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  1. Just Discovered the Delights of Ginger and Frangipani

    WOW!

    Lovely unexpected mistake when working on a new fragrance today, picking up a recently delivered vial of ginger oil instead of what I was expecting to.

    The ginger adding a refreshing spicy dimension to the delicate sweet floral frangipani I was working with.

    Might have to rethink the perfume style I was working on.

    What are your aromatic & floral combination favourites?

    Belinda Cook

    Updated 16th July 2011 at 08:43 PM by socalwoman

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  2. CB i hate perfume

    Can't believe I found a stockist in sleepy Perth that has his perfumes : )
    Planning a trip out there on Saturday..really want a bottle of At the beach, and maybe Snow? Going to sniff them all until my nose gives in
    Its a boutique called Meg and Wally..which could be lethal to my credit card
    Who needs food anyway LOL
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  3. My experience with Fahrenheit

    I never owned Dior's Fahrenheit, until today.

    I used to know a guy who wore it and it was a time in my life that I don't particularly want to think about. It's such a distinctive scent that I knew it would bring back memories, but I do remember that I liked it, so I finally gave it another chance.

    I tested it on a strip and it smelled nothing like what I remembered, nothing! So I read about it some more and read reviews, and some people did say that it wasn't all ...
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  4. IFRA's Bad Luck

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    Well, if IFRA would have been lucky, you would now be reading one of my most well-argued pieces ever written, in defense of their latest video.

    Unfortunately, the crashing server ate it.

    100% lost in cyberspace. I kid you not.

    Is the universe trying to tell me something? Who knows.....

    However, I intend to rally to the cause one more time. Come back later - for a link to a re-created version!

    -Red

    Updated 26th June 2011 at 11:23 PM by Redneck Perfumisto (a renewed sense of optimism!)

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  5. Valentino Valentina, Strawberry?

    A new release from Valentino, Valentina is to be launched in September. It sounds like something that I would love, floriental described (by the PR anyway) as 'sensual', I even like the pinky girly bottle. But listed in the notes is strawberry...

    The last time I can remember smelling strawberry was in a The Body Shop product a decade ago. It didn't smell bad at all, but for some reason as soon as I read that my interest waned. In the interest in not shutting myself off into perfume ...
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