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  1. My Childhood In A Bottle

    So being on BN for a month has really made me think about where I became so enamored with perfumes and it had its origins in soaps, When I was little...like starting around 5 I would collect soaps...different shapes...different designs...different fragrances...very odd childhood hobby I guess. I did eventually grow out of it. When I was about 9 there was a line of cosmetics for kids called Tinkerbell Cosmetics (no Disney affiliation) I really enjoyed them but the perfume wasn't the best ever..it ...
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  2. Is the Grass Greener?

    A signature scent is something I've always strived to have. Throughout my life, I've worn various fragrances for years at a time, and sprinkled here and there in between were perfume shopping binges. I'd be loyal to one for five years, then would grow bored and splurge on a handful more, never feeling fully satisfied so soon after abandoning the former. Decades later, I'm still doing it... Here I sit with Angel. I love it and my husband loves when I wear it. Everytime I glance at that star ...
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  3. the sick underworld of perfume crime

    This is another "go ahead and laugh at the n00b" story.

    This entry is also dedicated to my new friend Alicka61!


    So I've been spending more time here at BN. What a great place! Learning about the wonderful world of fragrances, meeting new and interesting folk (that's a shout-out to you, RedneckPerfumisto! ). Ah, the sweet innocent bliss of the early days.

    Little did I know I was being set up. I was going to be dragged down into ...

    Updated 4th August 2009 at 08:52 PM by Bastetcat

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  4. wearing perfume to work

    WARNING! The story below contains what I would call "earthy humor" and what non-medical people would call "barf humor". Do not read if you are easily grossed out!


    Two months ago I was very ill. Out of work for a full 2 weeks, on bed rest for the second week. This is a big deal in the nursing world, where the typical sick call might go something like:

    me: "I'm going to have emergency appendectomy surgery today"

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  5. I need to smell alone

    Okay this may sound snarky but I have to rant a little bit. Sometimes I really just want to shop in peace...especially with fragrances. Usually when I'm in a fragrance department I'm on a mission and if I need help I will totally ask for it. I am always polite, but when someone asks me if I need help and I say "I'm just smelling" I really want at least a few minutes before being accosted or sprayed at again. I know this may sound bad, but I try to convey that I've smelled everything ...
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