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  1. SotD Wednesday 5 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Guerlain - Après L'Ondée
    The infamous fragrance of violets in the rain.
    Melancholy and joy at once, as when the sun peeks through a rain cloud.
    Heartache is painful, but the memories of love are sweet.

    Notes: heliotrope, vanilla, iris roots, anise, violets, and carnations

    Updated 29th January 2012 at 05:52 PM by kumquat

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  2. Part 3: The Naturalist - Effects Of Seeds Plants Perfumes &c.

    (from: The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction, Volume 30, 1838)

    The following extract, from an entertaining Essayist in the New Monthly Magazine for 1823, ( Art.— The Repasts of the Ancients,) may well be placed in juxtaposition with the excerpt I have given from the Court Journal. “Ogni medaglia na il suo reverso,” say the Italians, and this forms a curious subject for consideration:—

    “Having exhausted their invention in the confection of stimulants ...

    Updated 5th May 2010 at 02:18 PM by Petra Ichor

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  3. Part 2: The Naturalist - Effects Of Seeds Plants Perfumes &c.

    (from: The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction, Volume 30, 1838)

    A single Parisian petite maitresse uses more perfumery in one day, than all the ladies of Rome put together for a year. It is the foreigners who take off the little that is consumed: but it is a singular fact, that even these, however fond they may be of flowers and perfumery, lose their liking for them, after a residence for any length of time in Rome, as I know from personal experience. The English alone, ...

    Updated 5th May 2010 at 06:07 PM by Petra Ichor

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  4. Part 1: The Naturalist - Effects Of Seeds Plants Perfumes &c.

    (from: The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction, Volume 30, 1838)

    The Naturalist
    EFFECTS OF SEEDS PLANTS PERFUMES &C
    By MLB Author of Quite Good Enough &c.

    The reader has no doubt heard of the existence of a fever called hay fever attacking delicate persons during the harvest of that fodder. Herodotus informs us that the Scythians became intoxicated by inhaling the vapour from the seeds of a kind of flax and medicine has observed ...

    Updated 5th May 2010 at 06:06 PM by Petra Ichor

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  5. Notes From Recent Tours - Cologne and Bonn

    (from: The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction, Volume 26, 1835)

    Nothing, perhaps, appear more singular to the stranger, on entering the town, than the number of establishments for the sale of that, according to their account, universal panacea—Eau de Cologne; each professing to have no connexion with the other, but all conducted under one name—that of the renowned and apparently everywhere present Jean Marie Farina. Some are undoubtedly branches of the parent tree—chips ...

    Updated 4th May 2010 at 08:54 PM by Petra Ichor

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