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  1. The Paradoxical Stink

    When I studied learning and cognition in school we studied sensation and perception. One of the things that we learned about was paradoxical hot and cold. This is when you touch something hot and it feels cold or vice versa. So occasionally I feel this applies to my sense of smell. There are some smells that I love so much that if I linger too long with them, begin to turn bad to me...almost skunked. This is not just with perfume...it happens a lot with my favorite flower...star-gazer lily. ...
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  2. Stalemate

    Sorry I haven't been so active lately It feels like I'm in between 2 places. I haven't been visiting the Just Starting Out cause I've pretty much nailed down what I like.. but I don't feel like I have enough experience to post in the main Fragrance Discussion. Oh well..

    In other news I received my samples of Dolce & Gabanna - By Man, Viktor & Rolf - Antidote, and Narciso Rodriguez for Him. I gave them a quick try last night and they all seemed really good except for Narciso ...

    Updated 26th August 2009 at 03:24 AM by CanwllCorfe

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  3. My Fragrance DNA

    So I've been thinking about this for a while and I decided to analyze every perfume that I own and/or want for the notes that they contain. I started tallying the frequency of each note (ie. how many times does the note ylang-ylang come up on my list). I wanted to see the trends and I'm almost done. Some of the results are surprising me. I thought rose would come up more frequently than it did. I also found out that jasmine seems to be a driving force for my nose, but the frequency that it occured ...
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  4. The Strange Thing Is....

    So I find myself pulled deeper into the world of olfactory pleasures with each day. While I love a fragrance with longevity, I find myself a little happy lately when I get home and realize my morning spritz has worn off....because...HOORAY! Wardrobe change. It's like how some people change out of work clothes and into something more comfortable for lounging...I get to completely change the fragrance...and often my mood. With as many scents as I am alternating these days, two-a-days are nice. ...
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  5. Chanel No. 5 vs No. 5 Eau Premiere

    My thought on these two:

    Definitely two distinct scents. The former is warm, sweet, and soapy. The other is similar with an added sweetness which in my opinion resembles an orange creamsicle. I prefer the original as the supersweet orange creamsicle is too much for me and becomes syrupy. The other remains clean and mysterious and sexy. I do think that No. 5 Eau Premiere is a nicely made scent- I just prefer a little less corn syrup.
    I also get a slight chemical smell that ...
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