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Aphrodisiac Perfume Formula

My favorite all-natural perfume maestro, Mandy Aftel, has an entire chapter of her book Essence and Alchemy (Gibbs Smith, 2001) devoted to "Perfume and the Boudoir." I love this book. It details the n…

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The Load on Laundry: Toxic Products, Safer Solutions

Slipping into soft, natural cotton or bamboo sheets your skin loves so much, with no scent but the outdoor sweetness of fresh air from an open window, is an incomparable way to go to sleep. No jarring…

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Perfume and the Soul: A Meditation

We love the breathtaking book by Mandy Aftel called Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume. In the chapter Perfume and the Soul she talks about the oldest role of scent, predating its use a…

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Natural Scents for Your Type

My friend Mag always smells so lusciously sweet and spicy, but when I asked her what perfume she uses, she laughed and said, "Oh, I make it myself. Artificial scents make me feel sick, so I don't go n…

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