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  1. 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 09:51 AM by JaimeB

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    Philosophy of Fragrance , Personal Reflections
  2. 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,
    ...
  3. Ever wonder what a reviewer looks like in person?

    When I read someone say they get plenty of compliments it makes me wonder if the scent is truly good or just a way for the opposite sex to strike up a conversation with the wearer?

    I'll admit I'm nothing to write home about and I don't get compliments like the ones I read about, even when I have worn some real good stuff.
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  4. More samples

    Thanks to our gracious C Rose, I just got 9 new samples while only expecting 1. This is the fourth time this happened! You BNers are too damn nice. Someday I will be able to return the favor! Just wait.. just wait.
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  5. Money doesn't buy good taste...

    Found this while reading reviews on Luckyscent, cracked me up.

    "...Money doesn't buy good taste and fragrance can't cover up up the stench of snobs."

    – Quote by Anonymous
    Tags: quotes, witty
    Categories
    Musings , Diary



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