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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    Wow, nemanator, what great links - thank you! I'm a blood type AO, and the personality of an INFJ/P does reflect this, I think. Couldn't do the physical skin type test, though, as not all the images...
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    What an interesting article, and I only wish I could access it, but thanks for the summary, darkdreams.

    As far as the MBTI goes, in my current profession (counselling and therapy) I find it very...
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    It would be great to start an MBTI thread if there isn't one already - I will check and see. And maybe start a new one, anyway? Where should it be posted, though? Does anyone want to start it - I...
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    Hey, I've also been tested on the MBTI scale and was INFJ, although since I've now become semi-retired and work from home, I notice I've become much more P. So much so, in fact, that I now think I...
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    Re: Sweet seductive rose perfumes

    I second Paul Smith Rose, a fresh, young rose which doesn't smell at all powdery or dated. It's just beautiful! Also, Bulgari Rose Essentielle, another fresh rose which has no age connotations and...
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    Re: A Race to Acquire the Good Stuff?

    Yes, danieq, I share your concern. I've always loved scent, but generally stuck to one or two for a few years, and just collected different versions of that. But in 2009 or thereabouts, I noticed...
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    Thanks for some thoughtful replies.

    Danieq, I agree that bold personalities like bold choices, but we might differ about what constitues bold. I think of Aromatics Elixir as being in that...
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    Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    Do you think your perfume reflects your personality? If - like most BN'ers - you have a collection of frags, do you think they reflect different aspects of yourself? I ask because I've googled...
  9. If it's really subtle, I'm not sure I notice...

    If it's really subtle, I'm not sure I notice animalic scents in my frags. But I agree with Fleurine - I don't want any creature tortured or abused to enhance my scents, especially when there are such...
  10. Re: You wish to channel Oliver Reed’s unparalleled masculinity, what fragrance do you wear?

    No need to go quite that far - to copy his earlier days I'd think a few splashes of whisky and beer on some unwashed pants ought to do it!
  11. Re: Ormonde Jayne Ta'if - has it been reformulated?

    Thanks, Twolf, Sami and Cacio - I've just opened my only backup (bought in 2012) and it's fine, so I'm going to quickly get myself another as I take the point that it was probably made in a large...
  12. Ormonde Jayne Ta'if - has it been reformulated?

    A quick question - does anyone know whether Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if has been reformulated? I love it and want to order a back-up, but I can't get hold of a sample. Linda Pilkington reportedly said she...
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    Re: Suggestions for an elegant mature perfume

    I like to think I'm elegant and mature, but my family would laugh their heads off if they knew!

    But I am, let's say, "mature", so may I suggest my two top favourites - "N'Aimez que Moi" and "Or et...
  14. Re: Amazing longevity from scent plus cotton wool!

    Thanks for the warning, jujy54. I did know some perfumes stain, but not which ones. I have been very surprised at which scents lasted, and which didn't. It seems the top quality frags do have better...
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    Poll: Re: your favorite niche house (excluding creed)

    If Guerlain is there, why not Caron? It's definitely my favourite house, even with current reformulations.
  16. Amazing longevity from scent plus cotton wool!

    My dry, white skin eats perfume so I've been experimenting for some time now with spraying or dabbing scents on to cotton wool, then tucking it into my bra. So far, the results have been incredible -...
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    Re: your favorite rose

    Yes - completely agree - also N'Aimez Que Moi, Or et Noir, La Rose de Rosine, Parfum Sacree
  18. Re: "1000" de Jean Patou reformulated: your opinion.

    I absolutely love the original 1000 and only wish I could find some today. The current version is very watered down, and bears hardly any resemblance to the huge, gorgeous vintage IMHO.
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    Re: New Icelandic fragrance: Hekla by Gydja

    I'm a big fan of Yrsa Sigurdadottir's books, also Sigur Ros! Will sample this frag just for the references alone.
  20. I love Dries Van Noten and wish I could afford...

    I love Dries Van Noten and wish I could afford his clothes - can't wait to sample the scent. My take on his work is sort of deluxe hippy, elegant and original.
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    Re: The best basenotes reviewers ever!

