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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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  1. holyjes's Avatar
    I am always surprised to see that there are so many more men on this forum when it is womens perfumes that get all the attention. What are your thoughts on this?
  2. Somerville Metro Man's Avatar
    I am impressed by how well behaved an internet community this is. Considering the number of strong opinions that members hold about specific houses and style of fragrance to what do you attribute the civility of this community?
  3. fredricktoo's Avatar
    Hi Grant, With the wife and children and Basenotes all woven into your life, what do you do to stay in shape? Do you get many chances to go out into what some programmers call "the big room"?
    Updated 12th April 2008 at 06:15 PM by fredricktoo
  4. jblackma's Avatar

    The question I would like answered is, "Where can I find information (books,articles, websites) on how "perfume profiles" are composed as marketing tools?" By perfume profiles, I mean those promotional quizzes that test you to find out what kind or brand of perfume would suit you best. The Editions de website (by Frederic Malle) has one for example. I would like to study a case study of how a perfume profile is put together. Maybe you could do an article on this.
    Thank you,
    J. Black
  5. Buzzlepuff's Avatar
    I am really missing some features from the directory that I think used to be available but are no longer there. They are:

    1) Finding the perfumer for fragrances? Used to be able to see who the nose was for each fragrance. Is this going to be added back? I found it helpful.

    2) Ability for members to add to and be part of the process for adding fragrances and fragrance information in the Directory. For instance: Miller Harris has had several fragrances out on the market now for months, but they are not listed in the directory. I would be happy to list these, their names, intro dates, perfumer who created etc. as well as my reviews of them - but there seems to be no way to do this. Without this ability for we members to help edit the content I believe that the site will quickly become out of date and behind the curve of new releases. ??? I am not suggesting a full Wikipedia editing ability, but giving us an "add new fragrance" button to trigger a page to add info that can be reviewed for final placement, would be helpful.
  6. Profumo's Avatar
    Ciao Grant, I checked on the list of Fragrance brands and realized that even after several years of membership and although my company "" has shown to be healthy enough to survive through this lasting world economic crises, my brand is still not listed in Basenotes. Is there an application to fill for that or is it just enough to ask you. I would be glad if you could kindly help me.
    AbdesSalaam Attar
  7. kopah's Avatar
    Hallelujah! I've been desperately missing that Wardrobe and my Notepad file of "trieds" and "to-trys" is getting gigantic and unruly! Please hurry! And thank you for all your hours of thankless toil.

    Given I'm writing an essay which (partially) addresses the topic - or should be, at the moment - I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on whether perfumery counts as an art form. Is perfume capable of embodying artistic expression? Should perfumes be protectable by copyright?
    Updated 13th April 2008 at 07:10 PM by kopah
  8. manicboy's Avatar
    Hello Grant

    Why don't you post more of your opinions on frags? I hardly can recall any posts by you except as a moderator role.

    Come on, lad, lay it on us!

  9. manicboy's Avatar
    Hello Grant

    Why don't you post more of your opinions on frags? I hardly can recall any posts by you except as a moderator role.

    Come on, lad, lay it on us!

  10. irrbloss's Avatar
    It would be nice to be able to see the average age of the thumbs up/down in the review section. But then I guess everybody would have to enter their birthday.
  11. manicboy's Avatar
    Thought of some more q's:

    How do you deal with those stiff upper lip SAs who won't fork over the samples?

    Where do you buy most of your frags?

    What are some of your other interests? Music? Football (who's yer club then)?

    Where do you like to dine in London? Where do you go for a pint?

    Ok, I've asked enough...for now.
  12. Quarry's Avatar
    Do your parents understand what Basenotes is and applaud your enterpreneurialism, or do they just shake their heads in confusion and smile politely?


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