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  1. The Myth of the Skin Chemistry Myth. Proof 3.

    [B]What swapping implies[/B]

    There can be little doubt that certain synthetic perfumes are simply intolerably gross. But others actually further induce acute psychological and emotional stress in some but not all wearers. That such compositions remain on the market would seem definitively to prove that some people's nerve endings are far more sensitive than others. Although those who deny the relevance—or even reality—of skin chemistry may attempt to mock those who identify chemical ...

    Updated 28th July 2011 at 01:37 AM by sherapop

  2. The Myth of the Skin Chemistry Myth. Proof 2.

    [B]The case of the stinky guy[/B]

    Everyone knows someone who needs to shower frequently. Everyone has known someone with halitosis. Everyone knows someone who simply smells unpleasant, for reasons which remain somehow inscrutable. Do they eat a lot of garlic? Wear dirty clothes? Live in a slovenly hovel teeming with vermin? Who really knows? All that we really need to know is that physical closeness is very difficult to conceive of with such a person.

    Some among us, ...

    Updated 28th July 2011 at 01:41 AM by sherapop

  3. The Myth of the Skin Chemistry Myth. Proof 1.

    [B]Why do some perfumes make us ill?[/B]

    The answer is simple, really. Just as every other human trait is distributed over a bell curve, so, too, is sensitivity to the various chemicals commonly included in perfumes. When you learn, as have I, that your physiology violently rejects a certain peony rendition, then you naturally become wary of its presence in all future perfumes, and you learn to recognize it quickly—as in before dousing your entire body with the vile stuff—when it ...

    Updated 28th July 2011 at 01:47 AM by sherapop

  4. The Myth of the Skin Chemistry Myth. Introduction.

    There has been quite a bit of babbling about the blogs regarding the explanatory relevance of skin chemistry in understanding radically disparate reactions to perfumes by different wearers. Luca Turin, co-author of [I]Perfumes: The A to Z Guide[/I] (written with his wife, Tania Sanchez), maintains that much ado is made about nothing by a bunch of people whom he evidently regards as ignorant. He himself is an academic biologist who studies the science of olfaction, but he also feels qualified to ...

    Updated 28th July 2011 at 01:50 AM by sherapop

  5. From the box in my wardrobe...

    Another wardrobe selection...and my favorite candied floral bomb. Fracas. For those of you unfamiliar with it: The notes are bergamot, mandarin, hyacinth, tuberose, gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, jonquil, violet, neroli, rose, orange blossom, iris, musk, vetiver, cedar and sandalwood.

    I originally purchased this out of curiosity (both this and Boudoir) because a bizarre mentor
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