    Yes, Martinijo, I don't know how your computer shows it, but it definitely says "Fragrance Industry and General Fragrance Discussion" on mine. Which is why I wondered at the apparently sexist bias....
  22. Which classic frags have survived IFRA - if any?

    In spite of IFRA regs, there are still some really beautiful frags out there, though maybe not for ever as IFRA bites ever deeper. For now, though, which scents (especially classics like L'Heure...
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    Re: The best basenotes reviewers ever!

    Martinijo,[B] maybe it started out under Men's Fragrances, but it's now in the general discussion forum, so I did expect a more egalitarian list.
    [B]Larimar, thanks for your comment - honesty is...
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    Re: The best basenotes reviewers ever!

    Bumping this thread because I've been away for a while and came back to find an interesting thread here which is, however, marred IMHO by its lack of appreciation for female reviewers! Yes, we have...
  25. Thread: Youth Dew?

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    Re: Youth Dew?

    Hello Moonbeam - I understand your problem with Youth Dew, because I didn't take to the EdP at all. On me it smelled like nothing so much as cherry cola with a few odd spices added. But the Bath Oil...
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    Re: Aargh, possible allergy!

    Oscroft, may I ask a very personal question - do you have hair on your chest, where you spray your scents? I'm not being rude, at least I hope not, but it occurs to me that you may have some problem...
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    Re: Top 10 fragrances that the French like best

    Shows that the French are just as prone to be influenced by advertising as we lesser mortals!
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    Re: how many samples until you get a headache

    Sometimes only one. If it's really strong and - to me - horrible! Generally, four or five is a good number for me to remember and compare.
  29. Do you think IFRA will affect more frags in 2013?

    We all know how, since 2010, IFRA regulations have been excluding more and more natural ingredients from perfume. I've read that in 2013 the number is set to increase even more, and will radically...
  30. Re: Why do people associate perfume collecting with being metrosexual or even homosexual ?

    In Regency and Victorian times, at least in the UK and Europe, dandies were the fragrance wearers and trendsetters, and nobody questioned their sexual orientation - most seem to have been straight.
    ...
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    Re: Perfumers brains are different!

    I believe this happens whenever we develop and refine a skill. New neural pathways are traced, and reinforced with practice. For this reason, it's good to keep learning new skills as well as...
  32. Thread: Synesthesia

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    Re: Synesthesia

    I've had full-blown synesthesia ever since I can remember, and I love it! It's like having my own private cinema playing in the back of my mind all the time. I can focus on the sensations if I wish...
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    FYI, yellow cello, Boots is a UK firm - on every high street here. So anything they sell, almost anyone in the UK can get. Which is great, because they sell quite a few good frags.

    I'm with the...
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    Re: What is your definiton of "niche perfumery"?

    I agree with 30 Roses and Miket, that both Guerlain and Caron make frags that today would probably lead to their houses' being called "niche" rather than mainstream. The same reasons that others have...
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    Re: Aargh, possible allergy!

    Hi, Oscroft - I feel your pain! This happened to me with several of my favourite scents, so I did as advised, and saw an allergist. I was tested for many different allergens, including common...
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    Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    I like my own current rotations: N'Aimez que Moi; Parfum Sacre; Ta'if; Youth Dew; Paris; La Rose de Rosine; Or et Noir; Samsara; Sa Majeste La Rose.

    Yes, heavy on the roses and the Carons, but...
  37. Well, Santa came early this year! The book is...

    Well, Santa came early this year! The book is worth reading, with good, albeit condensed, information and helpful hints from other perfume experts, e.g. Roja Dove. My only gripe is that I felt it...
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    Re: Soft, fresh-cut dewy rose / rose jam

    Fresh roses - Red Roses by Jo Malone. And I second Paul Smith Rose too.
    Jammy rose - Sa Majeste La Rose by Serge Lutens.
    All absolutely gorgeous perfumes.
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    Re: What's going to be your Christmas day SOTD?

