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  1. Zut alors! A Journey into Urn-land

    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. ...
  2. Emptying out some un-used and barely used stock

    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....

    Hit me with any offers at check that one often.

  3. A little better definition.

    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 ...
  4. ...and now i've problems with apostrophes in reviews

    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

  5. fragrance with accents in directory temporarily unaccented [fixed]

    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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