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  1. Just what is it that we are addicted to? -- bayKAT asked.

    Well, funny, in another blog I found almost the same question: why do people wear perfumes?

    I guess the most addictive aspect for me is a thrill of trying something new, an instant gratification of smelling your arm and taking in the mixture of your skin and a perfume (a new test or an tried and true oldie).
    I like getting packages in the mail, too.
    I also love writing reviews, sometimes being descriptive and precise about the way the fragrance unfolds on my skin, sometimes ...
  2. Forest through the Window

    Young and bright-eyed I was
    My father drove down the winding roads
    As the mist filled the air with her scent
    Carrying the memories of the coniferous bows
    And his gentle voice would speak
    Of the beauty of the forest
    A love of the wilderness
    And something I could carry with me
    Forever in my heart
  3. SotD Sunday 11 April


    Profumum - Oxiana

    Powerfully green at first, edginess gives way to creamy myrrh.
    Mysterious lavender comes and goes.
    The fairies come out to play. Dancing in the dappled light.
    Notes: Musk, patchouly, opoponax, myrrh

    Updated 31st December 2011 at 08:55 PM by kumquat

    Tags: oxiana, profumum
  4. SotD Saturday 10 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist

    Rooty and dark; a mist envelopes.
    The fairies are lulled to sleep by the potion of love.

    Iris Silver Mist includes notes of iris, clove, cedarwood, sandalwood,
    vetiver, white amber, labdanum, musks, benzoin, incense.
  5. Anise Lovers' Quest: L. Lempicka Au Masculin, Guerlain Après l'Ondée, & others

    I bought Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin the first time I smelled it. I think the strong appeal was largely the anise and licorice notes in the fragrance. Both of these notes are due in good measure to the presence of anethole, a component of natural essential oils present in anise, fennel, licorice, star anise, and anise myrtle; it is also closely related to isomer estragole, a fragrance factor abundant in tarragon and basil.

    Another of my anise favorites is Serge Lutens Douce Amère,