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  1. Not so (l)oud please! Part 2

    Since oud resin is actually the product of a mould infection, this automatically means that it can be harvested only from trees that are literally sick. So, what happens when these trees are stubborn and refuse to get sick and co-operate with humans and their fundamental need to smell exotic? This happens...



    Which results in this...


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    Updated 11th June 2015 at 08:22 AM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

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  2. ​Niche, yes. But what about nice? Part 1

    First of all, I'd like to remind to anyone who would be kind (and patient) enough to read this article, that these are my personal views on this particular subject, and they are by no means axiomatically right. Our personal preferences are 100% subjective, and subjectivity is usually the worst enemy of "right" and "wrong".
    I think that the very first priority in such a discussion is to define what "niche" is. According to numerous sources, the key for any perfume
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    Updated 31st May 2015 at 05:21 PM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

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  3. ​Niche, yes. But what about nice? Part 2

    Being a bit infuriated by Xejoff's Shooting Stars line prices (nearly 400€/100ml), I decided to search a little further about their claims of why this line is so unique and thus so expensive. Well, according to their site, this is why.

    "Each of the shooting stars scents is named after a location that experienced a unique meteoric event. Shooting stars is an inspiring collection that makes you believe that stars can be closer than we think.

    Each fragrance in the Shooting Stars
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    Updated 31st May 2015 at 05:24 PM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

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  4. Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    My guess is there is a social status in everything and perfume is no exception.
    Yep, and one of the big drivers behind the various 'niche' houses spinning off a million expensive smell-a-likes are the nouveaux-riche in emerging markets like China and Russia.
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  5. Vintage dogs and modern canines...

    Are we trained to like perfumes? I mean like Pavlov's dogs?

    Are we susceptible to anyone telling us stuff like "This is what you should like now. Everything else is either dated, old-lady, or hackneyed." or "If you wear this, girls will be at your feet, if you wear that, boys will love you. But only this and that, not these and those. These and those belong to the past and they'd better stay there."


    According to this point of view, there must be something
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