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  1. How did I fare last week? And productivity in general....

    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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  2. Way to Ruin It...

    I know all the reasons that it's the jus that matters and not the bottle, but there is something horrible about spending the kind of money (from my measly grad student budget) that most decent perfumes cost, only to have it come in a hideous bottle. Really $89 of designer glass in pretty colours belaboured over by artists and I'd rather empty the stuff into a plain refiller bottle...

    The latest in a string being Mugler - Pure Havane. I love their perfumes but all the bottles are just ...
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  3. The Update ...

    So I wore the Pure Malt not once, but twice. Not much I can say that hasn't been said, but it's some good stuff!

    Just got back from a weekend in Las Vegas. Aside from the usual attractions the city has to offer, I got to try Dior's Leather Oud. That's very quickly moving to the top of my wish list. :-)
  4. Signature Scent: Versace pour Homme or 212 Men by C.H.?

    Hey, guys. Newbie here. I need your help. I'm looking for a signature scent and I'm deciding between Versace pour Homme and CH 212 Men. (Luckily, neither are common in my country) Other designer, not-so-hard-to-find, inexpensive fragrance suggestions would also be appreciated.

    About me:
    - 22 years old
    - Looking for a versatile, signature scent suitable for tropical weather
    - Had Bvlgari Aqua as my sig.scent before but grew EXTREMELY tired of it
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  5. I Smell. . ., You Smell, We All Smell for. . .

    Last week, I was feeling a little nostalgic. So, I managed to dig out some samples from the closet, where many of scents had been hiding since I was pregnant.

    I store some of them in a little wooden chest, filled with polypropylene beads (an idea I got from another Basenotes member 30_Roses whose forum thread can be found here). Pawing through the glass and spray vials, I found one that I hadn't visited in years -- Penhaligon's English Fern.

    I remember it being soapy. ...
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