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  1. Fresh is dead, long live fresh: The Anatomy of the Discriminating Man’s Summer Scent

    Before I actually tackle the matter at hand, I’d like to thank Nukapai at Basenotes for putting the question to me, on Twitter (where else?). When I commented that most of my wardrobe was for cool to cold weather and I needed more summer variety, she wanted to know what I thought made a good summery scent. I think the answer deserves a bit more than the 140 characters than I would’ve been limited to there.

    I believe different people have different criteria they subconsciously rate ...
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  2. Not dead. Not, in fact, deceased.

    I’m alive, and in fact have been writing all this time, albeit in smaller, 140-character chunks on my Twitter account. So what happened after that fateful evening of March 15th? Well, an hour or two after writing that, I sent a message to a member on Basenotes named exquisitely_me, and the message said…

    “What’s new with you?

    The conversation’s been going on for over two months since then, and I’ve discovered some new things, namely that I love this girl ...
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  3. Five Fragrances To Live Life To

    Inspired by Redneck Perfumisto's plug of Chandler Burr's GQ article, I'm gonna see if I can't pare my wardrobe down to five fragrances that let you do anything in life, and smell great doing it.

    1.) Aramis Havana. Serial readers saw that one coming after reading the title. It's a spicy, heavy, masculine fragrance that could be worn every day, or just for those special occasions. If you see fragrance as anything more than just something to keep you from stinking, you owe it to yourself ...
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  4. L’air du Désert Marocain - A Tauering Accomplishment

    (Original post here.)

    First off I apologize to the readers for having to endure the terrible Andy Tauer pun. I couldn’t help it, and as reparation I will be wearing Acqua di Gio today. Okay, that’s actually a lie, I’m wearing Mechant Loup which will be reviewed tomorrow. ANYway, L’air du Désert Marocain was one of the fragrances I was most excited about sampling in this experiment, it’s consistently been a favorite among Basenoters and the composition has always sounded top-notch. It ...
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  5. Tea For Two - I made a mess.

    (Original post here.)

    L’Artisan Parfumeur has a reputation for being daring, innovative, and completely unique. I’d heard enough good about Tea For Two and Mechant Loup (review forthcoming) that I selected both of them for sampling from Luckyscent. In short, the scent lives up to the name. The opening is smoky and mildly sweet, like tea steeping. In this phase it’s rather interesting, and a somewhat rustic scent in an unusual use of the description. The scent is fairly linear, the base ...

    Updated 15th February 2009 at 10:39 PM by bluesoul

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