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  1. The aura; the mystery; the mood

    Nothing makes me feel better than a shower and some scent. If I'm in a bad mood, or want to play with my image, a spritz will do the trick.

    I am VERY GLAD to have found this site; to know that there are other people out there who are as fascinated
    by fragrance as I am.

    Since I was 14, I have been wearing Robe D'un Soir, by Carven. My Dad brought me back a bottle of the eau de cologne from France in 1967. I cannot describe the effect this unusual scent has had ...
  2. I Smell. . . Hope

    For the last few weeks, I've been getting phantom whiffs of favorite scents. I know they're not real, because I have put all my bottles and samples away in a box in the hall closet. It happens at odd times. When I am at work. When I am in the grocery store. When I am driving down the road.

    Was that Hypnotic Poison I smelled? Did I just smell Rive Gauche pour Homme?

    Or in the store, I'll pass by the latest celebrity ad for perfume, and sigh wistfully, having ...
  3. I love Mr Hebe!

    He's been working in London today. Having quietly established that he wasn't working near Les Senteurs, I got on with my day.

    Phone call 1: "Guess where I am?"
    Me: (hopefully) "Outside the front door?"
    Mr H: "Sorry, no, but I'm outside Penhaligons and would you like anything?"
    Me: (hopefully): "A sample of Amaranthine please, if they have any".
    Him: "ok, gotta go"

    Phone call 2, 5 minutes later: ...

    Updated 29th October 2009 at 05:25 PM by Hebe

  4. Antaeus: The Scent and the Legend

    I recently decided it had been far too long since I last wore Antaeus, Chanel's famous release of 1981, the one that put the now famous nose Jacques Polge on the map. Polge succeeded Ernest Beaux (Chanel No. 5, No. 22, Cuir de Russie, Bois des Îles) and Henri Robert (Chanel pour Monsieur, No. 19, Cristalle) as the chief nose for Chanel. Even today, Polge is behind several of the Exclusifs de Chanel, including Beige, Coromandel, No. 18, Bel Respiro, 31 Rue Cambon, and 28 La Pausa. He also created ...

    Updated 4th November 2009 at 07:26 AM by JaimeB

    Scent Reviews , Personal Reflections
  5. Comfort

    by , 25th October 2009 at 01:19 AM (My nose is growing)
    My hip’s been hurting for months, so I made myself a comfort spray to use at bedtime. The problem with hip pain (at least mine) is that there’s no comfortable sleep position. I was dreading going to bed at night. So I mixed up a spray bottle with lavender, frankincense, oud, lots of vanilla and vodka for a carrier. It’s not magic – I never expected it would be. It doesn’t put me to sleep or keep me asleep. But it is an interesting smell experience at bedtime, when I spray some on my pillow ...

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