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  1. Womans Latest Curse: The Perfume Habit - Part Three

    The San Francisco Call
    June 25, 1899


    WOMAN'S LATEST CURSE :
    THE PERFUME HABIT.

    PART THREE


    "Perfume cocktails? Why, of course we drink them," said the society girl. "Surely no one can object to them. It isn't as though we drank them to excess. Just now and then, when the girls are all together for a little 'heart-to-heart.'

    "Some of the girls prefer their perfume in tea. I like it that way myself. Just a ...
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  2. Womans Latest Curse: The Perfume Habit - Part Two

    The San Francisco Call
    June 25, 1899


    WOMAN'S LATEST CURSE :
    THE PERFUME HABIT.

    PART TWO


    The trained nurse was typical of the soft-spoken, Madonna-faced inistering angel. Her room at the Nurses' Training Home was chaste in its sensible simplicity and sweet with the breath of potted mignonette. Her cheeks flamed with the color of the scarlet peony when the subject of perfume drinking was mentioned.

    "Perfume drinking?" ...
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  3. Womans Latest Curse: The Perfume Habit - Part One

    The San Francisco Call
    June 25, 1899


    WOMAN'S LATEST CURSE :
    THE PERFUME HABIT.

    PART ONE


    The Career and Fate of the Nina Rondolph in Gertrude Atherton's "A Daughter of the Vine" Being Imitated by Our Society Girls.

    GERTRUDE ATHERTON'S "A Daughter of the Vine" has brought us face to face with the Daughter of the Perfume Bottle.

    The Daughter of the Perfume Bottle is not the creature of a fin ...

    Updated 23rd July 2010 at 05:44 PM by Petra Ichor

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  4. Languor or Laziness?

    A fine distinction, or possibly a distinction without a difference? Let's explore that...

    Where to begin? Well...Frankly, the occasion for this post is probably guilt. Here I've been on vacation since our return from Alaska, over a month ago now, with only a brief interlude of attendance at a film festival afterward to plead as an excuse, and very little to show for it on my blog!

    I could admit to laziness about posting, but I'm not sure that would be exactly right. After
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  5. From Bath and Body Works to Chanel and Back Again

    After reading some reviews (all over, not just BN) I re-visited Bath and Body Works after blowing them off a few weeks ago: everything smelled cheap to me (probably since I've joined BN and learned a few things my taste in perfume has, well, "matured." But I tested and bought P. S. I love You: I'm a sucker for peony notes and was intrigued by the sparkle of Riesling (my fave wine) in the opening. It had good sillage and longevity. Good heart. Not sure about the dry-down just yet.
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