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  1. Basenotes Orientation Day



    Hopefully this page will help answer all the questions you may have about what has happened to Basenotes. The big issue at the moment is that there are lots of things missing. I'll do my best to communicate with you dates and times when I know them. Some things may take longer to re-appear than others.

    For those of you that are unaware, this version of the site is running on the software that we used previous to May 2013. From May 2013 to October ...

    Updated 12th November 2013 at 09:38 PM by Grant

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  2. Such a long time .......

    by , 14th May 2013 at 10:20 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    Goodness, i can't believe how long it is since i was here on Basenotes. Well, for any length of time, that is. I am so busy these days.

    I came, ostensibly, to do an advanced fragrance search, and decided i'd attempt to update my wardrobe. Huh! I am daunted by the task, while i mentally browse the collection, now housed downstairs in the spare room, on industrial shelving. I was looking for a violet-laden, iris, opoponax patchouli type of fragrance, and was not coming up with much ...
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  3. Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    I often do a highly detailed perfume analysis as a gift for friends just for pure perfumers interest. It is very surprising how what you think is varied taste is actually not at all. Ask any friend or do one yourself. Write a list of all the perfumes you have ever worn as staples or really love. Then possibly add a few if you liked them but not so much. Look up your notes and the real story will unfold in front of your very eyes. It has never failed to surprise me yet and I have done loads of them.
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  4. Summer's coming...

    by , 12th May 2013 at 11:08 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Well, I'm back after a (forced) holiday of two months...All I can say is be very careful not to irritate the moderators. They have the power of life and death on Basenotes.
    With Summer coming, I have been to the department stores looking over the fragrances. Those who follow my posts on Basenotes know I have been a staunch niche fragrance fan. True they are harder to find, and more expensive, but you will not smell like everyone else, and the scent usually lasts all day.
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  5. Summer scents with a musky base

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jhoefen View Post
    Caron third man. Musky, fruity (in a non-citrus sort of way)
    I have a sample of this one on the way and I'm looking forward to it! I didn't realize the base gets musky. I've only had the chance to smell it once, which means I got nothing but top notes - which I did enjoy!
    Have you tried Voyage d'Hermes? It's a citrus with a white musk that works very well in summer. I bought a bottle in Bali and it seemed pretty much perfect.
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