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  1. "Unusual" Sunday Scents

    Another repost from the earlier blogs:

    For a while now, I've been wearing mostly Guerlain scents on Sunday, and more often recently, they've been scents that are usually classed as women's fragrances.

    Now I'm not a firm believer in making a great divide between the types of scents that are masculine or feminine; it seems to me that tastes have been merging a good deal in recent years. A lot of women seem to be losing interest in very sweet, floral scents; and at the same

    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 06:19 AM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections
  2. Creed: Why "millésimes"?

    After reading the thread about how to pronounce the word "millésime" in French, I wrote a reply in which I mentioned that the word refers to a date, as on a monument or a coin.

    Well, I began to think about this... Why would Creed use this term to name a perfume? So I did a little investigating. I've been looking at a book by Annick le Guérer, Le Parfum: des origines à nos jours (Odile Jacob: Paris, 2005, ISBN 2-7381-1670-1) and I decided to look up Creed in the chapter on

    Updated 21st July 2008 at 08:32 AM by JaimeB

    The Fragrance Industry
  3. Destroyed at the Border

    by , 8th March 2008 at 05:48 PM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    Canada Customs has now, for the second time, destroyed a bottle of fragrance that was on its way to me via the postal system. It isn't wholly unexpected, since I know that fragrances are disallowed in the postal system due to Canada Post regulations. Therefore, I know that I take a risk every time a bottle comes to me over the border.

    Cross-border buyers are really caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock, on the one hand, is the postal regulation that considers fragrances ...
    Fragrant Musings

    "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. A Birthday Weekend with Scent Shopping

    My birthday was Thursday, October 9, but I didn't do much to celebrate it that day because I taught all day into the evening, capping the day off by giving an oral midterm exam to my evening class.

    The following day, however, my spouse and I escaped San Francisco, and drove up to Mendocino, about a 150-mile drive inland and then up the coast of California. The town is quite picturesque, with water towers behind many of the older houses and a general late-Victorian atmosphere. It was

    Updated 16th December 2008 at 07:20 AM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections
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