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  1. A Beginnerís Guide to Buying a Fragrance on a Limited Budget - Part 1


    I became interested in fragrances last February, five months ago. I have a very limited budget (almost non-existent!) for purchasing scents, and I live in a very small, provincial city. I mention these things to qualify what kind of a beginner I am. I have literally been ďjust starting outĒ.

    My Wardrobe is composed of 47 small samples with only one bottle in my Collection, Molinardís Vanilla (a used 120 ml. bottle with about 75-80 ml. still in it). I also have a small assortment
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  2. A Beginnerís Guide to Buying a Fragrance on a Limited Budget - Part 2


    The samples duly arrived and I tested all three. My reviews of these perfumes appear on my long-running thread in the Just Starting Out forum,i.e. ďNew Member ContinuationĒ. I will not repeat them here. I will say though that I was immediately, strongly attracted to the basic violet scent. The Serge Lutens product was not really a violet soliflore and was quickly excluded from further consideration. The two remaining violets, however, were very much soliflores. They were very closely related
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  3. A*Men Pure Coffee - The Final Verdict

    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post


    You might call it fragrance Gold these days. Fetching prices upwards of $200+, this limited edition competes with the Big Boys of the niche industry. But the question one must ask themself is, "Is this really worth the money?" Break out the chocolates and turn on your coffee makers!

    If you didn't know already, Pure Coffee was a limited edition release in 2008
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  4. I Smell. . . Again

    My husband was the one who reminded me that it was the last space shuttle launch. He had set his alarm, he said, to watch it, but as is usual when one has a toddler who doesn't wanna sleep until the wee hours of the night, we slept through the alarm. Anyway, it makes me just a tad bit sad to think that the space shuttle program is ending, and yet I understand all things are finite. Even a multi-million dollar spacecraft.

    I have to come to grips with the fact that time is linear ...
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  5. What is the significance of fragrance for you? A response.

    A long and complicated answer, maybe of meaning only to the OP, or perhaps not even to him...

    lyrictenororbust:

    It is interesting that you come at your question through Hegel's disagreement with Kant about the noumena. Kant believed that all we can know about things-in-themselves is that they exist; all the rest of our knowledge is of the phenomena, the extent to which they are present to the mind through their appearance, and not the thing-which-appears as it is in itself.
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    Updated 18th July 2011 at 08:07 AM by JaimeB

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    Philosophy of Fragrance , The Art of Perfumery