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  1. Roja Dove Diaghilev: A Review

    Well, it's taken me a couple of days to get around to it, but I think I'm ready to give a review of Diaghilev. I haven't given it a full wearing yet, but I applied a couple of miserly spritzes on three different occasions, and I can say a few things about it now.

    Just to recap the pyramid:

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Amalfi Lemon, Orange Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rose de Mai Base Notes: Vetiver, Orris Root, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Vanilla

    First off, it strikes me
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  2. Belated Updates: Apps, Perfume Project more...

    So much for this being a regular 'behind the scenes blog'! Anyway, here are some updates on various Basenotes Stuff.

    The last few months have been fairly busy, doing niche award stuff for the FiFi's , plus the kids have been sick as well, so that has got in the way of BN. One thing I'm working on at the moment, is clearing a few things out the way, so that at I can concentrate on getting other stuff moving again (such as the CPL fragrance Project, see later).


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    Updated 26th April 2011 at 08:05 PM by Grant

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  3. (vent) Noir de Noir: Tom Ford vs Catherine

    I've exhausted all my resources now. I have personally emailed:

    The Perfume Court, Beauty Encounter, FragranceNet, Selfridges, Nordstorm, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Lucky Scent, Tom Ford (twice, and with no answer which I find amusing), Harrods, House of Fraser and there might be more but I forget. Of course I've been checking ebay too for the last couple of months and it's never there. I googled every single stockist and even if they didn't stock it, I emailed them anyway ...

    Updated 24th April 2011 at 11:10 PM by seaofghosts

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  4. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 3

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.

    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    We have now found, we think, by this little bit of philosophy, a very interesting and elegant subject of inquiry for our fair readers, and raised the toilet-table to something like the dignity of the library table. A perfume to them will now convey an intellectual as well as a sensuous pleasure; and perhaps they may be now brought to listen to the counsel of Mr. Piesse, and educate ...
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  5. Secrets Of The Perfumes - Part 2

    Graham's magazine, Volume 48
    Philadelphia, January, 1856.

    SECRETS OF THE PERFUMES.

    On coming to the perfumes derived from animals, our author has a curious remark—" In its pure state, civet has, to nearly all persons, a most disgusting odor; and when diluted to an infinitessimal portion, its perfume is agreeable. It is difficult to ascertain the reason why the same substance, modified only by the quantity of matter presented to the nose, should produce ...
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