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  1. I Smell. . . Challenge

    This week and last week (and actually the week before that. . . no actually this whole YEAR) has been really challenging for me. Work has kept me busy and leaves very little time for sampling, or devoting myself to trying new things.

    I find that sampling things takes effort. I want to have the time to write my impressions as I am impressed. And these days, I rarely have a long moment to myself. So trying new scents becomes difficult.


    Updated 11th February 2009 at 11:28 AM by Aiona

  2. Tabac Blond Day 5

    Dominatrix in a bottle! Dead sexy. Is it supposed to be sexy? Is it the leather? I've never worn anything I perceived to be in-your-face sexy, but I never would have guessed it smelled like this.

    I did, however, sense that I should proceed with caution on this one, so I wore to work a loose-fitting light turquoise colored crewneck sweater and minimalist makeup. But next night on the town with DH, I just may have to rock this one with the form-fitting black dress, knee-high stiletto ...

    Updated 11th February 2009 at 06:53 AM by Sunnyfunny

  3. Baldessarini Ambré - Easy Drinkin'

    (Original post here.)

    While I’ll be the first to admit that for the most part Hugo Boss offerings haven’t done much for me (I’ll also admit my experience with them is pretty limited), I have yet to find a fragrance in their Baldessarini line that I didn’t like. The original Baldessarini (which will be reviewed in the future) was my first experience with fir and pine in a fragrance and is probably partly responsible for my affinity for the notes. Baldessarini Del Mar I just recently ...
  4. Niche Houses and Jean-François Laporte

    In the recent history of perfumes, one of the most significant developments has been the rise of niche perfumery. Let me define this term a little more precisely for the sake of clarity: When I speak of niche houses, I mean perfume companies that do not distribute their products (at least initially) through department stores; that seek to find a different creative inspiration and marketing method from the large designer and mass-market scent houses; and that introduce themselves to the world by ...

    Updated 11th February 2009 at 05:31 AM by JaimeB (Corrections to matters of fact. Thanks to Roberto!)

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  5. Perfume & The Perception Of Beauty

    As Basenotes community members we all love perfumes and emphasize on the sense of smell. But how many of us are truly guided by the distinct types of fragrances? Confussing...... ok let me make it clear!

    I mean certain perfumes are associated very closely with particular objects, thoughts, perception and emotion that human life is surrounded by. Most of the people believe that a good fragrance is everything we want ...

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