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  1. The Blessings of This Life and the Joys of the World to Come

    Once in a while, I remember all the good things I have not done anything to deserve, but enjoy nevertheless...

    The only appropriate response to this is deep gratitude. The sheer generosity of our friends and loved ones is so precious, and we so often take it for granted or fail to repay it in kind, that we absolutely must remember to be grateful or risk losing our humanity altogether.

    Even beyond human love and kindness, consider the beauty of the world, its rich color,
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    Updated 7th September 2011 at 08:02 AM by JaimeB

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  2. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 4: Other Feminine Classic Must-Try's

    Well, itís day four of my grand experiment, and that brings me to a very short list thatís almost guaranteed to cause controversy:

    Other Feminine Classic Must-Tryís

    To be honest, I could have filled a hundred fragrances with this genre alone, but itís been done before, and much better than I could. If youíre interested, check out Luca Turinís guides or the writings of Roja Dove for more insight than I could possibly give.

    Iím being quite brutal ...
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  3. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 3: What's The Big Deal About Guerlain?

    Wow Ė itís already time for our next installment of 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Obsessed Guy Should Try. As before, please bear in mind that this is one amateur's opinion. If you disagree with anything, please comment!


    Today, itís time to tackle something big:

    Whatís The Big Deal About Guerlain?

    When I first discovered Basenotes, I was shocked by how much all the experts here were constantly clamoring over Guerlain. Honestly, it wasnít ...
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  4. Pure Malt Nation: a Prototype of a Utopian Society

    Sometimes I think about what a utopian society would be like. Perhaps I am wrong, but sometimes I think a utopian society would be one in which differences are obliterated. A society void of caste or class. Perhaps in such a society we would all dress alike. Perhaps in such a society we would all smell alike. Perhaps we would all smell like Pure Malt. Hmmm... I sense some of you wouldn't like that. Don't worry, it isn't going to happen anytime soon. But if it ever did happen: ...
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  5. Addicted to Scents and Fragrances

    I just love it. Anything that smells wonderful, my sensitive nose will seek it out and distinguish a particular smell within an abundance of other scents, even in a busy city. I have been known to tell people what perfume they are wearing as they walk past, and am usually spot on! I can also smell other smells, sometimes ones which I am unable to identify but smell so fabulous.

    I adore the smell of leather, warm wet bath flannels, washing powder and crispy clean linen, jasmine, coconuts ...
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