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  1. Houbigant Fougère Royale: Update on Official Pyramid, Sizes/Prices & Pictures!

    Finally, the official pyramid, definite sizes and prices, and the photos!

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Mediterranean Herbs, Lavender, Chamomile •Heart Notes: Rondeletia,* Geranium, Rose de Mai Orpur,
    Cinnamon, Carnation • Base Notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Patchouli Orpur, Tonka Bean Orpur, Clary Sage

    [*Rondeletia odorata (Fragrant Panama Rose) originally from Cuba]
    [‡Orpur® is a special collection of more than 50 pure naturals from Givaudan which are selected in partnership
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    Updated 15th October 2010 at 05:47 PM by JaimeB

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    Scent Reviews , The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery
  2. Patent Pending...Indefinitely?

    Having finally perfected, well, at least "finished" a formula with which I am satisfied enough to submit to industry, I received an email from the atty saying they could not copyright my submission. Anyone else with any advice on this matter? I've researched it, and looks as though a fragrance CAN be copyrighted ever since the Supreme Court ruled circa 2006 in favor of Lancome who claimed that another co. copied their recipe for Tresor. Meanwhile, I pace the halls awaiting shipping confirmation ...
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  3. Houbigant Fougère Royale: A first sniff from a tester

    A re-post from the Men's Fragrance Discussion today:

    The tester of Houbigant's long-awaited re-release of Fougère Royale arrived in San Francisco on Sunday, but my commitments over my birthday weekend made impossible for me to get a couple of small vials until this afternoon (Tuesday, October 12).

    Well, I'll begin by describing the bottle. It is a square, solid design with a fretwork basket-weave motif of clear and frosted glass. The juice's pale green peeks through the
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    Updated 13th October 2010 at 06:34 AM by JaimeB

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    Scent Reviews , The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections , Perfume History
  4. The Strange Life of JaimeB

    And now, on a more pleasant note...

    I'm writing this at the tail end of my birthday, a day to rejoice, relax, and have fun, all of which I did in spades!

    Early in the day, I went downtown, shopped at Jacqueline for shower gel, met a French guy from Bordeaux there, and triangulated between him and André, the owner of the shop. Tried Amouage Reflection, and decided I didn't really love it; a bit too musky-spicy on my skin — not my favorite combination on me, though it seems
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    Updated 18th January 2011 at 05:46 AM by JaimeB

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    Personal Reflections
  5. Fire and Ice

    Fire is always in my belly when I talk about perfume. I mean, I may seem calm, cool, and collected on the outside, but don't doubt my passion about all things fragrant!

    When can you doubt me? When I suddenly turn chilly... Most of the time, "in neutral," so to speak, I'm pretty warm, naturally friendly, and ingratiatingly inquisitive. I think (and people tell me) that I project a kindly and friendly feeling in my usual state. As the birthdays go by, I think I seem to be getting
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