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  1. Autumn is the longing scent of waning summer lust

    I found this poem on blackphoenixalchemy.com:

    Under a harvest moon,
    When soft silver
    Drips shimmering
    Over garden nights,
    Death, the gray mocker,
    Comes and whispers to you
    As a beautiful friend
    Who remembers.

    Under summer roses
    When flagrant crimson
    Lurks in the dusk
    Of wild red leaves,
    Love, with little hands,
    Comes and touches you
    With a thousand memories,
    And asks you ...
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  2. Wild Things

    by , 14th September 2009 at 01:31 AM (My nose is growing)


    My wild weekend started Friday, when I smelled skunk on the way to work. I was in my car on the highway and I’m pretty sure the skunk spray had happened well off the highway. With no danger, with the smell diluted, and knowing that I’d soon be out of range, it struck me that it was interesting and kind of nice. That got me thinking about animal scents that used to be used in perfumes.
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  3. I do not have any more time for my fragrance life :(

    Well this is a different fall, for all the time I've been on BN its either been summer or I was at my old school, at my old school we went to class at 9AM got our assignments for the day and left at 12 to go home and complete them so as I was typing up my work I could always log into BN and follow threads just like you guys at work. But now that I go to a traditional school I go to class at 8AM and get off at 4 then its Debate Team which wasn't offered at my old school, I just realized that I haven't ...
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  4. On Language, from a digression in a Basenotes thread

    by , 10th September 2009 at 06:39 AM (Jaime B's Blog)
    My husband is from the Pittsburgh area and has a very curious feature of Western Pennsylvania speech: "The floor needs washed." I find this difficult to parse. As a native New Yorker transplanted to California, I would say either "The floor needs washing" or "The floor needs to be washed." I'm told this is a reflex of Pennsylvania Dutch, a dialect of English from just east-southeast of Pittsburgh which retains some lexical and syntactical features of the 17th century ...

    Updated 10th September 2009 at 07:33 AM by JaimeB

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  5. Basenotes: My Haven from the Political Nasty

    Allow me to take this time to say thank you to Basenotes and all of the fellow Basenoters that make this such a great site. I can get on here and be rescued from the nastiness of the world. Here when opinions differ..that's just it..they differ. Most people on here agree that fragrances are subjective and people have a myriad of reasons for loving what they love and loathing what they loathe. As an international community we discuss, debate, dialogue and wait...wait...still get along. So I ...
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