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  1. My Tryst with Serge Lutens

    I am having a dizzying love affair with Serge Lutens’s “Fleurs d’Oranger”…
    The orange trees are blooming here in Phoenix and I ritualistically die and am reborn with every contraction of my lungs… My neighborhood and all of its occupants, animal, vegetable and mineral, are unwittingly under the bittersweet enchantment of this hypnotic bloom. It’s impossibly perfect accord is the underpinning to the whispers of spring and everything that could ever hope to call itself love…
    Lutens’s ...
  2. New Release Aramis Havana

    Just tried the new Havana, and is great! It was like walking back to 1996. It smells fantastic! Seems to be a cross between the original, but a little more smoky like Reserva. Didn't see any reviews, so I thought I'd toss this in. I have been waiting for either a new release, or a "find" of a few vintage cases, so I'm happy! This was "my" scent.....

  3. Deconstructing a Rose is a Rose, is a (not)Rose

    OK, so this all began when I was looking over some things in an old book. I say old because the fame of the more recent book by this author has eclipsed the one I was looking at. Called The Secret of Scent (2006), this is Luca Turin's first mass-market oeuvre. It's a kind of a dense book, not just a series of one- or two-paragraph critiques of commercial scents like its more famous successor. This one is about the chemistry of scent and the way our nose functions to detect smell, and what perfume ...

    Updated 20th September 2011 at 09:30 AM by JaimeB

    The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery , Perfume History
  4. armani code = late 80's all girls boarding school

    this fragrance is an exact copy of another
    something popular in my dorm at all girls school '88-'89
    there is no difference at all
    it's astonishing

    very nice round lush sweet
    a little pushy
    is it the smell of finesse haircare products?
    it is an exact match to something

    blast of sense memory
  5. Weekend Perfumer Sniffing Technique

    by , 14th March 2010 at 05:40 AM (One Weekend Perfumers' Quest to Discover the World of Scents)
    You may compare Weekend Perfumer Sniffing Technique to a studying of red wine in a glass. Instead of traditional perfumer blotters this method relies on regular toothpicks and cheap plastic glasses.

    The main principle of this sniffing practice is based on the fact that 5 cm (2 inches) of a toothpick absorbs 1 drop of essential oil or aromatic compound.

    In other words when you dip a toothpick into a container with oil some of that oil will remain on the toothpick. And ...

    Updated 19th March 2010 at 04:34 AM by weekendperfumer (added pictures)


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