by, 24th January 2009 at 04:27 AM (1196 Views)
Ok so I admit I am new to this whole fragrance business. I haven't even yet read Turin's book (although it's ordered and on it's way) and I have no idea how to sort out fragrance notes yet. At this point all I have is a general idea about how things smell to me. I first came here a couple years ago to get an idea about how people perceived a certain fragrance I had just fell in love with. And at that time, there it ended. Recently fragrances have run away with me and I've become impassioned with finding the right ones for my chemistry. I'm not content with just a few anymore. I've come to embrace the quest, you know the one. The holy grail of perfumes. Actually more than one holy grail, as one is not enough. I have several that I really "like". I have one that I really love. Make that can't live without now that I know it exists and smells so right on me. I find it's an extension of myself, part of who I am now. I hesitate to use the word signature because I have the hope of finding more than one truly great perfume for me. I have one, I want more. I have sampled so many that speak to me, tell me stories of far off lands and people who exist in a completely different way than I do here. And I appreciate them so much because they take me away to that place. But they still aren't right for me even though I can't keep my nose off them. But I love them anyway because they transport me. But still I search on, sampling away through the many choices out there. I know if I keep at it, I'll discover the greats amoung the rabble (no offense, one man's scrubber is another man's treasure). Until then, I'll enjoy my olfactory journey and read away on basenotes to learn all I can from the people who really KNOW their stuff!
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