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  1. Godey's Lady's Magazine - Philadelphia, July 1855, Perfumes for the Ladies, and Where They Come From

  2. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 3

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.

    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    We have now found, we think, by this little bit of philosophy, a very interesting and elegant subject of inquiry for our fair readers, and raised the toilet-table to something like the dignity of the library table. A perfume to them will now convey an intellectual as well as a sensuous pleasure; and perhaps they may be now brought to listen to the counsel of Mr. Piesse, and educate ...
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  3. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 2

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.

    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    On coming to the perfumes derived from animals, our author has a curious remark—" In its pure state, civet has, to nearly all persons, a most disgusting odor; and when diluted to an infinitessimal portion, its perfume is agreeable. It is difficult to ascertain the reason why the same substance, modified only by the quantity of matter presented to the nose, should produce ...
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  4. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 1

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.


    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    While some people pique themselves, on the enlightenment of the present age, the age peculiarly their own, others—sulky old grumblers— point, with a dissatisfied "humph!" to the position, both moral and physical, in which great masses of the people live, and to the notorious fact that many of the nations of Europe are at this moment zealously employed in cutting ...

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  5. Dilemma In Aisle Twelve

    Every time I run out of fabric conditioner and make the trek to aisle twelve to restock, I seem to be faced with another row of new and fancy softner smells. From the days of picking between 'blue or 'white' (or if feeling daring, 'yellow'), the choice is exploding. Himalayan Melon & Jojoba vies with Emerald & Olive Blossom, and even a black clad range that looks pitched firmly at the 'twimoms'.

    All this when I'm just making my peace with the traditional 'laundry musk' note. ...
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