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  1. Terre Incognito (Part One)

    If you've been visiting over on the ladies' board, you may be aware of a thread called the Note Identification Project. A group of us Basenoters purchased a variety of natural and synthetic components used in fine fragrances. We've been using them to learn how to identify the notes in perfumes. We're also mixing them up in all kinds of combinations, hoping to learn how our notes combine to give accords and full fragrances. The latter effort, entitled the "Clueless Perfumery", has been ...

    Updated 20th July 2008 at 07:17 AM by Redneck Perfumisto

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  2. Mitsouko

    Mitsouko is a perfume created in 1919 by Jacque Guerlain. Just after the World War I – the time when people tired of cruelties and were longed for softness and joy to smelt the ice in their hardened hearts. The light, warm and tender fragrance fulfilled this need. Mitsouko was a masterpiece that is still popular and loved. One of the few fragrances which has survived all the reformulations without loosing its charm and beauty.

    The name Mitsouko comes from a novel of Claude Ferré ...
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    Perfume review
  3. The Journey So Far vol.4

    by , 14th July 2008 at 08:09 AM (Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon)
    In the beginning of 2003 two important things happened: I got my first credit card and started the Great Chypre Quest.

    Many fragrance forum fellows kindly made recommendations and generously provided samples, and I soon learned that the Chypres that were most me were either leather Chypres like Bandit or Jolie Madame or fruit Chypres like Femme, Mitsouko or Y, but I didn't get along with green Chypres like No 19 or Eau de Soir. Not surprisingly, one of my greatest Chypre loves, Le ...
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  4. Show Me What You've Got: Is it all about initial notes?

    by , 13th July 2008 at 10:52 PM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    We always say that it's not all about the topnotes, and that it's a shame that the general public tends to evaluate fragrances based only on the initial notes they smell at retail counters. It isn't just with fragrances that something like this happens, though. I recently noticed that it also happened when I was on a daytrip and shared my music collection with one of my travel companions.

    Some of my absolute favorite tracks are a little more involved. They don't always open with ...

    Updated 13th July 2008 at 11:18 PM by echerub

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    Fragrant Musings
  5. The Novice Nose: Is There A Difference Between Action and Words?

    As I’ve said in the past one of the reasons I’m doing SotW is to see whether the actions of the community match up to the words on the forums. Over the last couple of weeks there have been three opportunities for me to check whether our words as a community match our actions in what we wear.
    The first is this thread around Acqua di Parma Colonias
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=211984
    Throughout this thread there is a debate about which Colonia is best. There ...
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    The Novice Nose



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