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Possum-Pie's making sense of scents

Ramblings on fragrances

  1. 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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  2. Wearing fragrances when others complain...

    by , 31st October 2012 at 09:46 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    There is a fine line between "doing what you like" and bothering others. I have heard people say "I don't care if somebody doesn't like my fragrance, I wear it for me..." Wearing fragrance is like smoking, if someone complains, or you are in a closed area, it is poor etiquette to dump on the fragrance. You can do a half spritz on your upper chest under your clothes. The warmth will rise the scent to your nose without blowing anyone else out of the room. Be aware of your ...
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  3. How to apply a fragrance

    by , 22nd October 2012 at 01:39 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    There are a lot of "old wives tales" and superstitions about application of a fragrance. Many have a grain of truth, some are accurate. First, know how strong and what kind of projection your fragrance has. A very powerful fragrance will project arms length from your body. You don't want to overpower people, just give them a whiff as you walk by. I generally put one spritz on my upper chest. This allows my body heat to rise the fragrance to my nose during the day. I put 1/2 to 1 ...
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  4. Buying samples

    by , 14th October 2012 at 04:50 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    The best way to test fragrances for likability, longevity, and projection is to get samples. Most department stores have stopped giving out samples, but you can test the fragrances there in the store. REMEMBER, a fragrance will not smell the same on a test paper as it will on your skin. Test on paper first, if you like it, apply it to your neck/arms and make note of the time. See how long it lasts. For Niche house samples, the easiest ways to try is to buy samples from THe Perfumed Court, or ...
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  5. The Notes

    by , 10th October 2012 at 08:49 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Today we will talk about Notes. Like a symphony, a fragrance is a combination of many notes.
    Top notes are the first initial odor you smell when you spray on a fragrance. These are generally very short lived notes, that disappear or lessen within the first several minutes to an hour. Often Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, or Pine, they have a quick evaporation rate, and don't last.
    The next notes are the Middle notes, or Heart ...
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