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    No. I order it online a 2.5 oz bottle for $39 or something. The 500ml bottle certainly has price advantage by volume but I'd never use that much! :-)
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    Hey Jaime!

    I love reading your reviews. Do keep up the great work!
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    Just wanted to say hi, and have a wonderful week!
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    Hey, let's be friends! : )
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    Hey, thanks for taking the time to read my over-long blog, and thank you for the nice comment : )
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    Love to read your reviews. Keep it up.
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    Hello Jaime B,
    Im Axel, from Spain .
    I see you have interested revievs ,
    Please can you send me some recomendations
    about your Best Favorite Perfumes ,
    specially for Men

    This is perfumes who I like moore .
    Specially this winter days :

    1 Tuscan Leather , Tom Ford
    2 Vanille tobacco , Tom Ford
    3 Patchouly 24 , Le Labo ,
    4 Les Orientalist , Annick Goutal
    5 Poivre Samarcande , Hermme
    6 Timbuktu , L Artisan
    7 Amouage XXV Jubilation
    8 Musk Oil , Khiels
    9 Nostalgia ,Santa Maria Novella
    10 Agarwood Oils Natural , Musk and Roses arabian Attars

    Your Recomendations are Wellcome !!
    Best Wishes,

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    Hey JaimeB love your posts and candid opinions about everything. You give to Caesar what is due to him, no extras if they are unwarranted, and I appreciated that. Evaluations that are always honest.

    My buddy is off to Paris tonight, and from all the fla-fla-fla I'm reading about Scent 79, I want the green light from you as to whether it's worth the expense (no sure how much in Europe).

    I love incense, don't remember the original Jil Sander, so what say you.

    Thanks for a reply,
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    Happy Birthday Man....Hope your day is amazing...
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    Happy birthday, kiddo!!!!
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Native of Brooklyn, NY; speak Spanish and French (more recently, some Italian); former Anglican/Episcopalian monastic, now married
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Retired Language Instructor
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"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"

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Personal Updates, with an Emphasis on Scents

by JaimeB on 19th July 2017 at 04:45 AM
Note: This has been sitting as a draft unposted since February 2014. I just discovered that I never actually posted it!

OK, so I decided to switch horses in the middle of the stream; I'll start over.

It's been over two years since I last posted to my blog, or since I've spent much time on Basenotes, for that matter. The reasons for that are a little bit involved, and I don't want to say too much about that in this blog entry. Maybe I'll save most of it for another one later

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Fanciful Transformations

by JaimeB on 19th July 2017 at 04:38 AM

Odd things come unbidden to mind and assume new associations.

For example, as I was sitting down to read a rather mundane mystery novel, seemingly out of nowhere I suddenly remembered part of Ariel's song in Act I, scene ii of Shakespeare's The Tempest:

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and

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What is Luca Turin up to these days?

by JaimeB on 19th July 2017 at 01:11 AM

Luca Turin has had quite a run, first surfacing as a popular writer on scents with two books, The Secret of Scent (2006) and the Perfumes: The A-Z Guide (2008). He had already become a familiar name to some through Chandler Burr’s book The Emperor of Scent (2002), which contained the first account of his theory of olfaction. After a bit of a gap, The Little Book of Scents came out in 2011; finally, we saw a collection of Folio Columns 2003 to 2014, which appeared in 2015 .

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Nocturnal Meditation in Translation, "Clair de Lune"

by JaimeB on 12th July 2017 at 06:42 AM

Translation is at best a difficult and dissatisfying, often even frustrating, task; yet I feel drawn to try my hand at it from time to time.

This is a poem of Paul Verlaine, he of the sad and broken love affair and infatuation with the younger poet, his sometime admirer Arthur Rimbaud. The poem was also the inspiration for Claude Debussy's orchestral rendering in his piece of the same name, part of his Suite Bergamasque.

Verlaine paints a moonlit landscape grounded

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Updated 27th July 2017 at 04:21 AM by JaimeB

Personal Reflections

A Picture from the blue

by JaimeB on 25th March 2015 at 03:02 PM
A friend of mine was on a fight to Dubai recently and noticed one of the cabin crew was wearing a name tag with the same family name on it as mine. He took the man's picture and emailed it to me remarking on the strange coincidence. Of course, the flight attendant was from the same part of Spain, Galicia, as my parents, but it led me to think about some things I hadn't considered for a long time.

Here's what I wrote to the friend who emailed me that picture:

Thanks for

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Updated 25th March 2015 at 10:05 PM by JaimeB

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