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  1. The Acqua di Parma Line

    Another repost from the old blogs:

    This house has been in business for nearly a hundred years. Many of their scents are very fine, and all of them are at least quite good.

    The Colonia and Colonia Assoluta are the best sellers, probably, but (being in the eaux de cologne genre) the least interesting to me. If I had to choose, I'd say the second one is more interesting, more complex, but don't overspray! I do wear and enjoy it, especially in hot weather.

    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 06:19 AM by JaimeB

    Scent Reviews
  2. Same Fragrance, Different Notes?

    This is my first repost from the old blogs:

    Sometimes, when my curiosity is aroused, I look up the notes that make up the basic blend of a scent. Sometimes, I check more than one source. Usually, when I do this I find very similar things listed in both sources. Sometimes, however, I find lists so different that I wonder if they are really for the same fragrance.

    This happened recently when I was trying to find out the basic structure of Chopard's men's EdT Casran. I looked

    Updated 2nd March 2008 at 12:50 AM by JaimeB

    The Art of Perfumery
  3. Why Basenotes is rubbish lately

    AKA - where are the marketplace bits in the directory, AKA - why is it offline for hours at a time, AKA - why do I have to log into see the review now, AKA - why is something happening that is really quite annoying...

    Anybody that visits the site often will have come across an occasion in the last few months where the site unavailable. This is frustrating for us, so we guess it must be frustrating for you too. Here's what is happening.

    The main culprit is the scripts that ...
    Behind the Scenes
  4. How we talk about our experience of scents

    I wish I had a better handle on an objective way to express my experience of scents.

    I can easily tell you what I like or don't like, and I can usually tell you why, if I confine myself to talking about the elements of the scent, its proportions, and the overall feeling tone I get from it.

    But then sometimes I find myself bogging down in descriptions that speak about a scent metaphorically. I say it's "classy," or "elegant," or "playful,"

    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 06:20 AM by JaimeB

    Philosophy of Fragrance
  5. Blogs Are Back!

    Hooray! If it is possible to retrieve my former entries, I will repost them. Maybe we're lucky to have a second chance!

    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 06:20 AM by JaimeB

    Personal Reflections

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000