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  1. Catching Up

    Firstly,

    My apologies if I was supposed to get back to you, or you've contacted me in the last month or so. I'm severely behind. I recently lost a member of my family, and that has taken over things somewhat. Hopefully she's at peace now.

    I hope to be catching up with everything soon. Apologies for late emails and actions on my part.

    Happy sniffing peeps.

    Grant
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  2. What i have to share.....

    by , 4th September 2012 at 08:52 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    May not interest many intelligent noses here, and i feel as though some may read me, and view me as uninspired, uneducated, amateurish, a bit of a fragrance redneck. But at the same time, that may just be the way i feel, and i am guilty of projecting my feelings of fragrance inadequacy onto others here.

    What i do not lack, is enthusiasm. I don't feel, that to be a member of Basenotes, i need to possess some sort of College Degree, to enable me to appreciate an aroma, and state my ...

    Updated 4th September 2012 at 09:12 AM by Scent-imental

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  3. Fragrance of a salmon.......

    by , 3rd September 2012 at 08:45 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    I have just returned today, from my fishing trip.

    I had withdrawal symptoms caused by a fragrance-free week. I should maybe qualify that statement; i have suffered a week of nostril assault, brought about by rotting pink salmon carcasses, and chopped bait herring, both are thick, cloying, greasy and clinging aromas, that drape and cloak every fiber of clothing, and body. Saying that i stunk, barely begins to describe my week.

    My pathetic spray atomisers that I took ...
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  4. Essenza

    by , 2nd September 2012 at 02:46 PM (Krak des Chevaliers)
    Like Swedish death metal or Byzantine icons, cologne is essentially a narrow and conservative form. That makes genius within the genre all the more impressive: as the smaller details are the only really variable elements, they have to carry the composition.

    Some weeks ago I tried some Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza in a store, and it seemed impossible that any fragrance could lift my spirits so suddenly and decisively. Pure transport and unlike anything I had ever smelled before. ...
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  5. Suggestions II

    by , 2nd September 2012 at 03:35 AM (Krak des Chevaliers)
    I mentioned before my desire for a "fall urban pastoral," something cool, smoky, citified, and fundamentally unsweet. This quest has led me over the last few weeks to various odd beasts and not-so-near-misses, but has also generated a number of thoughtful proposals. One of the most promising of these came in the form of Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella, whose enthusiasts claimed for it a power to transport the wearer to Le Mans in the summer of 1972.

    Le Mans, the movie ...

    Updated 2nd September 2012 at 11:19 PM by Hojji77

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