Category Archives: History

Notes From The Trumderground

  Dear Renato, Funny you should ask about Perfumania’s decision to act as it did, in regard to the Donald Trump line of celebrity fragrances. In my role as a Basenotes moderator, I try to avoid politics, having friends on … Continue reading

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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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Sikkim Grlz

I don’t think that I understood the whole Lush / Gorilla Perfumes concept until yesterday.  That’s when I smelled one of their earlier entries – Sikkim Girls – for the first time. I was immediately transported back to a head-shop in … 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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Old Blogeo, Blogeo – Wherefore Art Thou, Blogeo?

There was a time, before I found basenotes.net, when I was pretty sure that a personal blog was the only way for me to say anything very personal about my love for (or, to those who don’t understand it, “peculiar … Continue reading

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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

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香道 (Kōdō – Fragrance Way)

Obviously I didn’t take this picture – it’s just too beautiful.  Therefore, let me begin with a shameless blurb of product placement for the people who presumably own it – namely, the folks over at http://www.japan-incense.com/.  Since the Japanese tend … Continue reading

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