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  1. The Myth of the Skin Chemistry Myth. Proof 1.

    [B]Why do some perfumes make us ill?[/B]

    The answer is simple, really. Just as every other human trait is distributed over a bell curve, so, too, is sensitivity to the various chemicals commonly included in perfumes. When you learn, as have I, that your physiology violently rejects a certain peony rendition, then you naturally become wary of its presence in all future perfumes, and you learn to recognize it quickly—as in before dousing your entire body with the vile stuff—when it ...

    Updated 28th July 2011 at 02:47 AM by sherapop

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  2. The Myth of the Skin Chemistry Myth. Introduction.

    There has been quite a bit of babbling about the blogs regarding the explanatory relevance of skin chemistry in understanding radically disparate reactions to perfumes by different wearers. Luca Turin, co-author of [I]Perfumes: The A to Z Guide[/I] (written with his wife, Tania Sanchez), maintains that much ado is made about nothing by a bunch of people whom he evidently regards as ignorant. He himself is an academic biologist who studies the science of olfaction, but he also feels qualified to ...

    Updated 28th July 2011 at 02:50 AM by sherapop

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  3. From the box in my wardrobe...



    Another wardrobe selection...and my favorite candied floral bomb. Fracas. For those of you unfamiliar with it: The notes are bergamot, mandarin, hyacinth, tuberose, gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, jonquil, violet, neroli, rose, orange blossom, iris, musk, vetiver, cedar and sandalwood.

    I originally purchased this out of curiosity (both this and Boudoir) because a bizarre mentor
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  4. On Discussing Fragrance with my Other Half...

    Last night an amazing thing happened; my bf & l actually sat & had a most enlightening conversation about fragrance! lt must be said first of all that he is a very "manly man", & up to now he seemed embarassed by or uninterested in my perfume obsession. The most l usually get out of him is "that smells like old ladies" or "that smells okay", & his eyes glaze over if l start talking about notes or anything in more detail. lt used to bother me, & l ...
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  5. I Smell. . . Age Marketing

    I had a hard time finding threads about Must de Cartier on Basenotes lately, as it seems the search function was not working well for a few days. When it did finally work, I really didn't find much about it. So, I went searching on MakeUpAlley.com. My search there caused me to re-open the question I've visited time and time again -- "Why do I like the scents that I do?"

    The interesting thing about reviews on MakeUpAlley is that users have an option to list their age-range. ...
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