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  1. Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens: the first impressions

    Last Saturday I decided to leave an idyll of a French country and to visit a local city Vichy to remember how does it feel to be among people again. Vichy is famous by its thermal baths and sources from the times of the Ancient Rome. But I was there just to walk on the streets of Vichy, to admire the glory of its architecture, to try some sweets and of course to visit some perfumery stores. Because in French perfumeries you can find fragrances that are not available yet in Netherlands. Well, I found ...

    Updated 21st September 2009 at 08:02 AM by AromaX

    Perfume review
  2. Lighthouse Beauty Firm...

    Any info on this new company that just signed 50 Cent and Kim K????????]
  3. Oak Trees and their Symbionts: The Romance of Mistletoe and Oakmoss

    by , 16th September 2009 at 07:21 AM (Jaime B's Blog)
    The oak tree was sacred to the peoples of ancient Europe. The Greeks dedicated it to Zeus and the Romans, to Jupiter. To the Celts as well, the oak was sacred; in part this was because it was one of the trees that hosted mistletoe. The mistletoe is believed to have been the Golden Bough of Aeneas, the mythic ancestor of the Romans. In the ancient tale the hero Aeneas consults the prophetess, one of the Sybils at Cumae. The Sybil tells Aeneas to break a branch from a certain tree that is sacred to ...

    Updated 28th October 2009 at 04:53 AM by JaimeB

    The Art of Perfumery
  4. Autumn is the longing scent of waning summer lust

    I found this poem on

    Under a harvest moon,
    When soft silver
    Drips shimmering
    Over garden nights,
    Death, the gray mocker,
    Comes and whispers to you
    As a beautiful friend
    Who remembers.

    Under summer roses
    When flagrant crimson
    Lurks in the dusk
    Of wild red leaves,
    Love, with little hands,
    Comes and touches you
    With a thousand memories,
    And asks you ...
  5. Wild Things

    by , 14th September 2009 at 01:31 AM (My nose is growing)

    My wild weekend started Friday, when I smelled skunk on the way to work. I was in my car on the highway and Im pretty sure the skunk spray had happened well off the highway. With no danger, with the smell diluted, and knowing that Id soon be out of range, it struck me that it was interesting and kind of nice. That got me thinking about animal scents that used to be used in perfumes.

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