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  1. Optical Illusions, perceived scents, and the tricky mind

    by , 23rd July 2017 at 11:01 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    We all have seen an optical illusion. "Which line is longer?" (They're all the same size) Our brains often trick us into believing something that isn't real. People accept that this is true if you point it out, but often refuse to believe they have been tricked unless it is irrefutably shown to them.
    I had to physically cover all surrounding squares before I could believe that "A" and "B" are the same exact shade of grey.

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    Updated 23rd July 2017 at 11:17 AM by Possum-Pie

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  2. Naturals vs Aroma Chemicals. The misunderstood world of chemicals

    by , 28th June 2017 at 06:18 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    I had a woman argue with me a few months ago that her aroma oils contained "NO CHEMICALS" I gently told her that she was absolutely wrong. The world is made of chemicals. Water is H20, Two hydrogen atoms bound by an Oxygen. Sugar is C12H22O11. To say something is "Chemical free" is absurd. I knew of course what she meant. She wanted to articulate to me that her product contained only natural ingredients. So let's look at that statement. Does that make it "better?" ...
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  3. Changing tastes

    by , 10th May 2016 at 10:49 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    I took a 2 year hiatus from posting and discussing fragrances. I tend to obsess over things, and I needed a break. Back then, if you look up old posts of mine containing the word "Creed" I was a hater. I felt that they were over-rated and over-discussed. Funny thing since then I re-tried and bought GIT, AVENTUS, and ROYAL OUD. I'm trying to decide if my tastes changed, or just my attitude. I began thinking about this more, and pulled out all of my collection, and started going through ...
  4. Summer's coming...

    by , 12th May 2013 at 11:08 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Well, I'm back after a (forced) holiday of two months...All I can say is be very careful not to irritate the moderators. They have the power of life and death on Basenotes.
    With Summer coming, I have been to the department stores looking over the fragrances. Those who follow my posts on Basenotes know I have been a staunch niche fragrance fan. True they are harder to find, and more expensive, but you will not smell like everyone else, and the scent usually lasts all day.
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  5. Shipping Fragrances

    by , 24th February 2013 at 12:04 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    There are some regulations which have been on the books for years, that are only recently being enforced. It is illegal to ship flammable liquids internationally because they are put in cargo planes. When you purchase postage for your international package, you are generally asked if it contains liquid, flammable, or hazardous materials. Since EdT, Perfume, etc. contains a large amount of alcohol, the answer should be "yes"
    Great Brittan's Royal Mail just announced that they ...

    Updated 24th February 2013 at 01:23 PM by Possum-Pie

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