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  1. Why no compliments?

    The main reason I wear frags is for my own enjoyment. However, I spend a lot of time and energy choosing which scent to wear and A) wonder whether people notice them, B)To what extent they notice, and C) Do they like them?

    I'm guessing that many people would not feel comfortable commenting on someone's fragrance-in some situations it may be inappropriate. Even if it's positive.

    So far I've only received compliments from close friends and family members. Naturally, ...
  2. Birds


    Perfume Space

    let us be.


    on the sky-bending surfaces of
    musical spheres


    through vanishing wisps of topnotes

    as eagles.


    on momentary vectors


    in lazy waves

  3. My Very First Sniffing Trip!


    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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. World Without Smell?

    When I walk through a whole supermarket and donít 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? Iíve spent my work life with people who rarely if ever wore scent. Now that Iíve discovered the range and complexity of fine fragrances, I look for aromas everywhere. Iím not finding many.

    My favorite supermarket is a big one. I didnít expect to smell anything ...

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