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  1. Against Niggardliness in Modern Perfumery. A Manifesto in Separate Plaints.


    I once worked for a miserable, wretched little man, in every sense of those words, who wanted me to produce beautiful things in his name and on his behalf, but with neither a budget nor a staff. I tried in vain to explain what he never seems to have understood, and no doubt still does not today: “If you want nice things, you have to pay for them. If you can't pay for them, you can't have them.” Shortly thereafter, perhaps predictably, I was laid off.
  2. My Other Half Part Two; a Sniffing Trip!

    So yesterday l managed to get my BF to accompany me to our local city centre branch of Boots for a little sniffing trip! Having poured with rain in the morning, it had turned into a beautiful sunny, warm afternoon, & the parks were as green as they could be after all the rain we've had this week, & smelling wonderful.

    Our local football team were playing at home, (& winning!) there was a trial bike competition taking place in the square, & everyone seemed happy to be ...
  3. Shalimar Perfume Initial

    I may need to run for cover.

    This would have been better posted as a review but Shalimar Perfume Initial has not been listed yet (or I can't find it), and I just can't hold my wheesht.

    In my opinion Shalimar Perfume Initial is a very carefully thought out new interpretation of Shalimar which has been made with respect to the original Shalimar and to Guerlain generally. There I have said it.

    I think that we sometimes have to remind ourselves that new ...
  4. Egoiste "vintage"

    This isn't quite a review, just my thoughts on my particular bottle of vintage Egoiste.

    I loved my Egoiste mini which was bought new, and lots of people seem to think the vintage formulation was better or much better, especially the sandalwood note. I looked for a bottle on Ebay, from a seller with strong feedback, and took the plunge.

    My experience has been interesting. At first I thought, everyone is right, this is better than the current formula, more dense. But ...
    Tags: egoiste, vintage
  5. Survey Results

    Survey results confirmed perfume use have evolved into essential personal care items which are used daily, allowing the user to smell nice, feel luxurious, beautiful, pretty, and feminine.

    Which confirms industry data trends from NPD Group 2010, & IBIS 2011.
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