Rate and Review
Members can rate and review the perfumes they own
Build your wardrobe
Keep track of the perfumes you own, you've tried or create your own wishlist.
Chat with likeminded people — our forums house some of the liveliest perfume discussions on the net
it's free and takes less than 5 minutes
Entries with no category
Goodness, i can't believe how long it is since i was here on Basenotes. Well, for any length of time, that is. I am so busy these days.
I came, ostensibly, to do an advanced fragrance search, and decided i'd attempt to update my wardrobe. Huh! I am daunted by the task, while i mentally browse the collection, now housed downstairs in the spare room, on industrial shelving. I was looking for a violet-laden, iris, opoponax patchouli type of fragrance, and was not coming up with much
Since i rambled. So here i am, rambling. I have been very busy, but unfortunately not finding much in the way of vintage recently. There's no flea markets, estate sales or suchlike up here. So no finds of note. But last night, i could have kicked myself, hard.
Husband and I had been looking, without much success, for a bottle of Apres Londee and not even vintage, just a modern bottle, it seems difficult to find. There were however, 2 full bottles on Ebay, so i asked the other half,
I have previously reported my failure at obtaining samples from Nordstrom. It was embarrassing how few i managed to procure from them, i almost could not bear to discuss it. However, I did state, that i was perceiving it as a mission, a gauntlet thrown down, and defiantly picked up by myself. A challenge, if you will, and i am nothing, if not tenacious, stubborn, and a general pain in the arse, when i really want something.
And things have gradually improved, due to my educating myself
Yes, i will be suffering from distinctly odiferous evenings, until i wash my dressing gown - a by-product of decanting mishaps tonight. I find it interesting that when I choose to wear a perfume in the morning, running my finger gently along the pretty alluring bottles, gently humming a tune, and i select my companion for the day, I have a little lovey-dovey relationship with it, and we get to know each other, see how we "fit" and usually, i am wishing i could get more sillage and longevity,
I received 2 boxes of vintage treasures, via priority mail 2 days ago, and took some photographs to share with you all here.
I had full intentions of exploring the boxes leisurely, taking a little stroll down vintage lane, encountering new and surprising smells, in order to choose which i would keep, and which to sell. I have not actually done this yet, as life has that habit of throwing up little surprises to disrupt the best laid plans. This week has been no exception, and i received
Basenotes is an online guide to perfume and fragrance, featuring news, a database of fragrances, perfume glossary, fragrance forums, user reviews and more.