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JAPANESE KIMONOS

A BIT OF HISTORY Kimonos were first introduced as early as 8th century A.D. The dress type that we generally refer to as to the most stereotypic Japanese clothing is actually a Chinese invention that was brought to the land of the Rising Sun by merchants. It became widely spread during the Muromachi period (14-16 …

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SKILLS OF A PERFUMER

BASIC PERFUME COMPOSITIONS Have you ever noticed how a fragrance can suddenly change in 20-30 minutes after application to the skin: some scents become brighter, others have disappeared? No need to worry, you have no problems with your sense of smell, and you did not buy the “wrong” perfume. On the contrary, this game of …

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PEARLS

Pearls are the gemstones of the sea, the “birthstone” of June and a metaphor for the rare and valuable. Let me explain to you how pearls are made, what types there are and how to tell them apart. The English word “pearl” comes from the French “perle” but is actually originally from the Latin “perna”, …