A scent as comforting as snuggling up in your coziest blanket while rain trickles down your bedroom window as you slowly turn the pages of your favorite book is what makes up the fragrance we call Novel.
Subtly sweet, dry, and warmly atmospheric. The wood notes and the pepper (which is mild) combine to evoke that smell of old paper and binding glue. Meanwhile, the dusty vanilla is the beautiful fiction of this Novel that although is not sweet. It’s the fantasy itself that is; the fantasy of whiling away the hours in some old-world library full of secluded nooks, lamps, and coziness.
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Love this dupe! Whispers in the library is one of my faves (whovians know why...Hey, who turned out the lights?) But Alts Novel is absolutely my new favorite! It smells incredible, projects, lasts all day and gets me a ton of compliments!
I absolutely love this fragrance. My go to winter fragrance from here on out. Never smelled the original so not sure how they compare. Lasts long and has good projection. Will buy again.
This fragrance is great of you want a really strong vanilla scent. It does get rounded out eventually by the pepper and the cedar though. Still too much in my opinion
Lovely fragrance, warm and spicy, with hints of cinnamon.
I’ve never smelled the Replica original but I LOVE this smell. Definitely library vibes, a bit of peppery smell that comes through on me, and a yummy but sophisticated scent that can be worn all year (and might have just become my signature scent). Don’t hesitate to buy this one!!!
The order was never reached the party I order it for. How do I get a new order sent out?
I initially thought this was an exact dupe for WITL, but when I put one on one arm and one on the other I could tell the difference. The original is a little more nuanced and has more of the “paper” smell. Novel has a stronger vanilla presence. The dry down is almost exactly the Sam, but the ALT version is actually stronger and longer lasting. I’m glad I have it, but I wish it was closer to the original.
I love this scent. It’s warm and earthy and lasts all day. Shipping was a little slow but I bought this during the Black Friday sale so that was probably not the norm. Overall, thrilled with this purchase!
Smells similar but not as good of a dupe as some others