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  1. Why Basenotes is rubbish lately

    AKA - where are the marketplace bits in the directory, AKA - why is it offline for hours at a time, AKA - why do I have to log into see the review now, AKA - why is something happening that is really quite annoying...

    Anybody that visits the site often will have come across an occasion in the last few months where the site unavailable. This is frustrating for us, so we guess it must be frustrating for you too. Here's what is happening.

    The main culprit is the scripts that ...
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    Behind the Scenes
  2. How we talk about our experience of scents

    I wish I had a better handle on an objective way to express my experience of scents.

    I can easily tell you what I like or don't like, and I can usually tell you why, if I confine myself to talking about the elements of the scent, its proportions, and the overall feeling tone I get from it.

    But then sometimes I find myself bogging down in descriptions that speak about a scent metaphorically. I say it's "classy," or "elegant," or "playful,"
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    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 06:20 AM by JaimeB

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    Philosophy of Fragrance
  3. Blogs Are Back!

    Hooray! If it is possible to retrieve my former entries, I will repost them. Maybe we're lucky to have a second chance!

    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 06:20 AM by JaimeB

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    Personal Reflections
  4. Yohji

    by , 15th January 2008 at 07:27 AM (Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon)
    If I had a signature, or a Holy Grail for that matter, it would be Yohji, Yohji Yamamoto's first scent, now sadly discontinued.

    It seemed like destiny right from the start. It was late summer 1998, I was searching for info about perfume on the internet and ended up on Sephora's site. At that point the French site included much more info than the English/American one.

    I had admired Yohji Yamamoto's clothes for ages, so was thrilled to learn that he had launched a scent. ...
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    Uncategorized
  5. My favourite houses

    by , 15th January 2008 at 07:27 AM (Crouching Tiger Hidden Flacon)
    'You know they say it's quality not quantity that matters, but when trying to answer the difficult question "Which houses are your favourite?" it's easier to pick them by the number of scents one loves coming from that particular house. The higher the number, the higher the percentage of great scents from that house, the better.

    Currently my TOP 9 houses and their numbers look like this:

    Comme des Garçons - 27

    Serge Lutens - 21

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    Updated 17th January 2008 at 02:04 PM by tigrushka

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