I just typped a whole long story,and then lost it,by hitting a key,or the touchpad,so I'm not typuing anymore;(I just told my Dragon NaturallySpeaking to wake up, because I tacked a whole long story about how I got into cent, and then I hit the wrong key, or the damn touchpad, and I lost the whole thing. I have to replace my keyboard, it's malfunctioning.) I'm just a frustrated perfume lover, who can no longer buy wonderful French perfumes or colognes, because of the ridiculous prices now, compared to what they used to be years ago. I switched over to perfumed oils, kind of hippie like, but they were very nice, although they were a lot cheaper and they're nice on your skin. So I got into this just because I'm a frustrated consumer. I was reading this book "de-luxe" on the fashion industry, claiming that fashion is over, and it's just a huge global business, and all the quality is very bad now. That is the truth, and also I no longer can find good perfume at reasonable prices, so I thought to myself on reading this book, "why don't I find out how to make the oils or perfumes, and make some myself?" Well, everybody else in the world wants to do it to, so it's very expensive. So I found several websites that have all the supplies, all the fragrance oils and the stuff you mix with it, so I'm testing them for quality. I can't even find good producers.in the book, perfume experts say that the very high quality classic perfumes have been very downgraded, and are no longer very good. So it doesn't sound good for perfume, unless you have a ton of money, or unless you are in the business or can figure out how to throw your own together just to function. So I'm looking for very basic good-quality oil-based fragrances, that I can slightly blend together, just as perfume. I'm not rich, so I can't afford the very best ingredients all the time. But I found a few websites that have bare base prices, and I'm trying them out for quality right now. There are a lot of them.they also tell you just enough so that you can figure out how to make some of your own either oil combinations in neutral bases, or inexpensive body products.
Okay, that's all about me. I don't want this fragrance hobby to get too complicated or costly, I already have too many hobbies, and I can't get them done either. However, in the defense of trying to find something good enough quality to wear, that doesn't smell like J. Lo, I guess I have to do this. I'll be darned if I'm going to wear Paris Hilton or some such junk. Believe me, if you go to Walgreens now, you don't find good perfume sets anymore, you only find really bad crap.I used to like all the old classic perfumes and dusting powders. My favorite perfume is "Maja, by Myrurgia"and i love the dusting powder. I also used to like Shalimar. And those hippie fragrance oils you find in little stores are also nice.(I burn incense, with a charcoal base, in my house all the time and I love frankincense and myrrh.) I did resort to them, and now I'm trying to find decent quality fragrance oils. There was one place in Eugene, Oregon, that was selling very cheaply something known as "flower water". You guys probably know what that is, well it smelled wonderful. I hope I find more of that. I tend to go on the side of floral fragrances, and I really do not like food flavors as perfume. I don't want to smell like a raspberry truffle, or citrus and lemon and pears. Why do people want to smell like food? It just makes you hungry, and you can't eat the scent.I would rather have peppermint flavoring to put in warm milk, not on my skin.
Okay, that's enough about me. I did want to find a community of people who were into perfume and fragrance of all kinds, to learn about it and compare notes, and figure out why we are doing this, and what it means to us, if anything. I'm glad to be here, thanks for reading this, sincerely, dorothyblueeyes, in Oregon