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  1. Dear Acqua di Gi

    Dear Acqua di Gi

    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 ...
    Reviews , Opinion , Miscellaneous
  2. Sweet as a Baby's Bottom: Benzoin resin

    Baby's bottom? Well, you see, the smell of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is due in large part to benzoin, an aromatic resin derived from different trees of the genus Styrax. So if and when you powder your baby's butt, you may catch a whiff of this amazing balsamic resin.

    Benzoin is often called a "powdery" note in perfumery because it really does seem to recall, with a few other perfume ingredients, the smell of powder. Among these other "powder" notes are orris

    Updated 1st July 2009 at 08:35 AM by JaimeB

    The Art of Perfumery
  3. Elf Getting Tropical, Will Return

    Hello! Thanks for checking my blog. I'm on vacation in Miami, getting tropical with a lot of gardenia, jasmine, and ylang ylang. It's fantastic! I'll be back shortly with some more notes.
  4. Why do we fall in love?

    In the world of scent I feel like a 12 year old, just starting to date, asking, How will I know if Im in love? Since Im actually 62, thats pretty funny.

    Some of us have a signature scent that seems to be forever. For some of us the new favorite scent displaces the old, even makes it seem less worthy than we used to think. I still want to try them all. Im consciously identifying examples of all the main categories and going after them. Im trying as many feminine as masculine. ...
  5. The NEXT clean, fresh scent

    For the longest time Eau Frache was my main summer fragrance. Clean, clear, fresh, aquatic, etc. After 212.. it smells cloudy, bitter, and musty. Does this happen to anyone else..? I wonder what my NEXT fragrance will be that will take over 212. I hope I don't keep ending up with fragrances that make me wonder why I liked the one before it I can't wait to break into that fancy niche stuff everyone talks about. I'll be awesome then and people will have no idea what I talk about when I say "L'Anarchiste". ...

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