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  1. 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

  2. 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?
  3. 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 06:28 AM by HammerFist

  4. SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    by , 5th February 2011 at 07:03 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.
  5. Chanel Cuir de Russie

    A few years ago (5?) I got a sample decant of Chanel's Cuir de Russie. I don't remember where. If wasn't in business yet it, then was probably from ebay. Anyway, I tried, it stunk, and I put it away in the fridge. I can't recall what it smelled like, only that I hated it immediately.

    Last week I stumbled across a review of Cuir de Lancome on (How is it that I've been visiting since 2006 and just heard of Fragrantica last ...

    Updated 5th February 2011 at 12:22 PM by teaweed (Darnit, Chanel only has one "N".)


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