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  1. The "Scent of Peace" - Methyl Nonyl Ketone

    The "Scent of Peace" - Methyl Nonyl Ketone

    Those who loose the Dogs of War
    Shall rue the day for evermore.
    But bearing rue, the Herb of Grace,
    The Scent of Peace doth war erase.

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    Today we ponder the Scent of Peace and the Dogs of War. But not necessarily in that order.

    One of the joys of marriage is playing Cassandra. Spouses have a nasty habit of not believing warnings, no matter how ...

    Updated 3rd May 2018 at 07:04 PM by Redneck Perfumisto (Image uploaded to Basenotes)

  2. On Pleasure and Its Detractors

    All the previous history of the universe has led to this moment. Considering how much struggle it's been to get here, I feel the least I can do is enjoy it. It's sometimes hard in the instant of experience to "breathe into" moments of pain, but in the end, I think I can probably agree with the old Edith Piaf song title "Non, je ne regrette rien!"

    I'm a great believer in enjoying the sensual pleasures of this world, along with the intellectual and spiritual

    Updated 5th March 2010 at 03:01 PM by JaimeB

    Philosophy of Fragrance , Personal Reflections
  3. Sharini Graines de Paradis

    First up is Sharini's Graines de Paradis, a perfume created by Sharini Parfums Naturels in the south of France.

    This opens as a bright floral citrus - refreshing and comforting. Sparkling grapefruit zest, spicy ginger, and wild cherries picked just last month in the valley of the Herault (wow!). The cherry note, sweetened by the 18 month aged tincture from Madagascan vanilla pods, has an ...
  4. New Wardrobes, no lion or witch though

    The wardrobes have been completely recoded from the ground up. This is to make them compatible with the new site's backend. The recoding of the site should mean that things are less intensive on the server, leading to less crashing.

    Main changes

    • You can now edit your wardrobe directly from your wardrobe, so you can rate fragrances, move them to wish lists etc. You can also mass-rate of move, so if you wanted to mark 20 fragrances as being 4 Star in one shot you can.
    • You

    Updated 12th November 2010 at 06:08 PM by Grant (Updated to-do list)

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  5. Does This Fragrance Make Me Smell Fat?

    by , 14th September 2011 at 03:23 PM (Jaime B's Blog)
    So some dudes on Basenotes have occasionally used the phrase "old man's fragrance." I read this, and I think, "Wow, this expression is carrying an awful lot of freight!"

    What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that there are a lot of unconscious assumptions behind this statement. Maybe I should detail some of these, first of all, just for fun, but secondly, to deconstruct some unexamined ideas that show some pretty shocking attitudes — attitudes that people wouldn't

    Updated 14th September 2011 at 09:52 PM by JaimeB

    Philosophy of Fragrance , Personal Reflections
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