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  1. 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
  2. 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. ...
  3. My First Perfume Love

    I was only 17 when I first smelled Kingdom by Alexander McQueen. I fell into absolute rapture. I finally got my hands on a bottle and quite a few people told me how absolutely horrid it was so I stopped wearing it. Having recently found my old bottle and decided that it is in fact WONDERFUL, I'm going to use it as a starting point.

    When I first spritz, I get a really heady sparkly orange scent. Its vaguely green in a way I can't name but shockingly fresh, in that it's not linen and ...
  4. Decoding Perfumery

    I love 'smells' and always have, almost every memory of significance has a particular scent attached. Not usually perfume, but food, specific places, specific people, even pen ink! I've only recently begun to take a serious interest in perfume and am having trouble picking my way through the tech speak and categories.

    The 'blog' will just be me keeping track of my thoughts and trying to make sense of my own reactions, preferences etc.
    Tags: blog
  5. What Goes with Green?

    Recently, I have been re-smelling and thinking about a number of green scents that I've picked up along the way. I alway enjoyed green scents because they recalled the outdoors, springtime, freshness, and the bright color of foliage.

    Of course, the bases of green scents are various herbal and grassy materials and quite often, galbanum, extracted from a plant resin derived from the stalks of plants native to the slopes of the mountains of northern Iran,
    Ferula gummosa, syn. galbaniflua ...

    Updated 29th January 2011 at 11:12 PM by JaimeB

    The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections , Perfume History

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