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  1. Rm's Poetry and the Soul's Perfume

    A medieval Persian Sufi and poet of rapture, mad devotion, and mystical communion is Jalluddn Rm, who lived in the thirteenth century, and whose life was turned upside down and inside out by his meeting on 15 November 1244 with the dervish Shams-e Tabrizi. For over four years, they shared a tumultuous emotional and spiritual relationship.
    Shams had traveled throughout the Middle East searching and praying for someone who could "endure my company." A voice said to him, "What
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    Updated 10th March 2010 at 06:00 AM by JaimeB

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  2. Curse of the Tea Rose

    I confess, Holiday shopping is not my favorite pastime. I consider myself a planner but Holiday shopping is my choice procrastination. I understand, it tends to be a thing we men seem to do.
    This particular Holiday season would be a bit easier as I decided to give most of those on my gift list the gift of perfume or cologne. And I chose to begin my Dec. 23rd excursion heading to a local well-known discount store which would be the first of many stops I needed to make that day.
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  3. I Smell. . . a Return to Normalcy

    About 9 months ago, or so, I noticed a big change in my preferences in scents. 'Fumes that previously gave me joy suddenly made me nauseous to the point that I had to stow them away in a hallway closet, because I could smell the bottle, if it were just in the same room with me.

    After I gave birth, I thought my preferences would return to the way they were previously. How naive I was! NOTHING about me is "as it used to be"!

    Since giving birth 3 months ago, ...
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  4. Used Colognes... Who Knew?

    One of the most interesting things I have found recently is how well some popular fragrances are selling on eBay. The surprising discovery is that these are used (previously owned) colognes and parfumes. Some bottles were nearly dry yet depending on the rarity or popularity of the fragrance, the final bids were high.
    Now, I have no issue with a spray that was previously owned but considering the potential hygenic risks with a splash, that raises some concern. Yet both splashes and sprays ...
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  5. Celebrity Fragrances on their way out

    Here's an excerpt from Fashion Industry mag, WWD:

    Because of some recent performances, celebrity fragrances are starting to get a bad name.

    Although new entries are still being introduced, department stores have begun approaching celebrity fragrances with caution. They cite among the shortcomings of the category a lack of solid positioning and suggest that some companies have banked almost exclusively on the famous name while neglecting to establish a concept.
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    Updated 3rd March 2010 at 06:55 PM by Grant

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