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  1. What Goes with Green?

    Recently, I have been re-smelling and thinking about a number of green scents that I've picked up along the way. I alway enjoyed green scents because they recalled the outdoors, springtime, freshness, and the bright color of foliage.

    Of course, the bases of green scents are various herbal and grassy materials and quite often, galbanum, extracted from a plant resin derived from the stalks of plants native to the slopes of the mountains of northern Iran,
    Ferula gummosa, syn. galbaniflua ...

    Updated 29th January 2011 at 11:12 PM by JaimeB

    The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections , Perfume History
  2. Top 3 Cologne That Woman Love To Smell On A Man!!!!!!!!

    This question is for all the ladies. What are the top 3 colognes that you love to smell on a man? Please help trying to impress my girlfriend.
  3. Today is the Day

    So the Pure Malt came in a couple of days ago. I like it much (MUCH) better than Angel Man. Although the extent of wear that it got was just a spray on my arm the day it came in.

    It's a snowy day in NYC and I have a bunch of errands to do in town today. I'm going to give it a proper try. I'll report back.
  4. The start of a regular blog: What's on my mind

    As if I didn't have enough to do, I've been inspired by several people, mostly Kevin Guyer, to start some sort of regular update, to keep people informed as to what is going on behind the scenes.

    I'm not the most communicative of people, and while this didn't really matter ten years ago, it's a little more important now.

    Normally my todo list is fairly long and what I do next depends on what seems most important at the time. Mainly, it's putting fires out. In the last ...
    Behind the Scenes
  5. BMM11 Behind The Scenes: Wheeling and Dealing

    Many Basenoters enjoy Basenotes March Madness, but it’s something just this side of an obsession for me as commissioner of the thing. Suffice it to say that I started preliminary work on BMM12 (March 1 2012) in December 2010. I was simultaneously working on BMM11 and in my first message on the topic to Grant Osborne, owner of, I asked about the possibility of a prize this year. That was back on 12/15, but good things come to those who wait, and BMM11 officially has a prize ...
    Tags: bmm11