Category Archives: Fragrance

Heterodoria iridum

Good irises come in pairs.  At least, it sure seems that way.  Two of my favorites are the matched Prada pair, Infusion d’Iris and Infusion d’Homme.  They’re even better in French – as member JaimeB taught us on Basenotes.  Most … Continue reading

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Labdanum 18 – Love Notes from the Master of Musk

Labdanum 18 – which I tested as the oil – is a very interesting scent.  It wasn’t until I loved the base, that I started to understand why I didn’t like the opening.  Because when I got to the base, … Continue reading

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Iris 39 / 3

Longing for spring rains Even flowers with no scent Promise their perfume

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Patchouli 24 / Patchouly 1974

Well, here I am again – late for the second time in just three attempts to blog in an advent calendar format.  Only a month of Primrose’s samples to go!  I did actually sniff #3 yesterday.  I had all day … Continue reading

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Sandalwood Oil Face-Off – The Niche, The Cheap & The Hippie

Wow – only the second day, and I’m already late to post.  December 2nd’s entry goes in on December 3.  This is completely analogous to those days that you forget to open the advent calendar on time.  Well – not … Continue reading

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Dear Primrose (in the Steampunk Universe)

Dear Primrose, Please forgive the tardy nature of this correspondence.  It approaches Christmas in the Electrical Universe, and I am therefore quite busy.  Compounding the busy season, there is a curious tradition here, in which all presents for Christmas must … Continue reading

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Letters To Primrose

One of my oldest and best friends in the fragrance world is Primrose, who is surely one of our “alpha dandies” on Basenotes.  Along with the other veterans of that forum, she has managed to maintain it as one of … Continue reading

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