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  1. lcfgeo's Avatar
    Hi, recently I bought a 3.4oz bottle of Bleu de Chanel edt.. A lot of reviews from websites around the world says that the cologne has very lasting and projection. I dont know whats happening but in my skin it seems to be a very smooth scent. I bought it on a website like ebay so I need to decide fast before give my feedback to the seller. I am new at world of fragrances, i used blind method to buy that. Is that a really smooth scent after 3-4 hours (summer)? Is it a counterfeit? The box measures, bottle, letters and code seem to be fine in comparison a large amount of google results serching for...
    I appreciate the help,
  2. Zgb's Avatar
    It's really great to have the wardrobe and all the frags accounted and how many times they're worn etc. I know I'm a nag and I know it'll get remedied BUT, I do miss my wearings from Huddler and 27 reviews :P

    All in all IT IS good to be back
  3. Surfacing's Avatar
    I really prefer this old blog style over the Huddler one. Most certainly good to be back to this style.
  4. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Having the old wardrobe back was like opening the vintage fridge to get out some glue and rediscovering all my old fall goodies that were put away for the summer. A real side-benefit of coming back here, for sure!

    Nice to see you here, too, Mimi! Really feeling like home!
  5. Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Nothing like home, Red ! Yay !!!!! I actually do not even mind having about 1500 less posts or the bare bones. it's like a newly furnished house . A clean slate- the possibilities are endless and quite wonderful to think of .
  6. Scent-imental's Avatar
    Excellent analogy, and what a beautiful pair!!
  7. jcw122's Avatar
    Inspirational and profound
  8. jcw122's Avatar
    Inspirational and profound
  9. cpk's Avatar
    Great read but should we really encourage companies to water down (this is essentially what is being done here, isn't it? a tradition started by companies like the Different Company) their fragrances raising their prices in a most devious way?
  10. Bigsly's Avatar
    Seems like we are on opposite ends of the application spectrum, as I try to use one spray, and I also avoid top notes as much as possible. This may largely explain why we have at least somewhat different tastes. However, at first, I did apply more liberally, but the result was a bout of "chemical sensitivity" syndrome, I think (which I don't want to deal with again, that's for sure). And this is why I don't want to do such "experiments." I've got a large number of frags I enjoy and don't really want to take any chances.
  11. JaimeB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto
    Not quite sure, actually. IFRA tends to get a lot of the latter (excoriation). But I thought that they deserved at least a few kudos for coming clean on numerous fragrance realities in that video. The glass was definitely more than half-full IMO.

    In any case, the loss of my original post was a blessing in disguise. I have a much better line of attack on what I was going to say. Looks like this rainy weekend may give me the opportunity to do it, too!
    I look forward to reading what you have to say.
  12. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Not quite sure, actually. IFRA tends to get a lot of the latter (excoriation). But I thought that they deserved at least a few kudos for coming clean on numerous fragrance realities in that video. The glass was definitely more than half-full IMO.

    In any case, the loss of my original post was a blessing in disguise. I have a much better line of attack on what I was going to say. Looks like this rainy weekend may give me the opportunity to do it, too!
  13. JaimeB's Avatar
    Were you going to extol IFRA or excoriate them? I think I might know which...
  14. Laureline's Avatar
    great reading this Dr RP ! thank you
  15. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    I certainly hope!

    While I never used the term in its strictest and most shockingly casual sense, the problem with using any term humorously is that it tends to perpetuate it - no matter how unintended that is. The fact that the term was first used in a very enthusiastic n00b post by a beloved younger member is probably what kept it from being deleted, and gave it that initial aura of cute idiocy which made others pick it up. Unfortunately, in the process of making fun of it, I probably induced several more of our resident jokers to lampoon it, to be followed by increasingly casual usage. I think it got to the point where it became obvious that it simply wasn't a good idea to use it at all, lest casual cases become a fixture at Basenotes.

    Let's see what happens. Hopefully we can just forget that it ever came through here!
  16. teardrop's Avatar
    Why thankyou, Joey!
    l must admit l didn't realise you were guilty of this crime yourself, l thought you were gently poking fun at those who are! But apology accepted, l guess we all live & learn- hopefully!
  17. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Thank you for the kind words, teardrop! While I'm forced to admit that I dabbled in the term for its humorous effects, I believe at this point that I set a bad example. I hope that my public apology - even if long-winded and indirect (and using the term for one final laugh, admittedly) - might lead others to join me in abandoning its use.

    And to my friends who are reading this, I will only add one more thing to teardrop's comments....

    Q.E.D.

    PS, teardrop - My character Joey insists that I tell you that he completely adores your avatar!
  18. teardrop's Avatar
    Brilliantly put, Red! l must say l find the term extremely tiresome, but l content myself with the fact that the guys who use it have an attitude to women which ensures that they never "get laid". At least not by anyone with any class, anyway.
  19. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Thanks, T_C! You know, something really great happened recently that showed me just how true your point is. I was in a friend's office, and I noticed a very interesting cologne - one I had never smelled. In some ways, it was like a greener and sweeter Kouros - definitely a nice fragrance. But as we talked, I realized that it wasn't a cologne - it was a room scent. I looked for a reed diffuser, but couldn't find one. Then I spotted it. No - nothing expensive - just a small plastic thing. I asked him what it was.

    Febreze.

    The point is clear - "cheap" and "synthetic" mean less and less, as the skill and determination of perfumers push back against the legal and economic restraints of modern perfumery. What has not killed them, has in many ways made them stronger. Functional perfumes are now positively gorgeous. So it is simply no surprise that truly excellent scents can be had on the cheap. High price, in my opinion, does pay for some higher quality, but to a far greater extent it pays for exclusivity - for the privilege of uncommonality, as well as for the economics of small scale. It becomes something like paying for a personal perfumer. In contrast, scents like the McGraw fragrances are supported by huge volume, and come in at a very reasonable price. And Febreze? It flies off the shelves, and is priced to go. But when rated purely on the scent, all of these are surprisingly close together. They were all created by skilled perfumers, who may have even studied together. The excellent perfumery in all of them deserves respect.
  20. The_Cologneist's Avatar
    Very much enjoyed this blog entry, one of the few I've read all the way through. You are a man with a passion, a passion for all type of fragrances. I appreciate you blogging about different types at different price ranges, based on the passion which is the smell of the fragrance - the art, not the price. Good work!
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