• Rachel Katzman

Friday Fav - Maison Margiela REPLICA "Jazz Club" Eau de Toilette

Updated: Jun 4, 2019

Well hello dear readers and welcome to March, and of course, Happy FriYAY! I know, I know. I've been totally M.I.A., especially in February. It was a pretty crazy busy and overwhelming month, mostly in my professional life, but hey, it's a new day, the sun is (sorta) shining today and I'm back and finally sharing some brand spankin' new content with you all!

I love sharing with you what some of my current favorites are. Everything from make-up to skincare, perfume (or men's cologne in this case) to everyday household items (used for new things perhaps?) to my favorite style finds and kitchen tools! The sky is truly the limit with anything considered a "favorite"!

May I present to you, "Jazz Club", by Maison Margiela REPLICA Eau de Toilette. Definitely a new fav, and big shout out to my sister Melissa for getting me completely hooked on this.

Over Thanksgiving in KC this year, my sister and I were walking home from synagogue and I caught a whiff of this smokey but light and subtle fragrance (assuming it was from her), so I asked her what she was wearing. "uh, I don't really remember what it's called, but it's a men's fragrance" (she was always using a more unisex fragrance, except for the stint of using Ana Sui, back in college). :)

Of course, when we got back to the house, I was persistent in my quest to know exactly what scent she was wearing! This fragrance truly is perfect for both men and women - and a little goes a very long way. It's not overly sweet or smokey, but it's the perfect blend - just how you would image a New York jazz club in the 1920's perhaps, would smell (cue "Midnight in Paris" movie montage - btw, if you haven't seen that movie, stop what you're doing and go watch it ASAP).

And why do they call these fragrance collections "REPLICA"? You know when you encounter a scent that brings back a very specific memory? Like when Melissa once bumped into a guy on the street, she smelled leather and cigarettes and it reminded her of our Zayde, our grandfather. It's those (sometimes unusual or odd) scents that remind us of specific places and locations and this scent "jazz club" is reminiscent of a specific place and time. I love that Maison Margiela is "bottling memories".

One quick note - I have the "beach walk" fragrance, also from the REPLICA collection from Maison Margiela and it smells exactly how you would image - walking along the beach on a warm summer's day, with sand in-between my toes, sun shining on my face and maybe a cool drink in hand. #perfection

Here's the "Jazz Club" description from

"Jazz Club is a woody and spicy fragrance that reminisces of an anthology of classic cocktails and coppery tones through balmy, rich notes of rum absolute blended with an underscore of tobacco leaf absolute. The tradition has been immortalized through the generations, passing down the address of this hidden Brooklyn jazz club. An anthology of classic notes and coppery tones flow through a familiar and comfortable atmosphere. Rum cocktails with spiced, full-bodied aromatics and bright lemon garnish pass from hand to wooden table. Sink deep into the leather armchair, where the faint, sweet scent of tobacco lingers while subdued lighting reflects off of the glaze of a piano. Jazz Club is a signature blend that gives the impression of richness and sensuality. This ample eau de toilette fragrance resides within the ‘REPLICA’ Memories Collection—a family of scents designed to evoke personal memories that each one of us can recall.

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. (AND OMG HOW COOL!!) The same label concept is carried onto the packaging of each fragrance. Each carton label is associated with a Polaroid photograph depicting a fleeting moment captured in muted colors and soft light: a poetic allusion to the story behind each fragrance.

Don't feel like dropping $128 on this fragrance? I hear you. BUT, they have a rollerball version too, for $28! And since you already know that a little goes a LONG way, this will last you quite a long time, so I think it's totally worth it - for any season, day or night!

Happy Friday dear readers!




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