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  1. Aromatic Seeds

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

    CHAPTER V

    AROMATIC SEEDS


    MUSK SEEDS

    Musk seeds come from India; they are about the size of a small grain of wheat, in shape like a kidney bean, and are worth about two shillings per pound. When reduced to powder they possess a very agreeable odour, resembling that of musk and are of great use in all ...

    Updated 9th May 2010 at 03:41 PM by Petra Ichor

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    Vintage
  2. SotD - Friday the 7th of May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edgar Degas, 1876

    Creed - Jasmal
    Crisp, haunting floral floats about effortlessly.
    Slightly green, yet sweet and pure; there is no other more perfect flower.
    I am so thrilled spring is finally here, this is celebration - full stop!

    Top Notes: Bergamot
    Middle Notes: Italian and Moroccan jasmine
    Base Notes: Ambergris, galbanum
    Tags: creed, jasmal
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    Uncategorized
  3. SotD Thursday 06 May

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    Still got moody blues. Came back home from a long day, showered, and got even a more heavy dose of honey therapy. I'm surrounded by a golden hue of Lancome Poeme. Great SOTE, always makes me happy. Or er, happier
    Tags: honey, lancome
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    SOTD
  4. Today I bought.........May 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    Two days ago I bought a lot of samples and a couple of large decants (African Honeysuckle, Rose #1 The American Beauty, and Rose #3 The Beach Roses) from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's studio. The whole experience was great, and I'm not even sure what am I doing back home
    The decants were a great deal, $5 and $10 (for a whole ounce I think), and the samples were $4 per 1 ml -- she has just raised prices. So, I spent another $50 on samples and I know that there's more samples coming my way, ...
    Tags: dsh
    Categories
    Purchases , Challenges
  5. Animal Perfumes: Musk

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

    CHAPTER IV

    ANIMAL PERFUMES

    MUSK


    Musk is generally allowed to be the blood of some creature heated and irritated by hunting ,and then wounded with darts; the consequence of which is, that these wounds swell up into knobs or bags, with the skin and hair on, which are immediately filled with the ...

    Updated 8th May 2010 at 11:50 AM by Petra Ichor

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    Vintage



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