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  1. The Beginning. Why I'm doing this.

    I read The Emperor of Scent a few years ago & then I read The Secret of Scent last Christmas. I realized that I had no idea what Oakmoss or Amber or many, many of the other fragrances smelled like. And I had smelled almost none of the perfumes that were mentioned.

    And I rememberd various trips to my hair stylist when I'd said, "That shampoo smells nice. What is it?" And the answer had been a pretty common scent, like "Strawberry," one time, "Watermellon," ...
  2. Most worn so far... aka The Big Picture

    by , 23rd April 2009 at 02:54 PM (Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon)
    I started to collect scents in 2002 and to keep stats of what I wore in 2004. The following is a list of the scents I have worn at least twenty times since then.

    Because my stats are simple Word documents, I have to go through all of them and do the counting, so it will take some time before this list is complete, but it already gives a picture of which scents have been most "busy".

    I will update this at the end of this year and then again at the end of the ...

    Updated 15th January 2012 at 05:58 AM by tigrushka (updated with 2011 stats)

  3. Stamelman's book Perfume

    A while back, I got my copy of Richard Stamelman's book Perfume: Joy, Obsession, Scandal, Sin: A Cultural History of Fragrance from 1750 to the Present (Rizzoli, New York: 2006. 384 pp.)

    The book is a beautiful coffee-table book with lots of color plates, from old prints and perfume advertisements to photographs of the same kind of thing. The visual impact of the book is amazing.

    The Table of Contents is also pretty impressive. There are eight chapters covering the

    Updated 23rd April 2009 at 02:25 AM by JaimeB (Fixin' typos)

    The Art of Perfumery
  4. I Smell. . . Like Puking

    In different threads in the forums section of Basenotes, I had seen some women mentioning how their scent preferences changed during pregnancy. And even some men had anecdotes about their female partner's sensibilities during pregnancy. In particular, I remembered how some women found scents that they previously enjoyed to be nauseating. I thought to myself, "How sad!" But it didn't quite click in my head, "That could happen to you, hon."

    Except, maybe about ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 10:58 PM by Aiona

  5. Reviews et al

    Many of you will be pleased to know that I've nearly solved all the review issues. You'll hopefully soon be able to edit them, have accurate review counts and see reviews that have somehow got lost.

    In doing this, I've rewritten the whole review system in php and am using a mysql database which I should have done ten years ago.

    The last step is transferring all 40,000+ old reviews into the new system, which will either be really easy, or really hard.

    Hurrah! ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 02:21 PM by Grant

    Behind the Scenes

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000