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Arooq Al Oud (Perfume) - Al Rehab

Middle-Eastern Perfumes

MOHUR
...Coutureguru:Cryptic:Coutureguru:Cryptic:If you have the chance, you should test Neela Vermeire's Mohur. It is a gorgeous rose/oud that I think you would absolutely love.I LOVE MOHUR Cryptic :) ... read my blog entry "A Passage to India" :)Thanks, that was a great read. Sorry I missed it. :oops:Teehee ... I'm glad you enjoyed it!!MOHUR is a magnificently sensual and extremely refined all at once. Of all the perfumes I have ever smelled, it brings to mind the vision of a Mughal Empress. Much more elegant than Amouage's Lyric Woman. It's the most feminine olfactory experience of India I have ever encountered.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   16.10.2013 | Miscellaneous

The Science of Scent

The Hospital!
...After a long week I find myself more sensitized and craving of beautiful scents. It's not the disinfectants that actually bother me the most, it's the various smell of disease like infected purulent cancer sores, necrosis on people still living, etc etc etc. That can be nauseatingly overwhelming depending on how bad it is. Maybe that is why I have a dislike of too strong animalics. I don't want to be reminded of other people's flesh when I apply perfume to myself.And yes I notice that when I am in the hospice ward per se, the patients actually are happy to smell me, so are most of the other nurses (except one who has allergies to roses as she says, but it's not allergies she just doesn't like them.) So when I'm in hospice, I feel like the light fresh scents are therapeutic to the patients. And in hospice where I am there is not a legal requirement to be scent free, the patients can also wear whatever perfume or cologne they feel like. So that is nice.I was a vet tech for 18 years before I was a human nurse. And you can never tell what will set off a terrified cat or dog...or monkey. And often they don't mind until you get up close to restrain them for blood draws and the like. Then they are just trying to get away and it can become unmanageable. I stopped wearing perfume when I worked at the vet for that reason. Sometimes a dog or cat would lick my arm because they liked the scent, but then the same scent could negatively affect another pet. So I just stopped.Oh for a doctor in an office I would definitely not wear anything. You have such a wide variety of people there many with asthma and heart/lung problems, breathing is such a major issue that it isn't worth the potential trouble, especially if someone sues you saying that you caused their asthma attack.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   16.10.2013 | Miscellaneous

The Science of Scent

Great articles!
...I voted for knowing!I have seen lack of smell sensitivity from working in a hospice setting. My personal experience with these patients does correlate with what is said about the aging brain, dementia and scent sensitivity loss. It's sad really.One of the last senses to go is hearing for the average person...at least music can be enjoyed.
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Umé - Keiko Mecheri

Keiko Mecheri......an experience in understated elegance

...I have the DAMASCENA and the MOGADOR. I prefer the MOGADOR's rich rosy low-sweet goodness on my skin.The DAMASCENA is a lovely fruity rose, but I prefer Diptyque's Eau Rose for that.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   16.10.2013 | Miscellaneous

What new perfumes have that 'classic' potential?

...CuteChemist:I'm gonna get shot for saying this, but Coco Noir, IMHO, is "classic" material!I agree with this. I think COCO NOIR will easily become a future classic.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   16.10.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

...Still want that bottle of Chanel's UNE FLEUR.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   30.08.2013 | Miscellaneous

Scents From Hell - The Most Beautific Perfumes

Things I cannot wear
...These are grotesquely ugly on my skin. I do understand that they may be gorgeous on other people's skin. CARNAL FLOWER by Frederic MalleFRACAS by Robert Piguet
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   04.08.2013 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

Re: Fugliest Bottles
...Flavorite:Cryptic:Have you guys seen the new Nicki Minaj fragrance?! Great Googly Moogly! :shock: Yikes!!! This is the stuff of nightmares!That is the UGLIEST perfume bottle I have ever seen. It's literally frightening. Scary clown. Can you imagine waking up in the shadows and having that bottle be the first thing you see on the dresser? :shock:
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Scent of the Day

La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens
...The most unapologetically voluptuous and womanly rose I have ever smelt on my skin. Blood red, opulent, smooth as silk, lusciously feminine, elegantly voluptuous, narcotically soothing, and just incredibly gorgeous. Magnificent. A future classic.
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Scent of the Day

UME by keiko Mecheri
...Magnificently rich fruity chypre. Spicy rich plums and osmanthus dancing with refined sensuality in an elegant woody melange of hinoki cypress, mahogany, and oakmoss. Unique. Fascinating. Brings to mind Gion Kobu Maiko and Geiko magnificently attired in full performance kimono, dancing at the Kaburenjo theater at Miyako Odori spring festival. Glorious. A future classic.
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Scent of the Day

