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  1. Rose Poivrée's Formulation Has Not Changed!!!

    Many people are saying things like 'I have heard'. Not one for innuendo or rumor mongering, I have spoken directly

    to the CEO of 'The Different Company' about the RUMOUR of a possible reformulation of Rose

    Poivrée
    .

    I have worn this for years, (since University) I think I may have a salient opinion.

    Having acquired current samples this month directly from the company (also having been assured they represent

    EXACTLY ...
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  2. I wanna smell like an "old lady".

    I recently got a bar of Auromere Tulsi-Neem Ayurvedic soap.

    I'm not familiar with Tulsi, but it's also called holy basil, so I associate it with mint, rightly or wrongly. I have smelled Neem oil and it's vile. It smells like dung from a horse that's been eating peanuts and garlic. I viscerally grok it's reputation as pesticide and antiseptic. I was expecting soap that smelled just shy of unbearable: herbal-minty, garlicky, shitty.

    Instead it smells like drywall ...

    Updated 18th March 2011 at 04:30 PM by teaweed

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  3. Chloe Narcisse

    I was wandering about and found a bottle in the pharmacy for £6. I remember my mother having a bottle when I was a child and feeling nostalgic I bought it. I'm most intrigued by the fact that it's one of the most negatively reviewed fragrances that I've come across on this site. Another of my favs (Kingdom) is very widely hated lol. Going to test today, I'll be the girl on the bus everyone is moving away from
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  4. How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Confucius said, "The first order of business is the rectification of names." Or, to put it another way, the definition of terms. So what exactly do you mean by "normal"? I would prefer not to use dictionary definitions in favor of a more Socratic discussion.

    Here's my idea of "normal": A normal person is one who goes about his life taking thought for his actions and therefore proceeding along a path which does not often lead him to contemplate what may
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  5. SOTD Tuesday 15 March 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Shinsui, 1953
    Shiseido-Murasaki
    Genius flow of woods into green,
    followed by flowers up the winding path.
    Leather straps hold the bucket.
    Gently, the stream sparkles.


    Murasaki, launched in 1980 by Shiseido is a floral-green fragrance for women.
    Top notes are; gardenia, galbanum, peach, hiacynth and bergamot
    Middle notes are; lily, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose
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