I am just getting started in the wonderful world of scent, and am looking for some recommendations. The one scent I know I love is Fracas by Robert Piquet. Does anyone have any other suggestions.
Recently on Basenotes I ran the first-ever Basenotes March Madness, and one of the criteria for a fragrance being in the running was to have the most reviews. A*Men led the pack by a huge margin, but it’s also probably the most divisive fragrance mentioned on the boards. It’s very polarizing, you either love it or hate it. I’m firmly ensconced in the “love it” group.
The bottle comes a few ways, either the black rubber bottle with blue star, or the metal bottle which is refillable at
2 M∀N - by Comme des Garçons
Gather round, esteemed readers! There is something new swirling in this part of the fragrance world - and it ain't what you think! A new scent is taking over at the local fashion emporium, Red's Lumberyard! No, it's not the pig farm next door, although that was certainly a close contender. No - this scent is definitely
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"Come in! Please - have a seat. Here - take a lab stool!"
Seeing only a tacky, vinyl-backed bar stool, we sat our butt in it.
"And what can I do for you? You look like you could use some Comme des Garçons 2 Man!"
Taking up his kind offer, I decided that I would
Rose absolute and rose attars are among the most expensive and ubiquitous ingredients in perfumery, along with jasmine and orris, ambergris and oudh. The vast majority of mainstream and niche fragrances don't use naturals for these notes anymore, and haven't for at least a decade. There are many aromachemicals used to mimic rose absolute, but the one I like the best is by Givaudan, titled simply, "Rose".
But does Rose smell like a rose? Well, more like a hyper-rose. If naturals
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