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    Default Isn't It Ironic That.....

    The Male Fragrance Board is where all the activity is, where all the members are, whereas in Female Fragrance discussion it's always dead. LoL...this is a retarded statement, but fragrance-lovers is typically a girly/feminine thing to rant about, whereas us guys should be raving about our trucks, Dodges, and Cadillacs, hahahah.

    I just found it funny how the female fragrance is not really active whereas male fragrance is always crackin'. Not to downplay any of our interests here, I just thought it funny

    We guys like smelling GOOOD, haha.

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    I've been thinking the exact same thing,
    ever since I signed up here..!

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    Whoops ! I thought this thread was about Alanis Morrisette ! ....never mind then
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    Default Re: Isn't It Ironic That.....

    Basenotes started out as a mens fragrance site, that's why. The womens forum came later.

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    Men have all of this idle time on their hands while their wives, mothers and girlfriends are taking care of the real business of life for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Basenotes started out as a mens fragrance site, that's why. The womens forum came later.
    With a new wave of members, comes question # 7 of the BN Ten Commandments. It's an inevitability.
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    I don't think that is irony.

    Irony would be: some men who think that being interested in fragrance is gay, but then buy fragrance in order to attract women. That's ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I don't think that is irony.

    Irony would be: some men who think that being interested in fragrance is gay, but then buy fragrance in order to attract women. That's ironic.
    Oh shit !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I don't think that is irony.

    Irony would be: some men who think that being interested in fragrance is gay, but then buy fragrance in order to attract women. That's ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawk lee View Post
    dammit! You had me figured out! I shall fleeeeeeeee!
    lol

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    Maybe it's like the guy that signed up for a singles cruise and ended up one a boat filled with desperate guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradW View Post
    Maybe it's like the guy that signed up for a singles cruise and ended up one a boat filled with desperate guys!
    Sounds like every gay cruise I ever went on

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    We may as well admit it- males are usually far more well-groomed, fashion-conscious, even slightly more vain, than the usual "rugged" stereotypical preconception
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    We may as well admit it- males are usually far more well-groomed, fashion-conscious, even slightly more vain, than the usual "rugged" stereotypical preconception

    +1.

    I'm still not sure whether this is a good thing though
    Isn't it easier for those men who simply dont bother because all those trends, fashions etc dont even cross their minds? Not that they'd reject it but rather dont have any connection nor interest whatsoever to be part of the "fashion, vanity, etc" world.
    But then again, I wouldnt want to part with my frags, my clothes (not that I'd consider myslef vain though) etc.
    I dont know, just a couple of thoughts..

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    Women may be less active on this forum because we guys get easily obsessed with something, and we need to fuel our obsession every time we have the occasion, in this case, discussing fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    Sounds like every gay cruise I ever went on
    LOL!

    Fragrance obsessed women can be found elsewhere.

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    Anyone for a Basenotes fragrance cruise!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    Irony would be: some men who think that being interested in fragrance is gay, but then buy fragrance in order to attract women. That's ironic.
    LOL. Indeed.

    Pretty much like showing up at a club on a Ladies Night only to find so many dudes milling about you felt like you just stepped into the Blue Oyster...

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    It is ironic because -
    Love for fragrance is something that is most likely to be associated with a female.

    It isn't ironic because -
    Males are more active in internet forums, no matter what the theme is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celsius32 View Post
    It is ironic because -
    Love for fragrance is something that is most likely to be associated with a female....
    That isn't ironic. No more than rain on your wedding day is ironic.
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    Nah, not ironic or strange, they all hang out at Perfume of Life and Makeup Alley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celsius32 View Post
    Love for fragrance is something that is most likely to be associated with a female.
    Really? Where do you get these statistics?

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    Isn't it also true that the larger proportion of people who post regularly on internet forums (about anything) are male?

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    Quote Originally Posted by great_badir View Post
    Isn't it also true that the larger proportion of people who post regularly on internet forums (about anything) are male?
    As MrClmind says : "Really? Where do you get these statistics? "

    And it still is not ironic. Heck, it is closer to being onomatopoeia, than ironic. ...okay, maybe not ....but it's still not ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    Men have all of this idle time on their hands while their wives, mothers and girlfriends are taking care of the real business of life for them.
    Heh. (thinking about my eBay sales, of which 99.99% is my BF's "junk.") You have a point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joxer96 View Post
    Nah, not ironic or strange, they all hang out at Perfume of Life and Makeup Alley.
    They who, dear? I've never heard of either place myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Women may be less active on this forum because we guys get easily obsessed with something, and we need to fuel our obsession every time we have the occasion, in this case, discussing fragrances.
    Fueling my theory that I was "raised by men." (which I wasn't, but my mother is <while a "housewife">... a composer, artist, and a free spirit like myself, and my dad took me under his wing as "surrogate son" until the first brother was old enough to go with him on his hunting and fishing forays.)
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    It's as GB and joxer96 have said. Basenotes began as a place for men to discuss male fragrances. There were already places like POL and MUA for women. The FFD wasn't added until many years after the establishment of BN (something like 5 years, I think). So while there are more men than women here at BN, there are also far more women than men over on POL and MUA.
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    Interesting. I've been collecting scents for years, but have definitely not been discussing scent online. Had no idea there were separate sites based on gender. (FWIW, which is quite possibly NADA)
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