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  1. Aromatic Barks

    (from: The British perfumer: being a collection of choice receipts and observations ... By Charles Lillie, (c.1740) edited by Colin Mackenzie, 1822)

    CHAPTER VII

    AROMATIC BARKS


    CASSIA LIGNUM


    Cassia-lignum comes from Ceylon and some other spice islands, and is of divers sorts. The worst is of a pale brown colour, and as large in circumference as a man's thumb, being, in substance, as thick as a crown piece, and difficult to break. This kind ...

    Updated 9th May 2010 at 03:40 PM by Petra Ichor

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  2. SotD Saturday 8 May

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    What a gorgeous day it was, I tried some lilac samples (Floraison Mauve from DSH and -- finally, ta-da! -- my Highland Lilac arrived, and it's truly lovely. I'll have to wear it side by side with Pacifica because I hate to admit that but it's still in the running!
    And for a party with friends I was craving Miracle, so that's what in the cards for the next three days due to my FB challenge!
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  3. SotD Saturday 8 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent, 1911

    Madame Rochas

    The scent of golden sunshine on white linen,
    broom and orange blossom are
    anchored by sensuous woods and vetiver.
    Birds sing, bees buzz along;
    I am drifting away from this story...

    Based on the original but with a slightly more intense
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    A soft yet rich floral-aldehyde
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  4. SotD Saturday 8 May

    When I was 6 years old, I wrote "The Best Friends" on the back of a photograph of me and my grandfather.
    When I was 7, he died of cancer and the part of the photograph that had him went on his grave. You could see my sleeve on his shoulder, especially if you knew it was there. I did.
    My grandfather was a joyful man, and he loved his birthday, and he loved lilacs blooming all around on this day. I'll be going out for breakfast today and will be wearing some lilacs to celebrate ...
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  5. Aromatic Roots

    (from: The British perfumer: being a collection of choice receipts and observations ... By Charles Lillie, (c.1740) edited by Colin Mackenzie, 1822)

    CHAPTER VI

    AROMATIC ROOTS

    ORRIS ROOT


    Orris, or Iris, root comes in the greatest perfection from Florence. When new, and used fresh, it is somewhat soft and porous, all the outside having been scraped or pared off. In this state, it is very white, and has a fragrant smell, coming nearest of ...
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