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  1. Re: Does anyone here remember The Gap scent called Grass?

    Gap Grass does come up on here now and then, generally in very favorable terms. Never tried it myself, but I love Mugler Cologne when I'm in a grassy mood.
  2. Re: Exquisitely Me and I are getting married in 9 days.

    The wedding's at 5:30 in the morning (ballooning weather!) so we'll have lots of time. :lolk:
  3. Exquisitely Me and I are getting married in 9 days.

    Diana and I (who some of you will recall met on here) are getting married in a hot air balloon during the Albuquerque balloon fiesta. We've been together for 3 and a half years now (and engaged for 2...
  4. Poll: BMM11: 3/4 Games 9-12 [W] (Guerlain, TDC, TF, OJ, SL, Hermes, L'Artisan)

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Women's Games 9-12
    (Round 1)
    Poll ends March 5th.

    (2) Guerlain Sous Le Vent vs. (15) The Different Company Sel de Vetiver
    (6) Tom...
  5. Poll: BMM11: 3/4 Games 9-12 (Le Labo, Armani, JPG, YSL, and more!)

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Men's Games 9-12
    (Round 1)
    Poll ends March 5th.

    (2) 4711 K÷lnisch Wasser vs. (15) Le Labo Rose 31
    (6) Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio...
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    Poll: Re: BMM11: 3/2 Games 5-8 [W]

    As I posted on the men's side, my apologies for no game today, exquisitely me and I played not one but two games of drunken Trivial Pursuit and we lost track of time. Today's game will start late...
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    Poll: Re: BMM11: 3/2 Games 5-8 [M]

    The code I have for the scoring and results currently isn't working and I'm hunting down the source of the problem, sorry. It'll definitely be up and going before round 2.



    My apologies. I...
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    Poll: Re: BMM11: 3/2 Games 5-8 [M]

    No problem. Honestly I don't think it has a tremendous effect on the voting, it's more a way to spice up the thread titles so one can tell them apart. I know that's what the date's for, but it's...
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    Poll: BMM11: 3/2 Games 5-8 [W]

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Women's Games 5-8
    (Round 1)
    Poll ends March 3rd.

    (8) Serge Lutens A La Nuit vs. (9) Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
    (4) Guerlain...
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    Poll: BMM11: 3/2 Games 5-8 [M]

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Men's Games 5-8
    (Round 1)
    Poll ends March 3rd.

    (8) Comme des Garšons Wonderwood vs. (9) Frederic Malle French Lover (Bois d'Orage)...
  11. Poll: Re: BMM11 3/1 Games 1-4 [W] - Three Chanels, Tam Dao, Dior Homme, and more!

    Indeed, Jicky had to scrap to even make it in. I was determined to follow the people's votes as closely as humanly possible, and that was the resulting matchup. No. 5 is my pick to win it all but...
  12. Poll: Re: BMM11 3/1 Games 1-4 [M] - LDDM, Fahrenheit, Havana, Dior Homme, Old Spice and more!

    I will try to find a way to make this happen.
  13. Poll: Re: BMM11 3/1 Games 1-4 [M] - LDDM, Fahrenheit, Havana, Dior Homme, Old Spice and more!

    Great minds thinking alike here.
  14. Poll: BMM11 3/1 Games 1-4 [W] - Three Chanels, Tam Dao, Dior Homme, and more!

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Women's Games 1-4
    (Round 1)
    Poll ends March 2nd.

    (3) Chanel Coco Mademoiselle vs. (14) Thierry Mugler Alien
    (1) Chanel No. 5 vs....
  15. Poll: BMM11 3/1 Games 1-4 [M] - LDDM, Fahrenheit, Havana, Dior Homme, Old Spice and more!

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Men's Games 1-4
    (Round 1)
    Poll ends March 2nd.

