I love it when I get perfume in the mail. Today, three packages arrived. One, a swap, with a decant of Jicky PdT, and some nice extras, including a sample of Carnal Flower. Two, a sample of Serge Noire from the lovely Helg of Perfume Shrine. And three, samples of all three Elixirs Charnels from the Guerlain boutique in Montreal! I sent them a SASE containing the necessary decanting supplies, and they very kindly answered my request. So I will have many wonderful things to sample in the next couple
Updated 22nd January 2009 at 02:33 PM by kopah
I've been a happy Gmail user since I got an early invite to use it several years ago. But today I think I might have to switch. (currently looking at Thunderbird)
Normally Gmail will happily download my pop email (anything that goes to an @basenotes.net or @basenotes.com email address without a hitch)
After a few days of not really getting any email (which is heaven, but concerning), it seems that Gmail as decided to stop downloading my emails as of about 4 days ago. I
Thanks to the generosity of other fragrance fanatics, the number of samples I have awaiting my sampling has grown. A lot. This post is just to kind of chronicle how my sample racks have changed. I have no doubt that other ideas could supercede even my current ones, but for now, this is my sample rack history.
My very first sample rack was a little jewelry box. I don't have a picture of it. It got full. Some samples didn't fit in it well. And they didn't stand upright, which
Cuir Pleine Fleur (Heeley)
Weirdly vegetal. That cucumbery violet-leaf note from Narciso Rodriguez For Him is back, and I don't like it any better here than I did there. Why did I have such high expectations? LT gave it 4 stars (PtG fall '08 supplement), but I should have known when he noted the "fresh-green accord of violet leaf, citrus and vetiver" that I wouldn't like it. Who the hell wants a fresh-green leather anyway?
Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:38 PM by kopah
You guys know that my heritage is Spanish, right? Well, I just thought I'd post the words of Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister, on the day the Spanish Cortes legalized gay marriage: [When the Spanish parliament yesterday took its historic vote legalizing both gay marriage and adoption of children by gay couples, Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero -- who put the full prestige of his office and party behind passage of the gay human rights legislation -- made one of
Updated 8th November 2008 at 05:44 AM by JaimeB