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Pre-Raphaelites – Astarte Syriaca

Mystery, lo! betwixt the sun and moon
 Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen
Ere Aphrodite was. In silver sheen
 Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon
 Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune: 
And from her neck’s inclining flower-stem lean
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The Fragrance Families

So, we have dipped a toe in perfume structure (which is by no means set in stone), but how do we know what kind of fragrance/aroma we like, how do we describe our fragrance choice – what language do we … Continue reading

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A Symphony of Scent – part III

Base Notes Otherwise know as ‘bottom’ or more romantically (and more preferable!), ‘soul’ notes, these are heavier and more tenacious. Base notes are deep, warm and have a powerful influence on the overall perfume blend, so need to be used … Continue reading

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