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  1. My first attempt at random rambling...

    Well, if anyone happens across this, I did not suppose many...if anyone would read this other than myself, so I am writing mainly as a sort of diary to keep track of my random thoughts about fragrances and probably a lot of other things as I tend to go off subject a LOT. I am a world class rambler. Thats just my explanation for anyone who comes across my ramblings and says WTF?
    I was browsing Basenotes today looking for a review of a Carthusia fragrance, as I had an opportunity to get a bottle ...
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  2. A week in review...

    I went a-sniffing last week. Tried out some Summer recommedations, some classics and some new releases.

    The first stop was the Lancome counter. I haven't had much luck with this house in the past. Tresor and Miracle weren't my cup of tea and the Miracle spin-offs were too much like other fragrances I'd tried. I decided to give O de Lancome, O Oui! and Poeme a try.

    O de Lancome - a lovely, soft and refreshing citrus-based scent with a beautiful musky and feminine drydown. ...
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  3. Macassar, Makassar, and Macassar Oil

    There was a men's fragrance made by Rochas named Macassar. It was first put on the market in 1980. The noses for this perfume were Nicolas Mamounas and Roger Pellegrino.

    The original composition is said to have been:

    Rochas
    Macassar
    (1980)
    Nicolas Mamounas, Roger Pellegrino
    Leather Chypre
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    Top Notes: Artemisia, Bergamot Oil, Geranium, Fruit Notes, Green Note, Pine Needle
    Middle Notes: Carnation, Cedar,
    ...

    Updated 20th January 2010 at 05:55 AM by JaimeB

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    Scent Reviews , Personal Reflections , Perfume History
  4. Floral assault

    My love of fragrance has gotten so open that my friends at work are gifting me with their over abundance of treasures. I adored the Volupsa Sake Lemon Flower candle that I was given last year and smile whenever I smell it wafting unlit in the sad disarray of my home.

    However, when my twenty-something friend gave me her mom's gifts of strongly scented drugstore finds, I was excited, but a little afraid. I had heard wonderful things about Sand & Sable and had wanted a chance to ...
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  5. prison soap and yellow listerine

    that's what happens if you put on charlie and then, later, when it seems safe (3 hours?); "layer" on some jovan musk

    no.

    now i am a brawny inmate biding my time before i hit the yard to pump some iron and check out the newbies

    no.

    also, i love this vintage soul
    i have to say, i love smells like i love food
    and though i now appreciate capers in a light cream sauce over salmon
    i still really love a big mac ...
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