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  1. The Smell of a Tobacco Shop



    Can you remember when every mall had a tobacco shop? You walked in and were surrounded by the smell of tobacco. It was like being inside a giant humidor. There were shelves of boxes of cigars. There were tables covered with jars of pipe tobacco. There were walls of pipes. And I loved the smell. I canít say why. I never smoked and I didnít even like the smell of my parentsí cigarettes. There ...
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  2. Signature Scent?

    Samsara EDT! My first and newfound signature scent- or one of them at least. I like the others in my collection, some more than others. But Iooove Samsara and every time I wear something else, I kind of wish I were wearing Samsara instead. Since I have under 1 oz, I would like not to run out so am saving her for sporadic use. Am already looking for a backup.

    Anyone wanna swap? I'll swap you for just about anything.

    PS Special thanks to the basenoter who swapped ...
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  3. Epiphany

    For some reason I thought my interest in fragrances was new.. but it definitely isn't. Thinking back I've had cologne around me since I was around 10! It started with American Eagle's cologne called Alive. I quite enjoyed it.. but was a bit too bright. I then found a bottle of Nautica that my brother wasn't using.. and started using that one. THEN I started using my brothers A&F scents. When I was around 11 I started buying samples from the local Wal-Mart. I tried Lucky You for Men, Candies ...
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  4. Mitsouko

    Today I am trying Mitsouko for the first time-the newer EDT version. I'm finding it so odd and interesting that I think it needs a blog. Me sniffing my Mitsouko scented wrist all day deserves a blog. One reviewer's comparison to makeup was in fact helpful because I too get a makeuplike note-and I like the smell of some makeup items. Before that I was going hmm ... Alka Seltzer? Play Doh? I don't know! Perfume gone bad?

    It is a very difficult scent to describe. It isn't ...
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  5. Vacation Notes 2- Ah the Tropics!

    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 ...
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