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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    and also perhaps the pretentiousness of some of the new BN members, but that's about it.
    People have a right to their own opinions Sir, regardless whether or not you think we have the necessary knowledge or experience to voice them. What is fragrance anyway, if not a personal expression of oneself? And who better to judge what smells good to us but ourselves(ignorant or otherwise)? So there, Na Na Na Na Na! Yes, I am very mature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaraYvonne
    People have a right to their own opinions Sir, regardless whether or not you think we have the necessary knowledge or experience to voice them. What is fragrance anyway, if not a personal expression of oneself? And who better to judge what smells good to us but ourselves(ignorant or otherwise)? So there, Na Na Na Na Na! Yes, I am very mature!
    What are you talking about? Where did I say anything about the opinions of others regarding fragrances or their personal expression?

    My statement had nothing to do with an opinion that any single person has presented... it was a tongue in cheek comment clearly directed at one particular person. The comment went right over your head, and given the content of your response, I'm not surprised. The next time you don't understand something, perhaps it behooves you not to comment on it as though you did.

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    I'd have to say Nuits de Cellophane. Like watching Placido Domingo knit or Meryl Streep plant bulbs.

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    Vanille Galante wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    I should add that I don't get my hopes up for modern designer releases - I try them all as they cycle through Macys and Dillards - so I'm therefore not disappointed when I don't like them....

    The way things are going, I am gonna have to get into niche sooner rather than later . Its mostly the new releases that are downers for me. The old "designer" or maintream releases can be very decent, depending on what one prefers and wants to achieve.

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    What are you talking about? Where did I say anything about the opinions of others regarding fragrances or their personal expression?
    LOL! Thanks, for making me laugh so hard!

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    My statement had nothing to do with an opinion that any single person has presented... it was a tongue in cheek comment clearly directed at one particular person.
    Sounds like an oxymoron to me...

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    A bit early for me to say.....Gary

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    wow... this is getting heated!!! I'm starting to perspire profusely (but at least it smells good )
    At your service

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    Everything...
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    Ladies and gentlemen,
    A veteran member suggested on this thread that some new members are pretentious. That's not cool, and in fact it's completely out of place and most of all, an example of awfully unfriendly jumping to conclusions.

    It's an abberation for this board and all Basenotes forums. Mods are going to treat it appropriately and act that it's not repeated.

    I could go through the thread, remove it, and remove all references to it. I'd sort of like to do that, but of course such erasing doesn't remove what's happened.

    What I'd like, however, is that everyone pass over it from now on and respect the idea the original poster brought for discussion in this thread.

    The sad thing about rude posts like the one at issue here is that they absorb the energy of the thread and take over from the original poster's curiosity. Thus taking the thread off topic. Sometimes even to the point where moderators lock the thread.

    That's always sad because it means a legitimate curiosity on the part of members can't be explored anymore.

    We can lock this thread, but would rather that rudeness on it be ignored. If you're not interested in the original question, there aren't other questions for you to reply to here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmp00 View Post
    I'd have to say Nuits de Cellophane. Like watching Placido Domingo knit or Meryl Streep plant bulbs.
    perfect!
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    Nothing. I no longer build expectations or take names or brands into account. I don't care if it's synthetic or natural (odd, coming from me, a natural perfumer!), as long as it meshes with me and tells a story I enjoy and fits my overall character and persona.

    You learn nothing when you right off some new designer frag as "another AdG clone." You can learn a lot if you take the time to sniff it, even if you don't enjoy it, and that's why nothing has disappointed me. Not from 2009, but one random example: Boss Pure and especially Nautica Voyage both share a mimosa note, and I find that quite interesting. I'd not have noticed that had I written them off as "another cheap aquatic." They really aren't anything alike, and I've never ever smelled two perfumes that mimiced each other so closely such that I couldn't spot any differences, or didn't have a preference for one or the other. For that reason, I find it absurd when someone absolutely loves say, Millesime Imperial, but then settles for Unforgivable (assuming they don't prefer Unforgivable, which would be perfectly fine, as well) because it's cheaper and "others won't notice."

