A few years ago (5?) I got a sample decant of Chanel's Cuir de Russie. I don't remember where. If theperfumedcourt.com wasn't in business yet it, then was probably from ebay. Anyway, I tried, it stunk, and I put it away in the fridge. I can't recall what it smelled like, only that I hated it immediately.
Last week I stumbled across a review of Cuir de Lancome on fragrantica.com. (How is it that I've been visiting Basenotes.net since 2006 and just heard of Fragrantica last
Updated 5th February 2011 at 01:22 PM by teaweed
(Darnit, Chanel only has one "N".)
Originally Posted by kumquat
'Cleopatra on the Philae', Frederick Arthur Bridgeman, 1896
In honor of Egypt,
earthy vetiver of
Notes: rose, vetiver, musk, oakmoss, leather, civet and patchouli
(cross posted from my tumblr account)
Buying fragrances for compliments became completely pointless to me. I just buy or wear things because I like the way they smell on me. Although, I’m not going to wear YSL Kouros and offend people with it (it’s strong and it smells like a clean bathroom stall). When I first started with this hobby back in late 2007, I was bummed that I couldn’t get someone to say I smelled good no matter how hard I tried. That’s the point. “how hard I tried”.
zino or trussardi uomo????
Last Monday I attempted to start some sort of regular behind the scenes communication from Basenotes HQ. Within that I provided a list of all the things I wanted to get done. Many of these I managed to fail at, mainly as my taxes had to be files yesterday so I spent most of the time finishing off accounts that I probably should have done earlier.
So, lets have a look at last weeks list...
Try and put at least one news/feature up each day [did 5/7 - not bad]Live
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