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  1. Quotes from Djuana Barnes's Nightwood on Perfume, Mother Earth, and The Eternal Feminine

    by , 29th August 2012 at 04:36 PM (Anomie's Bonhomie: Un salon littéraire de parfums or THE REAL IN THE LIBRARY)
    p. 38
    The perfume that her body exhaled was of the quality of that earth-flesh, fungi, which smells of captured dampness and yet is so dry, overcast with the odour of oil of amber, which is an inner malady of the sea, making her seem as if she had invaded a sleep incautious and entire. Her flesh was the texture of plant life, and beneath it one sensed a frame, broad, porous and sleep-worn, as if sleep were a decay fishing her beneath the visible surface.
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  2. mens perfume

    need good perfume that very long lasting,,for hot country....
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  3. fragrance not last loang

    hi!! i live in very hot country sri lanka..i wear many branded perfumes,,but the are not very last long,,what kind of men's perfumes that suit for hot country and that should be very last long ....:
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  4. Perfumes Associated With Writers and Real Life Literary Figures*

    by , 28th August 2012 at 09:29 PM (Anomie's Bonhomie: Un salon littéraire de parfums or THE REAL IN THE LIBRARY)
    *or so rumor and biographies would tell it...

    Author's Signature: A Spray of (Un)Consciousness A&I Poem

    Truman Capote wore Drakkar Noir;
    Sylvia Plath one--but which?--of the feminine Diors.

    Anais Nin though her name twice over was used in her honor by Cacharel later,
    thought Caron's Narcisse Noir, so right for her narcissistic confessionals, greater.

    Jean Rhys is associated with L'Heure Bleue:
    ennui!
    elan ...

    Updated 28th August 2012 at 09:38 PM by anomie et ivoire

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  5. Dear, Redolent Reader

    by , 27th August 2012 at 10:02 PM (Anomie's Bonhomie: Un salon littéraire de parfums or THE REAL IN THE LIBRARY)
    Scent as mood/focus for reading really adds something to the experience. As much as pop science touts the scent-memory connection perennially, everyday experience suggests smells and their associations are inextricable. Marcel had his madeleine cookie (taste + smell + texture). Lavender is often recommended to foster vivid dreams. Sage is supposed to be good for studying. Carnation is the "poet's flower."

    Reminded of my intention to come up with a few fun, maybe sometimes ...

    Updated 27th August 2012 at 10:46 PM by anomie et ivoire

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