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  1. La fougère est morte, vive la fougère

    Fougère Royale was of course the original fougère. It was not only the first example of the genre but also one of the first fantasy perfumes - abstract creations that don't draw their inspiration from nature.

    Paul Parquet's great and novel idea was to create a perfume structure based on the contrasts and harmonies of three different materials : the fresh aromatic smell of lavender, the sweet and powdery hay-like odour of coumarin and the resinous dark orange of bergamot.
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  2. 5 UNDERRATED Fall Fragrances You Should Try/Buy - Under $30 (My 1st Blog)

    With many people not wanting to spend more than $30 to blind buy a bottle, this list caters to you. Often times in the forums, people ask for recommendations for cheapies, and get recommended stuff that is over $100. Newsflash people, $100 is not cheap, not in any currency, in any country. Under $30 is economical and fair, and most people can swing that with no problems.
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  3. Reformulation Madness: Is Older Always Better?

    One of the things a serious collector and wearer of perfumes must consider is reformulation: That inevitability when a perfumer decides to change the formula based on ingredients availability, cost, changes in regulation, or sometimes even for stylistic refresh. That last one is all but blasphemy as most people who fall in love with a fragrance never wish it to change, but the ones before it are more or less begrudgingly understood as a fact of life within this hobby. Whether to pinch a few more ...
  4. Much Ado About Nothing: Perfume Cost

    The average person who walks into a perfume store, or a perfume counter at a department store, tries or is shown several things by the salesperson, makes a choice or takes some samples for a later choice, and life goes on. Sometimes you have that person on a mission that knows what they want, and they're less likely to explore or be talked into something, but the bottom line is they smell something and they like it, they make a purchase or don't, and that's the end of the show folks.
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    Updated 8th September 2019 at 09:08 AM by Zealot Crusader

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  5. Popular Women's Perfume Of The 1960's.

    Popular Women's Perfume Of The 1960's from Dior,Lancome,Creed,Guerlain and Hermes.

    Diorling by Christian Dior. Launched in 1963 Diorling was a Chypre perfume. Chypre perfumes fall into the category of perfumes that have an accord consisting of citrus top notes,middle notes centered around cistus labdanum and base notes derived from oak moss and musk. Diorling also had top notes of hyacinth and bergamot middle notes of iris,jasmine,rose and lily-of-rhe-valley. Diorling's dry down consisted ...
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