Originally Posted by kumquat
'Cleopatra on the Philae', Frederick Arthur Bridgeman, 1896
In honor of Egypt,
earthy vetiver of
Notes: rose, vetiver, musk, oakmoss, leather, civet and patchouli
(cross posted from my tumblr account)
Buying fragrances for compliments became completely pointless to me. I just buy or wear things because I like the way they smell on me. Although, I’m not going to wear YSL Kouros and offend people with it (it’s strong and it smells like a clean bathroom stall). When I first started with this hobby back in late 2007, I was bummed that I couldn’t get someone to say I smelled good no matter how hard I tried. That’s the point. “how hard I tried”.
zino or trussardi uomo????
Last Monday I attempted to start some sort of regular behind the scenes communication from Basenotes HQ. Within that I provided a list of all the things I wanted to get done. Many of these I managed to fail at, mainly as my taxes had to be files yesterday so I spent most of the time finishing off accounts that I probably should have done earlier.
So, lets have a look at last weeks list...
Try and put at least one news/feature up each day [did 5/7 - not bad]Live
I know all the reasons that it's the jus that matters and not the bottle, but there is something horrible about spending the kind of money (from my measly grad student budget) that most decent perfumes cost, only to have it come in a hideous bottle. Really $89 of designer glass in pretty colours belaboured over by artists and I'd rather empty the stuff into a plain refiller bottle...
The latest in a string being Mugler - Pure Havane. I love their perfumes but all the bottles are just