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The Best Perfumes of 2017 according to our contributors — Basenotes.net

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their …

FIVE FRAGRANCES FOR GROWN UPS

Fragrance counters tend to be piled with homogenous bottles targeting libidinous adolescents. Forgo the <i>eau de bro</i> in favour of these more cultured …

Diptyque Eau Lente ~ fragrance review

During the days I wrote this post: there were snow flurries and the temperature in Seattle went into the 20s (Fahrenheit); we set the clocks back an …

Beauty

Tom Ford to launch Fucking Fabulous perfume — Basenotes.net

Tom Ford will be debuting Fucking Fabulous at his SS18 runway show in New York on September 6th.<p>Notes include almond bitter oil, tonka resinoid, …

Andy Tauer adds Patch Flash to Tauerville line — Basenotes.net

Andy Tauer has launched a new fragrance in his Tauerville line — Patch Flash. The scent is described as “ a modern and boozy fresh interpretation of …

18 Great Books to Improve Your Sales Skills | Inc.com

Hoping to become a better salesperson? Looking for great sales books to read? You should be. (After all, Mark Cuban says his sales skills are what made him millions.)<p>Sales skills are important in any profession, even if your job description doesn't include the word "sales." You may need to convince …

Communication Skills
Mindfulness

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do) | Inc.com

I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great leaders have one thing in common: They lift up their employees and help them to joyfully achieve their goals so they can thrive and succeed.<p>Does that sound like an overused, …

Leadership

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

Trump, fond of executive orders, awaits more fancy pens

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders.<p>"I think we're going to need some more pens, by the way," he said on Inauguration Day four weeks ago. Trump was handing them out as souvenirs …

Donald Trump

15 Great Business Books You Should Definitely Read This Year | Inc.com

It's impossible to check out every new book, and that can mean missing out on new ideas and perspectives that can improve your business--and sometimes you, too.<p>That's why I love this list of books from Mareo McCracken, the revenue leader at Movemedical. (Consider following him on LinkedIn--he often …

Books

A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

Self-improvement

This 6-Step Morning Ritual Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

"You are what you do every day, not once in a while."<p>It's no secret that the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high performance athletes start their days before sunrise.<p>These disciplined achievers value the solitude that these early morning hours offer. It's their chance to get start the day …

Time Management

10 Things You Can Do in Your Daily Life to Improve Your Personal Development

Here's how you can get started today.<p>I am fascinated with self-development. I see it as an art in itself, and one that takes a lifetime of practice to master.<p>That said, here are 10 things you can do in your daily life to improve your personal development.<p>1. Read about what you want to improve.<p>Do …

Self-improvement

18 Jon Stewart Quotes to Restore Your Sanity and Make You Laugh

Sometimes the workday and world just seems out of hand. Jon Stewart has always helped make sense of the insanity around us.<p>Amazingly, it's already been about a year since Jon Stewart left <i>The Daily Show</i>. Trevor Noah has been a little better than adequate in following a 16-year icon, but it's still …

Magnifying Glass

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

Happiness

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

Self-improvement

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer on Selling a Company While Trying to Turn It Around

The CEO talks corporate motherhood, shareholders with competing priorities, and the struggle to make good choices great.<p>Interview by Max Chafkin | …

Advertising

Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue ~ New Fragrances

New Fragrances<p>In late July 2016, <b>Versace</b> launches <b>Dylan Blue</b>, a new fragrance from the <b>Versace Pour Homme</b> collection under the license of <b>Euroitalia</b>, …

Leadership

All the Presidents’ Watches

From pocket watches to sporty digital watches to special edition Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, U.S. presidents have always had time on their side.<p>As …

Management styles

As a manager, how you handle different situations in your business will depend on the style of management you use. Being a good manager involves more …

Some Samsung phones have a 'beauty mode' that 'fixes' your face in selfies

If you take a selfie with a Samsung phone, you may notice your face looks a little different.<p>The camera app on the Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Note lines has a "Beauty Face" mode. It activates by default if you use the front-facing camera. In effect, it airbrushes your face and gives you options to …

Front-Facing Camera

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress | Inc.com

Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let it consume us or we learn to control it. To help you in the fight, I have complied 100 of …

Motivation

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

Run an Android desktop on almost any computer

Remix OS is a desktop-optimized port of Android-x86 that can be installed on a flash drive and booted on almost any computer.<p>Last month, it was rumored that official Android support would be coming to the Raspberry Pi after an empty directory for the $35 computer was discovered in Google's Android …

Linux

The Neuroscience That's Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

A new book explains how to tap into empathy as a leader and not rely so much on spreadsheet-based analysis.<p>See if you can get your brain wrapped around this one.<p>Two researchers have written a book that claims there is a neuroscience to leadership, one that allows managers to move from "good" to …

Leadership

Everything wrong with Europe’s tech scene, according to the ex-CEO of Google

The former Google CEO, who now serves as the executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, appeared at the Startup Fest Europe conference in the Netherlands on May 24, discussing everything from artificial intelligence to Google's new chat app, Allo — as well as Europe's regulatory …

Europe

The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample<br>(Page 1 of 11)<p>13th January, 2016<p>First of all, despite the word “should” in the title, this …

This Week in Fragrance: Guerlain Returns, Handmade Fragrance and Morticia's Stench

Fragrance News<p>Jen King of LuxuryDaily.com reports that Jean-Paul Guerlain is making a return to the perfumery world at the age of 80 with a new …