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The Ol' Factory - One Guy's Scent Journey

  1. Of Fragrance, Personal History, and The Burgeoning Amateur Critic

    by , 5th July 2008 at 03:19 AM (The Ol' Factory - One Guy's Scent Journey)
    How scent and fragrance affects us, how a scent can transport us back in time, and the critiquing of fragrance all seem to share some commonality. I feel it explains in some part our possessive, protective, and personal approach to fragrance.

    For nearly 15 years I did not buy or use perfume/cologne and, in fact, had very little experience with it other than the stuff that other people wore. Or, occasionally, whiffs of some horrible chemical concoction pasted between the pages of some ...

    Updated 5th July 2008 at 03:21 AM by Hoos

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  2. i Profumi di Firenze's Brezza di Mare (Or, I've Peaked)

    by , 26th April 2008 at 03:40 PM (The Ol' Factory - One Guy's Scent Journey)
    Being relatively new to exploring and enjoying fragrances, I fear I may have just peaked. As of today, I haven't seen this frag reviewed anywhere but it is listed as expected in April and is exclusive to Barney's. All of which I found out after getting home.

    I was in Barney's San Francisco store yesterday; and a great SA, Jonathan, asked if there was anything he could help with. I asked to see their iPdiF scents and he took me right over. We talked a little (he's knowledgeable ...

    Updated 26th April 2008 at 04:09 PM by Hoos

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  3. The Ol' Factory

    by , 18th April 2008 at 12:41 AM (The Ol' Factory - One Guy's Scent Journey)
    Well, this is my first ever blog. I've always considered them self-indulgent and usually not very interesting. Mine will not be any different.


    But as an average guy navigating the big, bad world of fragrance, I thought my experiences might be at least worth putting down. That's a big assumption . But welcome and enjoy!


    After an initial foray into fragrances in my teens and twenties, I stopped using them when I could no longer find Jil Sander's Feeling ...

    Updated 26th April 2008 at 04:09 PM by Hoos

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