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  1. Occpational Scent

    After moving in the east side of Tokyo, I've noticed a weird phenomenon in the neighborhood. When walking on a street or shopping etc, the heavy sweet scent suddenly comes out. Whenever the scent appears, there is sumo wrestler(s) around. In the east Tokyo, many sumo stables are besed on, so you can see sumo pupils are hanging around. The aroma is caused by their hair oil "Bintsuke-Abura". It is very powdery sweet and "good old" scent. I began to think it was a lucky day when ...

    Updated 14th January 2013 at 03:07 PM by soriyama

    Tags: lelabo
  2. Winter and Fragrances

    by , 10th January 2013 at 10:36 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Now that cold weather is upon (most) of us, we take in to consideration the weather when we grab for the fragrance bottles. Is there really anything you can or can't wear in the winter? Warm heat rising from your skin helps project your fragrance up and away. The other day, I applied Montale Black Aoud and took off for work. It was cold in my car, cold as I got out, but I was late, and trotted/jogged across the parking lot. While I didn't smell my Montale at all in the car and was a bit disappointed, ...
  3. Looking for the smell of the old leather-bound book 2

    Afterwards, I got the idea that the smell of the old book was caused by the marbling paper flavored with Myrrh. And soon, I had an urge to get L'eau Trois (Diptyque) said to be smell of Myrrh. I had no idea about scent of Myrrh essence either L'eau Trois at that time.

    I bought it via internet from us, 'cause it wasn't to be found any stores either web shops in Japan, and I got it at last.

    Well, L'eau Trois, I love the aroma, but the smell is like bay leaf (laurel) ...

    Updated 20th January 2013 at 05:26 AM by soriyama

    Tags: books, diptyque
  4. Looking for the smell of the old leather-bound book

    In an art college library, A librarian introduced the book to me and said that this book had a faint scent of something wonderful.
    The book was "Manuel Typographique" by Pierre Simon Fournier.
    I brought it to my nose with white gloves, I barely caught the aroma something sweet and a little acerbic from the signatures. Opening the cover, it became more clear on the endpaper of the beautiful marbling-paper.
    I asked the librarian how it came but he said he hadn't any ...
    Tags: books, diptyque
  5. What's your perfect scent?

    Have you ever caught the scent of someone in a breeze and been in awe of their aroma?

    Perfume is powerful stuff. It can transport you momentarily to another place or simply remind you of someone. Just like our other senses, our sense of smell is hotwired to the part of the brain that deals with emotions – hence fragrance unlocking memories and moods. It’s one of the few things in life that brings simple, instant pleasure.

    Hundreds of new fragrances are brought out each ...
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