    Parfum Sacre. Blends perfectly with the scents I'll remember from Midnight Mass the night before, and applied on Christmas morning it will complement the spicy mince pies!
  40. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    I've lived in the US, France, the Middle East and here in England, and I have never, ever been complimented on anything at all by a stranger! Neither would I compliment a stranger on anything at all,...
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    Re: Creed -- the great sexual divide

    I do like the Fleurs de The Rose Bulgaire (spelling?) - had a decant from TPC which I finished last week, and thinking about buying another. But for me, the exorbitant prices Creed charges are simply...
  42. Re: Article: Book Review: "Le Snob: Perfume" by Dariush Alavi

    Compiling my list for Santa - do you think this book is a good all-round reference for a BN perfumista (albeit relatively new), or more of an introduction for new-to-scent readers? I loved the Guide,...
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    Re: how to remove a fragrance from your skin

    Noirdrakkar, your method would remove most of my skin as well as the scent! I have very thin, hyper-sensitive skin, which normally eats up perfume so that if I don't like something, I just have to...
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    Re: Scent for my mom

    Parfum Sacre (Caron). Also, I second Samsara.
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    Re: Your Ideal Winter Wardrobe

    For me, the winter stars are Taif, Tolu, Youth Dew (the bath oil) and Parfum Sacre. But at any time, in any weather, the longing for a clear, summery rose may strike me. And I quite like Taif as a...
  46. Re: Rearranging my scents to highlight absolute favourites

    Twolf, your story is encouraging - thank you. Glad to know that someone else has had a similar experience, though yours sounds more difficult than mine. I agree completely with what you say about...
  47. Rearranging my scents to highlight absolute favourites

    OK, I know I'm a neurotic perfectionist .... but this season I'm an NP with a credit crunch problem. One daughter getting engaged, another getting married early next year! So I have to be really,...
  48. Re: Which perfume smells the same as REN's rose otto skincare line

    Hello, Itunu - I too love the smell of REN's Rose Otto line, and wish it were less expensive. But when I crave that Rose Otto scent, the closest I've found is Serge Lutens's Sa Majeste La Rose. I'd...
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    Re: Can you smell your own scent all day?

    My skin is terrible for soaking up scents and then losing them. I spray twice on my chest, twice on collar bone, and twice on each wrists (yes, I do get through a lot of FBs). But the real...
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    Re: Le Grand Guide des Parfums on Amazon.fr

    Yes, thank you. I might have been deceived, as I do sometimes order from Amazon.fr
  51. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    Yes, this is the problem, isn't it - it's hard to approach a reformulation when you've sniffed the original, without pre-judging it. There is no other reformulation I like, apart from Samsara,...
  52. Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    Like most BN'ers, I deplore reformulations because they so often change my favorite frags into travesties or weak shadows of themselves. But there is one exception for me, probably because I'm not...
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    Re: Perfume evaporation.

    But some perfumes definitely last longer than others, IMO. Some seem to go off quite quickly, while others are still good years after I bought them. And they're all stored the same way in my closet,...
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    Re: Bal à Versailles...anyone?

    What a great thread! I wore BaV in the 70s and 80s, and loved it. As a cub reporter in Atlanta, I interviewed a scent chemist and discussed current frags with him. I mentioned my love of BaV, and he...
  55. Like Profumo Saggio, above, I suffer from...

    Like Profumo Saggio, above, I suffer from irritant contact dermatitis from a few frags. Those that have caused problems, I just spray on fabrics, not my skin. Most frags are fine, though, and I can...
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    Re: How much do I really need for a lifetime?

    I can't imagine having so many frags that they took up a whole room ... I can only dream! How wonderful to go into that room and select your SOTD - if that's what's happening. But if not, if you're...
  57. Re: Have *ALL* fragrances required reformulation in responce to IFRA regulations ?

    But the old classics haven't stayed the same, as we all know. I used to love Mitsouko. Now it smells like wet towels. True, the changes may not necessarily be due to IFRA, but I too have never heard...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th October 2012

    Youth Dew. It was a mistake - thought I was spraying something else, as I've never worn YD by day, but it's really lovely!
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    Re: Wow - big allergic reaction!!

    My test results are in, and the good news is that I don't have any actual fragrance allergies. The bad news, though, is that I have irritant contact dermatitis. And there are more than 4,000...
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    Re: Wow - big allergic reaction!!

