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Mystery of Musk



Basenotes is taking part in the Natural Perfumer's Guild Mystery of Musk Project, where 12 perfumers are all developing their own interpretation of the popular note and sending them to various bloggers and forum members for their review. Read more. The five Basenotes members taking part are: Hirch Duckfinder, jrd4t, Mimi Gardenia, Redneck Perfumisto and Sugandaraja.

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You can win a bottle from Artemisia Natural Perfurmes - we'll pick a winner from the members who leave comments the Mystery of Musk Blog.

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  1. Drifting Sparks

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    Like drifting sparks,
    or somebody's photo on the internet,
    you never know where perfume will end up
    once you set it free


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    Drifting Sparks


    Molecules of musk
    Blinding brilliant to the nose
    Sparks upon the wind.

    Animal whispers
    In the messages of plants
    Nature ...
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  2. Like Whiskey for Chocolate

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    Craving, by Perfume by Nature.
    There simply aren't enough warning labels on this stuff.


    The ne'er-do-well private fragrance investigator is back, and this time he's in real trouble. In addition to his many other weaknesses, it seems he's a bit of a chocoholic, and maybe even kinky for gourmands. Too bad he's about to run into Craving - the Mystery of ...
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  3. Voyage to the Temple of Musk

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    Mounted nereid from the temple of Asklepios at Epidauros


    Fragrant feelings must be told
    But how it's done's a question old.
    Should my truth fail perfume's glory
    Let this myth tell truer story.

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    In the third year of our voyage, propelled by a great storm, we were driven far to the western seas. As ...

    Updated 12th July 2010 at 05:25 AM by Redneck Perfumisto

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  4. Dionysis by Lord's Jester - Adam Gottschalk, Perfumer

    I'm wearing Dionysis this morning - in a few spots in various levels of development.

    This one opens intensely with a big plump wine note that is loaded with what seems like sticky balsam. It's heady and intoxicating - it's hard to pull your nose away from.

    That stage only lasts a few minutes on me. There's a transition next that speeds through a number of olfactory images to me - some good, some not so good. I get an herbal tea with milk shortly after the initial blast ...
  5. Perfumes, Jitterbugs, and Jitterbug Perfume Perfumes

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    What goes with great literature? Fishing lures and a lazy afternoon? Perfume? How about a perfume that fits the story like a dandy's scented glove...?

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    Standing alone in front of the wrong class, our little team-teaching experiment now seemed like a huge mistake. With the AP English and chemistry classes being essentially the ...
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