honestly both! I literally feel that ambiance about his spirit, I know that may sound funky but I'm a believer in those things, it's like as if being there. Also like the way it reminds you of something or someone, like mom's signature perfume scent or grandma's cookies kind of thing lol
 

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Honestly both! I literally feel that ambiance about his spirit, I know that may sound funky but I'm a believer in those things, it's like as if being there. Also like the way it reminds you of something or someone, like mom's signature perfume scent or grandma's cookies kind of thing lol
That's kinda what I was just trying to say to sw23 about the idea of fragrances making it easier for me to imagine Michael in any meaningful way.
 

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Honestly both! I literally feel that ambiance about his spirit, I know that may sound funky but I'm a believer in those things, it's like as if being there. Also like the way it reminds you of something or someone, like mom's signature perfume scent or grandma's cookies kind of thing lol
Thank you for sharing the photos of the bottles! Also, I don't think any of this sounds funky lol. I completely understand and feel that way too. I feel like a person's scent is so much of their essence of aliveness. It's one of the things you ache for when you no longer have someone. So being able to actually access that scent is amazing. I am definitely going to seek these out. I might even go to Ulta tomorrow lol
 

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Thank you for sharing the photos of the bottles! Also, I don't think any of this sounds funky lol. I completely understand and feel that way too. I feel like a person's scent is so much of their essence of aliveness. It's one of the things you ache for when you no longer have someone. So being able to actually access that scent is amazing. I am definitely going to seek these out. I might even go to Ulta tomorrow lol
Exactly! 🥰

Ulta has very limited selection on Tom Ford, but I know Sephora carries it in store and online lol!
 

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1 - Thank you! I can imagine how he smells... When he was in munich and I met him he smelt like vanilla. So sexy! My little Vanilla bean.... *lol*
2 - Last time I met him it was a mix between cinnamon and Black Orchid. The vanilla scent I´ve felt too, not sure it came from a perfume though.
3 - I've read so many times that he smelled like a mix between vanilla and baby powder :wub:

OK, so this is the rest of the conversation that I didn't include last night cos it might trigger industrial amounts of envy since these peeps presumably did actually meet Michael. Otoh, interesting info. Useful and interesting.

Cinnamon and vanilla? Love both of those aromas and so easy to imagine. Looked up Black Orchid and can see it contains almost all of my fave essential oil fragrances - patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla, ylang ylang, jasmine. There's loads of others in there as well but these are the ones for me. I used to use all of these all the time. With the base notes you have to be careful cos they are heavy and they are tree resins so a very small amount goes a very long way. Vetiver and patchouli, in particular, you have to be very careful with. If you get the patchouli wrong you'll end up smelling like some rank old hippie from the 60's (trust me, you don't want that, lol).

Getting conflicting stories from the web as to whether Black Orchid is - or possibly is not - available to purchase. But at least I now have in my 'aroma mind' the key fragrances that I can focus on.

Also looked up the Bal a Versailles perfume. Similar list of essential oils which is what I expected:

sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang, patchouli, jasmine, vanilla.

But, and here's the kicker, it also contains neroli. OMG!!!! Neroli is beyond. Expensive but worth every penny. It's better, imho, than the most expensive rose essential oil.

@staywild23 you said this:
I also love when people naturally smell good, but I'm a big fan of perfume/cologne also, so long as it's tasteful. I guess what I'm saying is that I am VERY sensory and super effected by scent. Extremely so.

I've never been big on perfume, as such. Maybe because I couldn't afford super expensive ones and wasn't really into the cheaper stuff. But used to be into my essential oils big time. Sometimes combining them but often using them as single fragrances. I can relate to your statement here so much.

Anyway. Apologies for endless rambling. This whole perfume thing has kicked off all sorts of stuff in my mind.
 
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"And did you know it was purportedly (so his personal makeup artist says) the signature scent of none other than Michael Jackson…? Yes, really!"

Just found this on the Perfume Society webpage. I was looking for more info on Bal a Versailles.

Sorry, girls. Really sorry! I am obsessed with this whole perfume thing. It's going to take some doing getting it out of my system. Don't really do the essential oils thing anymore so am like a starving woman suddenly introduced to glorious feast.
 

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"And did you know it was purportedly (so his personal makeup artist says) the signature scent of none other than Michael Jackson…? Yes, really!"

Just found this on the Perfume Society webpage. I was looking for more info on Bal a Versailles.

Sorry, girls. Really sorry! I am obsessed with this whole perfume thing. It's going to take some doing getting it out of my system. Don't really do the essential oils thing anymore so am like a starving woman suddenly introduced to glorious feast.
Oh dear don't be sorry! This is all so intriguing and interesting, I literally went through rabbit holes with that and still do lol
 

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Oh dear don't be sorry! This is all so intriguing and interesting, I literally went through rabbit holes with that and still do lol
I got to smell Black Orchid today. Tbh, I'm not sure about it. Started off smelling glorious. Then it went through a phase where I wasn't so keen. Then it calmed down and was easier to live with. Now I'm undecided but leaning towards, 'I don't think this is me'. I'm really glad I have had an experience with it and it's fascinating thinking about Michael using it. But I'm not sure it works on my skin. It's pretty expensive so I'd need to like it a lot more if I was going to splash out.

That said, it's certainly interesting finding out what proper expensive perfume is like. It's a whole other world, lol.

I really want to try the BaV cos it has neroli in it. It must be super-posh and super expensive because the saleswoman helping me with the Black Orchid thing (I didn't buy any, just tested it) had never heard of BaV.
 

