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  1. Gums And Balsams

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

    CHAPTER IX

    GUMS AND BALSAMS

    STORAX


    The best and most genuine sort of Storax comes from India and from Turkey; but that which we have here generally comes from Holland, where it suffers a sad transmutation, by having the finest parts of its resin, in which its perfume consists, taken from it ...
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  2. SotD Monday 10 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Claude Monet, 1872

    Chanel no.5
    Deep, luscious jasmine envelopes me in a swath of pure pink.
    Thoroughly enchanting in the pure parfum.

    Top notes Ylang-Ylang and Neroli
    Heart notes Grasse Jasmine and May Rose
    Base notes Sandalwood and Vanilla
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  3. SotD Sunday 9 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Amouage - Gold
    Gently, the air fills with the golden caress of classic perfumery.
    The ebb and flow carries on, and a lazy stretch in the sun warms my skin.

    Gold Woman Notes;
    Frankincense, Rock Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Jasmine,
    Myrrh, Musk, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood.
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  4. Aromatic Barks

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

    CHAPTER VII

    AROMATIC BARKS


    CASSIA LIGNUM


    Cassia-lignum comes from Ceylon and some other spice islands, and is of divers sorts. The worst is of a pale brown colour, and as large in circumference as a man's thumb, being, in substance, as thick as a crown piece, and difficult to break. This kind ...

    Updated 9th May 2010 at 02:40 PM by Petra Ichor

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    Vintage
  5. SotD Saturday 8 May

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    What a gorgeous day it was, I tried some lilac samples (Floraison Mauve from DSH and -- finally, ta-da! -- my Highland Lilac arrived, and it's truly lovely. I'll have to wear it side by side with Pacifica because I hate to admit that but it's still in the running!
    And for a party with friends I was craving Miracle, so that's what in the cards for the next three days due to my FB challenge!
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