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  1. Name 3 Perfumes that Changed Your Life...and Why?

    There have been many Perfume Catalyst / Milestones for me but today these are the three that loom most prominent in my mind...:

    CDG EDP (the original) - A gift to my younger self at a time when I had nothing... not even a sense of self. That this person saw such fantastic qualities in me and picked a scent that was all I wished to be (original, unique, unforgettable) just blew my mind. I was too young and emotionally brittle to wear it well then but it is one that I will always have. ...
  2. My latest travels

    Well I've got 2 100ml and 1 50ml bottles of By Man, after deciding I do indeed LOVE it. I've been enjoying Guerlain's SDV quite a bit. QUITE a bit. Definitely the best vanilla frag I've tried yet. Out of all the samples I've received, Costume National 21 is still a definite winner. May be a purchase soon enough! Though unfortunately, due to my logic of getting By Man versus any other fragrance, I've had to give up my purchase of L'instant de Guerlain Extreme. I was really hoping to get it for the ...
  3. Ode to Arpege (EDT) ... a lost love...

    One of the most influential fashion designers of the 20s and 30s, French-born Jeanne Lanvin started her career as a milliner in Paris. She hand-made clothes for her daughters that were so beautiful that they attracted the attention of Paris’ wealthiest residents, who began requesting Lanvin’s designs for their own children. Soon Lanvin opened her own boutique in the city, which became famous for its mother-and-daughter outfits. The Lanvin brand went on to produce menswear, furs, lingerie ...
    Tags: arpege, lanvin
  4. 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

    Updated 15th October 2010 at 05:47 PM by JaimeB

    Scent Reviews , The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery
  5. 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 ...
    Tags: copyright

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