Route d'Emeraude by Isabey
...Fantastically gorgeous jasmine. Rich, Heady, Luxurious, Plush, Opulent, Dense, Sensual, all without a single hint of indolic fecal ugliness. Magnificent. This should be a future classic.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   30.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

So funny this topic!
...These are hideous:Francesco Smalto FULL CHOKEPolice TO BEComme Des Garcons PEARLY MONSTERChristian Audigier SKULLS & ROSESDiesel ONLY THE BRAVE
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Lyric Rain - Strange Invisible Perfumes
<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   12.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Random blabbering in defense of natural ingredients

Regarding allergies
...Anyone can potentially be sensitive to any substance. Anyone can potentially develop sensitivity to any substance.So then if we had to consider every substance that could be a possible irritant, all commerce would end. It's just not realistic.If you have anaphylactic potential to things, then you should be on a daily dose of antihistimines and carry an epipen with you at all times. Each person should take precautions for themselves. I think as adults we have this responsibility. I had a friend who had alaphylactic reactions to oranges. She never went to the produce section in the grocery store, always a friend went. We were careful at work not to eat oranges when she was there. Just smelling the torn rind could close off her airway. Everyone cannot live in a plastic bubble though. It's not realistic to expect this type of protection out in public.
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Lyric Rain - Strange Invisible Perfumes
<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   12.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Random blabbering in defense of natural ingredients

Natural Ingredients
...I strongly feel that people ought to be able to buy all natural ingredient perfumes if that is their choice.As long as labels are accurate, there is no danger with this.If you know what you are allergic to, (and if you are allergic to the point of anaphylaxis, you DEFINITELY KNOW what you are allergic to,) then there is no problem.Here are Damascus Roses before hydrodistillation:
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   11.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Article: Preference for Perfume Correlates w/Genotype

Mammals with acute sense of smell
...My cats sniff around my perfume bottles and samples drawer at time. Sometimes they like what I wear and lick my arm. Sometimes they will push me away after sniffing my arm. There seems to be no uniform choice about scent types. I wonder if having the scent acuity of a cat or dog would be torture...or just change all our perceptions of good and bad odors since they would be smelled much more in depth, perhaps even having the ability with a human brain to break down the molecules within them to identify them. SUPERNOSE!
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   11.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

I Must Have It!!

Current Obsession
...TRAYEE by Neela Vermeire
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   11.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Storing & Organising Your Perfumes

...Dlane1953:Wow. What a beauty! You could design a whole room around this lovely chest.Thanks Diane! I wish I could do that! Would be fabulous! Unfortunately also fabulously expensive. Especially the Korean style that is my favorite. But.....lovely to dream! :D
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   11.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Storing & Organising Your Perfumes

Perfume Storage
...I don't have a single ideal cabinet set-up for my precious fumes. They are all over. However all are in relatively cool areas and all those not in light resistant bottles are stored in the dark in various miscellaneous drawers, cabinets and so forth. Ideally, money being no object in my fantasy world, I would like a Chinese or Korean lacquered cabinet in a temperature controlled boudoir powder room along with all other cosmetics. Here are some fantasy ideas of my ideal Perfume Cabinet.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   11.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

Article: Preference for Perfume Correlates w/Genotype

Scent recognition
...I agree with Torrell. That makes sense to me. If humans have on average 350 scent receptors, there must be another mechanism to allow for the ability recognize variations in degrees of scent and scent combinations and so forth. I suppose all mammals possibly have this variable possibility of Synaptic Glittering in their olfactory senses. This would give a person so much more than the ability to recognize only 350 scents.What is truly incredible to me is the thought of applying this olfactory variation recognition possibility to the olfactory sensitivity of a Bloodhound, who has on average, 300 million active scent receptors.I like to fantasize the ridiculous. I imagine synthesizing an average human brain with 300 million scent receptors. Can you imagine a person with this capability? I wonder how we would perceive and analyze perfumes with this sensitivity. If all police detectives had this sensitivity? It's a fascinating thought. Hail the humble Bloodhound.
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<mark>FloraMilena</mark>FloraMilena   11.07.2013 | Miscellaneous

The classiest scent in your wardrobe

Picture of what you describe
...10jflow:Just got a sample of Memoir Woman - it's SO classy I have no idea where I'm ever going to where it*, but it is divine. *The only thing I can think of is a sort of ball with women wearing elbow length gloves that doesn't exist outside of certain filmsI love that vision. Memoir Woman IS beautiful. Below is a photograph of Dovima from the 1950s. Full on evening gown with train and opera gloves formal.
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