I would definitely be interested!
Last year, on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11!) I had the great opportunity to attend the Basenotes Meet up in New Orleans that was coordinated on the Female Discussion Board.
It was a lot of fun and the first thing I thought of in the middle of it all was 'This would be even more fun with lots of guys from Basenotes!' Basenotes is full of Male members who post all of the time, and I would love to meet them and person, shop together with them and perhaps swap samples/decants. I thought it would be a great idea to plan another Meet up for 2012, FOR GUYS AND GALS, in a location that's affordable and where you can smell great designer/niche fragrances that's also a lot of fun. I came up with an idea: LAS VEGAS!
One BN member who attended the Meet up in NOLA, Matildaben, was just as eager as I was to see if any other Basenoters are interested in attending a 2012 Las Vegas Meet up. So she and I spoke and I am posting this thread to generate interest and to hear what other Basenoters would be interested in attending.
So, here’s what we’re asking you to do, if you are interested:
- Indicate if you might want to attend
- Let us know what dates would work best for you (Matildaben and I were thinking sometime in the first 3 weeks of October 2012)
- If you live in the area, please use this thread to offer advice on scheduling and activities
- Spread the word to all of the Basenote members that you know, even those who perhaps don't post as frequently anymore.
The Las Vegas fragrance shopping options are numerous and mostly include shops located inside luxury hotels – that include lines like Guerlain, Chanel, Dior, Hermes and much more. Of course, it might be fun to have non-shopping ‘events’. Ideas and suggestions are welcomed.
So…what do you say?
I would definitely be interested!
Interested ! There are 2 other BN'ers that I know of that live near me and maybe we can make it a road trip. Anyone in Phoenix interested, let me know ! Its only a 40 min flight or a 5 hour drive away.
Please visit my SALES thread! HERE
I'll do it.
SEEKING BOTTLES OF:
Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
Gloria by Cacharel
PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!
FYI, the thread has been cross-posted on the female board at http://www.basenotes.net/threads/292...nterest-thread to gather interest from members there. One person has suggested that many U.S. attendees may have the weekend of October 6/7/8 off work due to Columbus Day.
I'd love to go if it weren't for the thousands of kilometers :-)
I am definitely interested... Las Vegas is my favorite place in the world. Sounds like a good reason to make another trip. :-)
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I am definitely interested, and Las Vegas is my least favorite place in the world So that's really saying something.
(I am however looking forward to pronouncing Versace as "Versayce").
i'm definitely interested
Might check with the Vegas convention and visitors bureau to get their advice on this. They can steer you to the right hotels, etc. PM me if you want more info along those lines.
do it in new york city!!!!
(And I am supportive of either experience. I'm already in NYC, so it would be fun for me to leave. But I expect the shopping experience in Vegas is pretty mainstream.)
Last edited by Beranium Chotato; 12th January 2012 at 03:06 AM.
There's no doubt that NYC has better shopping than Vegas - our choice for Vegas reflects more than just good shopping but a combination of: affordable accommodations, the ability for a large group to walk from one place to another, ease of travel and of course...fun and novelty. As has been already discussed on the Female thread for this event, many other organizations have had 'events' like this in NY (I am pretty sure Sniffapalooza has one every year?) and since many Basenoters have attended these events I prefer having it somewhere that combines all of the above elements at a 'new' location.
I might be interested in going. What is the experience like? Is there an agenda with some events planned, or is it less structured?
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Makes me wish I still lived in California a bit.
Read Quarry's thread that she did for the 2011 New Orleans Basenotes meet up and you'll get an idea of how it was planned out and executed: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/266...Fine-Perfumery
Las Vegas is an excellent fragrance venue - and there are some aspects that make it even better than NYC. The close proximity of the various boutiques, protected from the weather (or what little inclement weather there is), make for an easy shopping experience. The sales staff treat everybody with respect, because Las Vegas is where everyman does his spendy vacation, and his big money is just as green as the rich guy's pocket change. There is so much to see and do - plenty of restaurants and places to meet, and some amazing non-fragrance sight-seeing beyond the strip. My only complaint is the strategic scarcity of water fountains - because they want you going into all the restaurants and bars.
I love NYC for fragrance, but for getting a large group together and mobbing (perhaps in subgroups?) a whole bunch of boutiques and fancy department stores, LV may be the better choice.
I could make it up to Vegas for a fragrance weekend. Sounds like a blast!
New here... but would definitely be interested. I spend a lot of time in Vegas (have spent every other week there for the past three months) and can help with any info/tips anyone might need.
As I am new to the BN forum, this sounds like a Blast and I would love to make this my first experience with BN. I am totally down.
Sorry I haven't weighed in until now. I would love to. I don't know if I can yet, but it's definite food for thought. Thanks Mike for getting this started!
My Top 5!!!
1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
5. Derby, Guerlain
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