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!
Hi, F, I've just recently started writing down some thoughts on fragrances and posting them here on Basenotes. I've read many of your reviews and just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed them. I appreciate your balance of analysis and pleasure. Looking forward to reading more. Best, jtd
Like everyone else I love your comments. With Floris's Vetiver no longer available, is there another you prefer? I am trying to find something that has a lasting vetiver quality, not overpowered, or replaced by citrus!
I lost my father when I was a kid and didn´t get that essential knowledge on colognes and things of that sort, so your reviews have really filled in the blanks for me. You have a fantastic historical knowledge of the industry and pick up all the accents and scents of a fragrance with a lively writing style, I always consult what you say about a fragrance before I buy anything now, and I literally just got into fragrances last month! Thanks!
Hey foetidus! I find your taste to be fantastic! Your reviews are great as well. I'm on the search for something that seems to be simple, but very elusive. A good fruit fragrance. It seems they're all either syrupy sweet and synthetic, or the fruits aren't really the focal point, and are more in the background. What would you suggest?
Reviews are not only solid, there is a lot of quick and smart humour embedded in them! All I can say is BRILLIANT!
Thank you very much your views are greatly appreciated.
Could you tell me which chypres you think are superb? i have aramis and like it very much. Maybe a chypre with a touch of floral in it?
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