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    Just read and enjoyed very much your review about Habanita! I can feel the garden of la seŮora Menendez when wearing habanita from now on
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Medicinal Chemist, avid reader and patron of the arts, lover of standard poodles; particularly mine.
Poodles, Volleyball, The Arts
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The Novice Nose: Is There A Difference Between Action and Words?

by Somerville Metro Man on 13th July 2008 at 09:10 PM
As Iíve said in the past one of the reasons Iím doing SotW is to see whether the actions of the community match up to the words on the forums. Over the last couple of weeks there have been three opportunities for me to check whether our words as a community match our actions in what we wear.
The first is this thread around Acqua di Parma Colonias
Throughout this thread there is a debate about which Colonia is best. There

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The Novice Nose: Samples Month Part II

by Somerville Metro Man on 7th July 2008 at 03:16 AM
For the month of June I decided to wear nothing but samples. As there were a couple of days off for SSDís I decided to extend it until July 5th so there would be 29 scents sampled in all. In Part I the first 13 scents were discussed and now in Part II the remaining 16.
Guerlain Jicky---Made for a man but loved by women especially the women of Basenotes. Iíve been dying to try this since noticing that this is the ladiesí equivalent to Terre DíHermes as far as how many of them wear it. ScentMother

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The Novice Nose: Samples Month Part I

by Somerville Metro Man on 30th June 2008 at 04:29 AM
Once again the confounded servers and the specter of work keep me from posting to the blog in a regular manner. Iíve been spending the month of June going through a bunch of samples to see if there was anything I wanted to try more of. In this post Iím going to go through the scents I tried in the first half of the month and next week Iíll return with the scents from the second half.
Jo Malone Mandarin, Basil and Lime---After loving Black Vetyver Cafť and not having longevity issues with

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The Novice Nose: Style Remains

by Somerville Metro Man on 8th June 2008 at 05:40 PM
"Fashion dies, style remains"
Words spoken by Yves St. Laurent and quoted many times this past week on the occasion of his death at 71. His death has caused me to reflect on where style began, for me. It began in the mid 70's as I moved through high school. It began as I wanted to look good for my own self-confidence as well as to attract girls. It began as I looked at GQ for the first time and thought, I want to look like that. It began when I bought my first pair of tailored pants

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The Novice Nose: Jicky and The 8th Annual Basenotes Awards

by Somerville Metro Man on 2nd June 2008 at 03:07 AM
Tonight we observe a mysterious event I call ďThe Jicky AffairĒ. I, like many other Basenoters, was looking forward to the release of the 8th Annual Basenotes Awards. Not only was I curious to see the winners but it would signal the end of Grantís long nightmare getting the site re-coded. As I would think about the results, based on my SotW, I expected Terre DíHermes to have a strong showing which it did. Additionally I also expected Guerlain Jicky to do similarly. When the results were released

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