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  1. Knowledge or knowledge

    Given the nature of the time process, it is not particularly surprising that the notion of man's viceregal function and dignity should have been forgotten. We are by nature forgetful, which is no doubt why religion of Islam describes itself specifically as "a reminder to mankind." What is truly astonishing is that this notion should now appear nonsensical to the vast majority of people in the West and, indeed, to "educated" people everywhere. The fact that a view of man's destiny ...
  2. Guerlain Elixirs Charnels: reviews

    by , 14th November 2008 at 11:07 PM (De Fragrante Delectatio)
    Synopsis: It seems, along with the new Homme, that Guerlain is hoping to appeal to a much broader audience with its latest releases. None of these three are quirky or unusual, none of them are at any risk of alienating anybody, but they will each definitely appeal to a large chunk of the market. So I have to wonder: why aren't they priced to appeal to a large chunk of the market? I mean, they're more expensive than the Serge Lutens exclusifs, more expensive than the Hermessences. They should be ...

    Updated 22nd January 2009 at 02:32 PM by kopah

    Guerlain , Reviews
  3. Sample glee! :D

    by , 12th November 2008 at 06:28 PM (De Fragrante Delectatio)
    I love it when I get perfume in the mail. Today, three packages arrived. One, a swap, with a decant of Jicky PdT, and some nice extras, including a sample of Carnal Flower. Two, a sample of Serge Noire from the lovely Helg of Perfume Shrine. And three, samples of all three Elixirs Charnels from the Guerlain boutique in Montreal! I sent them a SASE containing the necessary decanting supplies, and they very kindly answered my request. So I will have many wonderful things to sample in the next couple ...

    Updated 22nd January 2009 at 02:33 PM by kopah

  4. Grrrrrr Gmail

    I've been a happy Gmail user since I got an early invite to use it several years ago. But today I think I might have to switch. (currently looking at Thunderbird)

    Normally Gmail will happily download my pop email (anything that goes to an or email address without a hitch)

    After a few days of not really getting any email (which is heaven, but concerning), it seems that Gmail as decided to stop downloading my emails as of about 4 days ago. I ...
  5. I Smell. . . Evolution

    Thanks to the generosity of other fragrance fanatics, the number of samples I have awaiting my sampling has grown. A lot. This post is just to kind of chronicle how my sample racks have changed. I have no doubt that other ideas could supercede even my current ones, but for now, this is my sample rack history.

    My very first sample rack was a little jewelry box. I don't have a picture of it. It got full. Some samples didn't fit in it well. And they didn't stand upright, which ...

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