    (3) Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. (14) The Different Company Bois d' Iris
    (1)...
  16. Re: BMM11 Prediction Contest, Sponsored by IndieScents.com (Women's)

    So in three days or so we have 32 completed brackets. We had 26 total last year. Thanks for your support, guys and gals. I haven't forgotten about the promised changes, but this is my "weekend"...
  17. Re: BMM11 Prediction Contest, Sponsored by IndieScents.com (Men's)

    So in three days or so we have 32 completed brackets. We had 26 total last year. Thanks for your support, guys and gals. I haven't forgotten about the promised changes, but this is my "weekend"...
  18. Re: BMM11 Prediction Contest, Sponsored by IndieScents.com (Men's)

    The matchups were determined by the January voting; Chergui got the 10th most votes, and Guerlain Vetiver, the 63rd. GV just barely made it in, and I didn't want to manipulate the brackets falsely. ...
  19. Re: BMM11 Prediction Contest, Sponsored by IndieScents.com (Men's)

    Seeing several people with brackets already done, that's awesome. :) Let me know what you think of the site!
  20. BMM11 Prediction Contest, Sponsored by IndieScents.com (Women's)

    Rapidly running out of gas to type this as I've been working on the site for three solid days but the prediction contest page is about 95% completed, and ready for your brackets.


    Click here to...
  21. BMM11 Prediction Contest, Sponsored by IndieScents.com (Men's)

    Rapidly running out of gas to type this as I've been working on the site for three solid days but the prediction contest page is about 95% completed, and ready for your brackets.


    Click here to...
  22. Poll: Re: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) Guerlain Jicky vs. Robert Piguet Bandit

    Well, nothing's happening today, I still have quite a bit of work to do on the BMM site. I do hope to have everything done by midnight tonight, and I'll throw the brackets up there tomorrow and...
  23. Poll: Re: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) CDG Hinoki vs. Dior Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit's rapidly running away with this one, be sure and check out the game on the women's side, which is currently a dead heat.
  24. Poll: Re: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) Guerlain Jicky vs. Robert Piguet Bandit

    We are underway, I crunched the numbers tonight and have completed brackets, which will be viewable tomorrow. The women's side has some really good matchups, it would have to for Jicky and Bandit...
  25. Poll: Re: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) CDG Hinoki vs. Dior Fahrenheit

    We are underway, I crunched the numbers tonight and have completed brackets, which will be viewable tomorrow. There are some amazing matchups this year, I take back everything I said about worrying,...
  26. Poll: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) Guerlain Jicky vs. Robert Piguet Bandit

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Women's Play-In Game
    (Game 0)
    Poll ends January 31st.

    (16) Guerlain Jicky
    vs.
    (16) Robert Piguet Bandit
  27. Poll: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) CDG Hinoki vs. Dior Fahrenheit

    Basenotes March Madness 2011
    Sponsored by IndieScents.com

    Men's Play-In Game
    (Game 0)
    Poll ends January 31st.

    (16) CdG x Monocle Scent One: Hinoki
    vs.
    (16) Christian Dior Fahrenheit
  28. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    Closing time! We're ending at 5,000 votes on the dot. :) Thanks everyone, watch for the Play-In game here in an hour or two!
  29. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    Closing time! We're ending at 5,000 votes on the dot. :) Thanks everyone, watch for the Play-In game here in an hour or two!
  30. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    Friendly reminder, the polls will be closing tonight at midnight, so get those last-minute votes in. The play-in game will start tomorrow, and the prediction contest will begin either on the 31st...
  31. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    Friendly reminder, the polls will be closing tonight at midnight, so get those last-minute votes in. The play-in game will start tomorrow, and the prediction contest will begin either on the 31st or...
  32. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first selection is by Andy Tauer, who writes:



    Our second pick is by zliang, who won the BMM10 prediction contest. He writes:



    Tomorrow features picks by Maria McElroy of Aroma M...
  33. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first selection is by Andy Tauer, who writes:



    Also, photographer and writer Nathan Branch had this to say about Knize Ten:



    Our second pick is by zliang, who won the BMM10...
  34. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first pick is by mikeperez23, whose two selections in BMM09 both made it to the finals. He writes:



    Our second pick is by our own Sorcery of Scent, who writes:



    Tomorrow's picks...
  35. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first pick is by the gentleman directly above this post, mikeperez23, whose two selections both made it to the finals of BMM09. This year he writes:

    Serge Noire by Serge Lutens.

