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  1. What scent does for me

    Another repost from the old blogs:

    I think it's time for me to square off with the issue of what scent does for me.

    I spend a lot of time and money thinking about,
    investigating, evaluating, finding, and acquiring scents. What is it that drives me to do this? How does the pursuit of scent inform my life and my aesthetic sense?

    Well, the most basic of all is pure sense perception. I love smells that satisfy. I love good food and drink, I love the smells of nature,
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    Updated 6th February 2008 at 04:52 AM by JaimeB

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    Personal Reflections
  2. Taste and Personal Preference

    And so, we come to the question of taste. Is it the same as personal preference, or is it something else?

    We hear this word "taste" used in different senses. Let's look at some examples:

    1. My taste in perfumes has changed a lot.

    2. Choosing the right perfume for an occasion is a sign of taste.

    3. Putting on too much perfume is in very bad taste.

    4. He has a very sophisticated taste in scents.

    5. There's no disputing
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    Updated 6th February 2008 at 03:17 AM by JaimeB

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    Personal Reflections
  3. poor Roucel...

    i don't know why i'm so shocked to discover that Maurice Roucel is the nose behind Celine Dion's new fragrance. i cannot imagine that orris and mimosa are going to be extraordinarily different, but he's such an intriguing formulator that i'm going to have to sample this scent just to see what he does.
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  4. Surprised by Chanel Allure Homme

    by , 4th February 2008 at 07:17 AM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    In our search for the new and exotic, it can be very easy to forget about the fragrances that have been in our wardrobe for quite some time. Such was the case for me with Chanel Allure Homme. I think it is a quality scent, but I don't use it often. That's partly because it's something that I think of as predictable and, now that I think about it, boring. It just isn't "different". But, perhaps the phrase "familiarity breeds contempt" is quite fitting here.

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    Updated 4th February 2008 at 07:22 AM by echerub (Should have proof-read before posting!)

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    Fragrant Musings , Reviews
  5. Five of the Exclusifs de Chanel

    Another repost from the earlier blog, but this time with an update at the end:

    I was at the Chanel boutique here in San Francisco yesterday, and I stopped to sample some of the Exclusifs line.

    The first one I sniffed was the Bel Respiro. It is very leafy green, and slightly floral, with the florals persisting a little better into the drydown. The green notes in the latter stages become a little harsher, but not unpleasantly so. This one lasts pretty well, lingering longer
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    Updated 1st March 2008 at 11:48 PM by JaimeB

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    Scent Reviews



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