Looking back on one year as a Basenoter, I'm wondering I'm alone or if others go through the same stages of interest in fragrances. I jumped in quickly, read tons of reviews and bought many of the highly regarded fragrances. I stuck to designers because they were easily available and affordable, so I could build a big collection quickly. Found a lot of good stuff. But now I'm selling many of them here to make my wardrobe more manageable. Have others done this and stopped, satisfied with their collection? I'm thinking about turning to samples of niche fragrances. Anybody else turned in this direction and willing to offer advice? Should I stop and first learn to identify individual notes and accords? Would that mean sampling oils to get my nose around individual notes/ingredients? I still feel like a newbie. The way forward is...
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3/6/10 at 1:51pm