    This...
  36. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    They don't have to be, provided you don't mind me making a judgment call on the gender for it. If it's a new nomination, it's got some ground to make up, the magic number is in the vicinity of 15...
  37. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    I forgot to mentions on here, you can now find current voting results at http://danieltharp.com/bmm/standings.php and I have a bit of news on the selection process with regards to gender and...
  38. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    I forgot to mentions on here, you can now find current voting results at http://danieltharp.com/bmm/standings.php and I have a bit of news on the selection process with regards to gender and...
  39. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first selection is by former NYT writer and current exhibit curator and good egg, Chandler Burr. He writes:



    Our second pick is from surreality, who won the BMM09 prediction contest. ...
  40. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first selection is by former NYT writer and current exhibit curator and good egg, Chandler Burr. He writes:



    Our second pick is from surreality, who won the BMM09 prediction contest. ...
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    Re: What is the best

    Take a look at people's wardrobe's rather than have them post lists, many people have even gone ahead and rated their fragrances on a 1-to-5 scale.
  42. Thread: Buying blind

    by bluesoul
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    Re: Buying blind

    I'd have to agree, the potential savings by not buying decants usually get nullified by the first bad blind buy. I would never do it at this point, there's just too much risk of not really enjoying...
  43. Re: Shit On The Shelves....is there ANYTHING worth trying ?

    Well said, it's a shame it's the exception instead of the rule. Of course, fragrance as art flies in the face of marketing trends (fragrance as aphrodisiac and status symbol). I don't believe it's...
  44. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first pick is by Mandy After of Aftelier Perfumes. She writes:



    Our second pick is by our own Grant Osborne, who writes:



    Tomorrow will feature picks by Chandler Burr(!) and...
  45. Re: BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Today's first pick is from Mandy After of Aftelier Perfumes. She writes:

    ----

    The second pick is by our own Grant Osborne, who writes:

    Check in tomorrow as we reveal picks by Chandler...
  46. Re: How to decide whether a frag is an homage or a copy (or even similar) ?

    http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/759954321_E7mFJ-L.jpg
  47. Re: Escentric Molecules line of frags - sampled - my opinions

    Just got my post eaten, trying again, I'll go over the molecules being showcased in the 3 fragrances.

    01 - Iso E Super is a common aromachemical used in place of woods like cedar and cypress, it's...
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    Re: Your favourite fresh scent?

    While I haven't tried Davidoff Champion, Platinum Egoiste is an aromatic fougere and not what I would consider a fresh fragrance, it's rather herbal (fern-dominant). Pasha de Cartier is a close...
  49. Re: I saw these fragrances at a local shop. Has anybody heard of these?

    Only familiar with Explorer, which is probably/possibly Ralph Lauren Polo Explorer. But these sound like knock-offs to me, where was this at?
  50. Thread: Vetiver

    by bluesoul
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    Re: Vetiver

    Wormwood has a pungent anise note that vetiver doesn't have. Conversely, vetiver has a smoky quality that I don't get out of wormwood. Vetiver's the more user-friendly of the two, wormwood...
  51. Re: Have 13 frags on the go, want to keep going but feel like I may already have too many?

    Personally I think the whole shelf life thing is a lot of scariness over nothing. So many mainstream/designer scents are so loaded with aromachemicals instead of real essential oils that I don't...
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    Re: How to identify the different Notes?

    To answer your question at the end, palisander is a Brazilian rosewood. Cistus oil comes from a rock rose, depending on how the oil is extracted it can be known as cistus or labdanum.

    Anyway, the...
  53. Escentric Molecules - Escentric 03 & Molecule 03

    Released in 2010, perfumer Geza Schoen for both.

    M03 Ingredient: Vetiveryl Acetate

    E03 List:

    Top: Ginger, Mexican Lime, Green Peppercorn
    Mid: Orris, Jasmine, Tea
    Base: Vetiver, Leather,...
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    Re: Can we create a "this vs that" sub-forum?

