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  1. Which is the best Private Blend Tom Ford?

    I'm thinking of buying a Tom Ford Private Blend perfume but I'm not sure which one. I was wandering if you could tell me which of the Tom Ford's has better review so I can make up my own mind.

    I am tore between Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanille, Noir de Noir and Italian Cypress

    I sampled the latest Neroli Portofino last week and I enjoyed it. There is a very distinctive hight orangey note on it.

    I'm not often seduced by bottles but this Neroli is a piece ...
  2. Male Plumage

    [Please note: This is a joke. Are we big enough to laugh at ourselves?]

    "Men hate attention." Especially single men who... well, you know... who don't want to be too lonely. It has long been known that men are so shy and reticent that we simply must hide from view and stay below the radar. Otherwise we will attract attention and be eaten by wild beasts... or worse!

    "All guys really want is to be left alone." And above all, not to be confused

    Updated 23rd May 2011 at 11:18 PM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections
  3. Ruminations on finding basenotes and falling in love- a thank you.

    Like many people, I chanced upon Basenotes by accident.

    A few months back, I watched Perfume, based on the fabulous novel by Patrick Suskind, and subsequently determined to read the original novel. Unfortunately Perfume has not yet been translated into American English and British translations are scarce (according to Amazon, at least,) so I bought it in Spanish. To make a long story shorter, the world of perfumery exerts a siren's call for certain personalities that led me directly ...
  4. Nasomatto

    A reply of mine to a thread about the Nasomatto line:

    By the way, the perfumer's name is Alessandro Gualtieri. He doesn't reveal any of the ingredients in his perfumes. They are described as "aiming to embody" such notions as "strength in fragility" (China White), and so forth. He cultivates quite an air of mystery, if you ask me.

    Some of the names are quite engaging if you equate perfumes with drugs: Narcotic Venus, China White (the street name

    Updated 23rd May 2011 at 11:15 PM by JaimeB

    Scent Reviews , The Fragrance Industry
  5. Justin Beiber, $30M - Someday, $32 - Ridiculous Perfume Packaging, Priceless

    I just saw Robin's post over at about JB's new frag and the thing that stuck me most was the bottle. Many people have commented that my absolute favourite perfume (Kingdom) smells a bit like a 'lady's love purse' but my first thought upon seeing it was that the flower on top of JB's frag LOOKS like one! Without reading the article I saw the pic and immediately thought some avant garde house was being tongue-in-cheek about the packaging for their new 'essence-of-woman' perfume. Whoops... ...

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