Got to visit the headquarters of the American Orchid Society today. Their greenhouses and gardens are spectacular. If anyone reading this ever visits Boca Raton, Florida, don't miss it, it's an olfactory wonder.
I didn't know orchids had so many intoxicating perfumes, and some that are, well, interesting. Several had sweet, powdery, spicy scents. Others smelled strangely like antique roses. One huge purple orchid smelled, well, purple. Its sillage was immense. Other orchids looked like alien
Xerjoff is an Italian brand making very exclusive fragrances. High quality raw materials, rare precious essences and the modern techniques are used to create the perfumes. Sculptured in quartz bottles, embellished with gold and hand made wooden boxes make the dignified packing for those fragrances. More about the brand itself you can read on their website http://www.xerjoff.com/ , on Dimitri’s Sorcery of Scent blog http://sorceryofscent.blogspot.com/2...r-leather.html
Updated 17th September 2009 at 12:49 PM by AromaX
Just got samples of Jean Patou's 1000 and Sublime. I like both; they do smell like the same designer created them (many similarities to me). My husband says they both smell like "old lady". I HATE that phrase! However, I think I know what he's talking about... I haven't quite identified the note/s that make that "old lady" characteristic.
I also bought a bottle of Calvin Klein's Euphoria, after smelling it on other ladies 2 days in row and loving it.
Updated 25th July 2009 at 06:52 PM by Bastetcat
I tried (and retried) some fragrances today that were all rather similar. The One, Armani Code, Bulgari Black, and Guess by Marciano. I think my favorites would have to be The One and Guess. I think the other 2 fell victim to the issue of being too mellow and one dimensional and nondescript. If they had a bit of spice or something to break it up I think I would have liked them more. There was nothing all that bad with them they were just rather forgettable. I have been wondering if they all belong
Updated 15th July 2009 at 04:17 AM by CanwllCorfe
Once again, it is July 14, Bastille Day, and a national holiday in France. The day commemorates the end of the Ancien Régime, the French monarchy, and the beginning of the bourgeois republic with all its radical flankers through the years.
France had republican governments interspersed with returns to a monarchical system through most of the nineteenth century. The remarkable thing about this series of alternations is that the fragrance industry kept going and going, and goes on to
Updated 1st August 2009 at 11:16 PM by JaimeB
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