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    Default I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one...

    Not that it matters or anything . For some reason I would have expected it to be the other way round, or pretty much even stevens. I've never heard any of my male friends talking about fragrance in RL...do you guys save it for the anonymity of an internet forum perhaps??

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Most of the females are at Fragrantica :

    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    This was the first Male fragrance discussion forum. At the time, the Perfume of Life forum was where a lot of females were posting. It remained as such for a few years until the Female board was also added here. So it's a legacy thing - it started off as a Male Fragrance forum, and thus has more male Fragrance discussion going on.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I think men are, in general, can be terribly ernest, ferocious hobbyists obsessed with detail - at least here at Basenotes and will therefore, ironically, produce more gossip and hot air.

    And yes, as stated above, Fragrantica is mostly females.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Even at the men's forum at Fragrantica, you will get females replies more than men's , which is awesome.

    But the men's forum is not as active as BN , that's why i tend to post here more .
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    PS, I can't see females becoming obsessed with Creed batch numbers, Dior Homme Intense reformulations and Pure Malt monologues for some reason...

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by spoombung View Post
    ps, i can't see females becoming obsessed with creed batch numbers, dior homme intense reformulations and pure malt monologues for some reason...
    exactly
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Most of the females are at Fragrantica :

    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/
    hitting the nail on the head,

    I personally feel that fragrantica has great presentation,you can literally feel,smell and sniff (may be im exaggerating lol) perfumes on fragrantica.It has that FEEL. But content wise basenotes is way ahead in this league.So may be alot of traffic is attracted towards their natural feel and mind blowing colors, especially the female clientele. Even i took a lot of time to graduate on this site. Their search function is google inspired and simply very fast but the club is lacking a lot.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    There are so few sites where males can show their "softer" siden without getting lampooned. So when there is one we just come out of the woodworks; so to speak.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Us guys are generally better at beating a dead horse. Just look at the sheer quantity of Pure Malt, Aventus Batch Number etc etc posts.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    PS, I can't see females becoming obsessed with Creed batch numbers, Dior Homme Intense reformulations and Pure Malt monologues for some reason...
    I knew a girl who tried to match her fragrance with the color of her shoes... don't ask if she was blonde.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi View Post
    Because males don't know how to use the search function?

    I guess it is like asking for directions.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I guess it is like asking for directions.
    I blame that all on Sesame Street, lol. If it weren't for that song, millions of men wouldn't have a fear of asking for directions without being associated with it.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I guess this contradicts the popular prejudice that men are essentially, innately, instinctively fragrance-free

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    I think men are, in general, can be terribly ernest, ferocious hobbyists obsessed with detail
    I think that sums it up quite nicely.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    This isn't particularly busy either
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by spawnchorus View Post
    For some reason I would have expected it to be the other way round, or pretty much even stevens.
    Thought the same thing when I first started frequenting the site.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Arf at Dr Rudi. I consider myself duly chastised. Although I am in fact a laydeee.

    Interesting to hear that BN was originally formed as a blokey place, and I can definitely see how fragrance-sniffing would suit the male hobbyist. I'm off to marvel at some of the afore-mentioned Creed / Pue Malt thread. Using the search function

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I'm really only here for the lists.

    But it can get pretty tough-going when you're only allowed three.

    Damn, that's hard.


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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    The women are probably out there in the real world, sniffing with their BFFs at fragrance shops & then having tea & biscuits. Only male fragheads like us guys are still hunched over their keyboards, sniffing at their wrists & elbow crooks while muttering curses at another 'fake Creed' thread poster.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by divinesoul View Post
    hitting the nail on the head,

    I personally feel that fragrantica has great presentation,you can literally feel,smell and sniff (may be im exaggerating lol) perfumes on fragrantica.It has that FEEL. But content wise basenotes is way ahead in this league.So may be alot of traffic is attracted towards their natural feel and mind blowing colors, especially the female clientele.
    LOL! Oh, please! Enough with the conjecture that more gals are on FG because of the pretty pix and colors The truth is they update their directory faster, so when you are googling a scent name that site now generally comes up before BN. So folks may find FG fist.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by spawnchorus View Post
    Arf at Dr Rudi. I consider myself duly chastised. Although I am in fact a laydeee.

    Interesting to hear that BN was originally formed as a blokey place, and I can definitely see how fragrance-sniffing would suit the male hobbyist. I'm off to marvel at some of the afore-mentioned Creed / Pue Malt thread. Using the search function
    LOL! spawnchorus whether a laydee or a dude, welcome to basenotes - sniff in good health!
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    I think men are, in general, can be terribly ernest, ferocious hobbyists obsessed with detail - at least here at Basenotes and will therefore, ironically, produce more gossip and hot air
    I think this^^^^^

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Well, more females can add to extra "drama" here and there, no offense,..it gets catty from time to time on Fragrantica..that's why I avoid that place now. I like their layout though..it's user friendly. Though, more females here would be cool. Notice there are less people on the female forums but more moderators...cause we can get catty maybe? Lol.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    The women are probably out there in the real world, sniffing with their BFFs at fragrance shops & then having tea & biscuits. Only male fragheads like us guys are still hunched over their keyboards, sniffing at their wrists & elbow crooks while muttering curses at another 'fake Creed' thread poster.
    In an nutshell!

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    It's been this way since I joined in 2003.....Basenotes didn't have a female board.....and I didn't even have a PC at home.....I went to the library for 2 or 3 years and posted before I purchased a laptop for use at home.....I noticed the other day that the Womens forum is really growing!!! Congrats to the Ladies!!!
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    The women are probably out there in the real world, sniffing with their BFFs at fragrance shops & then having tea & biscuits. Only male fragheads like us guys are still hunched over their keyboards, sniffing at their wrists & elbow crooks while muttering curses at another 'fake Creed' thread poster.



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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    I think men are, in general, can be terribly ernest, ferocious hobbyists obsessed with detail.
    +1000

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I guess it is like asking for directions.
    Lol. If we asked for directions I guess we wouldn't discuss fragrances.

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