Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Trends In Fountain Pens

Pens, like just about anything, have fashionable characteristics. Right now there is a definite set of trends for the modern fountain pen collector to consider. Let’s take a look at them. Big pens are enjoying wide popularity, the bigger the … Continue reading

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More on Perfume Longevity

One of the Possetiers asked me this question on the forum, and I will be answering it: I’m interested in perfume strength and longevity. What causes a perfume to lose power? What notes (like citrus) tend to dissipate quickly? Which … Continue reading

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Making Progress By The Calorie

People HATE counting calories. Maybe they seem nebulous, maybe it’s hard to do, maybe it’s shocking to see how quickly they add up and how few of them you are allowed in a day to maintain your weight. Well, kids, … Continue reading

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The Best Workout

When you go into the gym you are likely to see at least one person just overdoing it. They are picking up HUGE amounts of weight, they are leaping around like a tuna fish on a gun boat deck, they … Continue reading

Posted in Changes, fitness, Friends, General Comments, Perfume Oils, Possets, spring

Why Perfume Ingredients Disappear

I have recently gone through a spate of ingredients being taken off the market and have had to either reformulate or discontinue some of my perfumes. This is very hard on me and very hard on my clients. I am … Continue reading

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A Nice Article on Fountain Pens from The BBC

Evidently I am not the only pretentious crank out there. Here is a nice little article from the BBC about the resurgence of fountain pens. Sales of fountain pens on amazon.com have doubled! Read all about it.

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How To Choose Your First Fountain Pen

As you know, I have gotten into the gracious hobby of fountain pen use. I fell into this easily as my parents used fountain pens a great deal and I would pick one up as a matter of course. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Inks, Pens, Perfume Oils, Possets

General Longevity and Strength In Perfume Families–Podcast

Did you know that different perfume families are famous for different strength and longevity? They are? Listen and find out what the differences are! listen to ‘Long life of the average perfume’ on Audioboo (function() { var po = document.createElement(“script”); … Continue reading

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Want to know about the lasting effects of Aquatics and Citrus? Podcast

listen to ‘Aquatics and citrus perfumes’ on Audioboo (function() { var po = document.createElement(“script”); po.type = “text/javascript”; po.async = true; po.src = “http://d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/assets/embed.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();

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Different Perfumes, Different Strengths

It is a little known fact that various perfumes have longer or shorter longevity on your skin. This is due to the predominance of top, middle, or bottom notes inherent in their character. The shortest lived fragrances tend to come … Continue reading

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