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ElysiumElysium 1 year ago
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Things Haven’t Always Smelled So Good In Grasse
industry was born. "Today Grasse has become the kingdom of perfumes, but in the Middle Ages, Grasse's specialty was leather tanning. In and around Grasse, France, a confluence of soil, sun, and temperature nourish the roses, jasmine, and other flowers that make this city a perfume capital. Things haven't always smelled so good in Grasse.... More
DonVanVlietDonVanVliet 2 years ago
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Forum Update - Part 2 (Show new posts)
and technically improved it. A few notes on this:In general, all new / unread posts of the last 30 days are taken into account - unread and older posts "expire" and are considered as readThe system now works across devices. No matter where you are logged in, it should show you everything you haven't read yetFor those interested in technology: previously... More
ScentFanScentFan 4 years ago
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A Genius, A Prince and A Soirée in Versailles
certain penache, yes? I absolutely hated missing that Soirée. https://www.myexclusivecollection.com/fr/actualite... THE GLORIOUS SAMPLESRecently an email came. Would madam like to receive samples of Monsieur Guerlain's new collection in the mail? Indeed madam would. The samples just arrived. I haven't opened them. I feel reluctant to find... More
QuercusAlbusQuercusAlbus 4 years ago
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Capriciosity of 'Fume
into° enjoyment of a 'fume is very much like the process of °relaxing into° the recollections whereby we solve the problem of where we have put the thing, whatever it be. Right! Enough of Magick & Mysticism for now! "Thank-God!" I hear you say (if you have read this far - which you probably haven't); and perhaps God hath indeed intervened! Another way of saying... More
ScentFanScentFan 5 years ago
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Soap Homecoming Redux
to please any nymph or mermaid, the texture was refined, the smell divine. But what had I used to scent it? From memory, I scribbled the recipe: 60% Jasmine, 20% Lavender, 20% Sandalwood. Right? Oh shucks!People who used it begged for more when their bar ran out. That was over 30 years ago. I haven't made soap in many years, now, and I've never managed to reproduce... More
GothicHeartGothicHeart 7 years ago
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Old geezers go to heaven...
my review of Russisch Leder by Johann Maria Farina gegenüber dem Jülichs-Platz (is this a name or what?), located one 100ml vintage bottle in a very unusual packaging.Although I know the scent for almost 40 years, I had never seen this version before and despite a thourough online search I still haven't seen another one like mine. I won't repeat the reasons... More
GothicHeartGothicHeart 7 years ago
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Cheap thrills and ritzy pleasures...
to afford a lawsuit, but have the nerve to hope for occasional oversights. They always hope that you're gonna be some 2000 miles away when you'll discover why evolution provided us with eyes. Like the following bunch which could serve as a "Find the dupe 101" for perfume junkies in the making. I haven't smelled any of them, but it wouldn't surprise me if Fahrenheit's... More
GothicHeartGothicHeart 7 years ago
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The Dirty Dozen...
it was Michael Jackson's signature fragrance, I can see that Jacko wouldn't feel out of place in such an enviroment. Especially if I take his "modest" costume choices under consideration. Bal à Versailles is dusty, dry, smoky and syrupy, and it can't stop moaning out of pleasure. And because we haven't smelled Versailles in all its glory, let's say it smells like the tour... More
jtdjtd 7 years ago
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The Fougère Project
we all think sour milk smells nasty. The notion that I will smell sour milk and think it smells drinkable, and you will smell it and wrinkle your nose, is I suppose remotely possible but flimsy science. I've published a post on a study that proved people smell things the same way already, but haven't fully addressed the fact that people interpret smells differently.... More
jtdjtd 7 years ago
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Richard Lüscher Britos Terroir Perfumes, 2013
language of exclusivity stolen from wine-making? And isn’t running all othe world to find quality just colonialism in spanx? And though I only vaguely remember remember reading French New Feminism in the 1980s the word "natural" makes me cringe.I haven’t simply crumbled. I’m not chastised. I haven't seen the error in my disbelief. Better... More
GothicHeartGothicHeart 7 years ago
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Vintage talks and reason walks...
was accompanied by a picture showing the goods. I loved Macassar something fierce back in the day, and it's one of the discontinued fragrances that I miss the most. But how this dude found that I was in desperate need of some and eager to pay a fortune for it, completely eludes me. I haven't even written a review about it, so there's no way he knew. Macassar... More
GothicHeartGothicHeart 7 years ago
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Not so (l)oud please...
reasons that many magnificent fragrances are gone forever. But don't get me wrong. This doesn't mean that I'd like an oud-dominated perfume world. It just means that I'd be satisfied with a lesser evil... P.S. : Montale has 44 out of 104 fragrances blaring their oudness. I wonder why they haven't changed the name into Moudale yet... More
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