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  1. [SOTD] Lys Carmin by Van Cleef & Arpels

    The lilies and ylang ylang got to me on this one, keen not so much. But it's rendition of the lily flower is pretty lovely even though I'm not a fan of the note.

    Thankfully they were tempered by vanilla and sandalwood to make for a wearable scent on me, leaving this a heavier floral as opposed to a fresh feminine one.

    Considering the dots of it I placed on myself from my sample, the sillage and projection should be pretty impressive with spritz or two from the actual ...

    Updated 10th September 2010 at 11:46 AM by qoo77

    Tags: lily, van cleef
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    SOTD
  2. 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
    ...

    Updated 9th September 2010 at 09:51 AM by JaimeB

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    Philosophy of Fragrance , Personal Reflections
  3. SOTD - Wednesday September 8th

    by , 8th September 2010 at 05:35 PM (Scent of the Day)
    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,
    ...
  4. 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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  5. 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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