What was this website like before 2010

    What was this website like before 2010

    post #1 of 92
    Thread Starter 

    Was it less or more active than it was today? What were the fragrances people were raving on about?

    post #2 of 92

    Those times must feel weird now. No Aventus or Bleu de Chanel Trashing?!!!

    post #3 of 92
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by herbert7890View Post

    No Aventus or Bleu de Chanel Trashing?!!!

    Actually, ironically, from what I saw from 2010's posts, Aventus was a fragrance that was liked, but not nearly as hyped as it is today. People were complaining of it's longevity back then.

    But now Aventus is really really hyped. So that naturally means more people hated on it because it wasn't the best fragrance ever.

    The higher up top you are, the more people hate on you.

    post #4 of 92

    Rants, raves, flames, passionate posts, scholarly posts, searching posts, inane posts. Each particular time had its heroes, its 'I have to have this NOW!s', its 'I wouldn't wear this EVER!s', its detractors, its followers, its leaders. There were far fewer posts and threads per day and then there were those inevitable software breakdowns. It was smaller and more personal as a whole. It was at once addictive and exasperating, It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was and continues to be wonderful.

    post #5 of 92
    Thread Starter 

    great answer kbe.

    as you said less activity. it made sense that social networking boost up this community.

    post #6 of 92
    My sense is that reviews were more under the spotlight. There was much more older stuff available then. When I discovered that there were people like Naed Nitram who wrote so incredibly about the perfumes that fascinated me, I was blown away.
    post #7 of 92
    Thread Starter 

    also, one thing i noticed about the creed house was that around 07 to 09, Himalaya was a really popular choice, because it was a relatively new release. then in 2011, GIT was most popular (with MI and SMW in 2nd place). then in 2012, aventus stole the spotlight.

    post #8 of 92
    Less lunatics back then.
    post #9 of 92
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Less lunatics back then.

    yes, theres probably more loonies now. and im one of them lol

    post #10 of 92
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kbeView Post

    It was and continues to be wonderful.
    'Nuff said.
    post #11 of 92

    more ppl gave reviews than posts also

    post #12 of 92
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kbeView Post

    Rants, raves, flames, passionate posts, scholarly posts, searching posts, inane posts. Each particular time had its heroes, its 'I have to have this NOW!s', its 'I wouldn't wear this EVER!s', its detractors, its followers, its leaders. There were far fewer posts and threads per day and then there were those inevitable software breakdowns. It was smaller and more personal as a whole. It was at once addictive and exasperating, It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was and continues to be wonderful.

    Absolutely right. Basenotes was different and yet still the same.Definitely more personal - even quaint . Basenotes now is missing a lot of very wonderful people I had the privilege to know.

    post #13 of 92
    I remember it being a great review site. 2010 was only 3 years ago though. Not that far back.
    post #14 of 92
    I met some great people back in 2008, when I first came here. I'll always remember them. Some are still here - some are gone to bigger and better things. In the end, the two BNers who got married (to each other) are probably the best thing that happened.

    There was a period of time when it was not allowed to talk about Creed. That was nuts. There was a time before that - supposedly - when it was impossible to criticize Creed. I'm very glad that both of those situations are gone.

    BN is on solid technology now. Paying attention to the fundamentals is important. I think it's ready for a comeback!
    post #15 of 92
    Mimi and Redneck, as well as being two of my favourite BNers, just hit the nail on the head. If every BNer had even half your intellect and heart, I'd be on here a lot more often. Let's bring it back!
    post #16 of 92
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    Originally Posted by anotherlemontreeView Post

    Mimi and Redneck, as well as being two of my favourite BNers, just hit the nail on the head. If every BNer had even half your intellect and heart, I'd be on here a lot more often. Let's bring it back!

    (((anotherlemontree))) - that is very very kind of you. It humbles me that you said that and you just made my Sunday special .smiley.gif

    post #17 of 92
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anotherlemontreeView Post

    Mimi and Redneck, as well as being two of my favorite BNers, just hit the nail on the head. If every BNer had even half your intellect and heart, I'd be on here a lot more often. Let's bring it back!

    I feel the same way. While some of the old-timers are gone, and a few continue to make unexpected re-appearances now and then, it's heartening to see the both of you still here.

    Mimi of course (love your new avatar ), but....

    This means you too, Red. smiley.gif

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