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  1. Good Day to You

    Well today was fun! I got a lot of college work done.. and got to go to Sephora's again I also found out I'm going to King of Prussia (Nordstrom's AND Bloomingdale's are there) as well as Rockaway Mall which has Perfumania. Today I sampled Deseo for Men, Givenchy Play, Dior Homme, Prada Amber Pour Homme, Kenzo Power, Gucci Pour Homme, Versace Pour Homme, La Nuit De L' Homme and I bought 100ml Gucci Pour Homme II. I'll do some quick reviews:

    Deseo for Men: Well.. the sample was ...
  2. Quick list of some vintage scents

    Gelle Freres:
    - Aubepine
    - Chypre (sweet green scents, fresh, guess no oakmoss/vetiver?)
    - Chevrefeuille
    - Santal (a bit harsh at first, then settlels down on skin quickly, very soft and just like the sandlewood soap I used in my childhood)

    on the way...

    - Espace / parfum
    - Sandrine / parfum

    will review the Cheramy two later
  3. Living in the dark ages

    Well, I've moved my family from the UK midlands to leafy Hertfordshire, but it's going to be around ten days or so before we're going to get connected to the internet...

    So I'm writing this on my Mac being tethered to my phone. Its a bit kludgy but it might do the job in the meantime.

    Hopefully we'll be back on track again soon..

    I've some pics of the BN Lunch to upload too...
    Behind the Scenes
  4. McGraw, Unplugged

    McGraw, Unplugged

    In a sense, they're all celebrity fragrances. At one extreme, giants like Chanel no.5 - brands so big, they're measured not in one celebrity, or multiple celebrities, but multiple celebrities over time. Think of the iconic no.5 as having a celebrity bandwidth of 10 Paris Hilton units. At the other extreme, a niche perfumer like Goutal, or a perfumer-wrangler ...
  5. Things I learned at yesterday's Basenotes Meet

    I am not alone in a love of fragrance.
    Lying in a tonne of rose petals is not as lovely as it sounds, largely due to bugs and things (Simon Constantine).
    BNTBTBB do not buy ingredients from any company that tests on animals.
    It must be very annoying to create a perfume for the woman of your dreams, laying your soul and your professional integrity out for your wife and the world, and then have it bought by Britney Spears. Though to be fair, there is clearly nothing wrong with her ...

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