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  1. Green Irish Tweed VS Cool Water - My Opinion

    If there is one topic that keeps coming back on the forum, it's the Green Irish Tweed VS Cool Water "fight".

    I own a bottle of Cool Water and decided to buy a sample of GIT.

    Do they smell the same? Oh yes indeed.
    But there are clear differences to me.

    Green Irish Tweed seems to be richer.
    The ingredients are certainly from a higher quality.
    This smells "rounder", better blended.

    In terms of longevity ...
  2. SOTF Wednesday 04 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Dulcis in Fundo

    Creamy, citrus-flavored vanilla.
    Childhood memories abound,
    and new ones are created.
    Delight your senses.

    Mexican vanilla bean is the key.
  3. B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful - where has it gone?

    I understand that it was an offshoot from Lush (which I've avoided like the plague as long as it's been on the High Street because the smell pouring from the shops was so pungent). I saw the BNTBTBB shops but sauntered past them several times, not realising that they did fragrances - now that I've found out (and would like to try them) I find that they've closed down their operation in the UK.

    Have the perfumes gone for good too?
  4. SotD-Monday 2 AUGUST 2010!

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Henry Meynell Rheam, 1904

    Serge Lutens-Bois de Violette

    Boozey and bold, this scent is charged with atlas cedar,
    violet leaves and flowers.
    A bright brass band at first, it settles into a charming,
    sweet rendition of the flower in the woods
    at a madcap party where the punch is flowing.
    Splash it on!
  5. Basenotes is Ten Years old this month

    Basenotes was officially launched in August 2000, making us ten years old this month, which is apparently 70 in Internet years.

    What started as a hobby site in my spare time has grown to something quite big, and while we still have teething problems, we'll get through them as per usual.

    We'll be doing some celebratory stuff in the coming months, but first. A trip down memory lane. (sorry big pics)


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