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  1. August and Everything After...


    The end of the summer drenches me with longing and nostalgia every year. The saying goodbye to a summer crush when you both have to go back to different schools in September. Packing up the summer clothes, and pulling out the warm ones. The days growing shorter with school pressures and anxieties mounting. The first cold breeze in late August.
    My summer scents for this time of year, are, this year:
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  2. Ditties of No Tone

    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Which is fun for the beholder; but what about the owner, the tenant? Nicola wondered whether she'd ever had a minute's pleasure from it. Even at sixteen, when you’re excitedly realizing what you’ve got (and imagining that it will last forever), you’re still noticing what you haven’t got, and will never get. Beauty’s hand is ever at its lips, bidding adieu. Yes, but bidding adieu in the mirror."

    (Martin Amis, London Fields)
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  3. Smells & Fragrances

    This post is from my blog at jamesdennard.com

    I have paid attention to the smells around me from a young age. The honeysuckle at the edge where our yard ended and the woods beside my childhood home began; the smell of the grass just after it had been mowed and after a rain; dirt and mud- all these are smells in nature that I carry from childhood. My mother is a very good cook, and many childhood memories are tied to spending time in the kitchen with her and enjoying the aromas of ...
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  4. Question on pure havane

    Quote Originally Posted by baswagga View Post
    Hi I've heard a lot of good things about pure havane but I have also heard it's a more mature fragrance is also haven't been able to sample it yet so I'd be blind buying it I'm also a senior in high school if that matters, I also like A*men and ToF
    My question is would it be a good buy or not? Thanks!
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  5. Things I have learned, or not

    Wearing perfumes has clued me in to a few of my own physical peculiarities (no embarrassing content to follow). One, which I already knew, is that I don't have an especially good sense of smell. Being male (in later middle age moreover, and with a history of sinus complaints) is no doubt part of the problem. Still, I'm far from anosmic--it's more that my nose's sensitivity is fitful, unpredictable. Some days--some hours, even--are good, others bad.

    Secondly, it seems that my skin ...
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