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  1. Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Quote Originally Posted by Mistertaz View Post
    The one fragrance I will never be without...

    Chanel Egoiste.

    Others I would try to always keep in my collection...

    PdE Ambre Russe (Amber)
    HdP Noir Patchouli (Patchouli)
    Dior Privée Leather Oud (Wood)
    TF Noir de Noir (Rose)
    Chanel Sycomore (Vetiver)
    SL Chergui (Tobacco)
    SL Fille en Aiguilles (Pine)
    Amouage Jubilation XXV (Incense)

    Wow... I'm actually impressed I managed to get it down to
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  2. Synthetics vs naturals

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    There's a very real difference between something that SMELLS natural and something that IS natural. Naturals are inferior to high quality synthetics and I will try to explain why.

    A natural ingredient is very complex, so some facets will reflect the beautiful door the relevant note is famous for, while other facets will carry bitterness, earthiness and other elements that the perfumer or the user don't want to be there. High quality synthetics address this problem by separating
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  3. Form follows function

    by , 12th April 2017 at 01:44 AM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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    Who doesn't love a good functional fragrance?

    Anyway, The Eau from NIVEA , pictured above with items in the gift set. I am enjoying the concept aesthetic.The little white tin feels niche ... functional niche in that the packaging is overtly clever and design. As is the round, white ceramic purse spray (?) (30ml) which is appealing and quite thoroughly functional, albeit statementy.
    The scent is a surprisingly well put-together MUGUET ...
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  4. Raihaan The Oudh Shop

    Since the year 2013, Raihaan The Oudh Shop has been in the business of delivering 100% agar wood products. Oudh is better known as Dhan al Oudh, Gharu , Eaglewood, Aloes wood and by many other native names.
    Unlike any other Oudh and Bukhur retailer, Raihaan The Oudh Shop began with a different path, swaying it from the commercial grade fragrances that flood the market today. For Oudh enthusiasts such as us, it has always been a point of focus to refine our products and develop them in a way ...
  5. Perfumed Mortar of the Qasr of Ibn Wardani in Syria


    This morning as I sat at my window, reading a recent biography of T.E. Lawrence, drinking coffee, and looking up occasionally at the Columbia River moving along, I reached a particular moment where several of my interests seemed to converg. This involved a passage in "Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man", by Anthony Sattin, on pages 164-165, wherein ...
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