    Thank you, Irina - your comments are very helpful. I don't seem to be actually allergic to anything much so far except for PPD and related substances. Nothing in frags. But my skin is super-sensitive...
  61. Re: Article: New Book – Le Snob: Perfume by Dariush Alavi – due in October

    Has anyone received their copy yet? Are there any reviews?
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    Re: Wow - big allergic reaction!!

    This is really topical for me, as I'm currently undergoing patch tests for allergens. The allergist tested 67 substances in patches on my back, and next Monday I'll get a final reading. Some frag...
  63. Re: Article: Andy Tauer on Tableau de Parfum's Loretta [News from Pitti]

    You can get samples of some Tauer scents from Les Senteurs in London. Their website is at www.lessenteurs.com. They don't carry all his scents, though, so I've also ordered samples from The Perfumed...
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    Re: What drew you into collecting fragrances

    I've loved perfumes since I was a little kid and used to filch my mother's and my aunts' precious frags. They gave me my first perfume - a now-discontinued scent called "Audacity" - to keep me away...
  65. Re: Article: Andy Tauer on Tableau de Parfum's Loretta [News from Pitti]

    I anticipate that Loretta will prove to be as beautiful as Miriam, the other Tauer perfume from this series that's already been released, and I'm looking forward to sampling it. But - as with Miriam,...
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    Re: Your favourite pot pourri recipe?

    Thanks for some excellent suggestions - so far, I have just put some rose and lavender essential oils in, but in the next batch I'll experiment with citrus and spice. I also like the idea of...
  67. Completely agree with David Ruskin and others...

    Completely agree with David Ruskin and others who've signalled the impossibility of buying today a perfume one loved many years ago. Where has Ellena been living?
    Does he have access to some secret...
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    Re: longevity is a bad thing

    I have such a problematic skin for perfume (pale, dry) that longevity is a major plus for me. I usually get 3-4 hours, if that, so anything that lasts 6 or more is wonderful! Only the Amouages have...
  69. Any relation to the Manifesto advertised (and, I...

    Any relation to the Manifesto advertised (and, I believe, "designed") by Isabella Rosellini some years ago?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Any relation to the Manifesto advertised - and, I believe,...
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    Re: Ridiculous Fragrance Names!

    Thank you, Miket, that was indeed the Demi-Jour I remember, and still as temptingly beautiful as ever. Shame the scent seems to have disappeared. I think I would have loved it, judging from the BN...
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    Re: How to tell if a Fragrance has gone bad?

    The smell, definitely. Although it can be deceptive. Some months ago I went through a phase of thinking several of my frags were going "off", but a few weeks later I smelled them again - thank...
  72. Re: question

    Bal a Versailles[B]. And yes, [B]Shalimar.
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    Re: Floris and Les Senteurs in London

    If you click on www.lessenteurs.com it gives you both street addresses for the two shops, and lists - with a short description - each scent they sell.
    Krisp Kremes, ah yes ... I used to live in...
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    Re: Ridiculous Fragrance Names!

    Miket, I don't recall Farouche ads, maybe they were never shown in the UK - never heard of the scent, either, but the ad and the name sound wonderful! Personally, my favourite ad and name were for...
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    Re: Ridiculous Fragrance Names!

    I hate asking for Youth Dew, though I love the scent. Especially as I'm well into middle age now. I'm sure I'll come across as desparate!
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    Re: How many Bottles do you own and use?

    10-15 of 50-100 ml FB's in regular use, another 30-40 samples I regularly try out. When I don't like a scent, it has to go! Budget is very much a consideration for me right now, so I tend to splurge...
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    Re: Floris and Les Senteurs in London

    I agree with gandhajala - Les Senteurs shops are both wonderful, and Roja Dove's perfume lair at Harrods is a must. Happy sniffing!
  78. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    I'm with carolina girl here. I want longevity of at least 3-4 hours, but I don't mind if others can't smell the frag, just as long as I'm getting pleasure from it. But I have really bad skin for...
  79. Re: EU Prepares to regulate more fragrance ingredients

