Monthly Archives: May 2008

Rich and Richer

Somebody on Basenotes asked a very interesting question – what fragrance makes one smell wealthy? I decided not to pollute Basenotes with the answer to that question.  Instead, it is here:   This answer has 3 parts: Not serious:  My … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, Fragance, Internet

No War for Old Gentlemen

The following story, a “re-review” of Givenchy Gentleman, is based on top-secret files at Scentral Command.  These files were just de-“class”-ified. “General Polo, sir!” “Colonel Pi.  Your report?” “Everything’s here.  Sir!” “Excellent.  Hmmm.  This doesn’t look good, does it?” “Permission … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, History, Hobbies, News and politics

Smeller Beware – The Curse of Anosmia

  What strikes fear into the heart of us “fraggies” and “basenoters” more than, say, a psychopath with a chain saw and a grudge?  Anosmia – the loss of smell – that’s what!  Yes – many of us fragrance freaks … Continue reading

Posted in Fragance, Science

Scentral Command

“Atten-hut!  Ladies and gentlemen – Commander in Chief Polo Crest!” “General Polo.  General Obsession.  Admiral Banderas.  Good to see you back in port.” “Thank you, sir.” “Secretary Devin.” “Sir.” “OK – let’s get to work.” “Thank you, sir.  Men – … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, News and politics

Shootout at the Tire Factory

“Snake?” “Snake?” “Snake?  Is that you?” “Shit!” “Snake!  I can’t believe it!  It 5:30 in the morning!  Are you crazy?  Jesus Christ on bicycle!” “I’m  sorry, honey.  I…” “You crazy!  It 5:30!  I married crazy guy!  Jesus Christ!” “I’m sorry.  … Continue reading

Posted in Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, Uncategorized

Strange Classy Biker Babe: Un Parfum des Sens et Bois

[Reader Caution:  Local troublemaker Snake is narrating this review.  He’s in rare form, carpet-bombing the F.  I tried to get him to tone it down, but he told me where I could go.  <sigh>  The trouble with autonomous characters is … Continue reading

Posted in Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, Uncategorized

The perfume book you can’t miss. – By Jim Lewis – Slate Magazine

For those of us who consider any journalism less fragrance-oriented than Basenotes to be “mainstream media”, here’s an excellent mainstream review of Turin & Sanchez on Slate: The perfume book you can’t miss. – By Jim Lewis – Slate Magazine … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, Hobbies, News and politics