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  1. SotD - Saturday the 12th of February

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edgar Degas, 'False Start' circa 1872
    Derby-Guerlain
    Creamy, mellow floral chypre
    with all the sport and flair of
    a day at the races. All the while,
    green grass of the fields
    beckon for a last carefree romp.

    Notes: artemisia, bergamot, lemon, peppermint, jasmine, mace, pepper,
    pimento, rose, leather, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver.
    Tags: derby, guerlain
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  2. Sales counter fun

    Every Thursday I've been hanging out @ the mall for about an hour & a half before my personal training sessions. I always love sniffing @ Nordies, but there always seems to be the same stuffy SA's @ the counter. Last night, there was a new kid. He was very very helpful. I was trying those new-ish Polo fragrances. I had just sprayed the "energize" & some lady came over & asked what smelled so good. I gave her the strip I just sprayed & she loved it. She asked the ...
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  3. Twang

    I think it's unfair to the art to sample more than one perfume at a time. It's distracting. One ends up comparing and contrasting rather than getting intimate with a perfume. Like a kid eating candy before dinner, when I got samples of Balenciaga's Talisman and Serge Lutens' Sa Majeste La Rose in the mail yesterday, I couldn't wait to try them individually.

    This morning I'm wearing Sa Majeste La Rose on its own. Like yesterday, it opens with rose, rose, rose. It's not thin, ...
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  4. SOTD Thursday 10 February



    Adieu Sagesse-Jean Patou
    "Throw caution to the wind"
    and wear this frisky, floral chypre.
    While powder and carnation dominate,
    vetiver and musk anchor the raucous ride.

    Top notes; neroli, narcissus, bergamot, lily-of-the-valley and black currant;
    middle notes are carnation, jasmine and tuberose;
    base notes are vetiver, musk.
  5. Thoughts on Love and Fear, Giving and Loss

    OK, a little break from writing only about perfume, though perfume may come into it a bit…

    Recently I’ve been concerned with the idea of how fear affects one’s attitude toward love. This came up for me as I was reading one day and found an article that quoted some familiar words: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” I remembered these words from reading the New Testament, where they appear in the First Letter of John. They reminded me of someone I knew a long
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    Updated 10th February 2011 at 11:42 PM by JaimeB

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