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  1. Chanel Cuir de Russie

    A few years ago (5?) I got a sample decant of Chanel's Cuir de Russie. I don't remember where. If 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 (How is it that I've been visiting since 2006 and just heard of Fragrantica last ...

    Updated 5th February 2011 at 12:22 PM by teaweed (Darnit, Chanel only has one "N".)

  2. SotD Thursday February 3d, 2011

    by , 3rd February 2011 at 05:08 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    'Cleopatra on the Philae', Frederick Arthur Bridgeman, 1896

    In honor of Egypt,
    the mysterious,
    earthy vetiver of

    Notes: rose, vetiver, musk, oakmoss, leather, civet and patchouli
    Tags: djedi, guerlain
  3. Fragrances & Compliments

    by , 2nd February 2011 at 11:04 PM (Cologne Chronicles)
    (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”. ...
    Tags: compliments
  4. zino

    zino or trussardi uomo????
  5. 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
    Behind the Scenes

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