and how the sweat of the brow ca. 1938 appears in the year 2015 versus the combination of cigar ash, bee wax, and Bavarian Hefeweizen powered urine as it appears in the year 2015......
For those of you who don't know, that man is Dr. Breuer, whose magic formula I have included above.
My interlocutor, the infamous Freiherr von Moellendorff, who unveiled Breuer in his role as the grand faker of the Bayern Metropole, gave me the impression that the master aged these things, himself, as it were.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-07-2015 at 11:08 PM.
as I wrote above, challenge and response. Not for the faint of heart, really.
And don't forget the aroma.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
So very right.
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Smell and touch are important criteria of authenticity, actually, all mirth aside.
The thought of Dr. Breuer's effluvia five decades later is a sobering one, though.
Some insights into all of this.
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Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-08-2015 at 12:43 AM.
Every day offers a chance to learn a new word, and ours is thus:
plural noun: effluvia
an unpleasant or harmful odor, secretion, or discharge.
"the unwholesome effluvia of decaying vegetable matter"
mid 17th century: from Latin, from effluere ‘flow out.’
Translate effluvia to
Use over time for: effluvia
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-07-2015 at 10:18 PM.
And to add, hair oils, both natural and those used as hair care products, have further effects on the degradation of synthetic and natural textiles and leather products. The daily use of these items will indeed impart a characteristic pattern of wear.