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  1. Samples from the Osmothèque, and the Uses of the Past

    A friend of mine returned recently from trip to Europe during which he visited a very special museum called the Osmothèque in Versailles, near Paris. Its mission is the conservation of perfumes and their formulae. I am sure that many Basenoters have already heard or read about it. It is located near ISIPCA (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l'aromatique alimentaire), a school for students of perfumery, cosmetics, and food flavor technology. Founded in 1984 by a ...
  2. Ellen Tracy Peony & Rose (not in database)

    QUESTION:

    How do you know when you have found THE ONE? That scent that could be yours and yours alone. Your signature.

    ANSWER:

    You can not stop muttering OMG, OMG, OMG for 15 minutes. When you attempt to describe the fragrance, you once again mutter OMG. When you type, you type OMG, OMG, OMG. That's when you know.

    REVIEW for ET PEONY & ROSE:

    OMG, OMG, OMG. This is my experience, not with ET Ellen Tracy, but with ...
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  3. Goblin by BPAL (not in database)

    Goblin (from the Diabolus line) - Black coconut, gnarly patchouli, and sweet benzoin.

    This reminds me of a smoldering fire. Not smokey, just the impression of the scent from a smoldering fire. I had a small bottle of something from an artisan called "Fireside" - almost exactly the same & it went into an oil burner b/c I wouldn't wear it. This is better, though.

    I think I'd like this on a hunk of raw, husky manliness, like Toby Keith or Blake Shelton, ...
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  4. Oud??

    CAN SOMEONE SHARE WITH ME WHICH FRAGRANCE REPRESENTS TRUE OUD?
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  5. Kouros - Classic Perfumery Lives On

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    In the summer of 2004 I visited the mountain city of Urbino in the Umbrian region of Italy. I've traveled quite a bit in my relatively short stint here on earth, but that trip wasn't just any old trip - it was one of those perfect sojourns, [I]a journey of a lifetime.[/I] I'll never forget the incredibly sensuous walks I took through the city, or the way Urbino's sun-kissed splendor glowed on golden July days. As I strolled through the Porta Valbona and up Via ...
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