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  1. (perfu)mystery solved

    I went sniffing a few weeks ago at a Perfumania store.
    I left thinking that Bulgari Woman and Samsara were favorites. Today I received a sample of Bulgari Woman. It smelled nothing like what I smelled in the store (the former smelled spicy and like tea to my nose). The Bulgari Woman smelled fruity and floral without that tea note ... Today I also received a sample of Bulgari Red Tea. Guess what? THAT's what I smelled in the store. I'm sure. So it turns out the sales agent mistakenly named ...
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  2. CVS Versus Walgreens

    Just thought I'd make a note to myself or whosoever shall bore themselves reading this-poor soul --about CVS' and Walgreens' fragrance selections. Let me get one thing straight right now: virtually all of the frags in stock at said drugstores are much much cheaper on ebay.

    I hadn't perused the perfume cabinets of any drug store since I've become seriously scent smitten. Years ago, I would skim through a few rows of frags and lose interest, not willing or able to buy anything ...
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  3. Why no compliments?

    The main reason I wear frags is for my own enjoyment. However, I spend a lot of time and energy choosing which scent to wear and A) wonder whether people notice them, B)To what extent they notice, and C) Do they like them?

    I'm guessing that many people would not feel comfortable commenting on someone's fragrance-in some situations it may be inappropriate. Even if it's positive.

    So far I've only received compliments from close friends and family members. Naturally, ...
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  4. My Very First Sniffing Trip!

    Hello,

    I thought I would share with you my first sniffing experience in 3D land (besides a few sniffs here and there during ordinary shopping trips, before my newfound fragrance frenzy).

    I went to a large mall in a nearby city. I visited two perfume stores, Perfumania and Perfumall. I also visited a few department stores with fragrance counters. Perfumania was full of designer frags with testers, testers, and many more testers. I sniffed and sniffed and sniffed. I ...
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  5. Found, broke, lost, found, fixed: My Saga With Shalimar Light

    Let me share a story with you. I ordered a bottle of Shalimar Light via the web. The cap is such that it twists either way to spray (or not spray). I don't think it's supposed to come off. Anyway, I noticed that it sprays in a different manner than other perfumes-in a single, jetlike stream rather than a vapor or mist (you know what I mean?). I happily used it that way for weeks until one day ... I dropped it! The cap broke off and rolled away somewhere in my bedroom.

    I ...
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