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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Things I have learned, or not

    by , 3rd August 2012 at 10:05 PM (Krak des Chevaliers)
    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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  4. "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

    by , 2nd August 2012 at 09:08 PM (Krak des Chevaliers)
    For those old enough to remember broadcast TV, the opening sentence of William Gibson's Neuromancer gives some idea of what I had hoped would be the opening of Narciso Rodriguez for Him. But instead of being launched into a moody noir experience, à la Gibson, what I got was more like actually watching TV static--an opaque and inert sensory subject suggestive of nothing. Having read of this frag's now-famous "wet concrete" accord I expected a really compelling abstract/inorganic threnody. ...
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  5. No Great Expectations, but ... A Statement of Bloggy Intent

    by , 2nd August 2012 at 10:37 AM (Anomie's Bonhomie: Un salon littéraire de parfums or THE REAL IN THE LIBRARY)
    My first real contemplation of perfume beyond "ooh, pretty smell, mommy" was born of reading Audrey Hepburn's biography at age ten. I wanted so badly to experience her signature Givenchy L'Interdit that I spent several diary entries trying to imagine the perfume. I was quite disappointed with the re-release in the 2000s of course. But the original! I need to smell that.

    Once again via books I came back to scents: chancing upon the much-hyped or much-hated Guide (to which ...

    Updated 2nd August 2012 at 07:48 PM by anomie et ivoire

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