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  1. I Smell. . . Age Marketing

    I had a hard time finding threads about Must de Cartier on Basenotes lately, as it seems the search function was not working well for a few days. When it did finally work, I really didn't find much about it. So, I went searching on MakeUpAlley.com. My search there caused me to re-open the question I've visited time and time again -- "Why do I like the scents that I do?"

    The interesting thing about reviews on MakeUpAlley is that users have an option to list their age-range. ...
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  2. A Beginnerís Guide to Buying a Fragrance on a Limited Budget - Part 1


    I became interested in fragrances last February, five months ago. I have a very limited budget (almost non-existent!) for purchasing scents, and I live in a very small, provincial city. I mention these things to qualify what kind of a beginner I am. I have literally been ďjust starting outĒ.

    My Wardrobe is composed of 47 small samples with only one bottle in my Collection, Molinardís Vanilla (a used 120 ml. bottle with about 75-80 ml. still in it). I also have a small assortment
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  3. A Beginnerís Guide to Buying a Fragrance on a Limited Budget - Part 2


    The samples duly arrived and I tested all three. My reviews of these perfumes appear on my long-running thread in the Just Starting Out forum,i.e. ďNew Member ContinuationĒ. I will not repeat them here. I will say though that I was immediately, strongly attracted to the basic violet scent. The Serge Lutens product was not really a violet soliflore and was quickly excluded from further consideration. The two remaining violets, however, were very much soliflores. They were very closely related
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  4. A*Men Pure Coffee - The Final Verdict

    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post


    You might call it fragrance Gold these days. Fetching prices upwards of $200+, this limited edition competes with the Big Boys of the niche industry. But the question one must ask themself is, "Is this really worth the money?" Break out the chocolates and turn on your coffee makers!

    If you didn't know already, Pure Coffee was a limited edition release in 2008
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  5. I Smell. . . Again

    My husband was the one who reminded me that it was the last space shuttle launch. He had set his alarm, he said, to watch it, but as is usual when one has a toddler who doesn't wanna sleep until the wee hours of the night, we slept through the alarm. Anyway, it makes me just a tad bit sad to think that the space shuttle program is ending, and yet I understand all things are finite. Even a multi-million dollar spacecraft.

    I have to come to grips with the fact that time is linear ...
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