This is my first post on basenotes. To introduce myself, I am a 17 year old guy that has been hooked on to the fragrance hobby for about two years. I have sampled many designer fragrances and a few niche ones as well. I have also been browsing basenotes for a while, and have learned much and have gotten a chance to talk with many fine individuals.
I feel like his post is sort of the end of my journey regarding my fragrance hobby b/c I've frankly run
The other day I found a bottle of Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers for a dollar, which was enough reason for me to buy it. When I looked it up here on BN, I came across a review whose author opined that Sunflowers was in some way "wrong for these times," or words to that effect--that in this period of worldwide economic and political malaise it was pretty poor form to wear a fragrance as blithely 90's-optimistic as the Arden product.
Now, I'm not so much interested in the question
The end of the summer drenches me with longing and nostalgia every year. The saying goodbye to a summer crush when you both have to go back to different schools in September. Packing up the summer clothes, and pulling out the warm ones. The days growing shorter with school pressures and anxieties mounting. The first cold breeze in late August.
My summer scents for this time of year, are, this year:
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Which is fun for the beholder; but what about the owner, the tenant? Nicola wondered whether she'd ever had a minute's pleasure from it. Even at sixteen, when you’re excitedly realizing what you’ve got (and imagining that it will last forever), you’re still noticing what you haven’t got, and will never get. Beauty’s hand is ever at its lips, bidding adieu. Yes, but bidding adieu in the mirror."
(Martin Amis, London Fields)
This post is from my blog at jamesdennard.com
I have paid attention to the smells around me from a young age. The honeysuckle at the edge where our yard ended and the woods beside my childhood home began; the smell of the grass just after it had been mowed and after a rain; dirt and mud- all these are smells in nature that I carry from childhood. My mother is a very good cook, and many childhood memories are tied to spending time in the kitchen with her and enjoying the aromas of
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