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  1. Opium pure

    PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME??
    IVE JUST PURCHASED FROM EBAY , A BOTTLE OF OPIUM PARFUM 7.5ML WITH THE TASSLE, IN A SEALED BOX. I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PURE, WITHOUT ANY ALCOHOL IN IT , IS THIS CORRECT , AS INGREDIENTS IN BACK STATE ALCOHOL, THEN PARFUM(FRAGRANCE) IM STARTING TO WONDER IF IVE BEEN CAUGHT.
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  2. BPAL of the day: Water Phoenix

    A sister scent to Earth Phoenix, reviewed previously in this blog.

    "Compassion, eloquence, introspection: Chinese musk and rain, with salty oceanic notes, frankincense, juniper berry, lily of the valley, lavender, cinquefoil, and sweet pea."

    I got disinfectant from the bottle, which is probably the lavender - first on it came up in a whoosh of "PERFUME!", and reminded me rather unpleasantly of a number of mens' scents I don't like. I'm starting to ...
  3. Wish granted!

    Spent today in London meeting up with a friend, but he had to leave early so naturally I trotted off to Selfridges - and I have now, at long last, tried Tom Ford Noir de Noir.

    Tom Ford: Noir de Noir

    I think for me this one falls into the "simplicity as genius" category. It's rose. Just rose - but cut with something a little bit darker. It sadly didn't last that long on me but I did get the chocolate note in the drydown, as well as something very like leather. ...
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  4. Eau de toilette concentree = eau de parfum

    Chanel changed all their "eau de toilette concentree" products into eau de parfum. That happened to Allure Homme Edition Blanche as well as to Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme and Pour Monsieur Concentree.
  5. the Heartbreak of Discontinued Fragrances

    It must be admitted that a large portion of my fragrance hobby is an attempt to find scents that are attached to the most powerful moments and moods of my youth. I found this Andy Warhol comment on Scentbird's website regarding the experience of perfume:

    "I switch perfumes all the time. If I've been wearing one perfume for three months, I force myself to give it up, even if I still feel like wearing it, so whenever I smell it again it will always remind me of those three months. ...
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