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  1. Seasonal fragrances

    This blog is mainly about the vast majority of fragrances out there that are launched just before every season.

    I have always been interested in how master perfumers are inspired by these short changing moments in time and try to capture its essence .

    My point is that so many people now seem to chop and change their perfume or fragrance according to summer or winter.

    Call me odd but i personally like wearing summer fragrances in the winter, when it's ...
  2. What about Adam? Joop.

    This is my first review and I wanted to start off writing about one of my all time favorite fragrances. Sadly this one has been discontinued for a long time now and is damn near impossible to find!

    Developed by french master perfumer Calice Becker and launched around 1997 back when she worked for a company called Quest International.
    The company soon was bought over by Givaudan who she now works for in New York. Since then she has went on to work with many big brand names ...
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  3. To mix or not to mix? that is the question

    For many years i have been fascinated at how fragrances were created and how each person could craft their own signature scent that people will remember them by even long after they are gone from this world.

    But is it right to tamper with iconic fragrances in search of something that suits you? ...I secretly cringe when i meet someone wearing the exact same fragrance as me and i usually shy away from buying into the latest fashionable scent.

    Also you could take that ...
  4. The Intriguing case of the......

    An Intriguing case for the delectation of Basenotes..............

    In the 1970's little schoolchildren all over Europe were encouraged to choose penpals from a list of other little schoolchildren, the objective being that they would learn something about each other. I chose Helmut, a boy from Germany, whom I hope is happy and living well, but my story does not concern him. I also chose a girl from France. Her name was Francoise. Francoise Lelong.

    In her first letter ...

    Updated 19th October 2011 at 12:10 PM by Foustie

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  5. My Wardrobe - A Walking Tour


    Vivienne Westwood's first fragrance, Boudoir was launched in 1998.
    The heart of the fragrance has accords of red English roses that produce an extremely feminine floral note. transporting you to a traditional English Country Garden with evening scents of tobacco flowers and heliotrope. With top accord vibernum combined with notes of bergamot and mandarine. (from VW website)

    Hello and welcome to my wardrobe.
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