    We have one. It's called Just Starting Out. I'd love to see more threads get moved there.
  55. BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Hello ladies and gents, today I'm revealing the first two fragrances that have been selected by independent perfumers and writers to participate in Basenotes March Madness 2011. Two more will be...
  56. BMM11 Private Selection Show - Eight days of reveals by perfumers and writers!

    Hello ladies and gents, today I'm revealing the first two fragrances that have been selected by independent perfumers and writers to participate in Basenotes March Madness 2011. Two more will be...
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    Re: Signature size limits

    Much appreciated, it's got to the point where pixel-by-pixel, signatures take up more space in a thread than the thread's content. 75 pixels is reasonable.
  58. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    It's actually a bit more dense than either answer, as there is some overlap between fragrances that have been selected by people I contacted and fragrances that made the field on votes; they will...
  59. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    Alright, I got more details on the prizes from Indiescents. The winner for the men's and women's prediction contests will each receive a $50 gift certificate good for anything on the Indiescents...
  60. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    Alright, I got more details on the prizes from Indiescents. The winner for the men's and women's prediction contests will each receive a $50 gift certificate good for anything on the Indiescents...
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    Re: Can we create a "this vs that" sub-forum?

    Not saying a word. :)
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    Alright, we're well into the realm of idiocy here. You guys really can't find it in you to be civil to a guy that's asking for understanding?

    Requesting a lock, nothing more to be gained here. ...
  63. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    I've been really pleasantly surprised with the number of votes so far. Really exceeded expectations. I'm really excited there will be some prizes this year! I will be working on the next phase of...
  64. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    We're at 2700 votes and almost 550 fragrances in the running!

    I can now safely announce there will be PRIZES this year provided by Indie Scents (Luckyscent's new indie site). Again, more info as...
  65. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    We're at 2700 votes and almost 550 fragrances in the running!

    I can now safely announce there will be PRIZES this year provided by Indie Scents (Luckyscent's new indie site). Again, more info as...
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    Re: Best fir / cypress

    CdG Hinoki is miles ahead to me.
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    Gonna go out on a limb and suggest you didn't read the thread.
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    Re: Feminine cedar fragrance recommendations

    It's lovely, Diana had it. Never picked up on much in the way of woods on her though.
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    Agreed, my dear.
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    I'm sorry that you're so world-weary that you think this guy is driven by profit rather than passion. He's a totally sensible stand-up guy, which including you, makes one of the two of you.
    ...
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    Grant and I tossed around the idea of a podcast, and it's been brought up before, but nothing's ever really come of it. Too much on Grant's plate at the moment.

    Anyway, I contacted the OP...
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    Speaking as one of the older members that doesn't really get fragrance reviews in the iteration they're at now, I can say that none of the criticism should be taken personally, difficult as it may...
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    Re: YouTube reviewers and "fakes"

    I've tossed around the idea of doing video stuff, either for the Scent of the Year experiment or Basenotes March Madness. I briefly considered video reviews, but came to the conclusion that I don't...
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    Re: Feminine cedar fragrance recommendations

    L'Occitane Notre Flore Cedre is a lighter unisex take on atlas cedar, slightly camphorous but altogether lovely on either sex.
  75. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    So we're over 2,000 votes and 500 fragrances! There's still a bit over two weeks, so nothing's set in stone.

    Results up to today: http://danieltharp.com/stuff/bmmresults.txt
  76. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    So we're over 2,000 votes and 500 fragrances! There's still a bit over two weeks, so nothing's set in stone.

