I use to create .desktop files on my Ubuntu 12.04 for my "personalized-apps" to find these applications from the ubuntu dash. I used to store them in /home/gal007/.local/share/applications and they are files like this:
Name=Eclipse Juno 4.2.1
Now, in Ubuntu 13.04 this directory contains only one file called defaults.list
Where I have to place the .desktop files now?