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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

  4. SOTD Monday 28 February 2011

    by , 28th February 2011 at 04:30 PM (Scent of the Day)

    'The Ladies Waldegrave', Joshua Reynolds, 1780


    This wicked, subtle chypre conceals its gentle sting
    beneath warm vanilla and amber.
    Citrus and oakmoss combine to create the tangy
    undertow. Powerful wafting clouds of spicy powder,
    gracefully linger. Sun lights the rooms and wine flows.

    This is original formula; created, 1941
    Notes: Bergamot,

    Updated 16th March 2011 at 04:49 PM by kumquat

  5. Guerlains Samsara-any mens fragrance out their that is similar?

    I love Samsara on my wife and think its the sexiest scent in the world for women-not floral or fruity!
    I,m an older guy that was brought up in the era (1970,s) where scents where pungent, spicy and musky- happy days!
    Is there any male scents that are similar nowadays or can anyone give me the name of a cologne the guys used that was about in the mid 70,s that was so musky that you could smell it in the next room-loved it!

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