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TaraYvonne

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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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  1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Welcome to Basenotes! You may call yourself a newbie, but you certainly have the one thing that's most needed for this game, and that's passion for fragrances! And I'll just bet you know a lot more than you give yourself credit for, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts on your blog and on the boards. Hope you have a great time here! -Red
  2. odysseusm's Avatar
    Indeed, here's another welcome. And I say well done to jump in with a very thoughtful blog. I hope others add to your discussion. I appreciate what you are saying: "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." That is an exciting journey of imagination and connection. Also that you are open to having more than one signature fragrance. I think people are complex and need to explore and be open to their complexity. Scents can be a wonderful way to grow in self-understanding! May you have interesting journeys along the way!

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