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A blog by the creator of Basenotes featuring site news, behind the scenes info, and various other gubbins...

  1. Server Upgrade - site offline -- advance warning

    After what seems like a lifetime of tinkering with cgi scripts, and server settings we've got to a point where I've done as much tinkering as I can.

    The server speed / uptime has been a lot better lately, but it would be nice if it was a little speedier.

    So we are upgrading our server again. As a result the site will be offline from Friday night / Saturday morning/afternoon depending on your time zone.

    I'm not sure how long it will take, at the minimum 8 hours ...
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  2. Interview Me!

    Once all the wardrobe coding is fixed, (Should be up again next week) I hope to get going on the editorial front.

    To keep you busy until then - you can interview me! Ask me any question about the site, me, or fragrances, and I'll answer as many as I can as an editorial piece.

    All questions should be left in the comments by April 20th please!

    Updated 11th April 2008 at 03:49 PM by Grant

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  3. Update on events

    If you are wondering why most of Basenotes is missing then read this earlier post - which though is two months old, is still valid.

    You may wonder what has been going on for the last two months... Well recoding seven years of work takes much longer then you'd think.

    I hope its not going to take seven years.

    The key to getting most things done is money and time. If you don't have one if you have a lot of the other, you can still get things done. If you have ...

    Updated 27th March 2008 at 08:22 PM by Grant

  4. Marian Bendeth and Basenotes Nominated in 2008 Canadian fragrance Awards

    Three articles written by Marian Bendeth have been nominated for the 2008 Canadian Fragrance Awards. I hope you'll all join me in wishing Marian good luck for the awards!

    The editorial awards are as follows:

    Magazine - Industry News March 4, 20082007 Canadian Fragrance Awards Media finalists announced

    The Media Finalists are:
    Print Editorial Finalists:

    Canada, "Mix Masters" By: Noreen

    Updated 9th April 2008 at 08:33 AM by Grant

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  5. 93224...

    This is the amount of bottles of fragrance we own between us.

    I'm currently working out the recoding of the wardrobes and thought I would share.

    If we make a wild assumption that we each have about 50ml left of each fragrance
    its almost 5000 litres of juice!
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