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  1. New Around here

    Never seen a forum like this! There is so much to read about perfumes! That's like a treat!

    I have a strong affinity for perfumes, can't live without them. I recently went to a Marcus Evans organized conference, and I was greeted with the smell of luxury, though the mixing really did not make it good!

    I'm getting to know the forum better. I like the look of things here.

    But I am not really confident if I would really find someone to talk with! I ...
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  2. Elf's Compendium of Notes 2 - Choya Nakh

    Today's note is a new one I've been experimenting with. It's also known as one of the big stinkies. Choya Nakh. It's made in India by roasting seashells (that's right, from the beach) in a clay vessel that's designed with a top lid and a gooseneck on the side. Choyas have been made for many thousands of years, probably before the age of metals. There are several varieties, all dark, mysterious, and smoky as Hades. A long roasting session in the clay pot yields drops of choya on the gooseneck side, ...
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  3. Spirit of Switzerland

    I am desperatly trying to find and buy Michel Jordi's perfume for women called "Spirit of Switzeland." Does anyone know where I can find this online??? THANKS for any help!!!
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  4. Davana

    Today I'm simmering some davana EO in the living room, on my little tealight oil burner. I float a few drops of the EO or absolute in water, then light the tea light underneath, and wait for the magic.
    Davana is a hard one for me to use in perfumes, it's so very pungent and sour. Yet on its own, like this, the fruity, jammy aspects emerge. It's very pleasant. Reminds me quite a lot of tamarindo, one of my favorite beverages. Hard to find tamarindo here in Germany!
    Davana's most famous ...
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  5. Picture How We Smell



    This picture combines my own experiences trying to identify smells with things Iíve read about neural networks, scent receptors and the brain. I offer it because I find it helpful to think about the whole process and not just the outcomes. Knowing how the process works can help improve the outcomes.

    Before I explain, I must offer a few caveats. Iím not a doctor, a neurologist, a physiologist, ...
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