    Sorry, just a bit of a rant as I see so many veterans instantly write off anything designer while lauding many just-as-synthetic niche creations. If you want to hate something, or you want to love it, you most often will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I was really glad I ordered a sample of Delrae Eau Emotionelle before trying a bottle, blind. It was so awful, they could use this as a chemical weapon.
    When I tried it last week I thought to myself, did anyone at Delrae really smell this before they released it? Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus, Habit Rouge Sport, Nuits de Cellophane, Vanille Galante, were all very disappointing to me.
    The year is young, let's hope that there are some good things down the road. With Sheldrake at the helm, I'm looking forward to Chanel's Cristalle Eau Verte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    and also perhaps the pretentiousness of some of the new BN members, but that's about it.
    Actually this comment has been the biggest disappointment of 2009.
    Last edited by surreality; 8th April 2009 at 01:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Nothing. I no longer build expectations or take names or brands into account. I don't care if it's synthetic or natural (odd, coming from me, a natural perfumer!), as long as it meshes with me and tells a story I enjoy and fits my overall character and persona.

    You learn nothing when you right off some new designer frag as "another AdG clone." You can learn a lot if you take the time to sniff it, even if you don't enjoy it, and that's why nothing has disappointed me. Not from 2009, but one random example: Boss Pure and especially Nautica Voyage both share a mimosa note, and I find that quite interesting. I'd not have noticed that had I written them off as "another cheap aquatic." They really aren't anything alike, and I've never ever smelled two perfumes that mimiced each other so closely such that I couldn't spot any differences, or didn't have a preference for one or the other. For that reason, I find it absurd when someone absolutely loves say, Millesime Imperial, but then settles for Unforgivable (assuming they don't prefer Unforgivable, which would be perfectly fine, as well) because it's cheaper and "others won't notice."

    Sorry, just a bit of a rant as I see so many veterans instantly write off anything designer while lauding many just-as-synthetic niche creations. If you want to hate something, or you want to love it, you most often will.
    I totally agree with you on this. But since I'm not that experience with fragrances, I cannot pick out a single notes from them, still learning
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    The biggest disappointment was done by IFRA and its scientific bureaucracy...
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    John Varvatos Artisan. I expected so much more. I kind of didn't want to smell it in fear that they'd break their winning streak. Kind of like listening to a great song over and over again and imagining what the singer looks like, then you finally see him one day and end up thinking about how goofy he looks next time you hear that song, e.g Paul Davis.

    Artisan was just that for me

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    I don't have high hopes for new releases, so the fact that Habit Rouge, which I finally got round to testing, turns _sour_ on me was the biggest disappointment so far
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    I love the star trek reference, too funny! I would have probably rolled into the door!
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    That warp core is clearly about to blow and that engineer is very wise to get out.....
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    On-topic:

    He Wood, which is a new release down here, was very dissapointing, especially after all the praise I've heard. I thought it was supposed to be a light-woody fragrance, all I got was watered down Narciso.
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    If Geranium pour Monsieur disappoints most of us, there'll probably be no hope for the rest of 2009...
    Last edited by Trebor; 8th April 2009 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    If Geranium pour Monsieur disappoints most of us, there'll probably be no hope for the rest of 2009...
    Don't build up too much hope as you're bound to be disappointed

    I look forward to Geranium pour Monsieur but I've yet to enjoy a minty topnote accord in any fragrance so I'm a little apprehensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    Don't build up too much hope as you're bound to be disappointed

    I look forward to Geranium pour Monsieur but I've yet to enjoy a minty topnote accord in any fragrance so I'm a little apprehensive.
    Point taken. Personally, the minty accord is what's getting me excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    If Geranium pour Monsieur disappoints most of us, there'll probably be no hope for the rest of 2009...
    I can see Frdric breaking out in a cold sweat now. The hopes of so many passionates, all up to him. The responsibility, the pressure...
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    Raffy's Dragon and Mogul.
    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER

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    JV's Artisan. Had high hopes this could be my "go to" scent.

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    Default Re: Biggest disappointment of 2009 so far? ☹☹☹

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    If Geranium pour Monsieur disappoints most of us, there'll probably be no hope for the rest of 2009...
    Lol. My thoughts exactly. I have the spot already picked out in my 'drobe.

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