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  1. Is There a Future for Chypres?

    One of my favorite perfume genres (perhaps my very favorite) is the chypre, characterized by bergamot in the top note and oakmoss and labdanum (and sometimes patchouli) in the base. It is one of modern perfumery's most brilliant discoveries and is represented by some of the finest and best crafted of perfumes ever to find their way onto the market. One of our Basenotes gurus, mrclmind, who worked for many years in the perfume industry, really hit the nail on the head in one of his posts, when he ...

    Updated 10th November 2010 at 05:18 AM by JaimeB

    The Fragrance Industry
  2. Exactly One Year!

    Well! One year's gone by since the last time I wrote in this blog.
    (Searching ... )
    What can I blame this on? (Searching ... ) Eh, who cares?
    So it's 2009, a new year is upon us and with it comes a distinct lack of space in my bathroom medicine cabinet! :bounce:
    But, oh woe! With the new year comes a distinct lack of space in my bathroom cabinet!

    I've added quite a number of good frags to my wardrobe since last January so I think a good subject for each ...
  3. How do you get into this Industry??

    I love fagrance, and I buy the new and the latest? I would love to be in this it a dying industry due to the economy?
  4. Trying to find Edge Eclipse fragrance

    Eclipse, by Edge (shaving gel), has a wonderful scent that I would like to have as a personal fragrance. But I don't know where to begin looking for the scent! Does anyone know of any fragrances that resemble Eclipse? The website said it has notes of cardamom, sandalwood, and balsam. I looked up those notes in the directory, and only 6 fragrances came up - not very promising. I'll gladly welcome all suggestions!


    Updated 15th January 2009 at 06:28 PM by chasbeaner (better title)

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  5. I Smell. . . the Rosebuds

    I'm wearing Halston Couture today. It really is lovely to me, and I can't understand why I love it so. With the patchouli, I should hate it. But it's so dark and sharp and lovely. It's a gothic rose. And today I am a chypre gal.

    At the risk of sounding corny, I have to say, it makes me cry it's so pretty. What will I do when it is gone? Even not using it, I can see that it is evaporating.

    Like me.

    Like my youth.

    Even not used, it ...