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  1. Does This Fragrance Make Me Smell Fat?

    So some dudes on Basenotes have occasionally used the phrase "old man's fragrance." I read this, and I think, "Wow, this expression is carrying an awful lot of freight!"

    What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that there are a lot of unconscious assumptions behind this statement. Maybe I should detail some of these, first of all, just for fun, but secondly, to deconstruct some unexamined ideas that show some pretty shocking attitudes — attitudes that people wouldn't
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    Updated 14th September 2011 at 09:52 PM by JaimeB

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    Philosophy of Fragrance , Personal Reflections
  2. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 8: The Sixties

    For my next installment, it’s time for the sixties!

    Men’s Classics – The Sixties

    24. Vetiver by Guerlain



    Another legend from Guerlain.

    Apparently, vetiver (the plant) was first introduced to Haiti in the 40’s by plantation owners hoping to sell it to European perfume companies. The locals quickly developed a scented ...
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  3. Men who wear " Ladies " Fragrances !

    Hello,
    so, what do YOU all think of a " Man " ( Me ) who enjoy wearing a Ladies Fragrance ?
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  4. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 7: Drugstore Classics

    It’s installment seven and it’s time to get unabashedly masculine, so here are some timeless icons:

    Drugstore Classics


    These old drugstore scents get a bad rap. Sure, for $5.99 a bottle, they can’t possibly contain any expensive, top-notch ingredients, but that’s not a fair way to judge them. To put it simply, a men’s designer mall release for $60 a bottle doesn’t have the budget for top-notch ingredients either, once you factor in advertising and how ...
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  5. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 6: Leather

    Hey everyone! Yesterday’s post was pretty non-specific, but I promise to list specific fragrances from now on. Honestly, I had a sort of a plan how to start this project, but from here on out, things are going to get a little random. For anyone who skipped the first few, please keep in mind that I’m no expert and I hope no one reading this thinks that I actually consider myself any kind of perfume professor - I just smell lots of things…

    With that, I give you today’s topic: ...
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