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  1. About Grey Flannel: I Was Wrong.

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    Recently I picked up a bottle of Grey Flannel, and I have to admit that it took me about two years to finally shell out $25 for a drugstore fragrance. I've become a little snobbish in my preferences, and felt that anything seen on a shelf in Walgreens couldn't possibly be worth it in the long run. After all, its company is as pedestrian as Jovan Musk and Acqua di Gio. How good could this unattractive 35 year-old Beene offering be?

    What I didn't understand was how ...
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  2. SOTD Friday 28 MAY 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Howard Hodgkin

    Houbigant - Aperçu
    Charming chypre carries me off in a cloud colored lime and tangerine.
    I am happy and sad at once. How can that be?
    The wren sings his crazily cheerful song and tidies his nest.

    Notes of bergamot, neroli, lemon, green leaf, clove, cassis,
    cinnamon bark oil, tuberose, bois de rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang,
    patchouli, vetiver, oak moss and sandalwood.
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    Updated 14th January 2012 at 08:03 PM by kumquat

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  3. SOTD Thrusday 27 May 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
    Morgane Le Fay - Yellow

    To say this is cheerful, sounds so trite, yet,
    it is there in the lightest of jasmine and lotus.
    The sky is clear blue as the hyacinth and
    as crisp and clean as the lemon here.
    A teeter-toter would be most appropriate as
    a gentle glide through this sunny day progresses.

    Notes; Bergamot, blue hyacinth, lemon, jasmine,
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  4. Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I'll buy it, as long as it's under $75. There are certain houses where it's an automatic for me, like a new U2 CD...
    Here! Here! Could'nt have put that any better.
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  5. SotD Wednesday 26 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Camille Pissarro

    'O' de Lancome
    Brilliant green and gentle musk follow me throughout the day.
    Calm and reassuring. I am steady as a rock.

    Top Notes; Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine.
    Middle Notes; Basil, Rosemary, Coriander, Honeysuckle, Jasmine.
    Base Notes; Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cistus Labdanum, Musk.



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