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  1. SOTD, Saturday, May 2, 2015- Penhaligon's Ostara

    ​Georgia O'Keefe, Yellow Jonquils
    Penhaligon- Ostara
    Earthy, meringue-like clouds of waxy notes
    gleam in the golden rays.
    Sleepy, their pendulous heads nod in the sun,
    drinking in the recent rain.
    Somber, grey clouds scuttle off, leaving the glorious
    Vetiver and grasses wafting in their wake.
    Narcissus was doomed to love himself beyond all reason,
  2. Need help adding ........

    Need help adding fragrance/crafting on to my resume as hobbies/interests. I have formulated home made lotions, a little fragrance mix (amateur) and home made lip glosses. I am trying to land a job with a lotion making company .
  3. Gamma Methyl Ionone

    Quote Originally Posted by mastorer View Post
    Fascinating reading, all the above, as I try to find more written info on Takasago's Methyl Ionone Gamma EQ (I have no idea what EQ stands for and I guess that's my point here...)

    This issue, I mean aroma discrepancies between products obtained from one seller to the next with the identical chemical name, exists with many other ingredients as well, not just the big family of ionones we all love so much. However, differences among the ionones is perhaps more noticeable –or rampant–
  4. A Picture from the blue

    A friend of mine was on a fight to Dubai recently and noticed one of the cabin crew was wearing a name tag with the same family name on it as mine. He took the man's picture and emailed it to me remarking on the strange coincidence. Of course, the flight attendant was from the same part of Spain, Galicia, as my parents, but it led me to think about some things I hadn't considered for a long time.

    Here's what I wrote to the friend who emailed me that picture:

    Thanks for

    Updated 25th March 2015 at 11:05 PM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections
  5. Thinking on it

    I have a lot of time at work when slow to think about fragrances and why I wear them. Or why you wear them. Mainly, I wonder why we have so, so many. I am speaking about a lot of us here on basenotes. Our bottle counts are huge. It is so strange. I am going to babble on maybe why I do. Feel free to join in.

    I used to think I just liked them. I just bought them on whims and whenever I felt like it. I didn't know people did not usually do that. One bottle was enough for them. Their ...
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