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  1. BMM11 Behind The Scenes: Wheeling and Dealing

    Many Basenoters enjoy Basenotes March Madness, but itís something just this side of an obsession for me as commissioner of the thing. Suffice it to say that I started preliminary work on BMM12 (March 1 2012) in December 2010. I was simultaneously working on BMM11 and in my first message on the topic to Grant Osborne, owner of Basenotes.net, I asked about the possibility of a prize this year. That was back on 12/15, but good things come to those who wait, and BMM11 officially has a prize ...
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  2. BMM11 Behind The Scenes: Unexpected Successes

    So the first phase of the BMM voting site has done really well in itís first two weeks, with 106 different users, 2157 votes and 501 different fragrances in the running at the time of this writing. Iíve gotta say, I wasnít sure what to expect but I wasnít expecting that kind of response so early. I took the time to get the most recent numbers, available here, and thereís a good mix towards the top. I havenít begun any coding on the second half of the site, the prediction contest, I suspect ...
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  3. BMM11 Behind The Scenes: Best Laid Plans

    I began preliminary work for Basenotes March Madness 2011 today, a paper sketch that I always seem to need to do before designing a website or a database. I'll be designing both in this case, but the core of the game will of course be on Basenotes. The site I'm building will host the nomination and voting process to select what fragrances make the cut, and will also manage the bracket challenge, where users attempt to predict the outcome of each game. At the end of a day's games, I simply give ...
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  4. Fresh is dead, long live fresh: The Anatomy of the Discriminating Manís Summer Scent

    Before I actually tackle the matter at hand, Iíd like to thank Nukapai at Basenotes for putting the question to me, on Twitter (where else?). When I commented that most of my wardrobe was for cool to cold weather and I needed more summer variety, she wanted to know what I thought made a good summery scent. I think the answer deserves a bit more than the 140 characters than I wouldíve been limited to there.

    I believe different people have different criteria they subconsciously rate ...
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  5. Not dead. Not, in fact, deceased.

    Iím alive, and in fact have been writing all this time, albeit in smaller, 140-character chunks on my Twitter account. So what happened after that fateful evening of March 15th? Well, an hour or two after writing that, I sent a message to a member on Basenotes named exquisitely_me, and the message saidÖ

    ďWhatís new with you? Ē

    The conversationís been going on for over two months since then, and Iíve discovered some new things, namely that I love this girl ...
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