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  1. 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

  2. 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" ...
  3. 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

  4. 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

    Updated 31st January 2010 at 08:26 AM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections
  5. Dune pour Elle

    Returning from this small hiatus brought the inopportune fact my computer –faithful companion- came to be in dire need of hospital care, I now have the renewed pleasure of adding an entry to this blog.

    Reading that some members had tried crossing barriers and wore perfumes intended for the other gender, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, their curiosity and love of fragrances enticed them to explore further then convention would allow! Even though, in comparison to most, I am somewhat ...

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