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    Default Best of Basenotes

    Sometimes we get requests to make a useful thread a sticky. We dont tend to do this as if we did it with every good thread, we'd have about ten pages of stickies.

    Instead, I propose we open a 'library' which showcases the best threads, the ones which we can point new members to, and the ones older members can still learn from.

    So your post your nominations please for the best threads on BN and I'll add them to this post (if accepted).

    Please provide the link to the thread

    The Best of Basenotes



    Fake Fragrance information



    Fragrance Discussion




    Perfumery and note identification
    / Note themed threads



    Retail


    Fun and games


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    A great thread for anybody interested in Agarwood:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=206040

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    OK. I will personally begin my choices with what has become my favorite stop on Basenotes.

    WIth nearly 1% of the over half million posts logged on Basenotes since it's April, 2007 inception by our own Netherlander BrothaG, a small but dedicated group of players has had a lot of fun and interaction. So Guess The Fragrance By The Picture gets my vote as one of the Best on Basenotes.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=195893
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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    I nominate Ruggles thread that started out as a Jicky / Mouchier De Monsieur comparison and then kind of evolved into a discussion on aristocracy, distinction and class - in relation to fragrance. Fascinating thread:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=194079
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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    I always enjoy seeing pictures of people's collections: "Post A Picture of Your Scents"
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=191137

    Also, the recurring SotW posts by Somerville Metro Man where he analyses and summarises the SOTD threads for each week is one of the highlights of this forum in my opinion. The last one is here: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=212046
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    there are many - for starters:

    wiczani's vetiver redux;
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...=vetiver+redux

    purplebird's montale thread:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...+lookup+thread

    more to follow
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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    Quote Originally Posted by nenugal View Post
    Also, the recurring SotW posts by Somerville Metro Man where he analyses and summarises the SOTD threads for each week is one of the highlights of this forum in my opinion. The last one is here: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=212046
    Great suggestion! SotW is a must. I was actually getting nervous when I didn't see it due to the recent server upgrade outage. And if there were some way to make old SotDs more organized - especially for old days when we are post-posting, that would be awesome.

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    This one sparked some inside jokes for months to come: Indie_Guy's "wore rive gauche & got bitten" thread.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...+gauche+bitten
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie View Post
    This one sparked some inside jokes for months to come: Indie_Guy's "wore rive gauche & got bitten" thread.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...+gauche+bitten
    2nd that, that was a great thread .
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    I'd suggest two, but it would need changed each month:

    What have you bought (month, year)?

    What have you tried (month, year)?

    The "what have you tried" is new in June, I think. But I find myself going to them often since they usually contain mini-reviews.
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    First choice:


    I have been on that thread from the very start and is it really amazing what I have learned there. Not only about fragrances and houses, but also about history, art, nature and even chemistry.

    Seriously addictive and fun.
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    "A Tribute to the Classics of Scent" provides a fine reading.I wish for a revival of this thread...
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...hlight=tribute
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    The renowned Best Sandalwood thread
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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=195893

    Guess the fragrance by the picture is my favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I nominate Ruggles thread that started out as a Jicky / Mouchier De Monsieur comparison and then kind of evolved into a discussion on aristocracy, distinction and class - in relation to fragrance. Fascinating thread:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=194079
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. I was a newbie when I posted that thread, somehow it got so many people thinking and contributing some very exciting ideas. The house of Guerlain never fails to impress and inspire.

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    I think these two should be merged and sticky-ed:

    Internet Sites - DISCOUNT ONLY
    The BIG list of online stores - your input needed!

    and the (in)famous NEVER shop at 1stperfume.com !!! might should be considered.

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    Thanks, people, for mentioning my threads Note Identification Project and Montale Reviews. I'm truly glad that you are enjoying them. I've had a nice time writing them.

    I do love it when people go in-depth about subjects.
    Among my favorite threads were these classic case studies (which have already been mentioned):

    Vibrant Violet - Best Sandalwood:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...ght=sandalwood

    wicozani - Vetiver Redux:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...hlight=vetiver

    Another favorite was this fun guessing game:
    Twolf - 3 x 3 Blind Sniff
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...=197582&page=2
    You will have to search for this thread in several different places, because it was separated into sub-threads, also.

    My favorite, most recent philosophy threads:
    seattlelight - My Attitude Adjustment to the New
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=211563
    and
    Quarry - What have you learned/figured out lately?
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=209882

    I hate to nominate another one of my own, but I still have one drop of perfume in a little vial that travelled 10,000 miles. This happened at a difficult time in my life, and Riannon send me the thread in the mail, and I still cry when I read it.
    Djedi - A True Fragrance Experience
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=194823


    Plus there have been so many funny, funny threads on this forum, but I cannot remember their specific names, and the list of previous posts has been truncated, so I can't find them. I still want to thank everyone for all their clever remarks that made me laugh so many times over the years.
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    There are quite a few that I check on a regular basis, but my very favorite has to be:

    Guess the Fragrance by the Picture.

    It is definitely addictive.

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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    For another selection from Château Indie, of more recent vintage but still delicious, may I recommend Dame de la Charrue?
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    The new Mainstream vs. Niche: A Statistical Effort is something I'd love to see more people dive into. It's getting good comment. Not sure if it's been done before as a discussion, but the poll and measurement angle (Irish is adamant that we actually count frags) makes it better than anecdotal and far more interesting.

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    Ah, yes. The Before Basenotes thread, also known as the Amber thread. Classic!

    Purplebird - that Djedi thread is awesome. It's kind of like Basenotes Female Fragrance Discussion: The Movie.

    Another semi-recent/revived thread: What scent led you to basenotes?.
    Last edited by Redneck Perfumisto; 2nd July 2008 at 08:11 AM. Reason: adding more links and comments...

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    hirch_duckfinder's thread:
    Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    Also, anything posted by scentemental.
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    And how about those Teasers Twolf used to do? Numbering in the sixties when she quit, I think.

    And Tang's amazing Name the (color) Bottles??
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    Joining my vote for the "Name this Bottle" thread.

    Tao, I quit at 99! One shy of a hundred.

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    Now, the Boss said: ...post your favourites.....so I am not cheating am I?

    Next nomination: Purplebird's Note Identification Project
    This is food for future Basenotes generations.
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    Vetiver Redux: A brilliant thread, which not only discusses a wide variety of vetiver scents, but also pits them one-against-another in a lively competition!

    A Comprehensive List of Jasmin/Jasmine Scents: IMHO, Norma Kamali Jazmín rules! (closely followed by MPG Jasmin).
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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    I nominate two threads. One is on the male fragrances discussion board, and one is on the female fragrances discussion board.

    "You know you're a Basenoter when. . ."
    Male Fragrance Discussion Board: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=209315

    "You Might Be A Fragrance Junkie If. . ."
    Female Fragrance Discussion Board: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?p=1219740

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    How could I forget! Someone was really helpful in pointing me to this thread when I asked about decanting.

    How do you decant?
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=180952

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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    Been pondering this for a few days. "Are you a diva in scent only?" turned up some of the most interesting and unpredictably revealing responses.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=203055
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    Default Re: Best of Basenotes

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    And how about those Teasers Twolf used to do? Numbering in the sixties when she quit, I think.

    And Tang's amazing Name the (color) Bottles??
    Ooops! forgot to do my homework:

    See Twolf's last Teaser here: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=191509

    And also how about her Blind Sniff Contests: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=198338

    And Tang's Name the Bottles here: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=205434

    And then for Fun and Games there's CologneJunkie's hilarious http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=209783
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