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  1. SOTD Thursday 10 February

    by , 10th February 2011 at 06:16 PM (Scent of the Day)

    Adieu Sagesse-Jean Patou
    "Throw caution to the wind"
    and wear this frisky, floral chypre.
    While powder and carnation dominate,
    vetiver and musk anchor the raucous ride.

    Top notes; neroli, narcissus, bergamot, lily-of-the-valley and black currant;
    middle notes are carnation, jasmine and tuberose;
    base notes are vetiver, musk.
  2. Thoughts on Love and Fear, Giving and Loss

    OK, a little break from writing only about perfume, though perfume may come into it a bit…

    Recently I’ve been concerned with the idea of how fear affects one’s attitude toward love. This came up for me as I was reading one day and found an article that quoted some familiar words: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” I remembered these words from reading the New Testament, where they appear in the First Letter of John. They reminded me of someone I knew a long

    Updated 10th February 2011 at 11:42 PM by JaimeB

  3. deodorant stick plus your favorite eau de cologne


    I feel this is a dumb question, but if a men's eau de cologne does not have a matching deodorant stick, should you not purchase the eau de cologne?
    I have used Aramis Tuscany for many years, but I was told they no longer manufacture a matching deodorant. What is the protocol around this?
  4. HammeReview 1

    Encre Noire (EDT) by Lalique

    There are some scents that are peculiar in their nature. This peculiarity could come from their composition, the notes that emerge through the phases of development, the complexity of the scent that it exudes, and some scents like Kouros even baffle me with their audacious civet opening. And others like Black Aoud captures my attention with a very potent, "viscous", ...

    Updated 9th February 2011 at 07:28 AM by HammerFist

  5. SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    by , 5th February 2011 at 08:03 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    'Echo & Narcissus', Nicolas Poussin, 1630
    Narcisse Noir-Caron
    Sensuous, florid
    waves of orange blossom,
    followed by the warm,
    animal grasp of civit.
    Beauty and love collide.

    Created in 1911 by Caron's founder, Ernest Daltroff.
    Notes of orange blossom, bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, rose,
    jasmine, jonquil, Persian black narcissus,
    musk, vetiver, civet, and sandalwood.

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