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  1. CK Eternity

    Reading some of its reviews posted on Basenotes, I guess, in a way, I was lucky to be in a world where the fad inclined towards Drakkar Noir, Lacoste and Polo rather than anything CK did. To give you an idea, not a single person around me was wearing Eternity! The young marginal and bookworm that I was, full of an imagination still untarnished by the rude awakenings of reality, I never paid much attention to trends heralded by the media. It was my thirst for spirituality, strangely, that made me ...
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  2. CK One

    CK One

    Oddly enough, I was never made aware this fragrance was aimed for unisex marketing until I read reviews on this site. In fact, I wore it long ago because CK was becoming popular around me and we all thought it was the cool, masculine thing to do. Was it the fact it was something of a “non-threatening male” kind of accord –manly yet sensitive- that was so appealing to us youngsters back then? I can’t really say. One thing for sure, I had just been heartbroken ...

    Updated 24th January 2010 at 09:03 AM by Relent de Chevalerie

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  3. Know Your Citrus: A Compendium

    Perfumers use a lot of different materials derived from the citrus family of trees, also called "hesperides." The name hesperides is from the Greek ἔσπερ [read: hésper], a word meaning both "evening" and "west" (because the evening sun sets in the west). The association with the west is probably that citrus fruits and trees were first introduced to Europe by explorers returning from East Asia to Spain and Portugal, the extreme western countries ...

    Updated 26th January 2010 at 06:10 AM by JaimeB

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  4. CK Obsession

    After having spent so much time and energy on trying to find a bottle of it in Beijing, it goes without saying that I began the set I had just bought by wearing Obsession once more. Upon application, I was thrown back years ago in the past. I wrote this review -currently under review- but as it was my first step into this newly discovered passion of mine, I’ll post it here:

    This was my first cologne and, perhaps, my first blind buy. Being madly in love with a young woman who was ...
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  5. My path to this blog

    When I came to China, in the summer of 2002, it was to fulfill this dream I had of studying, at its very source, a martial art that I had been practicing for years; Baguazhang

    More than seven years after having landed in Beijing, I’m now still here and have just recently begun what seems to be yet another journey.

    It all really started a few weeks ago. Out of nowhere, the idea of buying myself a bottle of Obsession for men dawned on me. I remembered how passionately ...
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