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  1. SOTD - Saturday, 21 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Etro-Ambra
    Tip your head back and drink in the glorious
    waves of vanilla & stryax that
    make this a tasty gourmet scent.
    Golden is the color that fills my head and
    a sweet warmth is in my mouth.
    This perfume is making me thirsty!

    Launched in 1989.
    Top notes are coriander, fir resin,
    bergamot, geranium and lemon;
    middle notes are labdanum,
    patchouli
    ...

    Updated 21st August 2010 at 03:31 PM by kumquat

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  2. 21 scents in 21 days - a journey through my sample box

    I've been spending a bit of time on the 43things website. Basically you can enter your goals/to do things, and update them. Other people can "cheer" your goals and you can do the same for others. Half the pleasure is in scanning "zeitgeist" and seeing what everyone else wants to do. It was doing this that led me to a goal of doing 21 things in 21 days, the one I saw was for trying 21 different teas in 21 days.

    So, you can imagine where this is leading - straight ...

    Updated 12th September 2010 at 07:36 PM by Hebe

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  3. NYC: A Visit to Aedes de Venustas, Bigelow and Enfleurage

    We had a nice trip to NYC yesterday; my daughter wanted to see Madame Tussaud's (Wax Museum). The museum is very relaxed-- visitors are allowed to touch, and pose for photos with, the life size figures. This is worth bringing children to. (Who knew that Napolean was so short?)

    From there we took the subway to 4th St. and walked a couple of blocks to Aedes de Venustas at 9 Christopher Street, which is conveniently open until 8. We had visited Aedes a year ago and had a good idea ...
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  4. [Review] Cumin 31 by Le Labo

    Rose 31 by Le Labo should be renamed 'Cumin 31' from the smell of it. This would seem like a cumin-laced rose when it was first described to me. Presumably naming a fragrance 'Cumin' was hardly sexier than 'Rose'.

    Reviews have summed it as a masculine rose, the flower playing a peek-a-boo throughout the day for me. So do not make the mistake of assuming this is predominantly a rose soliflore as I had from its namesake. I seem to get shades of Diptyque's Tam Dao - ness but incredibly ...

    Updated 21st August 2010 at 08:50 AM by qoo77

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    Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia - The pear open is nice when hanging around, then disappears under a grip of perfumey freesia. Eh.

    Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia - Enjoyed the watery sourness of it and is thankfully not too floral. More interesting than Fleur de Liane which seems to be aiming for same category. Like the recent Balenciaga, it's perfectly nice and wearable without being totally dull. (Though, it's a little bit dull.)
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