Category Archives: Science

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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Who Put LSD In My SdV?

Ah, the beauty of the amide group – that little bit of organic chemical functionality that turns Element 6 with Valence 4 into beautiful things like Carl Sagans, who say BILLIONS AND BILLIONS until we sigh about the beauty of … 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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