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  1. Hi Jaime, Thanks for accepting the request.
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    Si la verad es que por aqui ya no paro mucho tengo el grupo superdescuidado pero si me ayudas por supuesto que lo haré
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    I gotta say I love your taste in fragrances Jaime, I've made a checklist out of your five star rated ones because all the ones I've tried so far out of them have been fantastic
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    Hey Jaime,
    Have a great week!
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    Yes, I think he is very handsome.
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    The "guy in the chair" is actor Henry Cavill from "The Tudors." He is also the model in many Dunhill fragrance ads and commercials.
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    JaimeB, this poem is for you...

    Alone And Drinking Under The Moon


    Alone and Drinking Under the Moon

    Amongst the flowers I
    am alone with my pot of wine
    drinking by myself; then lifting
    my cup I asked the moon
    to drink with me, its reflection
    and mine in the wine cup, just
    the three of us; then I sigh
    for the moon cannot drink,

    and my shadow goes emptily along
    with me never saying a word;
    with no other friends here, I can
    but use these two for company;
    in the time of happiness, I
    too must be happy with all
    around me; I sit and sing
    and it is as if the moon

    accompanies me; then if I
    dance, it is my shadow that
    dances along with me; while
    still not drunk, I am glad
    to make the moon and my shadow
    into friends, but then when
    I have drunk too much, we
    all part; yet these are

    friends I can always count on
    these who have no emotion
    whatsoever; I hope that one day
    we three will meet again,
    deep in the Milky Way.
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    Oh, uh, thanks! It's actually from a TV show I used to watch (Red Dwarf) =)
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    Reviewing a fragrance is an art, and obviously you're an artist in this domain, very poetic, accurate and pleasant to read.
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    I got the feeling from your message you thought I was bragging about Royal Ascot. I hope I'm wrong I just wanted to share my news with you nothing more. If I came across that way I do apologize. I know my life is different from most and it can be a bit tricky when I talk about my life and the things I do but I assure you I take none of it for granted. It's just the way my life is and I know not everyone lives as my family and I do. Best regards, Slane
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Native of Brooklyn, NY; speak Spanish and French; former Anglican/Episcopalian monastic, now married
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Retired Language Instructor
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"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"

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Fiat justitia ruat cælum.

Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus

Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.

Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
—Seneca

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Revisiting “Unusual” Sunday Scents

by JaimeB on 29th November 2011 at 07:42 AM
Back in early 2008, I posted about the fact that I had fallen into the habit of wearing some pretty “unusual” scents to choir practice and church on Sundays. For some context on what I'm about to post now, you can read that post here.

Recently, someone who has environmental illness has joined the choir I sing with. Out of respect for this person’s request, I have refrained from using any fragrance on Sundays. This was a sad decision for me, but I wanted to be generous to a person

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Now Things Get Serious

by JaimeB on 10th November 2011 at 08:14 AM
In my last post, I indulged myself in a little harmless fun; at least that's what I said. In truth, there was a subtext to my borrowing the Occupy Wall Street metaphor and dressing it up in the issues of perfumista frustration in our own love-hate relationship with the purveyors of our favorite stuff.

The best way to put this is perhaps to say that in many aspects of our life, so many of which are affected by commercial interests, we encounter more and more frustration in a sense

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Updated 10th November 2011 at 08:43 AM by JaimeB

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The Fragrance Industry , Personal Reflections

Occupy Perfume Counters (Occupy PC, or OPC)

by JaimeB on 27th October 2011 at 07:46 AM
[Please do not take the initial premise (in the title of this post) seriously. I am just trying to dramatize a situation and make a point.]

Some radical perfumistas are occupying perfume counters across the country, and even the world, because they are frustrated by the trends they see in the perfume industry leading to downgrading the quality of fragrances and pricing their products beyond the reach of “the 99 percent.”

In the meantime, many in the media are pointing

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Updated 27th October 2011 at 08:12 AM by JaimeB

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Philosophy of Fragrance , The Fragrance Industry , Personal Reflections , Perfume History

A Response to a Question about Top, Middle, and Base Notes

by JaimeB on 12th October 2011 at 08:23 AM
The question:

Quote Originally Posted by Fadi007 View Post
[Are] there some notes that are restricted to one level in the three levels of a fragrance?

i mean, for example, can we have musk, patchouli , sandalwood , clove... on top notes?

or can we have lime , lavender , cinnamon , sage... in the base notes ?

or [are] there some notes that are physically impossible to put in top or base ?
My reply:

Hermès Eau des Merveilles was supposed to have

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Updated 12th October 2011 at 02:42 PM by JaimeB

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The Four Worst Factors in Fragrance Today, Part I

by JaimeB on 26th September 2011 at 12:45 AM
In thinking about what is having the worst effect of the fragrance industry today, I was hard pressed to find a single factor that explains all the problems surrounding quality, reformulation, and customer satisfaction. I think that to discuss matters fully, we need to look at four separate, but interrelated issues.

1. Sourcing and cost of raw materials

Over-harvesting of many perfume materials has provoked a situation in which many are at a point of near-extinction. In

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Updated 1st October 2011 at 12:49 AM by JaimeB

Categories
The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections
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