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Possum-Pie's making sense of scents

Ramblings on fragrances

  1. Winter and Fragrances

    by , 10th January 2013 at 10:36 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Now that cold weather is upon (most) of us, we take in to consideration the weather when we grab for the fragrance bottles. Is there really anything you can or can't wear in the winter? Warm heat rising from your skin helps project your fragrance up and away. The other day, I applied Montale Black Aoud and took off for work. It was cold in my car, cold as I got out, but I was late, and trotted/jogged across the parking lot. While I didn't smell my Montale at all in the car and was a bit disappointed, ...
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  2. Fakes and counterfeits!!

    by , 20th December 2012 at 10:46 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    I wasn't going to do another Blog before the holidays, but this one kept screaming to be done. As you do your last minute shopping, you will be tempted to enter the dark mysterious world of the "grey market" What is that you ask innocently as you pack your goodies, put on your Riding Hood, and head to Grandma's? Grey Market is a collection of Testers, fakes, counterfeits, old shelf-lives, etc. Fragrances. A tester is a bottle that is legitimate but was produced without box or cap ...
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  3. Holiday Shopping

    by , 3rd December 2012 at 01:56 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Looking for a good Christmas present for that person who has everything? Can't find the right Chanukah present? Fragrance is the answer! For that discerning person who appreciates the finer things in life, fragrances are perfect. They show that you took time to ponder which one they would like, and that you put thought into your gift. Start by thinking about what they already own. Do they gravitate to Fruity, floral, or spice? Then think about what you think they would smell nice wearing. ...
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  4. Seasonal wear or when can I wear this?

    by , 29th November 2012 at 03:00 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    You will hear many opinions on appropriate times to wear different fragrances. Some folks say not to wear citrus in the winter, others say no gourmands in the summer. The bottom line is wear what you want when you want to...with a few guidelines. Gourmands such as vanilla, sugar, maple, or any sweet smelling fragrance tends to be cloying, or thick in the heat and humidity of summer. These are best worn in cooler weather. By the same token, if you are going to a party where you know there will ...
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  5. Affording the hobby...

    by , 12th November 2012 at 03:41 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Now that you have sampled some fragrances, you found one that you love. You want to buy a bottle. If you don't do your research, you can be in for sticker shock. A bottle of Montale Cuir d' Arabie goes for $101 from their webstore, or $200 from another online perfume retailer. WOW, that is almost double! Creed Green Irish Tweed is $315 from the Creed website, but only $124 from several online retailers. DO YOUR RESEARCH! Don't jump at the first bottle you see. EBAY is a good place to buy, ...
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