Just wanted to say how nice it is to be back on Basenotes after taking a break for awhile. It's not that circumstances really warranted any absence on my part, but once in awhile I "fall out" and come back. I suspect that I'm not the only person who does this. I actually do this with a lot of my other hobbies, leaving them for awhile and picking back up from time to time. I have too many hobbies/interests to engage in all of them or any number of them at once. I sort of rotate them unless
Today we will talk about Notes. Like a symphony, a fragrance is a combination of many notes.
Top notes are the first initial odor you smell when you spray on a fragrance. These are generally very short lived notes, that disappear or lessen within the first several minutes to an hour. Often Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, or Pine, they have a quick evaporation rate, and don't last.
The next notes are the Middle notes, or Heart
Ah! You frivolous flirtatious organ of mine. Tut tut! As i mentioned yesterday, Annick Goutal Heure Exquise parfum huiles precious, claimed my attention away from the Guerlain Apres Londee that I bid on, and won.
My plan was to be financially remunerated enough to bid on the AG when it was relisted. It has failed to be relisted - all the better to increase my available funds, you would think. I unfortunately had a little bit of a browse, not ten minutes ago, and Lo and Behold! An
Welcome to my new Blog. I will try to post regularly on topics of interest.
Today we are talking about Longevity. One of the biggest complaints I hear is "I like the smell, but this doesn't last!" Longevity is being able to sniff a fragrance hours later. This is contingent on several factors.
Is it EdT, EdC, EdP? The concentration of oils makes a fragrance last longer.
Are you sure it isn't lasting, or maybe your nose is "used
Since i rambled. So here i am, rambling. I have been very busy, but unfortunately not finding much in the way of vintage recently. There's no flea markets, estate sales or suchlike up here. So no finds of note. But last night, i could have kicked myself, hard.
Husband and I had been looking, without much success, for a bottle of Apres Londee and not even vintage, just a modern bottle, it seems difficult to find. There were however, 2 full bottles on Ebay, so i asked the other half,
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