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    Hey jamie b! =)
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    -- Gene Hiller --

    Hey ... what's up with that?!
    Seems to be lacking in some way!

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    Thank you for your comments and knowledge about Chrism on my blog. I still never have smelled anything or experienced anything so beautiful as that day. Peace
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    Hi Jaime ,
    Having seen your fragrance shelves ,fragrance cupboards etc I feel a need to show my husband so he will no longer comment on my having drawers , cupboards,boxes etc full of the stuff. In knitting circles this is called a "stash" and I have one of those as well. A person with one that could not be expected to use it all during their lifetime is a "Sable" ( stash beyound life expectancy).
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    Hey! I lurk around and just wanted to say that I appreciate all you contribute to this site. The 'bug' bit last summer and I've found a lot of very interesting information, reviews, opinion here. Cheers to those of us that just can't help but feed the OCD monkey in their soul a banana now and again. Thank you.
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    Always enjoy your posts!
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    I always enjoy your SotD describtion,
    therefor you deserve some good chocolate;

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    Buona Pasca,il mio cumpagno :0)
  9. Dear Jamie,

    Happy Easter and God bless you. You're pretty wonderful.
    All the best to you and your loved one's on this very important day in our Christian calendar.
    Yours truly,
    Nora
  10. Happy Easter.
    P
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About JaimeB

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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 06:42 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 07:14 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 07:43 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 06:46 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 07:12 AM by JaimeB

Categories
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 07:23 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 01:42 PM by JaimeB

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The Four Worst Factors in Fragrance Today, Part I

by JaimeB on 25th September 2011 at 11:45 PM
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 30th September 2011 at 11:49 PM by JaimeB

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