    Results up to today: http://danieltharp.com/stuff/bmmresults.txt
  77. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    Also, I just want to be clear, you can vote for as many different fragrances as you want. You can vote once per day on any particular one, but if you vote on 50 different ones in a day, great!
  78. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    Excellent, we've almost doubled the number of entries in a little over 24 hours, this is what I want to see! Let's keep it going!
  79. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    No problem, already got it fixed. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for participating! :)
  80. Re: BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    Up! Come on ladies, I really do need your help!
  81. Re: BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    Up! 67 users have voted 587 times on 259 fragrances.
  82. BMM11 has begun! There's a women's tournament this year!

    http://danieltharp.com/bmm/header.jpg

    Good morning and happy new year! Basenotes March Madness is starting early this year because the method for selecting the fragrances that are in the contest...
  83. BMM11 has begun! Nominate and vote in your favorites today!

    http://danieltharp.com/bmm/header.jpg

    Good morning and happy new year! Basenotes March Madness is starting early this year because the method for selecting the fragrances that are in the contest...
  84. Thread: Noses

    by bluesoul
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    Re: Noses

    Heh. Well, to be fair, dad's a diabetic so the syringes were something available and worked surprisingly well on thinner EOs. On thicker stuff like vetiver oils and oleoresins you have to pry the...
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    Re: weird question but i have to ask

    Sprayers use on average 1/4 to 1/8 of a mL per spray. So 120 to 240 sprays out of 30mL. So figure out your usage from there, I've got so many that 10mL works out to a year supply if I wear it in...
  86. Thread: Noses

    by bluesoul
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    Re: Noses

    Was absolutely gonna recommend Perfumer's Apprentice, and I use a shop called Nanda Oils for EOs. It's not only good training as far as what notes are what, but you suddenly find yourself with...
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    Re: Basenotes custom search for Firefox.

    Grant updated the directory, so this stopped working for a bit, but I've updated the code with the small adjustment necessary. Grab the newest copy from the original post.

    Or, if you want to get...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I vs Dirty English

    I have both, and I find myself wearing the more complex Dirty English quite a bit more often than the sharp, resinous Gucci PH. To say they're nothing alike is a bit silly, but Dirty English uses...
  89. Re: Il Mondo di Odore *****Fragrance reviews and information*****

    Hi all, I'm joining Aromi, Red, Asha and the rest of the team at Il Mondo di Odore. My first two articles are up, one introductory post and a review of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste. :)
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    The much-delayed BMM10 Final Results.

    Hi guys, I assure you I didn't fall off the face of the earth, but for the last two weeks or so I've been working, and working a lot, on a new idea that I think a lot of you guys are going to love. ...
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    Re: Lurking and Learning

    Awesome first post. I will say with regards to decanting, I've never had great luck with funnels as they'll invariably have traces of the last fragrance on them. I just decant directly into small...
  92. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Sorry Mark, I was asleep, and I had a post lined up but apparently didn't hit submit, yes the final was 54-52 Chergui.
  93. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    There were a few last year with 130+. The polls not closing when they should has really made some things difficult, accurate scoring being the main one. Two minutes left and LDDM trails by two.
  94. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    13 minutes left, 54-51 Chergui.
  95. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    That's too cool, I love that Andy found out about this, I mentioned it to him when LDDM arrived in the Fragrant Four. There's less than an hour to go and Chergui has a 3-vote lead!

    EDIT: Make...
  96. Poll: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Basenotes March Madness 2010

    Game 64, The Final Spritz
    Poll ends March 31.

    (7) Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. (12) Serge Lutens Chergui

    Most recent bracket:...
  97. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/29 Third Place Game, Guerlain Vetiver vs. Chanel Egoiste

    GV looks to have edged out Egoiste in the end.
  98. Only The Brave...will risk wearing this Iron Man Edition.

    I don't normally get to cross-post news from IGN but they're breaking the story about Diesel's Only The Brave Iron Man Edition, to plug the Iron Man sequel in theaters this summer. Apparently the...
  99. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/29 Third Place Game, Guerlain Vetiver vs. Chanel Egoiste

    As a note, there are no points awarded for this game. This one's simply for placement purposes.
  100. Poll: BMM10: 3/29 Third Place Game, Guerlain Vetiver vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Basenotes March Madness 2010

    Game 63
    (Consolation Game)
    Poll ends March 30.

    (10) Chanel Egoiste vs. (1) Guerlain Vetiver

    Most recent bracket:...
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