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About lisa16
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Went to school for ages. Lived in Spain, visited lots of countries. Had wild and wonderful life. Got celiac disease. Revised expectations. Settled down 10 years ago with beautiful Sri Lankan man... looking forward to what happens next!
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spring, flower gardening, travel, art, film, beautiful shoes!
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Professor of Romance Languages and Linguistics
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United States
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Lake Woebegone, Minnesota
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Female
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the power of scent

by lisa16 on 23rd April 2012 at 12:33 PM
Found this short video the other day, and of course it brought me right back here. The video says it all, really:

http://www.maniacworld.com/the-ship-...ive-again.html
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the fine line between perfume and food

by lisa16 on 16th August 2011 at 04:51 PM
A friend of mine recently asked me why I donít like vanilla in perfume, even though it is one of the most universally-liked notes out there. Not liking it eliminates a staggering number of perfumes right off the bat. One of the fragrance wheel theories says it is the base for all orientals, so that is a whole class right there. Yet I love vanilla as a flavor (I will take vanilla ice cream or cake over chocolate any day.) But the question got me to thinking about the real why behind this.

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Ruminations on finding basenotes and falling in love- a thank you.

by lisa16 on 23rd May 2011 at 09:06 PM
Like many people, I chanced upon Basenotes by accident.

A few months back, I watched Perfume, based on the fabulous novel by Patrick Suskind, and subsequently determined to read the original novel. Unfortunately Perfume has not yet been translated into American English and British translations are scarce (according to Amazon, at least,) so I bought it in Spanish. To make a long story shorter, the world of perfumery exerts a siren's call for certain personalities that led me directly

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