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  1. A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Fragrance on a Limited Budget - Part 2

    The samples duly arrived and I tested all three. My reviews of these perfumes appear on my long-running thread in the Just Starting Out forum,i.e. “New Member Continuation”. I will not repeat them here. I will say though that I was immediately, strongly attracted to the basic violet scent. The Serge Lutens product was not really a violet soliflore and was quickly excluded from further consideration. The two remaining violets, however, were very much soliflores. They were very closely related
  2. A*Men Pure Coffee - The Final Verdict

    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post

    You might call it fragrance Gold these days. Fetching prices upwards of $200+, this limited edition competes with the Big Boys of the niche industry. But the question one must ask themself is, "Is this really worth the money?" Break out the chocolates and turn on your coffee makers!

    If you didn't know already, Pure Coffee was a limited edition release in 2008
  3. I Smell. . . Again

    My husband was the one who reminded me that it was the last space shuttle launch. He had set his alarm, he said, to watch it, but as is usual when one has a toddler who doesn't wanna sleep until the wee hours of the night, we slept through the alarm. Anyway, it makes me just a tad bit sad to think that the space shuttle program is ending, and yet I understand all things are finite. Even a multi-million dollar spacecraft.

    I have to come to grips with the fact that time is linear ...
  4. What is the significance of fragrance for you? A response.

    A long and complicated answer, maybe of meaning only to the OP, or perhaps not even to him...


    It is interesting that you come at your question through Hegel's disagreement with Kant about the noumena. Kant believed that all we can know about things-in-themselves is that they exist; all the rest of our knowledge is of the phenomena, the extent to which they are present to the mind through their appearance, and not the thing-which-appears as it is in itself.

    Updated 18th July 2011 at 08:07 AM by JaimeB

    Philosophy of Fragrance , The Art of Perfumery
  5. Seasonal fragrances

    This blog is mainly about the vast majority of fragrances out there that are launched just before every season.

    I have always been interested in how master perfumers are inspired by these short changing moments in time and try to capture its essence .

    My point is that so many people now seem to chop and change their perfume or fragrance according to summer or winter.

    Call me odd but i personally like wearing summer fragrances in the winter, when it's ...
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