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Make Your Life Richer with Escentric Molecules

Countless hours spent at computer may turn you off the real encounters, meeting real people. Social life is difficult to hack, yet some may try to simulate. The simulation brings you back to the computers, and that is a trap. So let’s try to facilitate the way you could approach the other individuals or attract them like a magic magnet, and I would like to talk about fragrance. I’m not going to highlight the importance of taking the shower twice a day or that aphrodisiacs tricky stuff. Nothing like that.

I experienced few years ago a scent under name Escentric Molecules, and that perfume struck me deep. I’m obsessed with good scents in general, but that was very special. The brand was very much a niche article with limited distribution. Now I’ve noticed that the product line was extended and in my country it is becoming much more available (yet not that much affordable).

Escentric Molecules

So what is the buzz? The first scent named Molecule 01 contains only one (!) ingredient “ISO E Super” which is a trade mark of one very long (both name and molecule structure) artificial chemical 7-acetyl, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-1,1,6,7-tetramethyl naphthalene, well-known in the fragrance industry. Molecule 01 was introduced by a German perfume designer Geza Schoen.

Let me quote their website It’s just a clinical dose of a single aroma-chemical with a name as long as some distant galaxy’s. It comes in a menacing bottle with strange light effects. The aroma molecule is so complex, the body can only metabolize it very slowly so it appears to vanish, then re-appears hours later, hovering like a stealth bomber over your skin.

To support my point about socializing: ISO E Super has a pheromonic effect (pheromone — secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species). I think you got the point.


Biggest feature of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Adobe Lightroom 3.2To me the biggest feature of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 (latest version is 3.2) is its nondestructive adjustment ability, that is when you edit your photos in Lightroom, you do not alter the original files. It is more common to video editing software where you can preview of the movie under construction, and once you finish your work you just render into desired format. The similar happens to your pictures in Lightroom, and if you like me mostly use jpg format, which is not suitable for repetitive savings, that feature allows to show you a preview of any editing changes. Your edits are stored in Lightroom as a set of instructions that are applied to your photo only in memory.

And do not forget about the cool and essential key commands (keyboard shortcuts) in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

Tab — hide and show side panels
Shift+Tab — hide and show all panels
F — Cycle full screen mode
L — Dim the lights in circle
` — Flag the selected photo(s)