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Shopping Guide to Edinburgh

by Colin Murchie, 01st June, 2003

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a visit to historic Edinburgh. While you're there you'll need to know where to get your scent-fix. Print this page and take it with you!   Boots the Chemist A large chain of chemists (Drugstores) that sell everything from fragrance to first aid. All stores carry a range of skin care esse…

I like a big stink!

by Christopher Peterson, 01st May, 2003

Stop to smell roses on the path of life? No Thanks. Give me the gutter! I. It's always struck me as odd that perfumes and fragrances have tried to smell good. Think of the huge, whole range of smells that the world and the universe have. Think of it as a pie chart-all the smells that can possibly be conceived of being smelled, making…

Introducing Bond No. 9: Bottling New York

by Ali Nakhai, 01st April, 2003

New York city: Sinatra wrote songs about it, Scorsese makes films about it, and Kerouac wrote stories about it. Few cities if any can contend with the opulence of New York's culture scene. Every borough, street, alcove, alley of New York perspires with personality. Laurice Rahme, who handles the prestigious Creed line of perfumes in t…

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The History of the Crown Perfumery

by Dr Basenotes, 01st April, 2003

"What is the history of the Crown Perfumery and why can't I find their products anywhere? Please help me!" Gérard Domonic   Doctor Basenotes Says: Should you not have any objections, dear chap, I'll answer your questions in the order you ask them. Firstly, the history of Crown. I did ask my dear friend…

Outdoor Skin Care

by Kimberly Sayer, 01st April, 2003

"What regimen would you recommend for people working outdoors in the cold and wet?"Jason K , Toronto   Kimberly Says: Firstly I would recommend a moisturizer to protect the skin from the harsh elements. My light moisturizer is protective enough to add a nice light layer against the harsh weather aspects.Secondly, if your sk…

The Sin of Too Much Scent

by Christopher Peterson, 01st February, 2003

<h2>Seeing Reality Behind GQ Magazine's Fragrant Smoke.</h2> What's all this yakkity-yak I hear about the sin of wearing too much fragrance? This is a problem that is simply overblown. Seems like you can't get away from the "wearing too much" issue whenever the subject of cologne comes up. Sometimes…

Interview with Todd Bennett, AKA The Cologne Guy

by Grant Osborne, 01st February, 2003

In 1995, back in the early days of the Internet, there was a website ran by the paper-bagged guy above called Answers from the Cologne Guy, which featured information on men's cologne. Then in 1998 the site was no longer updated, and in 1999 it vanished. What happened? Where did it go? Basenotes gets the answers from the cologne guy - Tod…

Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur

by Dr Basenotes, 01st February, 2003

"I received a bottle of 'Mouchoir de Monsieur' as a gift, and would like to know more about it. I tried the Guerlain website, but was unable to post this question. I do like the fragrance, it is unusual and I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it. However, I would like to know its history and its composition" Jo…

Swift Skin care

by Kimberly Sayer, 01st February, 2003

"I haven't time to use lots of different products. What products do you recommend that are essential?"Colin H, New York, US   Kimberly Says: That's a great question!The whole idea of grooming and self maintenance is to create a program that is simple and non-time consuming so you will stick to it. For men, very simp…

Scents that ladies love

by Dr Basenotes, 01st December, 2002

"What fragrance do you recommend for me? I want something that will have all the chicks going wild! Nothing girly though, I want a real manly scent!" Ian, New York, USA   Doctor Basenotes Says: A ladies man, eh? I remember, back in the sixties when London was swinging; my good friend Lionel and I used to spend ou…

Banishing Spots

by Kimberly Sayer, 01st December, 2002

"I'm in my mid-twenties and still suffer from spots. I eat healthily, and wash my face every day. What am I doing wrong? Will they ever go?"John R, London, UK   Kimberly Says: To help manage your skin, try a good clay mask, which will draw out dirt, spots, oil and dead skin cells. Use a facial scrub two to three times a…

A look at L'Artisan Parfumeur

by William Good, 01st December, 2002

Mure et Musc Passage d'Enfer Voleur de Roses Mention these or the names of any of the other fragrances of French niche fragrance brand L'Artisan Parfumeur to one of its loyal followers, and you're likely to find yourself involved in a conversation (whether you want to be or not) in which the person shares his or her personal e…