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Hello there and welcome! Perfumistas unite!
jenmarie has given all of us who are scent-addicted a new way to waste time, and I'm all over this!  Hello, my name is Casey, and I will be your co-moderator.

I have loved perfume since I was a child - and I blame my paternal grandmother, Margaret.  She loved fine perfumes, and her favorite was Guerlain's Mitsouko, in parfum form.  I would sniff it from her tiny bottle, and sometimes, if I asked really nicely, she would dab just a touch on my arm.  It's a haunting smell - bitter and peachy, with a hint of leather and a lot of oakmoss.  It's utterly beautiful, but not friendly.  It's a perfume for a woman who wants to be admired, but not bothered.  I still love it today.

The very first real perfume I ever owned was also from my grandmother.  I was about 12, and had brought home a bottle of Love's something-or-other:  my grandmother wrinkled her nose, demanded I not wear it in her house, and when I next came over, there was a half-ounce bottle of Jean Patou's Joy parfum waiting for me.  So you see, as how my first bottle probably set my grandmother back at least $200.00, my addiction got started with the good stuff.  I still love the classics most of all - most of favorites have a pre-WWII creation date.  Don't tell my beloved Grandma's ghost, but I still have a bottle of Love's Baby Soft today.  I wear it, too.

A very incomplete list of my current wardrobe is here.  I'll update it and finish reviews on them...someday.

In the meantime, I have added some links to the sidebar with sites I read or have ordered from.  All sellers are reputable, by personal experience and by comments from other perfumistas on the blogs and forums - I really recommend getting to know the online perfume collector community - they are are wonderful bunch of people, and they really know what's going on out there.

More later.  Current perfume:  Fleurs d'Oranger, by Serge Lutens.  First wearing - initial impression: sweet but good.  Predominantly jasmine and orange blossom, with a  surprising undercurrent of cumin.  not as complicated or as dirty as I usually prefer.
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jenmarie From: jenmarie Date: February 13th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much, love, for makin' this all pretty!!

jenmarie From: jenmarie Date: February 13th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
btw, the link to your wardrobe isn't a complete link. It keeps taking me to MY wardrobe, which isn't nearly as interesting. ;P
blissfish From: blissfish Date: February 13th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
should be fixed...
Hard to tell from my IP :)
jenmarie From: jenmarie Date: February 14th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, it is. I have a test of the Tabac Blond if you want to check it out, noticed it on your wishlist.

I'd love to test this one sometime too. And Fumerie Turque as well, it's one of the Lutens that interests me that I haven't snagged a decant of yet. :)
blissfish From: blissfish Date: February 14th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I recently got a teensy bottle of the parfum Tabac Blond in the mail (need to update that wardrobe). :)

I can definitely bring you some Avignon and Fumerie Turque to try.
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