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  1. Musc Ravageur

    Musk is a very famous and broadly used ingredient in perfumery. Natural musk combines warm, sweet, animalic and ammoniacal aspects and does not only enriches the perfume composition, but also gives it more affinity with human skin and fixates the fragrance. Itís not used in perfumery anymore substituted by synthetic analogues. Unfortunately they donít poses all the nuances of natural musk. Stripped off warm animalic and ammoniacal notes synthetic musk is too clean and its sweetness seems to be the ...

    Updated 12th October 2009 at 02:16 PM by AromaX

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  2. A Perfumed Last Will and Testament

    A Perfumed Last Will and Testament

    They say that one should never wear perfume to a funeral. Although not wearing a scent does seem like a safe bet, it isn't always the best one. As noted by several of my fellow perfumistas and colognoisseurs, there are funereal occasions - if only a few - when it makes sense to say something with fragrance. Wearing a relative's favorite scent, or an old friend's signature perfume, on their day of final rest, seems incredibly touching to me. Who could ...
  3. Dirty English: Me Versus The World

    It was fairly early into my exploration of fragrance that I realized I particularly enjoyed a few notes, more than others. At the top of the list was cedar, and Iíve come to enjoy it in all itís shades and nuances. Perfumery mainly uses two species, the Virginia Cedar, which is the sharp, resinous, woody scent that most people associate with hamster bedding or pencil shavings. Thereís also Atlas Cedar, which is a more distinguished, camphorous smell, beautiful in itís own right for entirely ...
  4. My current favs

    I keep thinking that I need to print a running-list of current favorites, to help me choose what to wear in the morning.

    Here's a start:
    * MDCI Un Coeur en Mai
    * Hermes Rose Ikebana
    * PdN Weekend in Deauville
    * Guerlain SDV
    * Eau du Lude
    * Eau d'Ete
    * Escale a Portofino
    * Philosykos
    * Bronze Goddess (as any easy to wear scent)
  5. Out of Control

    Hello. My name is Aiona. And I am a control freak.

    Today, my husband and I went grocery shopping after work. One of his pet peeves is when someone in front of us knows that he or she is going to write a check for their groceries, and waits until after everything has been "beeped" and bagged before even starting to fill out the check. In other words, he's impatient. And so am I. So we have this system -- awesome to watch, believe me! He stands at the front of the cart, ...

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