First, I absolutely admire your reviews and find them illuminating and educational. Second, I was wondering if I could ask for your help. There is a scent, which you, as an expert that you are, may not even consider anything worth of your time. However, there is a note in this scent that I have encountered before in some higher end scents that remember form years ago. This note is driving me absolutely crazy. The scent I am referring to is by Michel Design Works. There was a line of Verbena products. The middle note / drydown display a somewhat synthetic, chemical, naphthalene note that I recall from somewhere and absolutely love but cannot place. Are you familiar with the scent? Probably not, it's not a well-known or popular or a really high-end brand... :-( Furthermore, this particular line has been discontinued, it appears. If you were willing to give it a sniff, I would be very happy to mail you a sample of this stuff. You are my last hope.... Thank you for your time and attention.
can you please tell where od do you buy your perfumes over the web?
I would like to buy L'Anarchiste und Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic.
On the original web sites (Caron Paris und Guerlain) I haven't found sell
option, and there is also big difference in price between official retailers and
ebay or amazon. I reside now in Germany.
Thank you in advance,
PS tremendous!! reviews, thank you very much!
You are exceptional.
Your reviews are simply amazing.
Sir, gentleman, could I ask you what you think of Xeryus Rouge?
Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.
Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the soil.
Bishop Reginald Heber
I know you've been over 2000 reviews for a while now, but please accept my belated
congratulations for this marvelous feat. Your reviews actually bring fragrances to life and
have inspired me to try many things I would of never considxered. Thank you for all that
you do to make basenotes the great site that it is.
Tova for Men and Eau de Rochas Pour Homme are two of my favorite fragrances
And I am slowly getting towards trying the Frederic Malle and Acqua di Parma lines, thanks for the feedback!
foetidus, your thorough and intricate reviews that bring out the beauty in each fragrance have definitely inspired my reviews, maybe someday we'll be neck and neck for the most reviews
I had one question: What are your favorite citrus scents/which ones last the longest for you?
Thanks in advance!
Congratulations on 2000 reviews - and very good ones they are too!
You are a PEACH to have responded so thoroughly, and I appreciate it. Have just logged on after a bad month and was thrilled to get these responses....from someone whose comments seem to me right on target, insightful, and beautifully written! Thanks! Now, I just got a bottle of "Encre Noir" and have been bathing in it (so to speak) since it arrived. At dinner in Boston Friday night (Hamersley's Bistro) the server (female) made a point of asking me what scent I was wearing. She's been wearing Guerlain's Vetiver and is no longer satisfied. She loved the Encre Noir. I directed her to Basenotes and, more to the point, to Foetidus. Do you have a Facebook fan club yet?
Cheers! and thanks once again!
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