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  1. Fragrance Review: Amouage Fate Woman

    For those who may wish to follow the reviews in a subscription format, I will post new reviews here, as well in the Basenotes Directory, starting with...

    Amouage Fate Woman:

    Genre: Oriental

    The bergamot, labdanum, and oakmoss in the published pyramid are key components of the chypre accord, but anyone expecting a chypre fragrance is in for a rude surprise with Fate Woman. This is a massive, uncompromising spicy oriental fragrance in direct

    Updated 8th July 2014 at 02:42 AM by Way Off Scenter

  2. Get to Know a Basenote(r): Ipp

    And today, we have another great mod interview, as well as our first female! Get ready.. for Ipp!


    Retired, caring for a parent, a bunch of rescue dogs and an increasingly wayward garden. Also seek out unusual stones to make necklaces & things from in quiet times.
    Have reached a wonderful stage in life where my daughter has grown up safely and is a lovely, happy person.

    Did you want to be a mod?
    .Being fairly housebound, it seemed like ...

    Updated 16th June 2014 at 03:50 PM by jarroditshallbe

  3. About those reviews...

    For better or worse, I have decided to reinstate what remain of the 1,200-odd reviews which I originally wrote between 2007 and 2012 under the usernames “Vibert” (too pretentious!) and “Off-Scenter,” and then withdrew from the Basenotes Directory some two years ago now. Old-timers on Basenotes will recall that the reviews were withdrawn on one previous occasion – in that case, it was in order to re-edit the entire corpus once the review editing feature was introduced to the Basenotes Directory. ...

    Updated 29th July 2014 at 03:20 AM by Way Off Scenter

  4. Get to Know a Basenote(r): jarroditshallbe

    Hey again. I am going to interview me. I am doing this for future interviews, so I can show a few different lines of thought to answer questions, and free up how much they can articulate. Again, thanks for reading, and let me know any improvements you may think of!

    Why do these Interviews?
    So many of these questions are asked constantly in the forums. Since the “search tool” is clearly always broken, this may be a way to quick reference some of the FAQ’s.
    I also tried ...
  5. Get to Know a Basenote(r): Grant Osborne

    This week, the Man himself, Grant Osborne. The founder of Basenotes

    Job outside of BN?
    My job outside of Basenotes is being a dad (I’m a single parent to my two children for half of the week)

    Moment you decided to start the site?
    There used the be a site called The Cologne Guy that had seemingly shut down a few years before. I was just getting into fragrance – as I had a job selling the stuff in a UK department store – and thought I could create something ...
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