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  1. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 11: Creed & the Aquatics

    Sorry I took a little time away, but I’m back!

    For those who missed the start of my little project, I was inspired by NowSmellThis’s 100 Perfumes Every Perfumista Must Try. I thought it would be fun to do a men's version, or at least list with the reasoning told from a masculine point of view. I’m not pretending to be an expert, just an avid fan and I look forward to seeing as many comments as possible, especially from people who disagree with my picks or have suggestions of their ...
  2. Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Poems, Part I: Platitudes Aplenty!

    [B][SIZE="4"]Proof of (Perfumes = Poems)[/SIZE][/B]

    Looking back at my rather modest and very inchoate “theory” of perfumic and poetic identity, I must say that today (a decade later—gasp!) I find it rather [I]quaint[/I] (a word which I hesitate to use in the wake of Alberto Gonzales's notorious dismissal of the Geneva conventions through the use of the same, but it really is the best choice in this case, as the reader will shortly see). The subtitle of my presentation, ...
  3. A Response to a Question about Top, Middle, and Base Notes

    The question:

    Quote Originally Posted by Fadi007 View Post
    [Are] there some notes that are restricted to one level in the three levels of a fragrance?

    i mean, for example, can we have musk, patchouli , sandalwood , clove... on top notes?

    or can we have lime , lavender , cinnamon , sage... in the base notes ?

    or [are] there some notes that are physically impossible to put in top or base ?
    My reply:

    Hermès Eau des Merveilles was supposed to have

    Updated 12th October 2011 at 01:42 PM by JaimeB

  4. Le Labo - Les testers...

    Ok, like much of my perfume interest this goes back to McQueen's Kingdom and my search for a non-discontinued alternative scent to love. Moving on... One of the most popular recommendations on a forum of this topic was Le Labo's Rose 31. So I decided to order myself a tester and while there I got carried away and ordered a few more. Here are my first impressions on the first three I've tried...

    Baie Rose 26 - So so pretty, very clear very fresh rose. As in barely opened rose bud. ...
    Tags: kingdom, le labo
  5. FRAGRANCE NOTES -- from splendid to icky IMHO

    FAVOR: Mild, low-pitched, green, citric, floral, and resinous scents; old-fashioned chypres.

    ★★★★☆ GOOD: Acacia, Amber, Angelica, Artemisia (Wormwood), Balsam, Basil, Blackberry, Black Currant (Cassis), Cade, Caramel, Cardamom, Castoreum, Citron, Civet, Clover, Coffee, Coumarin, Cucumber, Datura, Fig, Frangipani, Green Tea, Hazelnut, Immortelle (Everlasting Flower), Iso E Super, Lavender, Leather, Lemon, Linden, Mint, Musk, Myrrh, Oak Moss, Opopanax, Orange Blossom, Pineapple, ...
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