I think we can all agree that when learning something new, the methodical approach is best. So while it was mighty tempting for me to jump all over the board (a Guerlain here, SL there, a talked-about department store release thrown in for good measure), I stayed the course and chose a theme with which to begin my olfactory voyage-- the Carons. And the samples I ordered all smell deliciously lovely just in their vials! Well, five out of six of them smell lovely. Tabac Blond smells a little...ummm...funny.
Ajmal Mawsouf - 3ml or full bottle
Al Haramain Musk Al Ghazal
Arabian Oud Woody - 3ml or 90 of 100 ml set included
Ajmal Shams Special Edition Indian Oudh EDP 3/4 bottle
Swiss Arabian Maliki 30 ml or 3ml
More to come....
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I'm posting all this and the reviews are not even up yet.. gah. Any way, I think what made me want to write in this style would be a mix of not knowing how to break down smells anyway, but also just a different angle.
Most of the reviews are just what is in the fragrance and a brief analyzing of how the things work together. Which is really great, because at least I learn a little on how things are in cahoots. However, many of the comments are repeats, and say whatever someone else has
Having fixed my last problem, it appears that the solution to that is turning some apostrophes in reviews to a question mark.
Ok, lets try and fix this then.....
Looks like its a problem from when people paste from word, which gives a different apostrophe which has an encoding different to what a website expects.
Can't see an immediate fix yet. sorry
Updated 27th January 2009 at 09:07 AM by Grant
Edit: I've fixed this now -- had a dodgy charset in my header metatags.
One thing I've always tried hard to do on Basenotes is ensure the names of the fragrances are properly accented. So for example
Fabergé not Faberge
Égoïste not Egoiste
Fraîche not Fraiche etc.
I tried to re-upload the directory file to the server today using my new mac, and to my horror all of the diacritical marks were rendered as funny squiggles!
I've tried re-uploading
Updated 27th January 2009 at 07:49 AM by Grant
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