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  1. Music has no language

    I was listening to my typical music dose at work, and one of my colleagues wanted to check what I was listening to. This made him cry, even though he didn't understand even a single word. Its sufi (Islamic mysticism) poetry FYI.

    Updated 23rd July 2009 at 06:43 PM by Mudassir

  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 09:52 PM by Hebe (extra apostrophe removed)

  4. 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 01:33 AM by Redneck Perfumisto (because errors ain't got no end)

    Tags: browser, palm, phone, prē, pre
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  5. 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. ...

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