I used to say this about Kansas...
It's a nice place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there.
I'm kinda feeling the same way about the new/old site. It seems a little bare-bones at first, but I think I'm going to get used to it.
Yes, it's a bit primitive. Yes, it's a bit old fashioned. Yes, it's a bit like a trip back to an earlier time.
But it's classic. REALLY classic.
And it has
Hopefully this page will help answer all the questions you may have about what has happened to Basenotes. The big issue at the moment is that there are lots of things missing. I'll do my best to communicate with you dates and times when I know them. Some things may take longer to re-appear than others.
For those of you that are unaware, this version of the site is running on the software that we used previous to May 2013. From May 2013 to October
Updated 12th November 2013 at 10:38 PM by Grant
Goodness, i can't believe how long it is since i was here on Basenotes. Well, for any length of time, that is. I am so busy these days.
I came, ostensibly, to do an advanced fragrance search, and decided i'd attempt to update my wardrobe. Huh! I am daunted by the task, while i mentally browse the collection, now housed downstairs in the spare room, on industrial shelving. I was looking for a violet-laden, iris, opoponax patchouli type of fragrance, and was not coming up with much
Originally Posted by mumsy
I often do a highly detailed perfume analysis as a gift for friends just for pure perfumers interest. It is very surprising how what you think is varied taste is actually not at all. Ask any friend or do one yourself. Write a list of all the perfumes you have ever worn as staples or really love. Then possibly add a few if you liked them but not so much. Look up your notes and the real story will unfold in front of your very eyes. It has never failed to surprise me yet and I have done loads of them.
Well, I'm back after a (forced) holiday of two months...All I can say is be very careful not to irritate the moderators. They have the power of life and death on Basenotes.
With Summer coming, I have been to the department stores looking over the fragrances. Those who follow my posts on Basenotes know I have been a staunch niche fragrance fan. True they are harder to find, and more expensive, but you will not smell like everyone else, and the scent usually lasts all day.
Basenotes is an online guide to perfume and fragrance, featuring news, a database of fragrances, perfume glossary, fragrance forums, user reviews and more.