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  1. McGraw, Unplugged


    McGraw, Unplugged

    In a sense, they're all celebrity fragrances. At one extreme, giants like Chanel no.5 - brands so big, they're measured not in one celebrity, or multiple celebrities, but multiple celebrities over time. Think of the iconic no.5 as having a celebrity bandwidth of 10 Paris Hilton units. At the other extreme, a niche perfumer like Goutal, or a perfumer-wrangler ...
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  2. Things I learned at yesterday's Basenotes Meet

    I am not alone in a love of fragrance.
    Lying in a tonne of rose petals is not as lovely as it sounds, largely due to bugs and things (Simon Constantine).
    BNTBTBB do not buy ingredients from any company that tests on animals.
    It must be very annoying to create a perfume for the woman of your dreams, laying your soul and your professional integrity out for your wife and the world, and then have it bought by Britney Spears. Though to be fair, there is clearly nothing wrong with her ...
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  3. The Paradoxical Stink

    When I studied learning and cognition in school we studied sensation and perception. One of the things that we learned about was paradoxical hot and cold. This is when you touch something hot and it feels cold or vice versa. So occasionally I feel this applies to my sense of smell. There are some smells that I love so much that if I linger too long with them, begin to turn bad to me...almost skunked. This is not just with perfume...it happens a lot with my favorite flower...star-gazer lily. ...
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  4. Stalemate

    Sorry I haven't been so active lately It feels like I'm in between 2 places. I haven't been visiting the Just Starting Out cause I've pretty much nailed down what I like.. but I don't feel like I have enough experience to post in the main Fragrance Discussion. Oh well..

    In other news I received my samples of Dolce & Gabanna - By Man, Viktor & Rolf - Antidote, and Narciso Rodriguez for Him. I gave them a quick try last night and they all seemed really good except for Narciso ...

    Updated 26th August 2009 at 04:24 AM by CanwllCorfe

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  5. My Fragrance DNA

    So I've been thinking about this for a while and I decided to analyze every perfume that I own and/or want for the notes that they contain. I started tallying the frequency of each note (ie. how many times does the note ylang-ylang come up on my list). I wanted to see the trends and I'm almost done. Some of the results are surprising me. I thought rose would come up more frequently than it did. I also found out that jasmine seems to be a driving force for my nose, but the frequency that it occured ...
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