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Dolce & Gabbana; The One; Desire
My random ramblings on the new D&G perfume here.
Plus somehow it went in to a tangent about coffee!

Some Perfume Thoughts
Hey everyone. 

A while ago I started writing short notes or reviews on my LJ about whatever fragrance I was wearing and I thought I'd link some here with other perfume fans :)

This one today is my thoughts on L'Artisan Parfumeur's Traversee du Bosphore and Mure et Musc Extreme. The perfume tag would bring up my other perfume LJ entries, though at the moment there isn't that many.

Would love to know what other people thought of the same perfumes.

Perfume Oil


Perfume oil dates back hundreds and hundreds of years, the earliest recording of a perfume oil was being used in ancient, religious ceremonies. The ancient Indians, Romans and Egyptians all used perfume oils or solidified perfume oils in their funeral rites and in other sacred rituals. Not until the 17th century did perfume begin its use as a beauty ritual for both men and woman <3
Scent as been used in history and modern times as tool to alternate your consciousness, check out aromatherapy!

+The base of a perfume oil is usually a botanical oil knows as a carrier oil, it may be grape seed, coconut, sweet almond, apricot or joboba. Usually a base of beeswax is used to form a solid perfume. There are plenty oils to choose from and they all have their own individual benefits for the skin. 
+The fragrance of a perfume oil or solid perfume comes from the use of essential oils which are liquids expressed from herbs, trees barks, resins, flowers and other plant materials under steam distillation. Also artificial fragrances can be used but these are becoming less popular due to health concerns. I do sometimes use fragrance oils on occasions to enhance a certain idea and scent in my perfumes but I try to avoid this as much as possible. Always look at my ingredients if you are concerned of this.

+Perfume oils contain no alcohol which can be extremely drying to the skin and has a tendency to create perfumes that are overbearing to the nose. Oils not only moisturize and soften skin but delicately sink into your pores and can create a longer lasting fragrance that doesn't over do it. No one likes that ladies perfume or mans cologne that obnoxiously takes over the entire room :)


Perfume should enhance your individual aura express your unique personality. Decide if you enjoy a citrus or floral smell, which can be lighter or sweet. Or do you prefer a spicy notes or deep and woodsy smells. You can to experiment with your personal style by trying my Sample collection:


Storing them in cool dark places away from direct sunlight not only keeps your oil from turning rancid but preserves a stronger scent. You should expect a well taken care of oil to last along the lines of 12 months. 

Midnight Poison
by Dior. Ha it been discontinued or something? Its gone from Ulta and Sephora :/

Introductory posts.
Name: Kim (male)
Location: Brooklyn
Age: 40s
Signature Scent: Jaipur by Boucheron
Top 5 Favorite Perfumes: Antidote, Jaipur, Angel Men, Joop!, Obsession.
A Perfume That's on Your Wishlist: I'm starting to get into niche stuff, like Serge Lutens. There's several I want to buy, although tonight I just picked one up ;)

Purr by Katy Perry
Katy Perry has a new fragrance out sold exclusively by Nordstroms (at least until February 2011.)

Nordstrom.com describes the scent as shown below.  The cliche is a little over the top:
Purr by Katy Perry eau de parfum begins with the aroma of peach nectar and forbidden apple, evolves with a distinct floral bouquet of jasmine blossom, Bulgarian rose and vanilla orchid, and slowly reveals accents of creamy sandalwood and musk. Like the singer herself, Purr is playful yet sophisticated. Katy Perry transcends barriers with her music—so does her new fragrance.

The bottle is also unique.  Where some women may think it's adorable or fun some might think it is terribly immature and will be hiding it in their closets rather than displaying it on their dresser tops.

What do you think?  Have you tried her fragrance?
Let us know!

New Layout- Let's revamp this community
Hello all,

I'm a moderator and I've been quite neglectful!  I've been an LJ user since 2002 and I'm still a perfume addict.  By the age of 25 (I'm 28 now) my entire dresser table was covered with perfume bottles and although it was an impressive collection to say the least, I thought it only fair to weed out quite a bit in my collection.  After much purging - seriously, it was almost like an episode of Hoarders on the A&E channel I brought my collection down from 29 full-sized bottles down to 4. 

Let's all try to revamp this community by re-posting our stats, our favorites and such!
Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm so thankful to be part of a community where such lovely ladies n' gents share my obsession.

Name: Samantha

Location: NYC by way of Michigan

Age: 28

Signature Scent: SAINT by Kat Von D

Top 5 Favorite Perfumes:
  • Vanilla Grapefruit by LaVanilla
  • SAINT by KVD
  • Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
  • Lemon Meringue by B&BW Tutti Dolci line (discontinued)
  • Scent of Peace by Bond No. 9
A Perfume That's on Your Wishlist:
  • Katy Perry's Purr!    If anybody has sampled this or has it please post a review!  I'm dying to know what it smells like.  It's only available at Nordstroms and we don't have one here in NYC or any of the surrounding boroughs.

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Покупка набора пробников "Новой Зари" из США?
Как и где можно купить большой набор пробников ароматов "Новой Зари" (московская парфюмерная фабрика, www.novzar.ru ) с доставкой почтой в США?

Как менее предпочтительный вариант, интересовал бы большой набор ароматов той же "Новой Зари" в маленьких флаконах (15 мл). В любом из этих случаев, интересовала бы также фирменная подарочная упаковка для такого набора.

Конкретный набор ароматов не очень важен, но хотелось бы, чтобы он был достаточно большим и хорошо представлял бы диапазон продукции "Новой Зари".

Предоплату этих пробников и их доставки в США почтой могу сделать по кредитной карте (при покупке через магазин с репутацией), Paypal, WesternUnion, MoneyGram.

Одно из мест, которое продавало такую продукцию было www.rus-sell.com, но они не отвечают на письма.

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