Re: EXTROPY: The Fragrance?

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 09:09:16 MST

From: Natasha Vita-More <, Tue, 19 Feb 2002
>>Something bright and clear - maybe with a hint of citrus?

>Maybe lemon.
>(Lemon Grass - A tropical grass (Cymbopogon citratus) native to
>southern India and Sri Lanka, yielding an aromatic oil used as
>flavoring and in perfumery and medicine.)

For a moment, I wondered if Grasse, France was named after
"lemon grass", but now I think the town might be named
after a fat count :-)

Grasse is best known for its perfumes, with a long historical

The larger Grasse perfumeries are similar to wineries, in that the
public can visit and sample (smell) the variety, and choose what they
like to buy. Even better, there are some perfumeries there, where you
can make your own:

the "Studio des Fragrances" at the Galimard Perfumes is one example


P.S. Did I ever write something here about the Men's cologne:
"Gravity" ?

The advertisement says:
" Gravity ... the Force that Pulls You Closer "

(but don't they realize that gravity is the weakest force in the

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