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  1. SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    by , 5th February 2011 at 07:03 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    'Echo & Narcissus', Nicolas Poussin, 1630
    Narcisse Noir-Caron
    Sensuous, florid
    waves of orange blossom,
    followed by the warm,
    animal grasp of civit.
    Beauty and love collide.


    Created in 1911 by Caron's founder, Ernest Daltroff.
    Notes of orange blossom, bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, rose,
    jasmine, jonquil, Persian black narcissus,
    musk, vetiver, civet, and sandalwood.
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  2. 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 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 12:22 PM by teaweed (Darnit, Chanel only has one "N".)

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  3. 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
    Guerlain-Djedi


    Notes: rose, vetiver, musk, oakmoss, leather, civet and patchouli
    Tags: djedi, guerlain
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  4. 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
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  5. zino

    zino or trussardi uomo????
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