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  1. You name it...Part 3

    Imaginary namesakes.

    They sort of creating the illusion of a fragrance being made especially for you. After all there are plenty of Marias, Sophias and Ritas out there. One of my aunts was called Loulou for her entire life, although she was christened Theodora. Don't ask, I'm still struggling to find any connections too. A very impressive woman in her prime, she could surely handle Loulou if Cacharel was around during the '50s. And I don't mean the beguiling Loulou playing tender and ...

    Updated 25th May 2016 at 02:21 AM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

  2. You name it...Part 2

    Cherished addictions.

    It takes guts to name a fragrance after a drug the way Yves Saint Laurent and Veejaga did with their Opium and Hascish respectively back in the days. Opium even started a public uproar in some cities, due to "condoning drug use". I agree. Opium was highly intoxicating, especially if someone drunk it. It also aroused some political based complaints, but a perfume blog is not the right place to deal with this kind of things. What's funny however is that

    Updated 24th May 2016 at 04:42 PM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

  3. You name it...Part 1

    Perfumes are some of the most potent image generators out there. And I believe that a good deal of this potence lies in the way they were christened. As William S. Burroughs allegedly used to say, language is a virus from outer space. And the most effective one ever I might add, since it has infected us all. Being a glossology enthusiast, perfume names never cease to intrigue me, or even force me into autosuggestion in some cases.
    I don't know how a perfume's name is decided and I don't know

    Updated 24th May 2016 at 04:41 PM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

  4. Different Types of Book Binding

    Book binding is a process where you assemble the sheets of papers together and attach it with different book covers. If you are a book lover and often visit bookstores as well as libraries, notice the bind on every book. They are done differently. Here is a list and descriptions of some of the most popular and interesting types of book binding.
    Hardcover binding
    As the name suggests, this type of binding includes a hard external cover. They are enclosed with different materials like ...
  5. Changing tastes

    by , 10th May 2016 at 10:49 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    I took a 2 year hiatus from posting and discussing fragrances. I tend to obsess over things, and I needed a break. Back then, if you look up old posts of mine containing the word "Creed" I was a hater. I felt that they were over-rated and over-discussed. Funny thing since then I re-tried and bought GIT, AVENTUS, and ROYAL OUD. I'm trying to decide if my tastes changed, or just my attitude. I began thinking about this more, and pulled out all of my collection, and started going through ...
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