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What The Hell I've Been Up To?

Greetings from the dead! This site has been radio silent for the past few months, in fact for most of 2017 and I do apologise for that. 929 more words


Berlin in Winter by Baruti

Berlin in Winter

Baruti, 2015

Nose: Spyros Drosopoulos

Warm and rich, cozy and comforting, wooly-thick oranges and maroons and lavenders, in deep, darker shades, touched with coffee and rose and resins, reminiscent of ‘perfume oils’ – that is how Berlin in Winter welcomes you upon its kingdom. 445 more words

Perfume Reviews

Can you "just say no" to IFRA ?

Not long ago I was contacted (through the Basenotes.net site) by a new perfumer who is launching a new line.  He wanted to know if I was interested in sampling his initial fragrances, and I agreed.  1,082 more words

Fragrance Reviews.

Dior's Sauvage or Leather Oud?

I’ve seen people mention these two scents in the same paragraph.  The point is usually one of two possibilities, along the lines of, “if you don’t like Sauvage, go ahead and wear Leather Oud and watch people run away from you,” or, “how could a house that released Leather Oud release Sauvage not long thereafter?”  The obvious thought here is that Sauvage was targeted at the masses, especially younger guys who think a scent will help them in their romantic quests, whereas LO is only for those who want something unique and don’t care what others think of the scent they are wearing.  1,221 more words

Fragrance Reviews.

Demeter Fragrance Sampler Order Part 1 Food/Drink

Demeter Fragrance Sampler Order Part 1 Food/Drink

I finally fell down the rabbit hole of Demeter Fragrance. With the hundreds of scents they have to choose from, it took me at least an hour in a half to go through the classic scents and come up with the cart full that I now have to share with you. 478 more words


Mille Feux, Matière Noire, and Dans la Peau by Louis Vuitton

I finally made my way to the Louis Vuitton boutique here in Melbourne. It’s not that I don’t have the opportunity to, for I walk past it on a weekly basis – I just don’t ever need to make my way inside. 975 more words


Fake Niche versus Real Niche.

As I said in the last post, I’m not all that interested in debating the concept of niche with others.  I have my notions about what it should mean, and then there are several common concepts about it that others hold.  1,423 more words

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