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  1. Just another day......

    by , 23rd August 2012 at 11:25 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    Yet another exciting day in the fragrant world.

    I successfully subterfuged a sample in Nordstroms, which makes me feel like going out of the store, and high fiving random passersby. Thats 2 samples i've relieved them of, this week, so i reckon my technique is improving.

    I think they just hand them over in order to get rid of me, rambling on at them, with some highly suspect, transparently untrue tale, of why one spray on a little card, is hardly enough to coerce me ...
  2. The Perfume God, and praying for vintage.......

    by , 22nd August 2012 at 08:09 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    Following on from yesterdays story, regarding my box of vintage goodies and how they came about, i feel i should also share this bit of good news too, now it has "firmed up" as it were.

    i have done a fantastic job of avoiding meeting my husband's family during our 2 year courtship, ours was a long distance relationship, with me based in Ireland, and him in Alaska, so it was fairly easy to postpone meeting his mother. So it is safe to say, i don't know her well, and have ...
  3. Scandalous whorehoppers on eBay, greed, avarice and how to not to get ripped off

    I'm relatively new to this perfume obsession, or at least I feel it because I simply haven't had the economic means to pursue my interest as much as I would like. But I try, which means regular trawling of eBay. And I have a beef.

    Item: Diptyque 12ml travel sprays being flogged on UK eBay for 18.99 a piece plus 2.35 postage.

    This is disgusting. Diptyque are one of a number of niche fragrance houses who are decent enough to offer many of their perfumes in a variety ...
  4. Box of vintage goodies.......

    by , 21st August 2012 at 10:43 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    Today, i received via Priority Shipping, a box of goodies, for free, gratis, no obligation or strings attached. Although i was practically champing at the bit with excitement, i feel sure, most of you would be disdainful of my goodies. But one man's junk is another man's treasure, and the God Of Fragrance, saw fit to redistribute one person's underbed hoard, my way.

    This situation came about, as a result of an auction i won on Ebay, for a quarter ounce bottle of Arpege Extrait, something ...
  5. Sprechen zee german, well nein actually.....

    by , 20th August 2012 at 05:29 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    In 2003, or 2004, i used to comb the internet, in order to find fragrances that were considered "popular" by others, and during the course of my surfing, i happened upon a website, which gave Flowerbelle Blanca a number one placement. I set about trying to locate a flacon of this juice, which would render me seductive, beautiful, irresistible, attractive, witty, intelligent, everything i yearned to be, yet needed the exterior application of a catalyst to unleash all these dynamic qualities. ...
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