I took a 2 year hiatus from posting and discussing fragrances. I tend to obsess over things, and I needed a break. Back then, if you look up old posts of mine containing the word "Creed" I was a hater. I felt that they were over-rated and over-discussed. Funny thing since then I re-tried and bought GIT, AVENTUS, and ROYAL OUD. I'm trying to decide if my tastes changed, or just my attitude. I began thinking about this more, and pulled out all of my collection, and started going through
Well, I'm back after a (forced) holiday of two months...All I can say is be very careful not to irritate the moderators. They have the power of life and death on Basenotes.
With Summer coming, I have been to the department stores looking over the fragrances. Those who follow my posts on Basenotes know I have been a staunch niche fragrance fan. True they are harder to find, and more expensive, but you will not smell like everyone else, and the scent usually lasts all day.
There are some regulations which have been on the books for years, that are only recently being enforced. It is illegal to ship flammable liquids internationally because they are put in cargo planes. When you purchase postage for your international package, you are generally asked if it contains liquid, flammable, or hazardous materials. Since EdT, Perfume, etc. contains a large amount of alcohol, the answer should be "yes"
Great Brittan's Royal Mail just announced that they
Where and how to store your fragrances is an important topic, one with many myths and superstitions. Here are the facts.
First, Never store your fragrances in the sunlight. The biggest concern is the break-down of the delicate top notes such as the citrus based notes in a fragrance. Heat and sunlight are the enemy. Storing them in the bathroom may seem like the logical place, but the heat, humidity, and bright lights will damage the top-notes over time. I store mine in the bedroom,
Agarwood, also known as oud, Aoud, oodh or agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees. When the tree is infected by a mold, it's immune response produces this thick rich smelling oil. Like different wines grown in different locations, oud depends on where and when it was grown. It comes from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Phillip pines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and India. I believe most oud is produced in plantations of trees planted by suppliers.You