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  1. Reflections on Reformulation. Inquiry 3: Are Rumbas like Drumsticks?

    [B]Adam Smith's not-so-invisible iron-fisted grip[/B]

    Economic factors underlying product modification figure frequently in many other realms as well, of course. Take ice cream, for example. Those who read the labels of foodstuffs before putting spoon to mouth will most certainly have taken note that in recent years “ice cream” once regarded as high end now may list “whey” as its very first (dominant) ingredient. Interestingly enough, such frozen confections no longer claim on their ...
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  2. Reflections on Reformulation. Inquiry 2: Is a Reformulation a Fake?

    [B][I]It's the name on the bottle, ma'am[/I][/B]

    The most crucial distinction between an e-bay perfume scam and a reformulation is that in the latter but not in the former case it is the maker of the bottle, the house whose name is printed on the bottle and whose perfume it is, who fills the bottle. Still, we may earnestly protest, a perfume company may have the right to produce and sell whatever it produces under any name it wishes, but [I]is there not a point at which a form of ...
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  3. Reflections on Reformulation. Inquiry 1: When does a thing stop being what it is?

    [I][B]My favorite perfume by any other name would smell as splendid as my favorite perfume[/B][/I], but what if, instead of changing the name, you change the properties of the thing? What if, for example, you change the essential qualities of a perfume—its notes or their proportions—but keep the name the same? If rose geranium now replaces rose but the name remains the same, is “it” still the same perfume?

    Virtually every perfumista can name a perfume once beloved to him/her but ...
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  4. Reflections on Reformulation. Introduction.

    [B]What's in a name?[/B]

    Every single thing in existence is what it is and is not what it is not. You may call a thing whatever you want, but if all and only the properties of one thing are shared by another, then they are the same. You may apply names to a certain endearing and beloved furry creature, say, [I]chat[/I], [I]Katze[/I], [I]gatto[/I], [I]gato[/I], [I]cat[/I], [I]neko[/I]--or, if you happen to be blessed with the enlightenment of the ancient Egyptians: [I]divine feline[/I]. ...

    Updated 1st August 2011 at 05:27 AM by sherapop

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  5. Apres L'ondee ebay

    Fingers crossed this is not a bad decision..have bought a bottle for AU $155 Advert as follows:

    This is a brand new (but sprayed a few times) bottle of Guerlain Apres L'ondee Eau de Toilette 100mL.
    The item is still in the box however the cellophane has been taken off and the bottle has been sprayed a few times to try. I have found that the perfume in this EDT form is too light for my skin and will not last. I am selling as I know that this perfume is coveted by many
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