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  1. Birds


    Birds



    in
    Perfume Space

    let us be.

    Soaring

    on the sky-bending surfaces of
    musical spheres


    Floating
    Rising
    Descending

    through vanishing wisps of topnotes

    as eagles.

    Darting

    on momentary vectors

    Weaving

    in lazy waves

    Chasing
    ...
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  2. My Very First Sniffing Trip!

    Hello,

    I thought I would share with you my first sniffing experience in 3D land (besides a few sniffs here and there during ordinary shopping trips, before my newfound fragrance frenzy).

    I went to a large mall in a nearby city. I visited two perfume stores, Perfumania and Perfumall. I also visited a few department stores with fragrance counters. Perfumania was full of designer frags with testers, testers, and many more testers. I sniffed and sniffed and sniffed. I ...
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  3. Found, broke, lost, found, fixed: My Saga With Shalimar Light

    Let me share a story with you. I ordered a bottle of Shalimar Light via the web. The cap is such that it twists either way to spray (or not spray). I don't think it's supposed to come off. Anyway, I noticed that it sprays in a different manner than other perfumes-in a single, jetlike stream rather than a vapor or mist (you know what I mean?). I happily used it that way for weeks until one day ... I dropped it! The cap broke off and rolled away somewhere in my bedroom.

    I ...
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  4. World Without Smell?

    When I walk through a whole supermarket and don’t smell anything, anywhere, should I worry? Is the current crop of light watery fragrances the end of a pendulum swing or just one more step in the deodorization of our world? I’ve spent my work life with people who rarely if ever wore scent. Now that I’ve discovered the range and complexity of fine fragrances, I look for aromas everywhere. I’m not finding many.

    My favorite supermarket is a big one. I didn’t expect to smell anything ...
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  5. Dear Acqua di Giò

    Dear Acqua di Giò




    Dear Acqua,

    I know that we haven't talked in a long time. I wasn't sure I'd ever write to you again. I probably wouldn't have written, except that I ran into somebody yesterday who says he's seeing you now. I was really happy to hear that. He seems like a really good guy. I think you deserve that. So anyway, I thought I needed ...
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