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I got to smell Black Orchid today. Tbh, I'm not sure about it. Started off smelling glorious. Then it went through a phase where I wasn't so keen. Then it calmed down and was easier to live with. Now I'm undecided but leaning towards, 'I don't think this is me'. I'm really glad I have had an experience with it and it's fascinating thinking about Michael using it. But I'm not sure it works on my skin. It's pretty expensive so I'd need to like it a lot more if I was going to splash out.

That said, it's certainly interesting finding out what proper expensive perfume is like. It's a whole other world, lol.

I really want to try the BaV cos it has neroli in it. It must be super-posh and super expensive because the saleswoman helping me with the Black Orchid thing (I didn't buy any, just tested it) had never heard of BaV.
Oh I know, I was the exact same way about it too, but I felt so intrigued by it. That's why I got the small travel spray to be smart but reasonable we know it's not cheap lol but like I said a little goes a long way. Definitely more suitable for the fall/winter for sure due to it's potency.

It's just crazy how many forms of perfume/cologne there are lol it is another world.

BaV should be very interesting!
 

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Oh I know, I was the exact same way about it too, but I felt so intrigued by it. That's why I got the small travel spray to be smart but reasonable we know it's not cheap lol but like I said a little goes a long way. Definitely more suitable for the fall/winter for sure due to it's potency.

It's just crazy how many forms of perfume/cologne there are lol it is another world.

BaV should be very interesting!
Sadly, over here there is no small spray version. At least, not in the shop I was in. I was really hoping for a small bottle of eau de toilette because it's cheaper and less potent but they don't do it. And, yeah, def an autumn winter scent. We actually had some rain today and the air was a bit fresher but still totally the wrong time of year and wrong weather for that type of perfume. Just not a good match. But it made me think of Michael so it's all good.
 

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Sadly, over here there is no small spray version. At least, not in the shop I was in. I was really hoping for a small bottle of eau de toilette because it's cheaper and less potent but they don't do it. And, yeah, def an autumn winter scent. We actually had some rain today and the air was a bit fresher but still totally the wrong time of year and wrong weather for that type of perfume. Just not a good match. But it made me think of Michael so it's all good.
Awe what the deuce lol I wonder if over there you have Sephora? I know they have the different sizes and the travel sprays, I don't believe I've seen the Tom Ford line do eau de toilette, mostly parfums. But yes definitely Michael. :love:
 

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Trying not to get sucked into the madness this morning, but MY GOD how am I supposed to resist Bad and Thriller Era curls?!! It's physically impossible! His plaid in the top picture is doing me in and his eyes in the bottom one are just too much. Ughhhhhhhhhh.
omg, so sorry! Was just having a weird moment, went a bit mad, have now calmed down. Kinda.

Sometimes my brain does this really weird thing where it thinks if I post pictures across several threads somehow no-one will notice. I kid you not. My brain truly believes this. I don't know why. I accept it as part of my Michael madness but I can see how it won't make sense to anyone else, lol.
 

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omg, so sorry! Was just having a weird moment, went a bit mad, have now calmed down. Kinda.

Sometimes my brain does this really weird thing where it thinks if I post pictures across several threads somehow no-one will notice. I kid you not. My brain truly believes this. I don't know why. I accept it as part of my Michael madness but I can see how it won't make sense to anyone else, lol.
Nooooo I am never trying to get you to stop with my comments! LOL trust me. I just plan to fall wildly in love with all the posts in a few hours when I have the time to :) Never apologize for Michael madness. It's the best part of the day! 😂

But for real. The photos you are sharing today are 🥵 😭 😍
 

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Nooooo I am never trying to get you to stop with my comments! LOL trust me. I just plan to fall wildly in love with all the posts in a few hours when I have the time to :) Never apologize for Michael madness. It's the best part of the day! 😂

But for real. The photos you are sharing today are 🥵 😭 😍
oh god, such relief. I actually took that comment for real. I mean, I'm sure you *are* trying to get some work done or whatever but I was feeling, 'oh no, I'm being a pain with all the photos!' And I wasn't even kidding about thinking no-one will notice if I post photos. That happens quite a lot. Have no idea what it means. God knows what a therapist would make of that. Of all of this, lol.
 

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oh god, such relief. I actually took that comment for real. I mean, I'm sure you *are* trying to get some work done or whatever but I was feeling, 'oh no, I'm being a pain with all the photos!'
Please, please, never worry about it with me. It makes me so happy and I find it incredibly fun! I only don't reply a lot when I worry it will suck up my whole day (and honestly, on summer break right now, it is very easy to give an entire day to Michael... I've given many already lol). I am trying so hard to gain some self control! 😂 But that is all on me, not you.

Please! Post away!
And I wasn't even kidding about thinking no-one will notice if I post photos. That happens quite a lot. Have no idea what it means. God knows what a therapist would make of that. Of all of this, lol.
LOL I understand. I don't know why exactly, but I do. I get it lol. Also, I have no idea what my therapist would say if I told her the extent of my madness. She knows I'm obsessed with Michael. I talk about him fairly often, though just in passing. One time I met with her (virtually) after watching a ton of Michael and I was so out of control. I couldn't stop smiling and laughing and being insane. Like I couldn't calm down or focus at all. She said I was coming across somewhat manic lol. So there you go, you all! A medical expert can back up how much I lose my mind over Michael. I'm not just exaggerating in these posts. I'm actually out of control! 😛
 
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