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  1. Languor or Laziness?

    A fine distinction, or possibly a distinction without a difference? Let's explore that...

    Where to begin? Well...Frankly, the occasion for this post is probably guilt. Here I've been on vacation since our return from Alaska, over a month ago now, with only a brief interlude of attendance at a film festival afterward to plead as an excuse, and very little to show for it on my blog!

    I could admit to laziness about posting, but I'm not sure that would be exactly right. After
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  2. From Bath and Body Works to Chanel and Back Again

    After reading some reviews (all over, not just BN) I re-visited Bath and Body Works after blowing them off a few weeks ago: everything smelled cheap to me (probably since I've joined BN and learned a few things my taste in perfume has, well, "matured." But I tested and bought P. S. I love You: I'm a sucker for peony notes and was intrigued by the sparkle of Riesling (my fave wine) in the opening. It had good sillage and longevity. Good heart. Not sure about the dry-down just yet.
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  3. 1911 - HOW TO USE PERFUME, Part 2

    The Washington herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, December 31, 1911, MAGAZINE SECTION

    HOW TO USE PERFUME
    By LILLIAN RUSSELL

    Part Two


    Fascinating Use Of Sandalwood

    The use of heavy perfumes is to be decried, particularly those which we obtain from animals, such as musk, civet and ambergris. These odors should never be used except to develop and make more permanent the cleansing odors of vegetables and flowers.

    Personally ...
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  4. 1911 - HOW TO USE PERFUME, Part 1

    The Washington herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, December 31, 1911, MAGAZINE SECTION

    HOW TO USE PERFUME
    By LILLIAN RUSSELL


    We of today are indebted to our Puritan forefathers for a prejudice against any sense appeal and yet every beautiful thing in art and every comfort which surrounds life owes its origin to mans groping toward the most refined gratification of his senses.

    Scientists tell us that the sense of smell is the fourth to sink into lethargy ...

    Updated 18th July 2010 at 03:56 PM by Petra Ichor

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  5. Like Whiskey for Chocolate

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    Craving, by Perfume by Nature.
    There simply aren't enough warning labels on this stuff.


    The ne'er-do-well private fragrance investigator is back, and this time he's in real trouble. In addition to his many other weaknesses, it seems he's a bit of a chocoholic, and maybe even kinky for gourmands. Too bad he's about to run into Craving - the Mystery of ...
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