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  1. Zut alors! Day 2

    Day 2: Parfum Sacre I didn't much like this one when I put it on this morning. I got a tiny bit of fruit (peaches?) and something else that I know I don't like when I smell it on other women. It was, on top of this, powdery, which doesn't generally bode well with me. Or my husband. (Oddly, he got none of the powder on me and actually kind of liked it.) About an hour into it, I wasn't loving it at all and hoped it didn't last as long as Noel did.

    Then a funny thing happened. ...

    Updated 30th January 2009 at 05:01 AM by Sunnyfunny

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  2. The Economy and the Perfume Industry: The Future?

    The news is full of reports about where the economy is going, but the question of how this will affect the perfume industry is definitely below the radar. This could be because "luxury goods" are stereotypically imagined to behave in one of two ways in economic slowdowns:
    Theory #1: Unnecessary items are the first to go from the budget; therefore, perfumes drastically lose sales volume in an economic slowdown.

    Theory #2: Luxury goods are overwhelming purchased
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    Updated 29th January 2009 at 04:56 AM by JaimeB

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  3. Zut alors! A Journey into Urn-land

    I think we can all agree that when learning something new, the methodical approach is best. So while it was mighty tempting for me to jump all over the board (a Guerlain here, SL there, a talked-about department store release thrown in for good measure), I stayed the course and chose a theme with which to begin my olfactory voyage-- the Carons. And the samples I ordered all smell deliciously lovely just in their vials! Well, five out of six of them smell lovely. Tabac Blond smells a little...ummm...funny. ...
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  4. Emptying out some un-used and barely used stock

  5. A little better definition.

    I'm posting all this and the reviews are not even up yet.. gah. Any way, I think what made me want to write in this style would be a mix of not knowing how to break down smells anyway, but also just a different angle.
    Most of the reviews are just what is in the fragrance and a brief analyzing of how the things work together. Which is really great, because at least I learn a little on how things are in cahoots. However, many of the comments are repeats, and say whatever someone else has ...
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