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  1. Notes from the Osmothèque : Speed dating Roudnitska

    Going to an Osmothèque conference is like speed dating an oeuvre, you get a few minutes with a smelling strip before the next one comes along and the flow can go on for an hour or more. You can only get the most general idea of a perfume at the time, but at the end of the evening the smelling strips are all lined up in their paper sleeves ready to take away and work on later. The perfumes are all reconstructions, and as the Osmothèque doesn't give out vials it's impossible to try them on skin. A ...

    Updated 30th June 2019 at 02:38 PM by Wild Gardener

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  2. Perfume Jargon: The Fougère Pt. 3

    No discussion of the revered fougère genre in perfume could happen without mentioning the rise of niche perfume. Niche perfume houses unattached to designer labels began to grow in number, undoubtedly because they offered the variety that was missing in increasing amounts from designer and drugstore perfume over the years. Niche houses were great at first because they weren't confined to budgetary limitations, made scents via focus groups, or needed contracts with large chem firms to operate effectively ...
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  3. Perfume Jargon: The Fougère Pt. 2

    Fougères after their first initial revival in the 60's were really quite something, and although they may seem laughable and dated to some nowadays with their heavy musk and tonka profiles, they were seen as daringly masculine compared to the bay rums, dry lemony eau de colognes, sharp chypres, and minty aftershaves men had grown accustomed to mid-century. Scents like British Sterling in particular were an amazing advancement in the world of fougères as they leaned more-heavily on oakmoss and excitingly ...
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  4. Perfume Jargon: The Fougère Pt. 1

    Spend some time talking to perfume fans or collectors and you will invariably come across some terms you've never heard before being used to describe classes of perfume. Among the most frequently-cited terms is "fougère", and it is a word associated primarily with fragrances marketed to men. Not all male-market perfume is a fougère, but nearly all modern examples of the fougère are marketed either to men, or as unisex creations preferred by men. Basic "perfume collecting 101" ...
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  5. Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Changezi View Post
    Current Wardrobe: 19p01, 18k11, 16k11,13w01, 15p01, 15y01, 14m01

    Just bought these last night.
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