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  1. Five Rounds Of .38 Morris Wildcats

    Recently, Neil Morris Fragrances posted an offer on Basenotes for 15% off on major frag bottles, through mid-August. Based on both glowing and sketchy reviews, I decided to order 5 samples and see how they fared on paper and skin. My samples arrived - nice spray jobs that look to be about .38 caliber, and long enough to be classified as some kind of wildcat magnum. After smelling them, I would say that's about right. Powerful and fun to shoot, but never a sure bet for mass commercialization. ...

    Updated 20th July 2008 at 06:16 AM by Redneck Perfumisto

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  2. Terre Incognito (Part Two)

    This is a continuation of a report on an effort to clone Terre d'Hermès in the "Clueless Perfumery" section of the Notes Identification Project. See the corresponding Part One blog entry for details. We continue with our story...grungy suspect "Terry D. Hermies" (name on license: Terre d'Hermès) is being grilled by the Fragrance Cops...

    "Hey - what's she talkin' about?"

    "Nothing. We just ran a couple of tests on the interior of ...

    Updated 20th July 2008 at 06:17 AM by Redneck Perfumisto

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  3. Terre Incognito (Part One)

    If you've been visiting over on the ladies' board, you may be aware of a thread called the Note Identification Project. A group of us Basenoters purchased a variety of natural and synthetic components used in fine fragrances. We've been using them to learn how to identify the notes in perfumes. We're also mixing them up in all kinds of combinations, hoping to learn how our notes combine to give accords and full fragrances. The latter effort, entitled the "Clueless Perfumery", has been ...

    Updated 20th July 2008 at 06:17 AM by Redneck Perfumisto

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  4. Mitsouko

    Mitsouko is a perfume created in 1919 by Jacque Guerlain. Just after the World War I – the time when people tired of cruelties and were longed for softness and joy to smelt the ice in their hardened hearts. The light, warm and tender fragrance fulfilled this need. Mitsouko was a masterpiece that is still popular and loved. One of the few fragrances which has survived all the reformulations without loosing its charm and beauty.

    The name Mitsouko comes from a novel of Claude Ferré ...
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  5. The Journey So Far vol.4

    In the beginning of 2003 two important things happened: I got my first credit card and started the Great Chypre Quest.

    Many fragrance forum fellows kindly made recommendations and generously provided samples, and I soon learned that the Chypres that were most me were either leather Chypres like Bandit or Jolie Madame or fruit Chypres like Femme, Mitsouko or Y, but I didn't get along with green Chypres like No 19 or Eau de Soir. Not surprisingly, one of my greatest Chypre loves, Le ...
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