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  1. Lavander, Lavandin? How subtle can the difference be?

    Yesterday and today I wore two fragrances that feature lavender in the top note. When I wore these two (Armand Basi Homme yesterday, and Rochas Man today), I had the distinct impression that I was smelling not lavender, but another, similar oil that I had smelled years ago: lavandin.

    Those some years ago, I had a bottle of Parfums Régence Lavandin (but see Comment #4 below). I tried to track down this scent on the web, but all I could find is the much more talked-about Kölnisch Juchten
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    Updated 6th August 2009 at 01:48 AM by JaimeB

    Categories
    Personal Reflections
  2. 24 Faubourg

    Ugh. Should be called "foul-bourg". I love real neroli and live orange blossoms (about the only thing worthwhile in Florida). This is not that. This is nose-blasting artificial orange blossom that brought on instant nausea. A scrubber for me.
  3. YSL Nu

    Warm, incense-y, not too sweet. Keep sniffing my wrist. So far, so good!

    Updated 29th July 2009 at 12:36 AM by Bastetcat

    Categories
    I Love Scent! , Mini Review
  4. I'm on my way

    Thanks to Sculpture of Soul I now have 6 frags I get to try All for free nonetheless! Thank you for the 2382931st time Mr. Soul! As for a quick rundown of the ones I'm trying right now :

    L'Anarchiste : Wow! This reminds me so much of apple pie To me the opening smells like nutmeg.. maybe some clove and a dash of cinnamon (despite none of them being on the note pyramid). Right now I get the cedar and still some nutmeg or clove with a drop of orange thrown in. It really does ...
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    Uncategorized
  5. Recent Purchases with Some Background: The Greater Arcana

    Went to Bloomie's today, because a friend had a discount card he wasn't going to use and gave it to me. I used it to pay for part of:

    Miller Harris
    Fleurs de Bois
    (2009)
    Notes: Galbanum, Green Mandarin, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Birch.
    This is a very nice green floral that borders on the chypre theme, although it substitutes mandarin in the top note for the usual bergamot, but the galbanum in the top makes the citrus resemble bergamot ...

    Updated 28th July 2009 at 12:22 AM by JaimeB

    Categories
    Scent Reviews , The Art of Perfumery



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