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  1. Orientals: Typical Note Structures and Sub-Genres

    [Parts of this blog entry are color-coded to help readers identify its three main themes. I hope this system is more helpful than confusing.]

    In the history and development of the art and craft of perfumery, there has gradually emerged a rough system of classification of different styles and impressions among scents that we call "genres." The term "genre" in perfumery is roughly analogous to its usage in fine art and literature. And as with art and literature, some
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    Updated 5th February 2010 at 07:07 AM by JaimeB

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    Philosophy of Fragrance , The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections , Perfume History
  2. Giving In: Bottle #6

    by , 2nd February 2010 at 09:21 PM (Cologne Chronicles)
    It's not often that I buy a cologne just by wearing it once. Okay, I lied, I did that with 212 for Men and Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. You know what? Those were great when I had them! I'll be happy to wear those two whenever I get Sephora samples of them. What I just bought, I've only worn it once on myself for a full day. Just a couple hours ago, I put a light spritz of it on my wrist and I couldn't stop smelling it. It was so intriguing. After watching Brandon's YouTube video on this fragrance, ...

    Updated 3rd February 2010 at 12:14 AM by Hollandaze

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  3. I Smell. . . Like Maple Syrup

    Breastfeeding is natural. Not.

    Again, this web log serves its purpose as a cathartic confessional. For the past 8 weeks, I've been struggling with milk supply. All the well-meaning advice, such as "pump every 3 hours," "feed on demand," "eat fermented oats," "drink a beer" has been tried. I even tried eating "anise seed" in my "fermented oats." I even tried eating "fennel seed" *AND* "anise seed" ...
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  4. Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3 (preview)

    by , 31st January 2010 at 08:56 AM (Cologne Chronicles)
    I haven't done one of these in a while and it's kinda late at night. I have to wake up in about 4 hours. Also, I have to give some of these fragrances a fair chance before my verdicts on each one. I like acquiring decants from kind people who'll provide me with some that are a little more difficult to get just because they aren't sold at Sephora (where I get most of my mainstream released samples). So, I'm a bit limited on that sort of thing. I normally like having at least over 1ml to work with ...

    Updated 31st January 2010 at 01:12 PM by Hollandaze

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  5. Tisanes I Have Known: Chamomile, Mint, and Linden Flower

    I was fortunate enough to grow up with grandparents in the house. My father's parents lived with us until their respective deaths: my grandfather's when I was thirteen, and my grandmother's when I was twenty-five.

    During that time, they were a treasure of guidance, reproach, life philosophy, information, misinformation, fantasy, legend, poetry, song, and endless stories. My grandfather was a great story teller, and held groups of people spellbound while telling funny, scurrilous, or
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    Updated 31st January 2010 at 08:26 AM by JaimeB

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