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  1. Picture How We Smell 2

    by , 16th December 2009 at 07:48 PM (My nose is growing)


    I posted my own version of molecules-to-nose-to-brain smell recognition in May. I based this new one on Nobel Prize work by Linda Buck and Richard Axel. I made up the first version just using what I remembered of neural nets and artificial intelligence in computers. Doctors Axel and Buck and their students worked more than 15 years to find out what really happens. Obviously, this is the one ...
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  2. In Singapore ...

    Ok .. So I've moved back to Singapore. Started a new username and starting all over again. It was tough that I had to decide to give away half my perfumes in Australia and can only struggle to bring the other half back, along with half my collection of aromachemicals.

    I miss my perfume buddy Jocelyn and I miss my access to unlimited supplies of e.oils. But being in Asia means I can get my hands on some real musk and ambergris without flouting the law.

    Yes I make perfumes, ...
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  3. Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb

    Comme des Garcons Sherbet Series: Rhubarb to be precise.

    I caught the dregs of a tester of this at the Basenotes Lunch in August, snatched in my last few seconds in Liberty's. It was tantalisingly faint and faded within seconds, not helped by all the stronger scents that I'd be sampling. I finally ordered it last week, and here it is today.

    First off, this appealed to me in many ways before I'd even taken the cap off. The packaging is gorgeously simple. The tiny white ...

    Updated 10th December 2009 at 11:16 AM by Hebe

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  4. Nostalgia scent--Avon little girls' lipstick

    I've been searching high and low (on the internet) for clues as to the source of a scent that I first encountered in the late 1960's.

    My mom once included in her Avon order a small "play" lipstick intended for little girls. In addition to the cover having a bright fun pattern, I recall that the plastic cap had a flat circular piece at the top with a cartoon-like face of a little girl. I think that the lipstick was packaged to look like a little girl, with the covered container ...
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  5. I was told not to buy certain fragrance because it's winter-time, not summer-time

    I tested Terre D'hermes, the highly popular fragrance, and had a female friend smell it. She liked the aroma, but told me that it's somoething I should use in the summer, because it reminds her of a summer breeze.

    How strictly should this winter-summer rule be followed?

    For example, the Basenotes award have a category for day vs. night fragrances, but do not have a category for winter vs. summer ones. Any opinions?

    Updated 5th December 2009 at 03:20 PM by fraganceinquirer (typo)

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