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  1. Obsession - not the one by CK

    by , 18th August 2012 at 11:52 PM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    I have become obsessed by fragrance, as i knew i would. I possess that gene of becoming addictive in pursuits, except exercise, i must stress that. I have prayed to get obsessed by exercise, but no dice.

    But perfumes, ah, different matter altogether, because for me, it is a direct link with a feeling of being loved. An aunt of mine, very glamorous, she was, blonde, elegant, and completely emotionally distant towards me, gave me a bottle of Lentheric's Tweed, when i was 8.
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    Updated 19th August 2012 at 12:00 AM by Scent-imental

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  2. The obtaining of vintage finds.....

    by , 18th August 2012 at 09:02 PM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    So, it's Saturday, my garage sale day, and being new to vintage collecting, i thought this might be a previously unplundered wealth of vintage treasure.
    My other attempts - Craigslist ads - brought me 1 success, then several spectacular failures, where i got ripped off and cheated. My fault, i had not researched the fragrances i was purchasing, until i got them home, and found i could have bought them brand new and cheaper elsewhere. I have also bought a bottle, that didn't even spray, and ...
  3. Samples from Nordstroms

    by , 18th August 2012 at 08:05 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)

    Well, for some time now, i have been attempting to extract samples from the overly protective girls in Nordstroms, Anchorage. It has become a pet peeve, and often the subject of a major rant, that they are totally stingy, and don't hand samples out liberally, despite the fact, that it's not costing them a thing. It usually goes a little something like this:
    I get dolled up, make up (a pretty rare sight in Alaska) high heels, designer high heels mind, a Coach bag, that's ...
  4. Victor Hugo, hélas!

    At Sephora this morning I put on some Azzaro (the original yellow stuff). I had been interested in Azzaro because of its conceptual descent from Aramis, which I love, but the experience was a difficult one. With Aramis, I am brought to mind of some majestic jungle cat pissing on whatever it is they piss on to mark their territory: The smell is pure alpha male, no sentimentality and no apologies. Azzaro gives me the same cat relieving himself on my grandmother's jewelry case. That is to say, ...
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  5. A box of Provence, France

    My wife supports my hobby/passion for fragrance, and she wants to purchase a cologne from Creed for me as a birthday and a wedding anniversary gift. I declined, knowing fully that I could get a bottle of Creed for a cheaper price. Besides, I do not really want her to spend that much for a gift.

    So I just let her know about Eau De Baux Pour Homme by L'Occitane -- a nice, quality fragrance that doesn't slash a wallet thin -- when she asked me what I want for my special day.
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