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  1. Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Poems, Part I: Platitudes Aplenty!

    [B][SIZE="4"]Proof of (Perfumes = Poems)[/SIZE][/B]

    Looking back at my rather modest and very inchoate “theory” of perfumic and poetic identity, I must say that today (a decade later—gasp!) I find it rather [I]quaint[/I] (a word which I hesitate to use in the wake of Alberto Gonzales's notorious dismissal of the Geneva conventions through the use of the same, but it really is the best choice in this case, as the reader will shortly see). The subtitle of my presentation, ...
  2. A Response to a Question about Top, Middle, and Base Notes

    The question:

    Quote Originally Posted by Fadi007 View Post
    [Are] there some notes that are restricted to one level in the three levels of a fragrance?

    i mean, for example, can we have musk, patchouli , sandalwood , clove... on top notes?

    or can we have lime , lavender , cinnamon , sage... in the base notes ?

    or [are] there some notes that are physically impossible to put in top or base ?
    My reply:

    Hermès Eau des Merveilles was supposed to have

    Updated 12th October 2011 at 02:42 PM by JaimeB

  3. Le Labo - Les testers...

    Ok, like much of my perfume interest this goes back to McQueen's Kingdom and my search for a non-discontinued alternative scent to love. Moving on... One of the most popular recommendations on a forum of this topic was Le Labo's Rose 31. So I decided to order myself a tester and while there I got carried away and ordered a few more. Here are my first impressions on the first three I've tried...

    Baie Rose 26 - So so pretty, very clear very fresh rose. As in barely opened rose bud. ...
    Tags: kingdom, le labo
  4. FRAGRANCE NOTES -- from splendid to icky IMHO

    FAVOR: Mild, low-pitched, green, citric, floral, and resinous scents; old-fashioned chypres.

    ★★★★☆ GOOD: Acacia, Amber, Angelica, Artemisia (Wormwood), Balsam, Basil, Blackberry, Black Currant (Cassis), Cade, Caramel, Cardamom, Castoreum, Citron, Civet, Clover, Coffee, Coumarin, Cucumber, Datura, Fig, Frangipani, Green Tea, Hazelnut, Immortelle (Everlasting Flower), Iso E Super, Lavender, Leather, Lemon, Linden, Mint, Musk, Myrrh, Oak Moss, Opopanax, Orange Blossom, Pineapple, ...
  5. Scents I've tried which are not in directory

    ANTHROPOLOGIE: • 5 O’Clock At Belvoir Castle • Silk Road Caravan • Hamarikyu Gardens • 1856 Darjeeling (***) • Cape Of Good Hope • Taverns & The Hague
    Perfume of Paradise (pretty, pretty), Eau de Pluie
    Carre, La Vie Nouvelle, Kus Kus, 525 (better than 4711), La Pluie, Rum Royale (spicey like Pomegranate Noir), Eau de Cologne
    BRUNO ACAMPORA: Profumi**
    CALYPSO ST BARTH: Le'a (**)
    COMME DES GARCONS: Holygrape (**)
    DSH: Au Lait, Blood Orange, The ...

    Updated 28th March 2013 at 06:54 PM by Quarry


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