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  1. Fragrant Fizz: DRY Lavender Soda

    by , 13th August 2010 at 04:41 AM (De Fragrante Delectatio)

    I've been snapping up all the bottles of this stuff I can find; it's been on clearance for $5.00/4-pack at Winners and HomeSense (the Canadian equivalent of T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, for my American readers). It has a really great, subtle lavender flavour that's not too sweet. If it were a fragrance, I'd peg it for SL Gris Clair. I really want to add some vanilla vodka or schnapps to it and try to create ...

    Updated 13th August 2010 at 04:16 PM by kopah

    Tags: lavender
  2. SotD: Thursday 12 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Gustave Courbet
    Miss Dior

    A divinely sensuous, woody-grass note that soothes and stimulates.
    Just as it lulls me into a calm repose,
    I'm aware that a green brightness has sharpened my senses.
    Out of the warm woody depths, comes a smoky, tart taste.
    Delight & take flight!

    Created in 1947 by Paul Vacher in collaboration
    with Jean Carles and Serge Heftler-Louiche,
    a fresh

    Updated 19th January 2012 at 04:58 PM by kumquat

    Tags: miss dior
  3. I stayed away from Curve because it always looked like a teen type of frag.

    I've only been collecting frags for a less than a year and one of the scents that got me into this is Zirh Corduroy.

    When I first tried it I thought, "Wow, what a great fragrance"! and the positive reviews here on Bnotes only added to my enthusiasm.

    Well, what a surprise when I sat down and tried out this little travel size Curve for men deo stick.

    It's pretty close to Corduroy! How interesting, also, recently I finally got my hands on some ...
  4. SotD: Wednesday 11 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Jean Patou - Normandie
    Drifting along under the influence of the famous
    carnation/amber base of Patou,
    this is an elegant way to pass the time on a hot summer's day.
    Perhaps a dip in the pool, or a good novel in the shade...

    Created in 1935 by Henri Alméras classical soft oriental floral edp with
    top notes of carnation,
    heart notes of jasmine, rose and opoponax on
    base notes
  5. Poetry Again, With Translation

    L'invitation au voyage

    Mon enfant, ma soeur,
    Songe à la douceur
    D'aller là-bas vivre ensemble!
    Aimer à loisir,
    Aimer et mourir
    Au pays qui te ressemble!
    Les soleils mouillés
    De ces ciels brouillés
    Pour mon esprit ont les charmes
    Si mystérieux
    De tes traîtres yeux,
    Brillant à travers leurs larmes.

    Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
    Luxe, calme et volupté.

    Des meubles ...

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