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    Well I've always checked this site out & I never joined until now. I like fragrances I have over 100 hundred bottles of cologne. When I first got into fragrances I was an impulse buyer always looking for that one special fragrance. Now that I'm older 32 yrs of age I buy wisely I'm done with impulse buying. I don't have any niche fragrances I only buy designer.
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    Have a wonderful holidays my friend and a happy new year!
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    Birthday Greetings!! Slightly late but entirely heartfelt. Will now resume reading the latest entry in your blog, which I always enjoy!
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    Ah, parabéns atrasado! Muita saúde, felicidade e alegria em mais esse ano de vida que começou ontem :-) Que seja um ano perfumado de coisas boas. Abraços!
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    Hi Friend! I tried to send you a message today, but your mailbox is full...
  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Sir!

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    Happy Birthday Fratello!!!!
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    Wishing a very happy birthday to the erudite and fragrant JaimeB! Cheers, & many happy returns of the day -- !
  9. Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Apparently my honey is taking me to a French restaurant for dinner with champagne tonight. I'll be wearing Acqua di Parma Profumo (lightly, so as not to disturb the other diners!).
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About JaimeB

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October 9
About JaimeB
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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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Travel, music, scents(!)
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Retired Language Instructor
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San Francisco, California
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JaimeB

"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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Fiat justitia ruat cælum.

Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus

Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.

Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
—Seneca

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Personal Updates, with an Emphasis on Scents

by JaimeB on 19th July 2017 at 05:45 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 05:38 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 02:11 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 07:42 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 05:21 AM by JaimeB

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A Picture from the blue

by JaimeB on 25th March 2015 at 04:02 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 11:05 PM by JaimeB

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