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  1. miracleborgtech's Avatar
    Love this topic! I routinely wear scents that are marketed as being for men, and there are plenty that are for women that I feel men should wear, especially Bandit as it is one of my all time favorites. Definitely agree that fragrances should have no gender - wear what you like and be adventurous!
  2. stuigi's Avatar
    I have also been dismayed at the recommendation of very expensive niche frags for beginners, but their discussion here should be nothing less than welcomed.
  3. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by elexia
    {{ ClaireV }}

    Please do sorry for the language..i think you understand and u will do it...
    No offense taken! I'm happy to see that that particular thread eventually sputtered out before it degenerated into name-calling.
  4. elexia's Avatar
    {{ ClaireV }}

    Please do sorry for the language..i think you understand and u will do it...
    Updated 18th August 2014 at 06:23 PM by elexia
  5. Akahina's Avatar
    I am a relative newbe having been here a couple of years or so...and certainly no expert. My Dad always said about an expert that an "ex" is a has been and a "spert" is a drip under pressure! You, my friend had a lot to contribute and I love your reviews. Please keep them coming and occasional post can't hurt, can it? Just walk away if it gets hot. I do it all the time...

    What really bothers me is how fast some members slam (insert a house name here) for some single reason. Bond comes to mind, as does Creed and recently Le Labo. It is OK to not like scents from a certain house (I admit there is something about most Guerlains I can't appreciate) but the ferocity of hate and unreasonable comments about them bother me. So, I ignore the threads and the various comments about them. It's just a fragrance. No need for vulger comments.
  6. Rüssel's Avatar
    Perfume appeals to all sorts of different people for different reasons so I'm not surprised that sometimes there is a little friction. If BN wasn't quite as strict when it comes to discussing politics, religion and other such topics, it probably would kick off even more often.
    I'd say that some of the reasons for heated, emotional discussions about Creed/niche prices, perfume snobbery, etc, are these underlying differences between people from dissimilar backgrounds and lifestyles surfacing.
    Updated 11th August 2014 at 06:32 PM by Rüssel
  7. philistine's Avatar
    Retested today. Not in a heatwave.

    Sadly, seond time round this really isn't as amazing on me. It's more linear, but the character settles out as a lot more stereotypically masculine. It smells almost like a leather accord on me, with a sweet base note underneath. I get hardly any of the lovely fresh top notes unless I wet my skin. (And my skin is *always* dry, so that's not going to change with retests). I really want to love this one but I'm starting to think it doesn't get on with me
  8. Duke Hunt's Avatar
    Perfume. Serious business.
  9. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by silveretta
    I am mainly a 'lurker'... Been a member for years but rarely participate in the discussion boards. I agree with your 'rant' completely! And I have enjoyed and appreciated your reviews over the years...thank you! I'm glad you have returned.
    Thank you! It's good to hear from what I sometimes suspect is a "silent majority" of lurkers. (I often wonder if a majority of Basenotes users - even of members - don't post often, or at all.) I'm all for participating in Basenotes in whatever capacity - even if it's solely as a "listener."
  10. silveretta's Avatar
    I am mainly a 'lurker'... Been a member for years but rarely participate in the discussion boards. I agree with your 'rant' completely! And I have enjoyed and appreciated your reviews over the years...thank you! I'm glad you have returned.
  11. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja
    It's good to see you back, to be sure.

    I've been at best intermittent on these forums in the past two years ( majority of my more in-depth fragrance discussions have moved on to FB ), but Basenotes is ( or was ) one of the few places more experienced perfumistas can mingle with newer faces fruitfully.

    With a diverse group comes tension and conflict, and sometimes a little carelessness. Tact is a navigation aid through threads here. There would be nothing wrong with responding to the Ocean Rain comment with current pricing, in my eyes.
    All true enough! Though even if I were inclined to speak up on the boards, I'd prefer to let that particular thread die off quietly than bump it up with any kind of reply.
  12. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios
    its just good to see you back my friend ....
    Thanks! It's been fun writing a few new reviews.
  13. Sugandaraja's Avatar
    It's good to see you back, to be sure.

    I've been at best intermittent on these forums in the past two years ( majority of my more in-depth fragrance discussions have moved on to FB ), but Basenotes is ( or was ) one of the few places more experienced perfumistas can mingle with newer faces fruitfully.

    With a diverse group comes tension and conflict, and sometimes a little carelessness. Tact is a navigation aid through threads here. There would be nothing wrong with responding to the Ocean Rain comment with current pricing, in my eyes.
  14. Dimitrios's Avatar
    its just good to see you back my friend ....
  15. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Thank you for the kind thoughts! It's OK if some Basenoters don't like what others have to say. In fact, in a community of this size and diversity, it's probably inevitable. My concern is that we remain civil and respectful in our disagreements. Happily, that's usually the case.
  16. Francop's Avatar
    Great to see you back "Off Scenter" !

    We we're worried about You...

    We Love your Reviews! Keep writing :-)
  17. mumsy's Avatar
    Even though we may not express it. There are many more of us that silently value your contributions. Far more than those that vociferously don't.
  18. ClaireV's Avatar
    Hi Ipp, you're right, of course - sorry for the language.