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Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon

Various musings about various things, mainly fragrance.

  1. The Journey So Far vol.4

    In the beginning of 2003 two important things happened: I got my first credit card and started the Great Chypre Quest.

    Many fragrance forum fellows kindly made recommendations and generously provided samples, and I soon learned that the Chypres that were most me were either leather Chypres like Bandit or Jolie Madame or fruit Chypres like Femme, Mitsouko or Y, but I didn't get along with green Chypres like No 19 or Eau de Soir. Not surprisingly, one of my greatest Chypre loves, Le ...
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  2. The Journey So Far vol.3

    The biggest turning point of my journey came in 2002 when I wanted to learn more about fragrances. When looking for information on the internet I ran into several fragrance forums (of which Basenotes is the only one I still frequent). It was mind-blowing to find people all over the world sharing the same obsession with scents. I learned about fragrances and houses I had never heard of before, but wanted to tackle the Classics first.

    Since I still had no credit card, I had to settle ...
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  3. The Journey So Far vol.2

    While I was studying, I didn't get any new fragrances, but wore what I had. I got married during this period, and the man who's now my husband liked ╔go´ste so much on me that he started to wear it himself, too. We both wore it at our wedding, and more than a decade later it's still "our scent".

    When I spent a semester in St.Petersburg as an exchange student, the ruble crashed, and I could allow myself the luxury of a new scent. Still not a full-size bottle, but two minis: ...
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  4. The Journey So Far vol.1

    I have no idea when and where I got started with perfumes, probably by sniffing interesting looking bottles on the vanity tables (at homes of relatives and family friends), which were my favourite hang-outs as a kid. Mirrors, lippies, jars, bottles... couldn't get enough. I also started to read about scents very early from my mother's and aunt's beauty & fashion mags.

    But the definite starting point of my perfume collecting was when I wished Ana´s Ana´s or Rive Gauche for Christmas ...

    Updated 4th June 2008 at 07:14 AM by tigrushka

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  5. Yohji

    by , 15th January 2008 at 06:27 AM (Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon)
    If I had a signature, or a Holy Grail for that matter, it would be Yohji, Yohji Yamamoto's first scent, now sadly discontinued.

    It seemed like destiny right from the start. It was late summer 1998, I was searching for info about perfume on the internet and ended up on Sephora's site. At that point the French site included much more info than the English/American one.

    I had admired Yohji Yamamoto's clothes for ages, so was thrilled to learn that he had launched a scent. ...
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