Having a scent that defines you is important. This used to require trips to aisles of colognes, and the repetition of smelling different (yet similar) scents over and over again – an abuse about which your nose was none too forgiving. Here to save the day: Basenotes.
An online directory of fragrances, Basenotes allows you to shop for a scent based on brand name, reviews, or fragrance notes. There’s even a community forum where fragrance connoisseurs can debate to their noses’ delight.
It’s not perfect by any measure (I’d like to see a tag-based search system for the notes as well as the brand names), but it’s a step in the right direction for those whose noses may not be able to take the barrage of cologne samples at your local Bloomingdale’s.