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  1. Against Niggardliness in Modern Perfumery. Plaint 2. Part B.

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    [B]Let me make my position crystal clear:[/B] I do not oppose the provision of samples by small niche emporia which represent the perfume houses whose wares they sell. Take Aedes, for example. I love Aedes. I buy some products from them, and they allow me to select seven samples of other perfumes which I might want to buy in the future. It's a win-win situation: my knowledge of perfumes is expanded through being sent samples of perfumes which I might have acquired through the manufacturer, ...
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  2. Against Niggardliness in Modern Perfumery. Plaint 2. Part A.

    [B]“Please, sir, may I sniff before I buy?”[/B]

    Although I have plenty of high SPF products at home, I have been known to squirt on some sunscreen from a tester bottle at CVS while shuffling through that store [I]en route[/I] to some other destination. (I walk nearly everywhere I go.) Frequent travelers abroad may similarly avail themselves of the tester bottles out on display in the duty-free shops readily accessible at every international airport. The post-9/11 implementation of ...
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  3. Against Niggardliness in Modern Perfumery. Plaint 1.

    [B]The Solution is *Not* Dilution[/B]

    Here in the United States, we live in a “bigger is better” culture, where muffins have grown to the size of loaves of bread, and the girths of those who eat them have expanded proportionately as well. I recently read that British visitors to this not-so-fair land gain an average of 8 lbs during their stay, and this is not without reason. The true clash of civilizations may ultimately be grounded only in this: the concept (or lack thereof) of portion ...
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  4. Against Niggardliness in Modern Perfumery. A Manifesto in Separate Plaints.

    [B]Introduction[/B]

    I once worked for a miserable, wretched little man, in every sense of those words, who wanted me to produce beautiful things in his name and on his behalf, but with neither a budget nor a staff. I tried in vain to explain what he never seems to have understood, and no doubt still does not today: “If you want nice things, you have to pay for them. If you can't pay for them, you can't have them.” Shortly thereafter, perhaps predictably, I was laid off.
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  5. My Other Half Part Two; a Sniffing Trip!

    So yesterday l managed to get my BF to accompany me to our local city centre branch of Boots for a little sniffing trip! Having poured with rain in the morning, it had turned into a beautiful sunny, warm afternoon, & the parks were as green as they could be after all the rain we've had this week, & smelling wonderful.

    Our local football team were playing at home, (& winning!) there was a trial bike competition taking place in the square, & everyone seemed happy to be ...
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