THE YLANG YLANG TERRORIST

The Black Narcissus

Ylang-Ylang

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The other day I came home with two small bottles of very good ylang ylang and bergamot essential oils, and, as you do, I decided to terrorize my perfume collection .

The tampering/contaminating/ disrespecting of a perfumer’s formula is something that that probably fills most real perfume lovers with horror. And, ultimately, when I look at my own triumphs and misdemeanours and weigh the whole thing up, I would have to agree. The formulae are the way that they are for a reason, the creation of a perfumer who has tinkered, and weighed up, and mulled over the details until he or she has liked what she sees and gives the green light.

This I know.

What if you disagree, though?

Or if you have perfumes lying around that you never really use and probably never will, because there just is something about them that gets on your wick, that is…

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