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  1. New Additions -- Bond No. 9, Chanel, Creed, & Pure Havane

    It's been a while since I got on my little soapbox here and babbled about cologne. Here's quick notes on some of my recent additions in the last couple of months.

    Allure Homme Sport (Chanel) --
    This is probably going to be my "go to" fragrance for the Spring/Summer months. Not a whole lot to say about this that hasn't been said. Besides, if it's good enough for Lemmy, it's good enough for me. ;-)

    Cooper Square ...
  2. I am delighted and betrayed

    I like so many other people got a vintage bottle of le galion Jasmin- to try out -it is sublime it is exquisite- it is a smell from my youth. I dont want to bore you with my descriptors of this but I was so pleased with it.
    My betrayal came with how it left my skin and how I strained to capture any trace of it lingering on my skin.
    I am a white floral of the cool sort lover and this was my Beatrice. I probabaly am being overly dramatic but now i really know the heartbreak of loving ...
  3. Samples from the Osmothèque, and the Uses of the Past

    A friend of mine returned recently from trip to Europe during which he visited a very special museum called the Osmothèque in Versailles, near Paris. Its mission is the conservation of perfumes and their formulae. I am sure that many Basenoters have already heard or read about it. It is located near ISIPCA (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l'aromatique alimentaire), a school for students of perfumery, cosmetics, and food flavor technology. Founded in 1984 by a ...
  4. Ellen Tracy Peony & Rose (not in database)


    How do you know when you have found THE ONE? That scent that could be yours and yours alone. Your signature.


    You can not stop muttering OMG, OMG, OMG for 15 minutes. When you attempt to describe the fragrance, you once again mutter OMG. When you type, you type OMG, OMG, OMG. That's when you know.


    OMG, OMG, OMG. This is my experience, not with ET Ellen Tracy, but with ...
  5. Goblin by BPAL (not in database)

    Goblin (from the Diabolus line) - Black coconut, gnarly patchouli, and sweet benzoin.

    This reminds me of a smoldering fire. Not smokey, just the impression of the scent from a smoldering fire. I had a small bottle of something from an artisan called "Fireside" - almost exactly the same & it went into an oil burner b/c I wouldn't wear it. This is better, though.

    I think I'd like this on a hunk of raw, husky manliness, like Toby Keith or Blake Shelton, ...

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