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  1. Images of some stuff from Ifti's Splits Thread Pt.2

  2. An Applied "Philosophy" for Fragrance, including tips and lessons I've learnt along the way. Part 2.

    Advice, Lessons, Tips, Tricks, and Insights

    This list is continued from Part 1 HERE.

    - Try to avoid hedonism but embrace the aesthetic nature of perfumery. Whether that's with samples or, if you have the money, full bottles, it's ok to try lots of fragrances until you find something you enoy. If you do buy full bottles, just make sure to keep selling what you know won't make the grade: don't hold on to something just because you invested in it. The used market is there ...
  3. An Applied "Philosophy" for Fragrance, including tips and lessons I've learnt along the way. Part 1.

    I have finally discovered the blog section after two years of basenotes membership. Given my predilection for long-form posting this feels like a belated match made in heaven. I have enjoyed writing discursive essay-style topics in the discussion section of this website yet a blog seems a far more natural setting for these posts.

    With that in mind, it seems sensible to start at the start: a beginner's guide to modern perfumery that is in no way just for beginners. At the start of ...
  4. The ultimate way to increase fragrance performance.

    While I'm sure this has been done before, I don't think I've seen any discussion on it. To me, this was so life changing for fragrances in my collection, and improving the performance so much, that it possessed me to write a blog about it.

    So.. there has of course been plenty of talk about putting frags in a wine fridge, or regular refrigerator to keep them from going bad, or to even help with performance. Try turning up the fridge routine about 10 notches and sticking it in the ...
  5. Images of some stuff from Ifti's Splits Thread Pt.1

    Excuse the order or rather dis-order.
    Images of items in the splits thread for reference and general perusal
    Slowly yet surely...!

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
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    Jacques Bogart Signature
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    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EDT
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