Exciter76 12 days ago
An observation regarding "then vs. now" reviews
There has been hubbub surrounding the politicization of a very popular perfume community. It has provided Parfumo quite the windfall in terms of growing membership; I found this community nearly ten years ago because a beloved member from that established community found their home here after enduring years of administrative-level harassment. I've always considered that move quite...
Exciter76 4 years ago
When a ghost wears Azzaro Chrome
The smell of Azzaro Chrome will forever haunt me. It sounds so cliché, I know, but this is now my reality. I find it to be a simple citrus scent. There is nothing particularly profound or earth shattering about this scent. However, so long as I can associate it with a ghost Chrome will haunt me. I was young and had not considered a “Plan B,” as far as careers go. I thought I had my future mapped...
Exciter76 5 years ago
Perfume Lovers Unite on Instagram
I was bored one September afternoon back in 2017, so I decided to open an Instagram account. I’d shared pictures of my precious bottles here on Parfumo and other perfume communities prior to making this leap. However, I wanted to turn my boredom into something “artful” and find other like-minded folks in the process. My photography skills are hit-or-miss but I find there is a plethora of beautiful...
Comparing Top Tens... Then & Now
When I first joined I created lists and posted them in my first blog post. I like lists. I'm a Virgo so I can't help myself. Lists are fun! One of those lists included a Top Ten of my favorite scents. I was so sure that list was never going to change. I have to say, for the most part, it didn't change as much as I thought it would. Still, some changes were made. I was curious to see how drastic my choices...
Artificial Nostalgia Leads To Real Longing
It’s apparent that I like to write about nostalgia as it relates to perfumes. Recalling perfumes worn in high school? Check. Reminiscing about the origins of my perfume obsession? Check. Ruminating about that wildly inappropriate first kiss at a rock concert, all thanks to EL’s Knowing? Check and check! Perfumes and I go way back, so I’d be remiss if I left the perfumes out of my memories...
And I'm Never Going Back to My Old School Said Steely Dan
Oh goodness. Why didn't the photographer pull me aside and ask me to fix my hair!? No matter. That was decades ago, right?Once again I felt compelled to write an entry based on an online forum discussion. The question: If you were a teen during the 1980s, what perfume(s) did you wear? Hmm, I barely qualified as a teen of the 1980s. I could not wait to become a teenager because...
Monthly Perfume Tray Rotations
Too many perfumes. First world problems, am I right?I've loved perfumes my whole life. Okay, I can't speak for 0- to 2-year-old me because I don't remember those years. But I'm sure even then I loved perfume. My earliest memories of my mom are connected to her getting dressed up for a night of disco dancing with her girlfriends and liberally spraying on Cinnabar before she left the apartment. I was probably...
Exciter76 7 years ago
"Knowing" when a review turns into a blog post
It rained all day today in the Los Angeles area. Rain was long overdue but it didn't make the mood any less drab or quell my listlessness. As always I turned to perfume to change my headspace. After so many years of forgetting my decant of vintage Knowing I decided it was the salve needed for a gloomy day. I forgot how powerful she was. I also forgot how oakmoss and I used to be such good...