I've been posting a bit, and even made a purchase, so I should prolly introduce myself.
It all started one evening, at the end of November. I was flipping through a magazine and ran across a sample strip of Coco Mademoiselle.
I thought it smelled yummy and, more importantly, it didn't make my head ache! (previously, I've always sprinted through the entrance of department stores, through the MEN'S side, because there was something in women's perfume that gave me a splitting headache--I think that it might still be the aldehydes??) In the Coco Mlle I recognized some friendly, familiar notes that I had played with while making essential oil blends, as well as some intriguing unfamiliar ones.
So I purchased a sample, and that was the beginning of it all...
While Coco Mlle shipped, read through the Secret of Scent, then Emperor of Scent, then the archives of Turin's blog, and other perfume blogs, and then BaseNotes (and osMoz while BN was down)...
So now here I am, with a modest collection of random stuff, with more samples and goodies on the way. For now, my perfume budget is broke, so my cart at Perfumed Court must wait!
If anyone needs tips (or can offer tips) about fragrance in Iowa City, I can help and would gladly listen!