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  1. All reviews are now approved...

    If you've submitted a review to Basenotes over the last year, you may notice that sometimes it takes a loooong while to get them approved (some were waiting about 4 months). Well, anyone that has submitted a review before this blog post, should find it on the site tomorrow.

    I'm going to try and keep on top of them now, but the trouble is - when you're a one man outfit*, when you're doing one thing, you aren't doing something else.

    * Not strictly true, we have some lovely ...
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  2. Swan Song

    Today something sort of big in my little perfume world happened; I made the decision to cut loose Tocade. It's not the first downsize I've made, but it is the biggest.

    At the beginning of summer I decided to do some streamlining, as I wasn't excited about much of my summer wardrobe and couldn't justify fluffing it up when I had over-half full bottles of stuff I liked but did not love lying around. So I went after the fruits of last summer's vintage bender and sent some obscure ...
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  3. Another love has died... RIP Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

    I mentioned a while ago that major dietary changes seem to have completely screwed up my skin chemistry and rendered many of my old HG / faves obsolete. Now I have way too much perfume to just go out and buy more but sadly I am far from my collection at the moment so do need to choose alternatives.

    Anyway, the dietary changes were:

    Cut out 90% processed sugars
    Cut out all dairy products
    Cut out egg and egg protein containing foods - including egg lecithin
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  4. XS

    VERY STYLISH AND MEN a man who says that it was masculine SMELL LIKE MINT AND MİSK inseparably
    NOT
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  5. Variables

    Well I've finally decided to take the plunge and try to write my first ever blog post of any kind. Of course it would be about this hobby of fragrances that has grabbed such a hold on me.

    My subject for this post is the limitless variability that can be found in wearing fragrances. I've been thinking about this a lot lately as I have been doing more and more sampling and experimenting. There is so much variability in my opinion that it's a wonder those of us who love to discuss ...
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