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  1. A mix mash of everything

    I've noticed that perfumes created before the 90's usually have a distinct top, heart, and base notes. However many modern perfumes in department stores seem to just throw the pyramid away, I not saying that's a bad thing. But I'm wondering how it came to be, was some innovation made in the fragrance world or is it simply a new trend, I'm searching for the answer, with no luck now
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  2. Dry, salty, green skin and perfume selection

    A while ago I spoke with a perfume consultant who sniffed my skin and told me that I had salty green skin. He said that he also had salty green skin and suggested that I stay away from leather fragrances, completely synthetic fragrances and strong spices. He urged me to speak with perfume lovers who might have the same type of skin. Since my skin is dry, I prefer wearing an Eau de Parfum so my fragrance lasts. Do any of you have salty green skin and if so, do you have any perfume suggestions for ...
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  3. Helen Keller

    by , 15th November 2009 at 09:16 PM (My nose is growing)


    Diane Ackerman’s A Natural History of the Senses includes a section titled, Prodigies of Smell, “the most famous of whom is probably Helen Keller." In fact, Helen Keller is the only prodigy discussed. She’s also the only prodigy mentioned in the Freeks, Geeks, and Prodigies chapter of Avery Gilbert’s What the Nose Knows.

    Ackerman says, “Helen Keller had a miraculous ...
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  4. What ingredient produces an Incense fragrance?

    Since I am not a scientist or chemist, I do not know what to look for in a list of ingredients. Odalisque and Sacrebleu Intense had a beautiful incense drydown. I was amazed how Patricia Nicolai used incense the way that Guerlain used vanilla. Now these two former beauties should be called Odal & Sacrebleu Lukewarm. What is missing from the new that was in the old?
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  5. Charmingly cheap! - Guerlain Insolence

    Today I'm sampling Guerlain Insolence EDP, courtesy of the lovely ubu and an embarassingly slow UK postal service.

    This scent makes me smile. It makes me think of Emily Lloyd as the teenage strumpet in Wish You Were Here, with its minxy brazen hussy-ness. It puts me in mind of all those British euphemisms for girls having fun - cheap, easy, the village bike and there are plenty more that escape me this early in the day. It reminds me of the girl in every 6th form who had both the grades ...
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