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  1. Fragfest at Tiffany's


    It seems illogical that a Kansas redneck with a rusty truck would have a soft spot for Tiffany and Co. Heck - it even took me some time to figure it out. It's simple, actually. It's the lure of the big city - in this case, Kansas City.

    As a young pup in the early '60's, my dearly departed parents dragged me along many times while shopping in downtown KC. Like a ...
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  2. Here Begins

    So I decided that it was time for a new signature scent and randomly found this website. Seems like a good place to keep track of what I try and how I find which scent I choose
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  3. Searching for that perfect Winter work frag

    Inclined toward something light, yet warm and not too woodsy. Terre d'Hermes is a current favorite, but want something a bit lighter with comparable projection and lasting power.

    Suggestions?
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  4. You are now entering Phase 2 ... Please have your passport ready.

    by , 4th December 2008 at 02:32 AM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    It's been almost 2 years now since my first foray into fragrance. I've gone from my initial, minimalist aspirations ("I just need 1 or 2") to selection-induced mania ("I gotta have 'em all!") and now to a more steady-state equilibrium ("I know what I like. That's all I need."). It's been an interesting journey so far, and I sense that my interest and knowledge is settling into a new phase.

    When I bought my first bottle of fragrance, I thought to myself ...

    Updated 4th December 2008 at 02:40 AM by echerub

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    Fragrant Musings
  5. How I learned about overdosage (in scent construction, that is)

    It stands to reason when you know about it, and I suppose I might have thought of it sooner or later — but I would probably never have guessed its application to practical perfumery, let alone guessed the term for it: overdosage.

    I read about it in Luca Turin's The Guide, in the article on Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. Because I don't know much about the history of newer women's perfumes, I didn't know about the relationships among Féminité du Bois and several other perfumes that
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    Updated 5th December 2008 at 05:07 AM by JaimeB

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    The Art of Perfumery