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  1. Gris Clair...

    My God... this is the most soothing, calming scent I have ever known, and perhaps will ever know... I haven't worn it all summer, but this evening I was in need of some tranquillity, so I sprayed it on after my shower. The most gorgeous, smooth, superbly blended lavender, absolutely smelling very nearly like an actual dried lavender flower crushed between one's fingers, combined with... they say it's tonka and burnt incense, and I'll agree with them, just because I love tonka and I can't see how ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:41 PM by kopah

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  2. The honeymoon is over

    [This entry has been edited from its earlier, rather more vitriolic version. I really need to get in the "write an angry letter and don't send it" habit.]

    There comes a time in any relationship, after the initial infatuation is over, when you get ANGRY for the first time. This morning, perfume made me extremely angry. Well, okay—to be fair to perfume, I should perhaps clarify that it was actually a swapper on MakeupAlley who made me angry. Having recently developed an interest ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:43 PM by kopah

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  3. Fragrance Transvestism

    I suppose it should come as no surprise to anybody that Dior Homme, the fragrance created for Hedi Slimane by Olivier Polge in 2005, has many of the markings of a feminine. As I noted in my previous blog entry, it's powdery, floral, and fruity, and makes use of iris - very unusual for a men's scent. But given Slimane's penchant for gender-bending and androgyny, which I'm sure anyone who follows fashion is dreadfully tired of hearing about by now, it's a fragrance that fits the image of the line ...

    Updated 21st November 2009 at 04:14 AM by kopah

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  4. Inaugural entry

    I needed someplace to post random musings about fragrance, since I don't think my friends who read my general blog would really appreciate them, nor would they probably actually read them. I don't really have time to make a full post right now (laundry is calling), but let me say a few things by way of introduction.

    I became vigorously interested in fragrance as an outgrowth of an interest in Hermès. I was voraciously reading everything I could about the company, and at some point ...

    Updated 21st November 2009 at 04:15 AM by kopah

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