Long time lurker...

    Long time lurker...

    post #1 of 27
    Thread Starter 
    Decided to join this past weekend. Always liked the community and found most reviews very helpful. Hope I can contribute!
    If you can, please list some general etiquette to abide by so I don't ruffle any feathers.
    Also; a bit of an icebreaker:
    If you were to craft a killer fragrance(mens/womens/unisex) that you knew would sell like crazy, what would you call it?
    post #2 of 27

    Really no etiquette in particular other than keeping the obvious out of posts (religion, sexism, vulgarity, politics, etc. etc.) Forums and sub-forums are pretty self explanatory. Just Starting Out is a good forum to start for obvious reasons. I would name my "killer fragrance," Vorge. Welcome to Basenotes!

    post #3 of 27
    I extend a warm welcome to you! My only advice would be before starting a new thread, please do a search to see if there is an existing thread on the subject.
    post #4 of 27

    Welcome to Basnotes!

    Hope you have a great experience here!

    post #5 of 27

    Welcome wishes from me. I wish you a fine and fragrant journey here.

    post #6 of 27

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    The fact that you are asking about etiquette shows that you will probably be just fine!

    post #7 of 27

    Hi and welcome! :beer: Very glad you're here!

    I'm never really laid it on the line before, but there might as well be a first time. I appreciate the invitation to talk about what it's like here.

    Etiquette is simple. It's an extended family reunion and a neighborhood party combined. Grandma is here, but she's pretty cool, and if you're single, maybe the girl you're gonna marry. If you simply act right for both those situations, you'll get along great.

    Another reminder. Snarking about perfumes is done for fun - not to insult you personally. So if somebody launches an outrageously funny assault on your fragrance two posts after you proclaim your love for it, it means nothing. You will almost certainly make friends with people who have similar taste, but the real flavor comes from making friends with people who have completely different tastes and styles.

    Visit the women's board - they love to get the viewpoint of the guys, but watch out - their posts are either gentle and fluffy or grad school stuff. DO NOT be deceived by a bunch of smileys, hearts and fairy pictures. They will whack you upside the head with a history book and toast your behind with a bunsen burner if you get cocky. Most women here know the background and details of multiple times the number of fragrances that guys do. DEAL. Respect the women and you will be fine.

    Age. Everybody is 29 on the internet. We have had high-school kids come on here and show the wisdom of seniors, and seniors who are as playful as college kids. Respect everybody, because everybody here knows more than you about something, and possibly a lot of things.

    OK - enough lecturing - have a blast! :vrolijk_26:

    And my killer fragrance for tonight (I've had a million) would be a southwestern-themed juice named Taos Wind. There are several fragrances that have done this already - there is of course the old masculine Santa Fe, and I tend to believe that the backstory on TDC's lovely Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles must have something to do with the southwest or a similar inspiration. Keiko Mecheri also has Canyon Dreams - an amazing juice that has a desert theme. Love that one.

    This juice would be inspired by that part of the world - herbal and dry woody notes, but very fresh overall. Maybe just enough spice to hint at the old Spanish influences. There would be a sage component, of course, but the secret reference to tie it all together would be a burned clay accord with the smell of pottery kilns, which I still remember from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in my youth, when I traveled out West with my parents. That accord would have to be worked on its own until it took the abstraction of the smell of the kilns, which is interesting but not completely pleasant, and brought it into the realm of perfume. It's a combination of smoky and mineralic that I think would really fit well into a modern masculine.

    post #8 of 27
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck PerfumistoView Post

    Grandma is here,

    Age. Everybody is 29 on the internet.

    Great post, Sir!

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    :bath:

    post #9 of 27
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CapriDogView Post

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    bath.gif

    The ones wearing Mitsouko?
    post #10 of 27

    TwoRoads said it:

    Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy and genuine friendship that members of this community extend to other members - oldtimers and newcomers alike.

    There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing right in front of me. You may not agree with me, but this way I don't feel the need to hide behind a bunch of bits and bytes - I am always within punching range!

    Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us.

    post #11 of 27

    Welcome from the Windy City!!!

    Ice Breaker- gourmand

    post #12 of 27
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dougczarView Post


    The fact that you are asking about etiquette shows that you will probably be just fine!
    Exactly, unlike others!
    post #13 of 27
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dougczarView Post
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CapriDogView Post

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    bath.gif

    The ones wearing Mitsouko?

    Could this possibly be me ? I am 21 !:coolold:

    post #14 of 27

    Welcome. And great advice from Redneck P. Heed him and you'll do fine.

    post #15 of 27
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CapriDogView Post
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck PerfumistoView Post

    Grandma is here,

    Age. Everybody is 29 on the internet.

    Great post, Sir!

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    :bath:

    LOL!!! :evil:

    Voila! May I present "grandma"! Forever 29 on the internet! :wink:

    post #16 of 27

    welcome mercutio! Sniff happily

    post #17 of 27

    Welcome, mercutio & enjoy yourself!

    9/9/13 at 2:40pm

    mercutio said:



    Decided to join this past weekend. Always liked the community and found most reviews very helpful. Hope I can contribute!
    If you can, please list some general etiquette to abide by so I don't ruffle any feathers.
    Also; a bit of an icebreaker:
    If you were to craft a killer fragrance(mens/womens/unisex) that you knew would sell like crazy, what would you call it?

