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  1. Fire at the Circus Ball

    Sometimes it can be difficult to say what a perfume smells like. It can change from when it’s worn to on the smelling strip, from one time to the next, how much you spray on, the seasons; many things can influence the way a perfume smells.

    But there is another factor, one that is more objective, the concentration of the juice - which can vary in composition as well as strength. Take the case of No5. In their seminal work Perfumes : The A – Z Guide, Turin and Sanchez review it three ...

    Updated Yesterday at 10:28 AM by Wild Gardener

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  2. Images of some stuff from Ifti's Splits Thread Pt.3

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  3. The Birth of a Legend

    The story is simple and I personally know all the details. It happened at Chiris, where my father was lab manager.
    The client already knew the company director, they had met on the Côte d’Azur where he had tried to convince her to launch a perfume.
    She was hostile to the idea but agreed to visit his factory.
    In the creation laboratory, she was seduced by the flacons of rare essences. The chief perfumer let her smell them and told her how a perfume is made with such materials. ...

    Updated 25th May 2021 at 08:23 PM by Wild Gardener

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  4. Images of some stuff from Ifti's Splits Thread Pt.2

  5. An Applied "Philosophy" for Fragrance, including tips and lessons I've learnt along the way. Part 2.

    Advice, Lessons, Tips, Tricks, and Insights

    This list is continued from Part 1 HERE.

    - Try to avoid hedonism but embrace the aesthetic nature of perfumery. Whether that's with samples or, if you have the money, full bottles, it's ok to try lots of fragrances until you find something you enoy. If you do buy full bottles, just make sure to keep selling what you know won't make the grade: don't hold on to something just because you invested in it. The used market is there ...
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