Category Archives: News and politics

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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Chanel No. 0.5 Eau Final

If there is anything which proves that I have finally reached the status of true fragrance fanatic, it is the fact that I am about to take a five-dollar fragrance seriously. Very.  Seriously. BUT WAIT!  It’s not like this is just … 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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Cultural Capitalism: Fear and Loathing in the Perfume Aisle at Macy’s

….an abstract symphonic post, in which, by a Kansas tornado of antideconstuctive disestablishmentarianism, we consider the fragrant origins of Donald Trump’s cultural counter-insurgency, mostly by way of stream-of-subconsciousness, non-snob reviews of Trump’s two modern scents, Success and Empire. prelude When Donald Trump announced that … Continue reading

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Going Postal: Addressing the Perfume Mailability Problem at USPS with Technology

I will admit that I’ve been a merciless critic of the USPS in regard to fragrance mailability.  When it was pointed out to me on Basenotes that it is far easier to mail fragrances in China – as in RED … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Hinoki Oh

This post was inspired by the amazing and unique Comme des Garçons fragrance Monocle Scent One: Hinoki.  Everything you are about to read is true.  As determined by a secret court that you cannot question, using secret law that you … Continue reading

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