    9/9/13 at 2:50pm

    rynegne said:



    Really no etiquette in particular other than keeping the obvious out of posts (religion, sexism, vulgarity, politics, etc. etc.) Forums and sub-forums are pretty self explanatory. Just Starting Out is a good forum to start for obvious reasons. I would name my "killer fragrance," Vorge. Welcome to Basenotes!

    9/9/13 at 2:55pm

    hednic said:



    I extend a warm welcome to you! My only advice would be before starting a new thread, please do a search to see if there is an existing thread on the subject.

    9/9/13 at 3:20pm

    CapriDog said:



    Welcome to Basnotes!

    Hope you have a great experience here!

    9/9/13 at 6:29pm

    Mimi Gardenia said:



    Welcome wishes from me. I wish you a fine and fragrant journey here.

    9/9/13 at 6:33pm

    dougczar said:



    Welcome to Basenotes!

    The fact that you are asking about etiquette shows that you will probably be just fine!

    9/9/13 at 6:55pm

    Redneck Perfumisto said:



    Hi and welcome! :beer: Very glad you're here!

    I'm never really laid it on the line before, but there might as well be a first time. I appreciate the invitation to talk about what it's like here.

    Etiquette is simple. It's an extended family reunion and a neighborhood party combined. Grandma is here, but she's pretty cool, and if you're single, maybe the girl you're gonna marry. If you simply act right for both those situations, you'll get along great.

    Another reminder. Snarking about perfumes is done for fun - not to insult you personally. So if somebody launches an outrageously funny assault on your fragrance two posts after you proclaim your love for it, it means nothing. You will almost certainly make friends with people who have similar taste, but the real flavor comes from making friends with people who have completely different tastes and styles.

    Visit the women's board - they love to get the viewpoint of the guys, but watch out - their posts are either gentle and fluffy or grad school stuff. DO NOT be deceived by a bunch of smileys, hearts and fairy pictures. They will whack you upside the head with a history book and toast your behind with a bunsen burner if you get cocky. Most women here know the background and details of multiple times the number of fragrances that guys do. DEAL. Respect the women and you will be fine.

    Age. Everybody is 29 on the internet. We have had high-school kids come on here and show the wisdom of seniors, and seniors who are as playful as college kids. Respect everybody, because everybody here knows more than you about something, and possibly a lot of things.

    OK - enough lecturing - have a blast! :vrolijk_26:

    And my killer fragrance for tonight (I've had a million) would be a southwestern-themed juice named Taos Wind. There are several fragrances that have done this already - there is of course the old masculine Santa Fe, and I tend to believe that the backstory on TDC's lovely Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles must have something to do with the southwest or a similar inspiration. Keiko Mecheri also has Canyon Dreams - an amazing juice that has a desert theme. Love that one.

    This juice would be inspired by that part of the world - herbal and dry woody notes, but very fresh overall. Maybe just enough spice to hint at the old Spanish influences. There would be a sage component, of course, but the secret reference to tie it all together would be a burned clay accord with the smell of pottery kilns, which I still remember from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in my youth, when I traveled out West with my parents. That accord would have to be worked on its own until it took the abstraction of the smell of the kilns, which is interesting but not completely pleasant, and brought it into the realm of perfume. It's a combination of smoky and mineralic that I think would really fit well into a modern masculine.

    9/9/13 at 8:16pm

    CapriDog said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck PerfumistoView Post

    Grandma is here,

    Age. Everybody is 29 on the internet.

    Great post, Sir!

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    :bath:

    9/9/13 at 8:26pm

    dougczar said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CapriDogView Post

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    bath.gif

    The ones wearing Mitsouko?

    9/9/13 at 8:27pm

    Master-Classter said:



    TwoRoads said it:

    Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy and genuine friendship that members of this community extend to other members - oldtimers and newcomers alike.

    There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing right in front of me. You may not agree with me, but this way I don't feel the need to hide behind a bunch of bits and bytes - I am always within punching range!

    Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us.

    9/9/13 at 8:30pm

    Tony T said:



    Welcome from the Windy City!!!

    Ice Breaker- gourmand

    9/9/13 at 9:23pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dougczarView Post


    The fact that you are asking about etiquette shows that you will probably be just fine!
    Exactly, unlike others!

    9/9/13 at 9:48pm

    Mimi Gardenia said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dougczarView Post
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CapriDogView Post

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    bath.gif

    The ones wearing Mitsouko?

    Could this possibly be me ? I am 21 !:coolold:

    9/9/13 at 9:53pm

    Kagey said:



    Welcome. And great advice from Redneck P. Heed him and you'll do fine.

    9/9/13 at 10:41pm

    Redneck Perfumisto said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CapriDogView Post
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck PerfumistoView Post

    Grandma is here,

    Age. Everybody is 29 on the internet.

    Great post, Sir!

    But I am a bit confused. If everyone is 29 here so who is the grandma?

    :bath:

    LOL!!! :evil:

    Voila! May I present "grandma"! Forever 29 on the internet! :wink:

    9/9/13 at 11:09pm

    knit at nite said:



    welcome mercutio! Sniff happily

    9/10/13 at 1:46am

    lpp said:



    Welcome, mercutio & enjoy yourself!





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