Originally Posted by ikkitosennomusha
[quote author=LoneFish link=1142038857/15#24 date=1142118863]i'm sorry, i don't want to be rude, but isn't that sort of thinking pretty elitist? and not in a good way?
Not at all. There is nothing wrong with buying blue jeans in wal mart but my guess is that you probably buy them in the mall perhaps? If so, isn't that elitist? No, if youhave the means, perhaps you would rather have ambercrombie jeans or nautica, polo etc.
Hey, if you want to call me an elitist for enjoying the fruits of my hard labor with a bottle of refined craftmanship, so be it. I must be an elitist then according to you. Perhaps you don't get it at all. Would you like to go to high school were everyone wears the same uniform? Sure, students will not be jealous over one another but the opportunity to be a unique individual and have their own identity through the world of fashioin is nonexistant.
I don't want't to make someone jealous and I certainly don't regard other's opinions when it comes to what I want to do. One is either a leader or a follower. I am a leader. I want to have my own unique fragrant style and for me the world of niche makes it possible. I even layer fragrances to get something totally my own. Hell, I am even thinking of designing my own fragrance when I get time one day. So, if you want to call me elitist then I guess most of basenotes is as well and we are proud of it! Basenotes is the home for the discerning olfactive-sapiens on the planet. Here you will find that most people love the thrill that different and unique scents give them and if you can find "different and unique" at your local macys or dillards, I am glad for you but for some of us, it takes at little more most of the time.[/quote]
I`m with you, and I`m not.
Basenoters are Explorers and Discoverers, that`s the Big Deal!
First - Excellent Fragrances that we found, and Leadership and Uniqueness are secondary profits.
Sometimes I`m wear Lutens and vintage Cuir de Russie - they are pretty hard to find in Siberia.
Sometimes - Jicky Guerlain or Creed.
Sometimes I wear Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Mugler, etc. They are quite a common fragrances all over the world.
But I enjoy them all...
So niche is just less known Houses - and good area to explore... And maybe avant-garde of world perfume industry...