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  1. Under Renovation

    I found all my previous blog entries to be inaccurate both factually and historically. I should not have undertaken writing such articles without further research and exploration into the subject. Recent discoveries have made it worthwhile just to scrap and re-do them at some point in the future. The last thing I want to do is be seen as a blow-hard idiot.

    Thank you for your patience, more blogs coming soon.
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  2. Comme des Garçons : Parfum ex pyramide

    Thick and sweet with honey spices and balms, CdG Parfum is not a million cubits from Khyphu the ancient Egyptian temple incense (which they have now reconstructed for the Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris.) Referring back to the prehistory of perfume seems an appropriate place to start your career but this first Comme des Garçons creation by Mark Buxton is a thoroughly incongruous beast; it feels absolutely nothing like his later ethereal work that established him as an avant-gardeist, and it's anything ...

    Updated 29th November 2017 at 08:13 AM by Wild Gardener

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  3. Oman

    There are two things about Oman that make me wish I could go there.

    1. The shipbuilding museum in Sur
    2. The Amouage factory

    I've wanted to go to Oman since about 2011. It was about that time that my friend's brother Clyde asked me if I wanted to help him edit his sibling's book. I said, "Sure!" However, editing a book after the author has died is a tricky thing, especially if one has completely different tastes in literature from the other editor. ...
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  4. The Maestro of the Mainstream

    When you become a passionate perfumista you get the urge to explore unusual things, the oddities, the bizarre, the obscure. By the time you get this far you've reached level 5 on Tania Sanchez's scale of perfume addiction : decadence, but you're also still experimenting as if you were back at stage one : mother's bathroom. By the time decadence sets in you've become disillusioned with the ordinary and the everyday and you start to seek out the weird and wonderful things in the hinterland of mainstream ...

    Updated 1st December 2017 at 06:34 PM by Wild Gardener

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  5. Daring fragrances

    I came across this amusing comment in the forums recently:

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Figment is completely unwearable in all ways, unless we find a situation where we need to smell like a vacant lot overrun with weeds and urine, next to a cold greenhouse full of pesticides, bleach, wet potting soil/vermiculite, and tons of shrill chemical fertilizers.
    I sympathise with this comment to an extent. Daring fragrances can alarm the senses because the brain is trying to determine if the smell is safe. ...
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