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  1. Vanille Noire Eau de Parfum Yves Rocher...........Almost there!

    It looks like there are quite a few people looking for that perfect Vanilla fragrance. Vanille Noire is almost the one for me but I was hoping for something a bit deeper for nights out on the town. Any suggest on Vanille Noire but better???
  2. Necessity is the mother of invention...

    Given my very limited budget and small collection, when I get the urge for a new or very particular scent there are few options.

    Today, I wanted something spicy and warm of which there are probably thousands but none of which have entered my personal supply. So, thinking that I love the warmth of Hypnotic Poison (perfume, splash bottle) and the rubber tang of Bvlgari Black I've decided to layer them.

    So far so good. There's vanilla in both that seems to be encouraging ...
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  3. Fragrance and Ethnocentrism

    This may be a bit of a difficult topic, but itís one I feel Iíve been wanting to address for a long time, and so Iím going to give it a try. As a preface, let me just recommend that if youíre feeling defensive about your own cultural perspective, perhaps you ought to leave this post for now and come back to it when you think you can take a more impartial view of it.

    Well, a long time ago now, I started a thread in which I inquired how closely the whole project of fragrance-making was
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  4. A Post in the Thread "When and how did your real fragrance journey begin?"

    Very interesting questions, ctran019! Thanks for asking.

    I grew up in a household where people sometimes wore scent, so I could say that I was interested/curious about it from an early age. My real interest began sometime around age 30, and it took off pretty quickly after that. I'm not sure exactly what sparked it; maybe it was that I started finding more people who wore scent. At least, that's what I think it was.

    Once I became interested, I began to read about it and
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    Updated 15th February 2011 at 10:50 PM by JaimeB

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  5. My new wafting world

    Over the years I have lovingly embraced my desire to sleep by arranging my nocturnal netherworld into the purest form of pleasure possible. The magic ritual for me is before retiring, I spray both R&L sides of my mattress (close to where my face is) with Penhaligon's Opus 1870, then rub in some Segreli di Terre Lontane "Mirra & Mirra" lotion on the top & bottom of my pillow, and finally, I spray Monocle Scent One: Hinoki on both sides of my pillow, and liberally mist along ...
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