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  1. The World Stockpile of Patou 1000

    by , 6th January 2017 at 06:15 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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    Well, I'm wearing it today. Madame Mille. It comes as a huge relief since I have been hoarding it for several years and I have more than just the above stash to show for it. I bought a 2 oz bottle that popped up on Ebay because a certain someone, namely Le Mouchoir de Monsieur insisted that it was an "important" bottle...whatever that means....I have a vast stash of the Eaux as well, de Toilette, de Parfum, the works. . It is the scent that Le
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    Updated 9th January 2017 at 02:02 PM by Fleurine

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    From the boxes in my closet , Vintage Jean Patou
  2. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance - Finale

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    The Quest For The Sandalwood Fragrance - Finale!!!

    *warning: this will be a long post*

    How this will work is I have created categories and then listed the Sandalwood Fragrances that I think best represent that cateogry. As you read these categories just add the word "My" to the front of them to help keep in mind these are just my opinions after testing all these fragrances. At the end I will also create two rankings where I put my absolute favorite fragrances
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  3. Do fragrances "Mature" in the bottle? Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I have experienced fragrances becoming richer and smoother with age many times over. I assume this happens for countless reasons, but perhaps I can speculate that:

    1). The mixing process creates a lot of chemical reactions that produce volatile, unstable long chain molecules that breakdown with time into simpler molecules that no longer accent the fragrance with chemical resonance

    2) The perfumer will need to overload the volatile topnotes to ensure they are present
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  4. any point in reading reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I review a lot myself, but ultimately the reviews should be moderated by the reader if the reader doesn't know who the reviewer is and what their preferences are. The best reviewers, of which we have maybe 2 or 3 on this site, are so good at describing a fragrance that even when they personally dislike a fragrance you can determine that you will like it, or vice versa! I myself am too lazy in my reviews to achieve this but occasionally I try. I review mainly to keep track of my own thoughts,
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  5. Wearing women's fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    It depends on whether you are wearing perfume for

    1) your own pleasure or
    2) to convey who you are and what state of mind you are in, either to yourself and/or to others.

    In the first case, the masculine/feminine descriptor has no purpose, "wear what you like". In the second case, the feminine/masculine distinction can often be a useful descriptor if it has been carefully considered by the fragrance house. But note breakdowns and ultimately your
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