Basenotes was officially launched in August 2000, making us ten years old this month, which is apparently 70 in Internet years.
What started as a hobby site in my spare time has grown to something quite big, and while we still have teething problems, we'll get through them as per usual.
We'll be doing some celebratory stuff in the coming months, but first. A trip down memory lane. (sorry big pics)
Yesterday my daughter wanted to explore the Harvard campus, so off we went. It's my husband's vacation and the weather was perfect-- breezy and low humidity.
Since we were in Cambridge anyway, we stopped in at Colonial Drug. This is not a pharmacy, but rather a shop specializing in hard to find and European brands of perfumes, toiletries, and high quality brushes and combs. They have testers. They do not take credit cards but they do invoice and ship. (See their website for
Let me challenge the popular assertion that Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water are blood relatives by pointing out that Lomani Pour Homme was released in 1987, one year before Cool Water, and shares far more notes in common with the Davidoff release than the Creed. Let's take a look at the notes pyramids. I've highlighted in red the 5 notes that link Lomani and Cool Water.
I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF MY HOMAGE ON MY BUREAU (PURCHASED FROM PERFUMES RAFFY BOUTIQUE IN LOS ANGELES) RAFFY Just got a new shipment with the new (safe to ship!) Packaging.
The Glass Stopper came with a factory shrunk Plastic Seal to keep it from Leaking! Package was peerfectly selawed with Both Holograms. Scent is Exactly Precisely Perfect and Heavenly! These guys give REAL samples!
I got a carded Crown Parfumery - 'Ess Bouquet' sample, Many Amouage carded and Montale
Well soon I will be back in college and will get $1200 in extra grant money because I'm so damn smart And of course I don't intend on going too crazy but I will allot a set amount. Luckily I haven't found too many new "need to have" fragrances and that's when I had a sort of epiphany. I knew I wanted to get 212 White for Men because I liked the original (of which I intended to purchase) and this sounded like an interesting flanker, L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme because ever since