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  1. SotD - Saturday the 12th of February

    by , 12th February 2011 at 05:12 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edgar Degas, 'False Start' circa 1872
    Creamy, mellow floral chypre
    with all the sport and flair of
    a day at the races. All the while,
    green grass of the fields
    beckon for a last carefree romp.

    Notes: artemisia, bergamot, lemon, peppermint, jasmine, mace, pepper,
    pimento, rose, leather, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver.
    Tags: derby, guerlain
  2. Sales counter fun

    Every Thursday I've been hanging out @ the mall for about an hour & a half before my personal training sessions. I always love sniffing @ Nordies, but there always seems to be the same stuffy SA's @ the counter. Last night, there was a new kid. He was very very helpful. I was trying those new-ish Polo fragrances. I had just sprayed the "energize" & some lady came over & asked what smelled so good. I gave her the strip I just sprayed & she loved it. She asked the ...
  3. Twang

    I think it's unfair to the art to sample more than one perfume at a time. It's distracting. One ends up comparing and contrasting rather than getting intimate with a perfume. Like a kid eating candy before dinner, when I got samples of Balenciaga's Talisman and Serge Lutens' Sa Majeste La Rose in the mail yesterday, I couldn't wait to try them individually.

    This morning I'm wearing Sa Majeste La Rose on its own. Like yesterday, it opens with rose, rose, rose. It's not thin, ...
  4. SOTD Thursday 10 February

    by , 10th February 2011 at 05:16 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.
  5. 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 10:42 PM by JaimeB


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