    Yes! I've been using rose absolute, jasmine, sandalwood and other essential oils for years as single perfumes directly on my skin. And although I've had some problems with manufactured frags,...
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    Re: Much better longevity in summer

    Thanks, Donna, on reflection I think you must be right as that's the only difference I can find on my skin. Or, as my old English teacher used to say, "Horses sweat, men perspire, but ladies merely...
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    Much better longevity in summer

    I normally have serious problems with the longevity of my frags. I put this down to having very dry, very pale skin, the worst for perfume. But this summer, for about the past four weeks, with temps...
  82. Re: EU Prepares to regulate more fragrance ingredients

    More dreadful news. But thanks for the info, Chris, and yes - I do think perfume users ought to have some say in all this apart from just not buying crap. But how?
    And I guess we can all watch the...
  83. Re: Sa Majeste La Rose vs Highness Rose vs Une Rose

    Could I suggest Red Roses (Jo Malone) as an example of a gorgeous rose soliflore that, although it's a little greener than Rose Absolue is stronger and more like actually smelling a bunch of...
  84. Re: suitable perfume for dinner out in a Red Dress?

    No, you're not "going on" too much, this is really interesting! I love to learn how others plan these things. I do too. My choice for the above would be Ta'if or Shem el Nessim. I wouldn't go too...
  85. Re: What smells from childhood influenced your liking of their notes in fragrances today?

    Oh yes, church incense! Have been searching for exact replica scent for years!
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    I didn't know anything about the crazyperfumelady spat, and can't comment.
    I do prefer BN because of the greater variety of participants, topics and opinions. IMO, there's a higher level of...
  87. Re: What smells from childhood influenced your liking of their notes in fragrances today?

    Interesting post.
    Mine are:
    Rose - I remember burying my face in a bunch of scented pink roses when I was two or three, and just being totally overwhelmed with happiness at the sheer beauty of...
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    Re: Which scents have the most allergens?

    Heartfelt thanks to everyone who posted. I'm now less confused!
    Irina, it was the consultant's idea to bring individual perfumes, not mine, and I think he intends to check the label for potential...
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    Which scents have the most allergens?

    Growing out of a previous thread on health concerns, I'm curious to know which frags contain the most allergens, if anyone knows. I'm being allergy tested later this year, and the consultant says...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    Taking a break may be a good idea, Zubi, but I find it hard to go without my number one addiction, my perfume! Then again, I do have days when I choose not to wear any because it wouldn't be suitable...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    Interesting, Zubi. Yes, it's the last handful of sand - the last straw - that does it. But all the little additions that went before played their part. The problem is, we don't know for sure what...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    Renegade, thank you for the really interesting - and worrying - posts.

    David, I'm in complete agreement that natural substances can be just as harmful as synthetics. I don't know much about...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    And for every chemical in scent which causes a bad reaction, there is something else that's positive, IMO. Rose oil is very beneficial and lifts the mood. Likewise, lavender, which is calming. These...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    I'm not a scientist - I failed O level maths many, many years ago - but as I understand it, fragrances emit tiny particles, which are perceived as smells in our brain (unless one is anosmic). So the...
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    Re: How do you differentiate between olfactory fatigue/poor longevity?

    I am one of those with longevity issues. My skin, which is extremely pale and dry, seems to eat perfume and I can't smell much after 3-4 hours, often less, even of scents which others find quite...
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    Re: What to wear when playing jazz?

    I second Samsara. And Habanita would be wonderful, too.
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    This is just a personal opinion, but I'm currently under the care of a consultant allergy specialist who's testing me for reactions to different substances. And yes, this does include some...
  98. Re: What makes some frags "spiritual", others sensual?

    Yes, the fragility and transparency do seem to make a difference. And I also think "sensuous" may be the better word - thank you, seattlelight. But two points occur to me here: first, though churches...
  99. Re: Does Caron's Parfum Sacre have a nice incense note?

    Yes, wonderful!
  100. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    I completely agree. I don't feel marginalized at all here. We are equally valuable, but different. And although I agree with both men and women wearing any scent they like, however it's marketed, the...
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