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  1. Fragrance and Ethnocentrism

    This may be a bit of a difficult topic, but itís one I feel Iíve been wanting to address for a long time, and so Iím going to give it a try. As a preface, let me just recommend that if youíre feeling defensive about your own cultural perspective, perhaps you ought to leave this post for now and come back to it when you think you can take a more impartial view of it.

    Well, a long time ago now, I started a thread in which I inquired how closely the whole project of fragrance-making was
  2. A Post in the Thread "When and how did your real fragrance journey begin?"

    Very interesting questions, ctran019! Thanks for asking.

    I grew up in a household where people sometimes wore scent, so I could say that I was interested/curious about it from an early age. My real interest began sometime around age 30, and it took off pretty quickly after that. I'm not sure exactly what sparked it; maybe it was that I started finding more people who wore scent. At least, that's what I think it was.

    Once I became interested, I began to read about it and

    Updated 15th February 2011 at 11:50 PM by JaimeB

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  3. My new wafting world

    Over the years I have lovingly embraced my desire to sleep by arranging my nocturnal netherworld into the purest form of pleasure possible. The magic ritual for me is before retiring, I spray both R&L sides of my mattress (close to where my face is) with Penhaligon's Opus 1870, then rub in some Segreli di Terre Lontane "Mirra & Mirra" lotion on the top & bottom of my pillow, and finally, I spray Monocle Scent One: Hinoki on both sides of my pillow, and liberally mist along ...
    Tags: hinoki, opus 1870
  4. My First Creed! :-)

    Just ordered my first Creed and went with Virgin Island Water. I gave in because of the weather. Well, that and $20 off an already nicely priced tester from a reputable site with free shipping helped sway me too.

    Today is the first not bitterly cold day in New York City (I didn't have to wear a silly hat walking around to keep my ears warm). Figure if I really start itching for the summer to start, I can give myself a spritz of this while I'm plopped in front of the computer or ...

    Updated 14th February 2011 at 09:44 PM by fragrance-fetish (spelling)

  5. My First Perfume Love - Revisited

    In honour of a Valentines Day which has found me, a-typically though quite thuroughly, broken (heart, health, hearing - its really been a rough 24 hrs ) I decided to try and lift myself by painting my nails blood red:

    Side Note: I just checked the bottle to confirm the name, OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry, only to be struck by the irony that my pseudo-depression is in no small part due to the 25th birthday looming a mere 3 weeks away. Its been such a bad day, the only possible ...

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