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  1. Two Years After The Fact....

    by , 24th December 2009 at 05:47 AM (Cologne Chronicles)
    It's been 2 years since i've joined Basenotes on that fateful day after I purchased my very first bottle with my own money, Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male. Ever since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of many, many designer scents, lots of sampling, and then finally settling with what I really like that's easily accessible. Let's face it, I'll never be into niche scents. That's just too much money to spend for me and my tastes are rather, how you say, "simplistic". Despite being a bit ...
  2. Upgraded the site

    We've upgraded the site to the latest version of vBulletin. We are working on getting the style consistent throughout the site, so bear with us for the moment.

    I'm sure there will be a few bugs / errors / general annoyances, so please let me know in the Community boards here.

    One of the first issue I'll fix is the fact that reviews, wardrobes and iTrader doesn't work, but it may be a few days.

    Anyway, please leave your comments and hope to have all the ...

    Updated 27th December 2009 at 05:57 PM by Grant

    Behind the Scenes
  3. Chypres and Marshmallows

    Over the last year or so, I have researched scents on Basenotes and other blogs. Though I want to try try them all, I tend to get overwhelmed in discount stores with tons of bottles. I tend to be wearing fragrance and the odd Bath and Bodyworks sanitizer/lotion as I work in an animal shelter. Being inundated with effluvia just sealed my love of soaps and perfume.

    I ended up trying Organza, Jean Paul Gaultier and First Premier Bouquet. I had purchased First the week before for a Holiday ...
  4. Recent Enthusiasms

    Today I was reviewing some of my recent purchases going back over the past six months or so. Some of them were restocks of things I already had and was running low on; others have turned out to be OK, but no great shakes after a more careful evaluation. (I often find myself buying things just because they are interesting at the moment, and later ending up thinking they're fine, but don't deserve a place on the front of the shelf.)

    So I picked out seven that did stand the test of repeated

    Updated 21st December 2009 at 03:52 PM by JaimeB (damned typos!)

    Scent Reviews , The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections
  5. Basenotes Next Year / Marketplace stuff

    We started Basenotes in 2000, and 2010 will be the year of our tenth birthday. There's a lot going to be happening, events-wise, and website-wise. I'll cover the website based stuff in this post.

    One thing I will be doing is a rewrite of the code to make it easier for members to submit information to the fragrance directory. The other big deal is upgrading the forum software to vBulletin 4. There are a few advantages to this, but also some downsides.

    * The upgrade comes ...

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