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  1. Been a While... Roundup!

    So I recently spend a week in Paris and visiting the Guerlain flag ship on Champs Elysees was definitely in the top 5 best moments. During that trip I bought quite impulsively and without testing Hermes Eau de Mervielles and Tiare Mimosa... haven't really road tested either yet but a random spritz of the AA has me thinking it lovely and wearable but a full bottle might not have been necessary. More to come on those...

    Not sure if its the change in seasons but I find myself searching ...
  2. I Smell. . . Something I Can't Use

    So, I was planning to do a little sailboat racing today, but my colleague with whom I was planning to go sailing cannot go. Why? Because he cannot get his Laser off his SUV roof by himself. I mentioned to him once, "Why don't you get a trailer?" He explained, "The trailers damage the hull."

    It's times like these, I'm glad I bought a Laser clone, and for $500 with trailer. I see tons of people buying these expensive fixed keel cabin boats that need a crane ...
  3. The Wrist: Spray and Sniff? How to Be Discreet...

    From time to time people on Basenotes have posted threads asking if one should spray one's wrist. These threads usually discuss this issue as if the main reason for spraying the wrist were to be able to enjoy sniffing one's own scent during the day.

    The discussion inevitably includes a few who feel that sniffing one's own wrist is somehow ludicrous; once I even read a post in which someone said it made one seem "perverted," as if there were something wrong with that!

    Updated 5th March 2011 at 05:19 PM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections
  4. Scent as an Aphrodisiac... For Real?

    Someone just posted about an ad that sells a scented product with some visuals suggesting "Even angels will fall." A few bodies fall from the sky, turning out to be haloed women with pouty lips and scanty clothing. They all make a bee-line for an atmospheric Italian square where a handsome boy with sultry looks is about to get on his bike. The angels reach up and grab their halos, then dash them to pieces on the cobblestones, no doubt indicating a willingness to cast heaven aside for ...

    Updated 4th March 2011 at 06:09 AM by JaimeB

    The Fragrance Industry , Personal Reflections
  5. Tuberose, bubblegum

    I'm reading the Tuberose Series over at and thinking that I really should explore tuberose as a note more, and other heady florals as well, in spite of really not liking them much at all - or perhaps because I don't like them much at all. I think I mentioned wishing for a good, proper scrubber the last time I posted; Honoré des Prés Vamp à NY wasn't quite it, but it did come pretty close, smelling as it did, to my nose, on my skin, mostly like Juicy Fruit ...

    Updated 2nd March 2011 at 09:07 AM by Pimpinett


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