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  1. Intimacy

    May 30

    Yesterday I wore Rose Poivree by The Different Company. The combination of rose, pepper, and slightly foul animal notes in this perfume make it irresistible to me. I could not stop smelling my wrists.

    Some of the reviews I've read of this perfume decry the animalic part of the fragrance; one compared the smell to sweaty socks. I get it. But that's exactly why the perfume is interesting. It combines that sweaty, intimate smell with rose and pepper, and the
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  2. Caron [updated]

    I got a mini Nocturnes de Caron from a online bid.

    art deco style bottle, originally from a french parfum collection



    I took this picture with my Nikon D40 and did some minor fix with ACDsee, and it's quite impressive

    Updated 11th July 2008 at 07:24 AM by sophywt (update pic link)

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  3. Mugler Cologne - The Muse

    I just got stuff straight with the University of Louisville. That doesnít sound like much but itís taken about a month of steady correspondence with UofL to assure that I could go back; indeed today I was on the phone with 5 different departments for about 2 hours, trying to figure out why I could register for the Fall but not the Summer semester.

    But now everythingís straight. And it was entirely my own doing; my fatherís been in Florida for weeks so Iíve been getting everything in ...
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  4. "EROTIC WAFT"

    May 28, 2008

    Here's one of my favorite quotations about scent, taken from Giuseppe di Lampedusa's book The Leopard, translated by Archibald Colquhoun:

    "But the garden, hemmed and almost squashed between these barriers, was exhaling scents that were cloying, fleshy, and slightly putrid, like the aromatic liquids distilled form the relics of certain saints; the carnations superimposed their pungence on the formal fragrance of roses and the oily emanations of magnolias
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  5. Aramis Havana - The Legend And The Tragedy

    (Original post here.)

    A sad truth in the fragrance world is that the public, by and large, has awful taste. Mainstream garbage like Acqua di Gio is regurgitated endlessly by the media, the marketing teams, and the public itself. A fellow Basenoter once commented on the fact that he was once locked in a meeting with 10 Indian men; 6 of the 10 were wearing AdG. Nothing against Indians either way, I do find the demographics to be very interesting on this stuff (maybe the subject of a future ...
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