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  1. My Other Half Part Two; a Sniffing Trip!

    So yesterday l managed to get my BF to accompany me to our local city centre branch of Boots for a little sniffing trip! Having poured with rain in the morning, it had turned into a beautiful sunny, warm afternoon, & the parks were as green as they could be after all the rain we've had this week, & smelling wonderful.

    Our local football team were playing at home, (& winning!) there was a trial bike competition taking place in the square, & everyone seemed happy to be ...
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  2. Shalimar Perfume Initial

    I may need to run for cover.

    This would have been better posted as a review but Shalimar Perfume Initial has not been listed yet (or I can't find it), and I just can't hold my wheesht.

    In my opinion Shalimar Perfume Initial is a very carefully thought out new interpretation of Shalimar which has been made with respect to the original Shalimar and to Guerlain generally. There I have said it.

    I think that we sometimes have to remind ourselves that new ...
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  3. Egoiste "vintage"

    This isn't quite a review, just my thoughts on my particular bottle of vintage Egoiste.

    I loved my Egoiste mini which was bought new, and lots of people seem to think the vintage formulation was better or much better, especially the sandalwood note. I looked for a bottle on Ebay, from a seller with strong feedback, and took the plunge.

    My experience has been interesting. At first I thought, everyone is right, this is better than the current formula, more dense. But ...
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  4. Survey Results

    Survey results confirmed perfume use have evolved into essential personal care items which are used daily, allowing the user to smell nice, feel luxurious, beautiful, pretty, and feminine.

    Which confirms industry data trends from NPD Group 2010, & IBIS 2011.
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  5. the fine line between perfume and food

    A friend of mine recently asked me why I donít like vanilla in perfume, even though it is one of the most universally-liked notes out there. Not liking it eliminates a staggering number of perfumes right off the bat. One of the fragrance wheel theories says it is the base for all orientals, so that is a whole class right there. Yet I love vanilla as a flavor (I will take vanilla ice cream or cake over chocolate any day.) But the question got me to thinking about the real why behind this. ...
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