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  1. A Picture from the blue

    A friend of mine was on a fight to Dubai recently and noticed one of the cabin crew was wearing a name tag with the same family name on it as mine. He took the man's picture and emailed it to me remarking on the strange coincidence. Of course, the flight attendant was from the same part of Spain, Galicia, as my parents, but it led me to think about some things I hadn't considered for a long time.

    Here's what I wrote to the friend who emailed me that picture:

    Thanks for
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    Updated 25th March 2015 at 11:05 PM by JaimeB

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  2. Thinking on it

    I have a lot of time at work when slow to think about fragrances and why I wear them. Or why you wear them. Mainly, I wonder why we have so, so many. I am speaking about a lot of us here on basenotes. Our bottle counts are huge. It is so strange. I am going to babble on maybe why I do. Feel free to join in.

    I used to think I just liked them. I just bought them on whims and whenever I felt like it. I didn't know people did not usually do that. One bottle was enough for them. Their ...
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  3. Orchid Show at Missouri Botanical Garden 3.22.15

    I love flowers and photography. If the flowers are fragrant AND I can photograph them I am a very happy person.

    Here are some of the 500+ pictures I took today.

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    Adding some more pictures....

    Updated 24th March 2015 at 12:07 AM by RHM

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  4. SOTD- February 21, 2015, Jardin D'Amalfi

    by , 21st February 2015 at 09:05 PM (Scent of the Day)

    Henry Scott Tuke, 1850

    Creed-
    Jardin D'Amalfi

    Lemons blaze, hotter than the white heat on the green grass.
    Sleepy, wafts of tangerine and juicy neroli, roll by.
    It's time for a walk in the sunny garden.
    Dreaming in the daze of warmth,
    yellow striped butterflies prance with audacity.
    Bold; they know they are marked as "dangerous".
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    Updated 13th March 2015 at 06:59 PM by kumquat

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  5. Packing scents for a trip (from a post to the Men's Fragrance board)

    My history of packing fragrances to take on a trip has changed quite a bit over the years. Early on, I packed quite a variety. Once I went on a week-long cruise and packed a different day and evening scent for each day, and then threw in a couple more, in case I changed my mind.

    Homeland Security and TSA regulations soon put an end to that kind of extravagance. For a while, I tried to pack more carefully. I made sure to put scents into checked luggage, still taking at least four or
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    Updated 4th April 2015 at 03:52 PM by JaimeB

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