Category Archives: Science

I Smelled Bleu de Chanel Again!

I didn’t smell it very much, and I didn’t smell it for very long, but this morning, for the first time since some time before Thanksgiving, I actually smelled – in a faint but definite way – my Bleu de … Continue reading

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Some Potentially Useful Misinformation About My Upcoming Absence From Fragrance

I never thought I would make a post with a bizarro-world title like this one, but then, these are interesting times. Ultimately, this is a post about Anosmia. I decided to do it here, rather than on Basenotes, because on … Continue reading

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Akigalawood® – Turning Patchouli Waste Into Fine Wine

The natural woody componentMade from perfectly natural scrapGave an unearthly but natural smellAnd naturally got the synthetic rap I love Akigalawood® on salad and eggs. I think I love it in WINE most of all. But once I realized that … Continue reading

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Spicebomb

Tonight’s fragrance is Spicebomb. But before that, a bit of an explanation. I think it’s clear that I disappeared from fragrance for a while. I think I’m still gone from it, in some respects. But despite that, I felt a … Continue reading

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kaffeeklatsch!

I view the health of public discourse by an interesting metric.  Can I make a good-natured joke about Donald Trump in the fragrance world – one with deep knowing humor on many levels to all sides – and only minimally … 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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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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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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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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