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Pffffffffffft and Pique and Body Chemistry, Oh My!

Mary and I were wondering: "Where do Linda Buck (oh! didn't she win the Nobel prize?) and other colleagues in the field stand on the issue of body chemistry and the individuation of scent?" Perhaps she wouldn't be too bored to answer an email. Hm. Think I'll check.

Today's fragrance: Clearing's Wild Summer Rose with jasmine, rose and iris in perfect complement. Just when you think it can't smell any better, it does.


Anonymous mamiesb said...

There you go.

You know, I was pondering something last night (peripherally related to this topic). Do people really think that cute emoticons cancel out blatant rudeness when used in online "conversations"? I.e., if I were to write, say, "Your comment bores me to death," then put a cute little :-) at the end of my statement, should you feel less offended than if I didn't?

7:36 AM

Blogger Annieytown said...

This fragrance sounds so pretty. Does clearing do any rose/incense fragrances?

8:59 AM

Anonymous Laura said...

I love this guy. Can I have him? He'd be a great muse. Oh, let us know if you get an answer! Duh. Is there any doubt that you would?

9:06 AM

Blogger mireille said...

L -- I found the email but need to work up the courage. And I will email you the pix. A -- it would sure be worth asking her! M -- you're my pal.
xoxoxoxo to all of you.

9:41 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay for clearing and her fantastic perfumes!


10:15 AM

Anonymous Victoria said...

M, I knew someone who was her student. She seems pretty easy to approach, have no fear.

As for clearing's fragrance, it sounds just stunning. Rose, jasmine and iris are my favourite notes.

10:38 AM

Anonymous Laura said...

Does Clearing have a website.
My Checking Account Hopes Not

12:02 PM

Blogger mireille said...

Dear Your Checking Account Hopes Not,

Unfortunately (to my mind) not. But I will point out these messages to her.

I'm probably in trouble for giving her any publicity at all. But darn it, the scents deserve it.

12:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear M,

You are in big trouble. Please insert *cute emoticon* here ><

O: <...or there


And thank you. I'm so pleased you love that scent.

1:51 PM

Blogger AP3 said...

What a great picture!

3:07 PM

Anonymous mamiesb said...

BTW, I hope it was clear that my snarky comment re:emoticons was directed at the recognized perfume genius himself (may he worship at the Guerlain trough all his days)and NOT at any of the charming women here.

Sigh. I would include a red-faced smiley, but it seems so wrong.....

3:13 PM

Blogger mireille said...

yeah, we're all pretty charming, heh. xoxoxo

3:31 PM

Blogger Bela said...

Don't worry Mb, it was perfectly clear. He may well rue the day...

3:59 PM

Blogger cjblue said...

Hey mamiesb, you bore me. I'd tell you so but typing it is too tedious. :-)

I think we got it. Thanks for your support.

4:19 PM

Anonymous janey said...

Until I discovered your blog (or did you discover mine?) I had no idea there were so many fragrance obsessed out there (meant in a nice way of course after all I'm drawing obsessed so obsessions can be good things). I do love the samples you sent though I haven't (hang my head in shame) rid myself of that gap stuff yet - which is kind of funny considering my sister in law is the perfume buyer for a gift shop chain located in every airport in the world. I think she may be secretly ashamed of me. I sense her sniffing when we meet for lunch.

6:24 PM

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Charming post. Love the pix. I never do the emoticon thingies, but what the heck:
(~¿~) I'm tired.

6:38 PM

Blogger mireille said...

Janey ... all of us would like to have lunch with your sister in law -- (and you too, of course, honey)
TLP ... I hope the dentist was gentle. I mean it. I wasn't as sympathetic as I should have been.

6:47 PM


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