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What is Perfume

What is Perfume

What is perfume? Perfume is made from either natural ingredients like the essential oils of plants or the musk of animals, spices and man made chemicals. The mixture of these ingredients are blended with an sd alcohol (which is a very pure form of alcohol) or oil.

shopping tips
Shopping tip 101 Shopping tip One of the best ways to stay focused while shopping is to take a picture with you out of one of your favorite magazines. If you take an image with you, not only will it help you and a sales staff to pull together the look you want, but it will also help you stay focused on what you came to the store for in the first place as well as save money.
Source your magazines-meaning pull out the information that inspires you, put it in a binder and recycle the rest. I started doing this when I was in college and it has been a lot of fun. It also saves time and space.


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I love womens shoes. I have no idea why I love them as much as I do. It is a true obsession.

All the girls in my family seemed to be afflicted with it, thought some have it more then others.

I thought for the longest it was some weird little oddity that only my family had.

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Fabrics Glossary Satin



Is made from double cocoons nested together. Threads are uneven and irregular. It is used for loose fitting garments like unstructured jackets.


is a ribbed, with a delicate gloss. It is a substantial fabric soft fabric that drapes well. It is ideal for slacks and dresses. You’ll also find it used for coats and suits


is a sheer fabric heavier the chiffon.


varies in weight but is generally is lightweight also known as China silk. It is used for almost every kind of garment Dresses, Shirts, scarves, dressy suiting etc…. It is probably the variety you see most often.


has a raised woven design, gives the appearance of being puckered. It is used mostly for bedding but I have seen really cool jackets made from it.


Is a sheer crisp plain weave fabric made with a medium to high thread count. It is often used for wedding dresses.

Peau de Sole

It is robust and supple with a fine cross grain. It is often used in formal garment as well as corsets.


Pongee and raw are sometimes used interchangeably with Tussah . It has the hand of raw although it is thin, soft and usually washable.



A luster fabric made by a basic satin weave ( a satin weave is characterized by long floats of yarn on the face of the fabric’s surface). Satin is widely used for any formal or dressy event. It is often used in bridal gowns as well.


Is a kind of Duopioni. It has a soft sheen and a nubby texture and is used mostly in loose fitting garments.


is lightweight and feels a bit like cotton only softer and has a dull luster to it . It is used for blouses and dresses and pajamas.


is a knotted yarn in a plain weave. It has the look and attribute of linen. Has a great drape and comes both in lightweight and heavy. Used for a variety of garments. This linen does not like heat.


Noil is another name for raw. It is used in all manner of garments. From structured suits to loose fitting jackets, slacks and tanks. You’ll know it by the natural kind of down to earth look. It is nubby and irregular.


there are two distinctly two kinds of taffeta.  Yarn dyed taffeta is crisp with a smooth hand. It has a soft shine ad is used as an outer fabric in eveningwear and bridal wear.  Piece dyed taffeta is soft also with a soft sheen and is used for linings.
Velvet has a silk backing with a rayon pile. It is incredibly soft to the touch. It is used primarily for formal and very dressy occasions, though it can be used in really interesting ways when mixed with other textures.
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