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  1. The Guide; New York

    by , 27th August 2012 at 12:01 AM (Krak des Chevaliers)
    I'm thinking about The Guide right now, as I suppose many Basenoters do from time to time. LT and Tania's seminal book, now a strapping four-year-old and into its second edition, indicated a new way of thinking and writing about fragrance much as (I am indebted to anomie for this insight) Robert Christgau's Village Voice columns fundamentally shifted the grounds of pop music criticism, tightening it, sharpening it, demanding that everything essential fit in one hook-laden paragraph.

    Updated 28th August 2012 at 12:08 AM by Hojji77

  2. Smokey Iris....

    by , 26th August 2012 at 09:58 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    I've had a vintage free day today. It's almost unhinged me, frankly.

    As we are going camping and fishing for a week, i thought it best to end all my auctions, as i am not planning to take any technological device away with me. I am having an internet free week. The thought of that makes me anxious actually, so reliant am I upon the ability to do status updates from virtually any location. The campsite we stay at, does have wireless, but i am being firm with myself, and not taking ...
  3. Feminin/Feminine

    by , 26th August 2012 at 03:35 AM (Krak des Chevaliers)
    By now I think most of us here are well aware that the line between men's and women's fragrances is mostly aleatory and driven by marketing. Like many modern gentlemen, I wear a number of feminines; right now I'm enjoying a small nightcap dose of Putain des Palaces, and Sikkim, as I have mentioned before, is probably in my all-time top five. Still, there are certain feminines that I would never, ever want on me, or rather certain topoi that remain off limits. To wit:

    --anything ...
  4. Stacey solomon - smile!!

    Hey guys,

    Someone just gifted me this perfume named SMILE by Stacey Solomon!! Even though i know it must have been a good bargain... somewhere i found it nice when i smelled it!!

    I just wanted to know if any of you have tried it? i cant figure out if i love it yet... and no reviews of this perfume is here or on

    Do lemme know if any of you has tried it... Would love to know what you feel about this.

    Thanks... CHEERS!! ...
  5. How far will you go.....

    by , 25th August 2012 at 09:44 AM (Scented Thoughts and Experiences)
    Well, i managed to fit in a trip to an antique/thrift store today. Calling it a thrift store is somewhat of a misnomer. It's a log cabin, and like a maze inside. Jampacked with all manner of stuff, and it takes a good while to go through their cosmetics and potions. I didn't find that holy grail item, that i had visualised. I will admit to hoping for a collectible box, containing a full bottle of Joy Extrait ( a girl can dream can't she?)

    But getting there, to the actual location ...
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