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  1. Testing Update 7-9-2008

    Fleurs De Rocaille
    Narcisse Noir
    En Avion (I tried this one for about three days consecutively I like it. It comes on a bit strong at first and then settles into a nice soft powdery, jasmine, carnation? spiceness that I simply love. There might be a hint of vanilla in the dry down as well, though I'm not certain on that note. Husband says it's nice, but he actually prefers the Creed Vanisia. Daughter says it smells like baby powder. Son ...
  2. New still unnamed Vetiver fragrance from Tauer's perfumes

    Today Iíve got a still unnamed new Vetiver fragrance from Andy Tauer. It was a gift to all his blog readers because of his third year blogging anniversary. Iíve smelled it before this year during my visit to Andy. But a short sniff was not enough to explore the beauty of this fragrance. I was very glad with the opportunity to do it again.

    The perfume opens with a bitter sweet citrus freshness of grapefruit supported by a spiciness of clary sage. And than from the depth of the fragrance ...

    Updated 8th July 2008 at 12:49 PM by AromaX

    Perfume review
  3. This is why I love perfume

    [EDIT: It turns out that the perfume that I tried was not actually Chinatown. The vial must have been mislabelled. Maybe it actually was SDV. Will have to do a side-by-side comparison to be sure. However, I will leave this entry here, because it still applies to whatever perfume it was that I tried.]

    Because, every so often, you try something that absolutely blows you away. Something absurdly gorgeous. Something that smells "so immediately, overwhelmingly, irresistibly great ...

    Updated 19th July 2008 at 05:25 PM by kopah

  4. Am I the hunter or the hunted? (Thinking about EDCs of some of my favorites.)

    by , 7th July 2008 at 02:53 AM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    Summer can be an odd time for me fragrance-wise. Sure, there are some fragrances in my wardrobe that only show their best in the heat of summer. While they are certainly nice and enjoyable - Creed Original Vetiver, Monsieur Balmain, and Paco Rabanne XS come to mind - there's something I miss from the stronger "cold weather" fragrances. I want something animalic at times. I want something musky on some days. I want something spicy for some occasions.

    I think if I wore ...

    Updated 7th July 2008 at 03:15 AM by echerub

    Fragrant Musings
  5. The Novice Nose: Samples Month Part II

    For the month of June I decided to wear nothing but samples. As there were a couple of days off for SSDís I decided to extend it until July 5th so there would be 29 scents sampled in all. In Part I the first 13 scents were discussed and now in Part II the remaining 16.
    Guerlain Jicky---Made for a man but loved by women especially the women of Basenotes. Iíve been dying to try this since noticing that this is the ladiesí equivalent to Terre DíHermes as far as how many of them wear it. ScentMother ...
    The Novice Nose