Category Archives: Hobbies

Akigalawood® – Turning Patchouli Waste Into Fine Wine

The natural woody componentMade from perfectly natural scrapGave an unearthly but natural smellAnd naturally got the synthetic rap I love Akigalawood® on salad and eggs. I think I love it in WINE most of all. But once I realized that … Continue reading

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L’Étrier d’Hermès: My Stirrupy Sweet Love Affair With Galop d’Hermès

In the process of explaining how I ended up buying what is probably one of the most well-known yet less commonly owned fragrances in my collection, it is my hope to do all of the following: (1) Give readers a … Continue reading

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A Gentle Correction to Online Cosmetic Batch Code Checkers for Modern Guerlain Products

It is with great sadness that we report to the PERFUME LITERATURE otherwise known as the fragrance community otherwise known as the worldwide brotherhood and sisterhood of perfumistae otherwise known as (*shudders*) “fragcomm” that NONE of the three (3) online … Continue reading

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Red’s Ultimate Fragrance Blogroll Post

The time has come to do something useful in this life.  And at this very moment, I am struck by the need for somebody to create a simple travel guide to the world of fragrance.  Something useful to newcomers.  Something … Continue reading

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Goldilocks and the Three Leathers

“Once he hears to his heart’s content, sails on, a wiser man. We know all the pains that the Greeks and Trojans once endured on the spreading plain of Troy when the gods willed it so— all that comes to … Continue reading

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Time to Ride

There was a time, back somewhere between the 1930’s and the 1850’s, when a cowboy named Red showed up in Perfume City.  He was part Injun, through his mama’s side, and she never let him forget it.  He figured that … Continue reading

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Yessirree, folks.  This here boo-log has hit the big time!  No more of that annoyingly polysyllabic and professionally challenged ““.  Now I can tell people to go to “” for all their moderately psychotic and pleasantly neurotic fragrance needs!  Yup. … Continue reading

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11. Thou Shalt Not Trundle

As a climber, I’ve learned one thing more than any other facet of the sport.  Gravity is a BITCH.  After a life of injuries, failures, epics, accidents, near-misses, and near-death experiences, I am here to tell you that gravity is … Continue reading

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Old Blogeo, Blogeo – Wherefore Art Thou, Blogeo?

There was a time, before I found, when I was pretty sure that a personal blog was the only way for me to say anything very personal about my love for (or, to those who don’t understand it, “peculiar … Continue reading

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Orbit of Mercury

“Hey!  Anybody home?” “Hello – Terry?  Y’all at home?” “Snake?  Is that you?  I’m in the shop!” “Coming!” “Please – come in!” “Hey, guy.  I was just out on the bike, and I saw your ride parked in the drive.  … Continue reading

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