As a perfume lover I want to get my nose into everything. Meaning that even when I hate a perfume I will try to make peace with it & wear it till I am immune to it's evil. I have to figure out it's mystery. Sadly Bal à Versailles is not going to be one of those that I concor.
Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez is described by many reviewers here as an old fashioned classic. Wile I agree that it's very old fashioned & I'll admit it could be a classic I'm 100% sure of the fact
I am searching for an a fairly literal orange blossom/neroli scent with staying power. I don't want to smell like a candle or a "home fragrance", though. Any suggestions?
I can't sleep, but I'm to tired to do anything constructive, so I'm going to post a list of all the things I really couldn't do without -- the software and websites I need to make basenotes with.
Firstly, my trusty iMac. (this one here - though mine isn't always up to these crazy tricks), without which I'd be pretty stuffed. I also like my eeepc, which is pretty useful for catching up with email (gmail) and my rss feeds (Google reader) when I'm doing my full time dad duties.
I have been collecting (I now realize in retrospect) for a long time. And along the way, I thought there were markers. There were times before I had ever heard of Basenotes that I realized I had stuff that most people had never heard of. There was the time when I first realized that I had already amassed more bottles than most other Basenoters; until that time I had unconsciously assumed that most people on this board had hundreds of bottles!
But I think the real indicator came relatively
Updated 5th October 2008 at 08:53 AM by JaimeB
(Original post here.)
It’s a bit scary to realize that at this point I’ve only been a fragrance enthusiast for about six months, and my collection has amassed to 34 bottles. And probably that many samples. How it started was simple, I ran out of my usual cologne (Polo Blue) and was looking for something new to try. Being the good boy I am, I got on Amazon and looked at best-sellers and took down a list of the top 20 or so bestsellers and took off to Paducah with list in hand.
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