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  1. Roja Dove's The Essence of Perfume: A Review

    I just received my copy of Roja Dove's new book The Essence of Perfume from I must say I found it a very beautiful book with a lot of good information in it.

    The main features are: a chapter on the materials of perfumery, including various common synthetics; a chapter on the work of a perfumer, detailing various perfume genres and their characteristics, as well as typical schematic scent pyramids; a chapter on the great perfumes from 1889 (Guerlain Jicky) to the present

    Updated 30th October 2008 at 10:38 PM by JaimeB

    The Art of Perfumery
  2. Introducing: Syracuse

    A new cat has officially joined our brood. His name is Syracuse and he's an orange tabby who has been hanging around for a couple of months now. This past weekend he showed up with an infected eye, so I took him to the vet Monday morning for an exam and the old "snip-snip." Also, his tail had some filthy gunk on it that required them to shave and then clean it. His eye will be fine. He likely received a swat in a fight with another neighborhood tom who's on our back porch right now and ...

    Updated 8th April 2009 at 05:20 AM by Heartwood

  3. That One Green Chypre

    by , 31st December 2013 at 08:12 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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Size:  13.9 KB When I first came to BN, I really didn't care for them. The Chypres. The mossiness was sort of a dealbreaker for me. Just too old lady. But as I collected vintage bottles, interspersed with occasional trips to retail establishments, I began to notice when the restricted ingredients weren't there, and I missed moss and clove and everything else. In spite of myself, I started appreciating and even liking the retro chypres. Vintage Chantilly, vintage 1000, Arpege, and ...

    "The Divatologist Perfume Application Method" Part I

    Oh yes sports fans, it's finally available for all to ponder at your leisure. The infamous "Divatologist Perfume Application Method" is available. I really just wanted to have a blog entry....*giggle* Seriously, I believe that applying a few of my tips will increase the longevity of your favorite scents. It will also help improve the overall appearance of your skin.

    There are those that scoff ...
  5. Memories Matter: Understanding The Power Of Scent

    Most people buy perfume because it smells good. Or, I should say, they buy it because they think it will help them to smell good. The right perfume certainly can do that, but it can do much more.

    I'm going to share two memories that helped me understand the power of scent. They're complete opposites, and yet not.

    The first memory is of my father, who passed away when I was still a little boy. When anyone dies, there’s a period of shock that lasts for days if not ...
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