I needed someplace to post random musings about fragrance, since I don't think my friends who read my general blog would really appreciate them, nor would they probably actually read them. I don't really have time to make a full post right now (laundry is calling), but let me say a few things by way of introduction.
I became vigorously interested in fragrance as an outgrowth of an interest in Hermès. I was voraciously reading everything I could about the company, and at some point
Updated 21st November 2009 at 05:15 AM by kopah
I thought I would follow up on a little experiment I did last week, in which I wore Dior Homme one day and Arpège pour Homme the next. The object of the exercise was to see if I still liked Arpège pH more. The conclusion was that I think I no longer prefer it to Homme.
As a follow-up, I thought I would do a survey of some iris-prominent scents that take a lot of bandwidth on Basenotes, so here goes!
Dior Homme is really very smooth and striking. Some people think it's
Updated 9th August 2009 at 07:29 AM by JaimeB
I've dabbled in making perfumes at home, but stopped because of monetary constraints. However, earlier this spring, someone inspired me to make my own vanilla tincture. She started hers about the same time I did, about mid-March. The idea was simple. Buy beans; buy grain alcohol. Put them in a little jar. Keep in a cool dark place and turn it over a few times a week. Voila! Homemade vanilla.
Yesterday, I took a whiff of mine, which had been stewing in Everclear for nearly
The biggest turning point of my journey came in 2002 when I wanted to learn more about fragrances. When looking for information on the internet I ran into several fragrance forums (of which Basenotes is the only one I still frequent). It was mind-blowing to find people all over the world sharing the same obsession with scents. I learned about fragrances and houses I had never heard of before, but wanted to tackle the Classics first.
Since I still had no credit card, I had to settle
Royal bain de Caron is a very nice unisex fragrance but doesn't seem to have lasting power. Would one spray of Nuit de Noel be a possilbe layering meathod to enhance lasting quality? Fragrance-wise Nuit de Noel seems close in fragrance by the discription. I would appreciate any advise.
Updated 18th May 2008 at 03:36 PM by N_Tesla