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  1. Searching for that perfect Winter work frag

    Inclined toward something light, yet warm and not too woodsy. Terre d'Hermes is a current favorite, but want something a bit lighter with comparable projection and lasting power.

    Suggestions?
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  2. You are now entering Phase 2 ... Please have your passport ready.

    by , 4th December 2008 at 02:32 AM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    It's been almost 2 years now since my first foray into fragrance. I've gone from my initial, minimalist aspirations ("I just need 1 or 2") to selection-induced mania ("I gotta have 'em all!") and now to a more steady-state equilibrium ("I know what I like. That's all I need."). It's been an interesting journey so far, and I sense that my interest and knowledge is settling into a new phase.

    When I bought my first bottle of fragrance, I thought to myself ...

    Updated 4th December 2008 at 02:40 AM by echerub

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  3. How I learned about overdosage (in scent construction, that is)

    It stands to reason when you know about it, and I suppose I might have thought of it sooner or later — but I would probably never have guessed its application to practical perfumery, let alone guessed the term for it: overdosage.

    I read about it in Luca Turin's The Guide, in the article on Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. Because I don't know much about the history of newer women's perfumes, I didn't know about the relationships among Féminité du Bois and several other perfumes that
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    Updated 5th December 2008 at 05:07 AM by JaimeB

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  4. Pokémon EDT - Gotta Sniff 'em All!

    Sometimes we have to try something a little bit different to keep our edge. It's easy to fall into a rut. So when either a Sniff-'n'-Speak (SnS) or a Scent Synchronization Day (SSD) come around, I usually seize upon the opportunity to try something that I might not wear otherwise. Today was "Scared To Admit I'm Wearing It" SSD, and let me tell you - I'm scared to admit I'm wearing it. Well, maybe in real life, but not among fragrance friends. So keeping mum about my scent with everybody ...
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  5. In my kitchen Wednesday Night I can smell...

    A clean kitchen, dinner is cleaned away and I can smell a lemony clean smell . It's refreshing. I can smell the amber base I have on my wrists. I am playing around with labdanum, benzoin and vanilla. I like wearing the results just on it's own. I am still wearing my coat because I just got in. I can still smell the fresh air. It's funny but the dishwasher is running and the noise it is making seems to be interfering with my ability to smell. How weird is that? Is sound and smell related? I can also ...

    Updated 26th November 2008 at 11:43 PM by RuRu

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