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  1. The usefulness of the masculine/feminine distinction

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    In my humble opinion, the Masculine/feminine distinctions in perfumery are a useful guide about the characteristics of a fragrance, what one might expect to feel or project. Just like with clothing - a man can wear women's clothing and claim the gender distinction is a marketer's concoction, but it doesn't stop him looking silly 95% of the time.

    I have tried Shalimar and Chanel No.19, often described as unisex, but I would not give them a full wearing in public. Not because I can't
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  2. Anglia Perfumery - sample pack

    Featuring:

    Patchouli
    Amber
    Fear Not
    Somerset
    Crown of Gold


    Patchouli

    Yes, it's patchouli. No, I don't like it. Smells bizarrely headshop-ish. I suspect I'd be a bigger fan of patchouli used in a "darker" fragrance. And that I'm not a fan of patchouli as an in-yer-face note.

    Fear Not

    I think I need to get some spray vials for these. This started out as a lovely rich woody mix but ...

    Updated 24th November 2015 at 06:14 PM by philistine

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  3. The Scent Crush

    by , 2nd November 2015 at 05:49 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    This was a scent I would (most likely) never have chosen on my own. Too rare. Too obscure. Even I would probably not have run across It left to my own devices. Still, a classic vintage from a classic house...a dainty light green chypre with citrus, iris and mimosa, over a simple yet classic ambery base. Sheer at first, but with some backbone. A fine upstanding *young lady's* scent ...The air of a morning stroll along Madison Ave, in Mid march 1965, wearing a matching ivory skirt suit and gloves. ...

    Updated 2nd November 2015 at 06:32 PM by Fleurine

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  4. The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne Finale

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    The Quest For The Vetiver Finale!!!

    *warning: this will be a long post*

    After thinking about it for awhile, I decided the best way to handle this post is instead of creating a 1-10 list, I'd create categories and then list which Vetiver I feel best represents that category. With that said, let's get started!


    Best Everyday/Work Vetiver:
    Lalique Encre Noire Sport.


    Soft enough due to the citrus opening to be wearable but with
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  5. The Journey So Far vol. 8

    by , 27th October 2015 at 07:51 AM (Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon)
    I posted last part of this series over six years ago. Then I was at a stage I couldnít afford to buy any new perfumes, so I made a virtue of necessity and concentrated on what I already got. This lasted for a couple of years and was very good for me (and for my collection): I found many old loves again and appreciated my collection in a new way.

    But of course when I got employed again, the first thing I did to celebrate was buying new perfume.

    I must admit itís thrilling ...
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