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  1. So I got Monsieur Musk on one arm and Aramis on the other, it has only been a few minutes

    I can't tell the difference so far.

    Is it to soon or do I just have a "lazy" nose; not wanting to pick apart the different notes?

    Okay, I sniff a little difference.

    I live at sea level near the ocean, you wonder if the barometer reading plays a role in the nose/scent/the ability for the air to transfer notes?

    I'm so lucky to live in SD CA USA, have a good day folks!
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  2. SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guido Reni, 1575-1642
    Eau d'Italie-Paestum Rose
    Somewhat dry, this scent echos its namesake in Italy.
    I imagine it to be sunny, warm and mellow,
    although I have never been;
    cool in the dusty shadows.

    Like a sumptuous tapestry, the perfume unfolds.
    The scent of the rose is slowly revealed
    from the depths of many colors.
    Pepper and coriander, peony and currant buds;
    flowers
    ...

    Updated 9th September 2010 at 06:37 PM by kumquat

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  3. [SOTD] Lys Carmin by Van Cleef & Arpels

    The lilies and ylang ylang got to me on this one, keen not so much. But it's rendition of the lily flower is pretty lovely even though I'm not a fan of the note.

    Thankfully they were tempered by vanilla and sandalwood to make for a wearable scent on me, leaving this a heavier floral as opposed to a fresh feminine one.

    Considering the dots of it I placed on myself from my sample, the sillage and projection should be pretty impressive with spritz or two from the actual ...

    Updated 10th September 2010 at 10:46 AM by qoo77

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  4. Do we always say what we mean?

    [From a post to another board:]
    Imago animi sermo est. "Speech is the mirror of the mind."

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger), philosopher, playwright, and tutor and advisor to the Emperor Nero.
    "Mirror" is not a literal translation, but this is the common citation form in English. "Image" doesn't seem to capture the meaning in English, because "image" in English doesn't seem to include the notion of a reflection. The idea is that
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    Updated 9th September 2010 at 08:51 AM by JaimeB

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  5. SOTD - Wednesday September 8th

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    George Inness, circa-1893
    Parfumerie Generale-
    Aomassai

    A dense, caramel combined with smokey wood,
    leaves me in a cozy 'Afterglow'
    as in the name of the painting here.

    Autumn creeps ever closer.
    The nights are blissfully cool and a warm scent
    cheers the skin with rich, tasty tones.

    Aomassai Notes; caramel, toasted hazelnuts,
    licorice, bitter orange, spices,
    ...