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  1. Do You Smell What I Smell? – A Challenge

    Of course we’re all unique. But how large are our differences? There are fragrances – rose, lemon, vanilla, coffee, … – that most of us are very familiar with. We’ve all learned to recognize them, we associate the same fragrances with the same sources, and we use the same names for them. But what about less familiar odors? I wouldn’t have recognized a fougere or chypre before I got into fragrances.

    I'm thinking about how wide the differences are in the way people experience ...
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  2. Thoughts from Major Sniffa on 18 June 2011

    Fleeting and not so fleeting thoughts:

    Le Labo Rose: Upon sniffing, I thought I was "sold". Admittedly Kat and I went in with the expectation of a purchase. I like to hold off and ruminate for days before I make a purchase, so I did that. Now, I'm not so sure I like it any better than Kingdom, another cumin-rose, but much louder. And I got Kingdom for a song, so...

    I'll be chewing on this one for longer. I'll probably score a decant, live in it for awhile ...
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  3. Incredibly behind

    I'm incredibly behind with everything. It's making me feel a bit run down.

    I'm going to bed and hope tomorrow will be better

    Thanks for your patience
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  4. The Unexpected Overtakes JaimeB

    Well, we're back from our Hawaii vacation — we got back a week ago, to be exact — and it was beautiful. With some regret and apology, I want to leave details about that for another time.

    The vacation was fine, wonderful even; on getting home, however, things took a different turn. After a day or so, I started to feel some discomfort in the abdomen. I thought I must have picked up a stomach virus in Hawaii, which seemed to be confirmed by developing a fever. I went on this way until
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    Updated 18th June 2011 at 05:17 PM by JaimeB

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  5. NOTES: Major sniffa with Kat, 18/6/2011

    Frederic Malle
    Une Fleur de Cassie
    En Passant
    Noir Epices
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Le Parfum de Therese
    Angeliques Sous La Pluie
    Dans Tes Bras
    Portrait of a Lady
    L'eau d'Hiver (Kat's first time)
    French Lover
    Musc Ravageur
    Une Rose (Kat's first time)
    Iris Poudre (Kat's first time)

    Le Labo
    Iris (skin, blotter, clothes)
    Rose (skin, blotter)
    Labdanum (blotter)
    Bergamote ...
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