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  1. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 2

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.

    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    On coming to the perfumes derived from animals, our author has a curious remark—" In its pure state, civet has, to nearly all persons, a most disgusting odor; and when diluted to an infinitessimal portion, its perfume is agreeable. It is difficult to ascertain the reason why the same substance, modified only by the quantity of matter presented to the nose, should produce ...
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  2. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 1

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.


    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    While some people pique themselves, on the enlightenment of the present age, the age peculiarly their own, others—sulky old grumblers— point, with a dissatisfied "humph!" to the position, both moral and physical, in which great masses of the people live, and to the notorious fact that many of the nations of Europe are at this moment zealously employed in cutting ...

    Updated 13th April 2011 at 12:51 PM by Petra Ichor

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  3. California's Great New Education System

    California has a really important upgrade in public postsecondary education, and it's worth writing about. It's not the University of California, or the California State University, or even the California Community Colleges. Those institutions are old-hat. The Golden State has shifted its priorities to take funds away from these older institutions and sink them into the new approach.

    The new system is miles ahead of them in its ability to recruit new students. Even better than that,
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  4. The Fragrance Wheel and the Oriental Family of Scents

    The classification of fragrances is an art that has been practiced in different ways at different times. One of the most popular graphical representations of perfumery's main varieties is the one that Michael Edwards developed in 1983 for his first volume of Fragrances of the World. I reproduce it here for easy reference:


    [wikipedia "Fragrance Wheel"]

    It is possible to see
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    Updated 30th April 2011 at 07:38 AM by JaimeB

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    The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery , Perfume History
  5. PG Papyrus de Ciane: Using Myth to Weave a Mystique Around a Perfume

    What's a sophisticated way of weaving some mystery around a perfume? Take some element of the composition and relate it to a few potent images drawn from classical geography and mythology to spin a story around its concept. A good recent example is Parfumerie Générale Papyrus de Ciane.

    Begin by writing some advertising copy that makes oblique references to some little-known theme:
    “From the Arethuse fountain to the meandering dark waters of Ciane, the elegant sway of intense
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    Updated 5th April 2011 at 11:22 PM by JaimeB

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    Personal Reflections



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