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I have posted about one thousand reviews at the other major fragrance website. I may be moving them here or else starting up a salon de parfum. On verra...

Update: I've decided to leave my earlier reviews posted at the other site. I am also posting reviews of perfumes not found in the basenotes database there as well. My review of "Perfumes: The A-Z Guide" has been reconstructed (from memory) and can now be found at this URL (scroll down the page):


In some cases, I am writing new reviews here (at Basenotes), during a more recent wearing. This decision is based on my preference for "phenomenological" reviews = based on the direct and immediate experience of the perfume on my skin (not on paper, and not from memory). When I change my mind about a fragrance, I do not believe that my earlier experience is thereby invalidated. I was a different person when I wore it before!

Evaluation key for my reviews:

Thumbs up = Either I have this perfume and would buy it again, or I would love to have this perfume or smell it on someone else

Thumbs down = I would not wear this perfume even if I had a bottle and could live quite happily without ever encountering it again

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Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Poems, Part II: Counter-conjectures.

by sherapop on 16th November 2011 at 02:49 PM
In my last post in this series, I boldly asserted the identity of perfumes and poems, offering twenty platitudes which I claimed to be true of both perfumes and poems. (see: [url][/url]) I was thinking along the lines of Leibniz' Law, according to which, in this case, if everything true about poems is true of perfumes, and everything true about perfumes is true of poems, then this should establish their identity!

I invited counterexamples

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Updated 16th November 2011 at 04:05 PM by sherapop

Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. , Perfumic Identity

Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Poems, Part I: Platitudes Aplenty!

by sherapop on 13th October 2011 at 03:43 PM
[B][SIZE="4"]Proof of (Perfumes = Poems)[/SIZE][/B]

Looking back at my rather modest and very inchoate “theory” of perfumic and poetic identity, I must say that today (a decade later—gasp!) I find it rather [I]quaint[/I] (a word which I hesitate to use in the wake of Alberto Gonzales's notorious dismissal of the Geneva conventions through the use of the same, but it really is the best choice in this case, as the reader will shortly see). The subtitle of my presentation,

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Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Persons, Part I—counterpoint.

by sherapop on 4th October 2011 at 04:58 PM
[B][I]Oscar[/I] and I grew apart and eventually went our separate ways...[/B]

For years we were united as a solitary front, and nothing seemed capable of rending us asunder. But one day I woke up, gazed over at him lying next to me and thought to myself, “This just isn't working anymore.” I was no longer satisfied with what [I]Oscar[/I] was able to provide. It wasn't that he withdrew his affection from me. No, the problem, I felt, was that somehow he had not kept up the pace: [B]he

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Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Persons, Part I.

by sherapop on 26th September 2011 at 03:33 AM
[B]My ugly divorce from [I]Mitsouko[/I][/B]

Upon draining the last drop of my beautiful 3.1oz gold-encased bottle of Guerlain [I]Mitsouko[/I], I reached immediately for my back-up 2.5oz bottle containing, I naïvely thought at the time, the same precious elixir. Not so, I was devastated to discover. All of the charm and seduction of the opening had disappeared, leaving a vague, watery opening in its place. As the fragrance dried down, it improved somewhat, but only near the end was

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Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. A Triangular Investigation.

by sherapop on 26th September 2011 at 02:39 AM

[INDENT][B](1) [/B]While reflecting upon reformulation and my futile attempts to come to terms with some recent disappointments, I eventually wound up concluding that, although some of our favorite perfumes will continue to disappear due to forces entirely beyond our control, we can rest assured that new ones will be born. In reasoning thus, I appear to have been trying (vainly) to derive solace from the oft-invoked refrain of folk wisdom according to which sometimes

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