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  1. How To Buy Perfume For A Lady: How To Choose The Right Fragrance

    (from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Dec 1954)

    Use your head as well as your nose when you choose a perfume. Remember that a woman likes perfume for the same reason she likes a dress that looks pretty on her: it adds to her charms and builds up her ego.

    The secret is to match the scent to the girl's taste. There are two ways to do this. The obvious one is to determine—preferably by discreet inquiry—what her favourite scent is, and then proceed from there. But ...

    Updated 3rd May 2010 at 05:38 PM by Petra Ichor

  2. How To Buy Perfume For A Lady

    (from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Dec 1954)

    Okay girls, go away. This is for men only. It's the inside story on how a male can be alert and knowing when he buys perfume for a lady.

    First off, is perfume a good gift choice? According to the ladies, Yes. A husband can give it to his wife, and she will be pleased to enhance her feminine charms. A swain can present it to his girl, and she won't think it so impersonal as to be brotherly, or so personal as to be suggestive. ...

    Updated 3rd May 2010 at 04:52 PM by Petra Ichor

  3. SotD - Sunday, the 2nd of May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Coty - Emeraude
    Radiant green with citrus highlights,
    there are still, icy-cool, contrasting shadows.
    Prancing in the sun, this spectacular scent is one of a kind.
    Elegant and bold, the heartbeat intensifies and the springtime ritual begins.

    Vintage Emeraude Composition:
    Top notes: orange, bergamot and lemon;
    Middle notes: jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, brazilian rosewood, iris/orris
    Tags: coty, emeraude
  4. Antihéros by Etat Libre d'Orange


    Etat Libre d’Orange


    Parfumer: Antoine Maisondieu

    Concept (according to a website of Etat Libre d’Oragne): "Take me as I am," seems to say this fake Mr Everybody. An anti-hero never lies about who he is, hence the seeming simplicity of this hedonistic and sun-drenched creation, entirely centred on lavender flower. This hero of everyday life fights very ordinary battles at work, when driving, at home without every ...
  5. All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 1, 2010 ★★★ FRUITY

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    I tried Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey. BN database lists Clementine, Peach, Nectarine, Blackcurrant, Plum, Vetiver, Honey. Another source comes up with a usual top-heart-base structure:
    Top notes are green notes, black currant and petit grain; middle notes are nectarine and black locust; base notes are vetiver, peach and plum.

    This works as a very pleasant fruity scent for me. I don't get any honey (which I was originally interested in), but the formula "I

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