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<mark>Littlered</mark>Littlered   24.12.2012 | Miscellaneous

Your Thoughts on the IFRA?

...Cryptic:As Apicius pointed out on another thread, it's no wonder that the IFRA is eliminating natural substances as potentially allergenic, since the organization is compromised of aromachemical companies with a vested interest in replacing naturals with synthetics. Givaudan, Firmenich, IFF, Robertet ... they're all members. Here's a link: a bit like the fox guarding the henhouse to me, and I'd be interested to know how it was possible for this to happen in light of such potential for conflict of interest. More importantly, how is it that the big, influential fragrance houses allowed this to occur? Sorry for the rant.This has been my opinion of it for a while now. Nothing to do with protecting people, just pocketbooks.
Calycanthus Brumae - Acqua di Stresa

Minimalistic Perfumes

...I think Jil Sander "Scent 79 for Women" fits the definition of a minimalist fragrance. It's classic, ultra modern, but still soft, noticeable, and complex enough not to fade into something forgettable. I find it calming and very zen.
<mark>Littlered</mark>Littlered   10.08.2012 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Balenciaga L'Essenceearthy, woody, soft, and quiet for this cool, rainy day...
<mark>Littlered</mark>Littlered   01.08.2012 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Received Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d'Habit today.I must say, this is not at all what I was expecting (from poring over countless reviews), but in a totally amazing way! I was a little trepidatious after reading some reviews, but for me, it was unjustified. I'll have to let this one settle in for a while, but so far, loving it.
<mark>Littlered</mark>Littlered   29.07.2012 | Miscellaneous

Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?

...I long ago dismissed the idea that certain notes/note combinations are more suited to men or women. Style is very personal and often does not fall conveniently into categories.In light of that, I love wearing the "men's" fragrances I have:Guerlain "Coriolan"Lalique "Encre Noire"Maître Parfumeur et Gantier "Santal Noble"Maître Parfumeur et Gantier "Eau des Iles"Oriflame "Architect"I am also awaiting Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d'Habit
<mark>Littlered</mark>Littlered   28.07.2012 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier "Eau des Iles"I am really loving this! So rich, spicy, and deep