Leonora’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Voila, Leonora!

365 Days In Paris

Adventures In Dating In Paris, France

Yes, Chanel No. 5 May Attract Men … With Oedipal Complexes

“Scent is certainly a powerful element in generating attraction from the opposite sex, but when a new study came out this week pointing to Chanel No. 5 as the perfume most likely to seduce a man, we were doubtful.”

Memory Lane: How Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” Changed My Life

“Getting your first album—your first encounter with musical pop culture—has to be one of the most definitive moments in a girl’s childhood. For me, the Madonna cassette represented a new grown-up connection to my sister. Everything before—games, stuffed animals, books—had marked the differences between us. While I couldn’t wear the same clothes and makeup as her, I could at least now listen to her music.”

We See Chick Flicks: “Julie & Julia”

“Here’s what I wish the title of this movie was: “Julia.” Period. No Julie, just Julia.”

The Frisky Guidebook: Amsterdam

“It was only a matter of time before we covered a city famous for sex. But Amsterdam is really less about the Red Light District and coffee shops than it is about great Dutch architecture, trendy restaurants, and great vintage shopping.”

Automatic Online Dating Dealbreakers

“I’ve been doing the online dating thing for a while. Match, Nerve, JDate, OkCupid, you name it. Generally, I’m a fan. (It feels sort of like shopping for boys, no?) That said, there’s also a lot about it that never fails to appall me. Namely, what guys seem to think is attractive, funny, or sexy in their profiles.”

Alt Porn: ’60s Sleaze Novels

“Far from being politically correct, the quick reads feature titles like The Panty Salesman, Family Love, and The Unholy Master. Yet those are tame in comparison to some of the downright offensive ones like Nazi Joy Camp, Apache Vengeance, Rape Riot, and A Family Sandwich. OK, fine, maybe these are more hilarious than they are seductive.”

Chanel-Inspired Art And Tributes

“People loved the DIY Chanel paper bag we posted yesterday so much that it inspired us to track down some other similarly inspired items that you don’t have to spend your rent money on. Click through for our favorite Chanel tributes.”

How To Go To A Bar Alone

“A notion previously reserved for alcoholics, going to a bar alone can be about creating independence as well as a tactic for meeting strangers. Or maybe you just really want a drink and don’t want to look like a loser doing it.”

Feminist Missteps In Front Of Gloria Steinem

“I could tell the second ‘old age’ came out of my mouth, the dynamic in the room shifted. Resounding tsk-tsks, laughter, and stares that said, ‘The nerve! Who does this naive prick think she is?!'”