Category Archives: Books

Exoalchemy

UGHLLO.  This is Grumpy Cat.  Technically, it’s DOCTOR Grumpy Cat.  However, MISTER Grumpy Cat will be fine.  I’m so pissed off at my latest alma mater for encouraging Marxist faculty in their coercion of useful idiot students into “safe space” insanity, that … Continue reading

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Red’s Ultimate Fragrance Blogroll Post

The time has come to do something useful in this life.  And at this very moment, I am struck by the need for somebody to create a simple travel guide to the world of fragrance.  Something useful to newcomers.  Something … Continue reading

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Four Dudes, a Classy Dame, and a Boozy Babe

….OTHERWISE known as Field Notes from Cowtown – this week’s ruberrific report on my spectacular sniffing experiences, out in the real world of designer fragrance, in the malls of flyover country. But first, a message from our sponsor’s required movie of … Continue reading

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Bandolero: Series 01, Episode 10

Note to Readers: Today I got my shipment of a mystery fragrance – Chandler Burr Untitled: S01E10.  This is surely one of the finest yet in the Untitled series.  And – if the immediacy of my reaction is any indication … Continue reading

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Malaga à l’Aube

I had fully intended to use my once-in-a-lifetime trip to Andalusia to do some extreme perfume reviewing.  In the end, I suppose I did.  It just didn’t turn out as expected.  And that, I suppose, is the fundamental beauty of … Continue reading

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Time to Ride

There was a time, back somewhere between the 1930’s and the 1850’s, when a cowboy named Red showed up in Perfume City.  He was part Injun, through his mama’s side, and she never let him forget it.  He figured that … Continue reading

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New York’s Finest

Day 1 of my “aroma  therapy” is simple.  Do anything that helps me fall back in love with fragrance.  Hence, this post. As I was going through my iPhoto collection last night, finding a picture that reminded me of things … Continue reading

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China Bans Time Travel – Antigravity Remains Unaffected

China Bans Time Travel. Antigravity Working Intermittently, Like Google. In a move which puzzles only the most sane readers, China has banned time travel and similar plot clichés from new television programming.  Also under house arrest are myths, superstitions, fantasy, … Continue reading

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“Perfumes: The Guide” Makes Amazon’s Best of 2008

Well, it’s gratifying to see one of my favorite books getting some recognition.  Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez was picked as #55 in the top 100 books of 2008 by the editors on amazon.com – quite … Continue reading

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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

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