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  1. Sex, magic and white flowers

    Blogger, lecturer, prize giving judge; when Denyse Beaulieu had a perfume made for her by Bertrand Duchaufour, her involvement in the world of perfumery took on a new role, that of art director. Duchaufour was the composer of Séville à l’aube, but this was a collaborative affair between him and Beaulieu - whose vision was the driving force behind the scent.

    In her book The Perfume Lover, she relates how she told the composer about a drunken night in Seville with a Spanish guy named ...

    Updated Yesterday at 10:34 PM by Wild Gardener

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  2. journey.

    Its my Birthday today and my kids bought me Journey man by Amouage.
    I hope its a sign of whats to come in 2021.After the dismal 2020 when almost any kind of journey was out due to lockdowns!!!!!!!
    Here is wishing happy travels and journeys to one and all.
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  3. BN Goals for 2021

    I don’t like New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to set new goals and intentions for myself at the beginning of the year. This year, I want to accomplish three things.

    1. I want to write at least one perfume review every day. Some days, I might not write any, so when I feel prolific, I will try to write more. The long term goal is to write enough reviews by this summer to get myself into the Basenotes Lounge, although I will probably end up paying for a BN Plus membership ...
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  4. January 1, 2021 -- Medical update

    For the past half year, I've been dealing with bladder cancer. A tumor was removed last summer, and biopsy showed it to be an aggressive form, so treatment would also be aggressive. A medport was surgically installed through which I received two months of chemotherapy. A few weeks after completing chemo, my bladder, uterus and multiple lymph nodes were removed. The day after this surgery, a stent shifted and punctured a ureter, requiring emergency surgery.

    After some days in the
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  5. I Smell. . . Changes

    I know people got lots of things going on. Some of us have had a lot of changes come about due to the lockdown. Some of us, like myself, had a lot of changes going on even before the lockdown, uncomfortable changes. I haven't been posting here very much over the past ten years because a LOT of changes happened about ten years ago. And it led to other changes, and more changes, and more changes, and more changes.

    So by the time the lockdown happened, I was getting used to having to ...
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