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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

@thescentsofself Congratulations! What fun! Looking forward to reading youuuuu! in reply to thescentsofself # Thinking of calling a halt to this dysfunctional ongoing relationship with vintage aldehydes I am having. # @thescentsofself I like it! But I'm probably not your target demographic; take it for what it's worth. 🙂 in reply to thescentsofself # . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

“Controversy”, fandom, money, and Black Jade

Shakespeare hated his audience.

He must have. I’m sure he spent performances the way every writer spends them: hiding in the back (even in the Globe he would have found a “back”), loathing the coughers, wishing he could shoot the talkers, and watching everyone who stood up and moved from his or her seat like . . . → Read More: “Controversy”, fandom, money, and Black Jade

Aldehydes. Why can’t I quit you?

If you asked me, I’d say I wasn’t even that big a fan of aldehydes.

But I’ve been having this on-again, on-again relationship with Chanel No. 5, and it’s branching out into testing things like Liu and Joy and all kinds of pre-1960 … stuff.

This stuff doesn’t agree with me. It isn’t comfortable or . . . → Read More: Aldehydes. Why can’t I quit you?

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-22

Want to know how I did with my "no-perfume-buying" goal in March? http://t.co/iKicuK11 #perfume #fragrance # Balmain by Balmain helping keep me awake and focused today. Oooogy head. # @candyperfumeb0y @Bykilian Really? I was pleasantly surprised by them too but I don't know that I expected anything. What did you expect? in reply to . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-22

Perfume shopping in Miami

Even if we’re not buying, we’re enjoying perfume shopping, yes?

Actually I visited Miami in April, after the no-buy moratorium, though technically, if you asked my wallet, the no-buy moratorium should still have been on. I didn’t feel as much pressure not to buy, but I wasn’t dying to spend spend spend either. It is . . . → Read More: Perfume shopping in Miami

Coming clean on my “No perfume buying” month

So, as you know, Bob, I set out not to buy any perfume in March. This was for the simple reason that I bought waaaaaaaaaaay too much perfume in January and February. (Really. Way too much.) I needed to slow down my pace of acquisition, which had become reflexive and not well-thought-through.

Aside from hemorrhaging . . . → Read More: Coming clean on my “No perfume buying” month