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  1. earthquake summers

    Felt a quake a few nights ago, maybe a 2.0 or less, and when I get up the next morning I see on the news that part of San Bernardino is on fire, again. Hmm, what perfume to wear for a typical California July?

    (Someone really needs to create a fragrance that smells like slightly burnt chaparral and displaced rocks.)

    The Miller et Bertaux Green has been doing its duty. It has excellent vibrancy in the heat and while its presence isn't what I'd call pronounced it has ...
  2. Poor at sharing

    I sampled Timbuktu yesterday, and was intrigued and fascinated. I decided that I would offer it to my husband to try, but then couldn't do it. I just don't want to share its empty loveliness. It's mine Maybe after a few more sprays.

    Updated 21st July 2009 at 08:52 PM by Hebe (extra apostrophe removed)

  3. Basenoting on a Palm Prē

    Basenoting on a Palm Prē

    I wonder if it is simply because this is a fragrance website that somebody with a Palm Prē as their avatar stands out. People use a lot of things as their avatars, but not many cell phones make the grade - especially around here. I was a bit worried about our friend Stereotomy when he began using a Palm Prē as his avatar. I was especially fearful that we might be losing a Basenoter to those evil things called "outside interests".

    Well, ...

    Updated 21st July 2009 at 12:33 AM by Redneck Perfumisto (because errors ain't got no end)

    Tags: browser, palm, phone, prē, pre
    Reviews , Miscellaneous
  4. Sample Angst

    So about two weeks back I had a glorious Monday sampling in the blissfully quiet Cabot Circus. It was the last day of a heatwave, Blythe was snuggled into a carrier and flirting happily with everyone.

    I skin-sampled Miss Dior Cherie l'Eau, Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere and Daisy. The EP was gorgeous, and I liked the fizzy EV enough to be wondering if I should get that over Malle's Cologne Bigarade. Both are shortlived citrus, but the EV is significantly cheaper. ...
  5. Sephora Trip!

    Blog after blog eh? Well today was quite adventurous! I looked through to see if I could find any fragrances mentioned quite a bit on here and all I found were Guerlain Vetiver, Bulgari Aqua, and YSL L'Homme.. no Encre Noir or Narcisco Rodriguez I can't have everything though! Here's a quick review for each:

    John Varratos : I quite like this one! I tried 3 Varratos fragrances at Macy's around 2 months ago (original, Vintage, Artisan) and there was one I really liked.. this one! ...

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