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  1. Flowering Trees in February, and Toxic Fragrant Plants

    California has a pretty mild climate. It varies a bit from north to south over the 770 miles (1240 km) of the state's coastline. Even where I live in San Francisco, about 420 miles (670 km or so) north of Los Angeles, the weather is still what you might call "cool Mediterranean." Our "winter" temperatures here range from the upper 40s F (about 8.5°C) at night to the 50s F (10-16°C) in the daytime. Sunny days can be even warmer.

    So it might not be surprising that
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    Updated 9th February 2010 at 12:23 AM by JaimeB

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  2. flawed reputation

    fragranceshop.com has proven to not be reputable. I bought 4 bottles of Amarige by Givenchy on Dec.12, received them just before Christmas and my wife opened one up in late January. It was bad. I contacted fragranceshop and they said that I had to eat it since it was beyond the 30 days. They said we could send the unopened ones back if we paid shipping.
    fair? Reputable? pay for shipping?
    Be careful if you buy from them.
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  3. Trussardi (1982) fragrance sketch



    Trussardi for women: a classic and sharp chypre floral.

    Trussardi opens with a loud fizzy sherbet tapering into an intense smokey, leathery scent melding gunpowder, ambery warmth and spicy sharpness. The aldehyde/green herb/hyacinth/bergamot/galbanum/spicy coriander top notes explode straight through a soft floral heart, and the masculine leather and styrax notes that brace them eventually dry ...

    Updated 27th March 2010 at 05:10 PM by basenotarist

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  4. Citrus Again: Orange Groves in Spanish Cathedrals

    As I looked again at my post on "Know Your Citrus: A Compendium," I remembered a trip to southern Spain a few years ago during which I visited two famous cathedrals, one in Seville and the other in Córdoba, both of which have breathtaking patios full of bitter orange trees located within the precincts of the cathedral.

    Both of these patios are remnants of the main mosque (the Friday mosque, or masjid al-jumʿa
    ) of each of the two cities, which once stood on the sites of ...

    Updated 21st March 2011 at 02:13 PM by JaimeB

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  5. salinger is dead...

    Salinger is dead and this makes me feel alone though i have never met him, had no words spoken to, and have no hopes to have any...
    i remember i had a tender skin when i was a teenager; my skin was so thin that all my receptors were open to the slightest changes in the air and feelings to littlest touches. Wind would hurt me fallin leaves would scar and would look into any new discovered positining of human matters with deep astonishment. then i have grown older and had an elephant skin that ...
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