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    Default Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    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?

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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    I would definitely be interested!
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    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.

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    I'll do it.
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    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.

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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    I'd love to go if it weren't for the thousands of kilometers :-)

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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Thanks K. for the post of the Female board and that's interesting about Columbus Day, I totally missed that.
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    I am definitely interested... Las Vegas is my favorite place in the world. Sounds like a good reason to make another trip. :-)
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    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").

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    i'm definitely interested

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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by matildaben View Post
    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 personally don't think that many people have a long weekend for Columbus Day.
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    Columbus Day rates might be higher than other dates in October, no?
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I would definitely be interested!
    yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Columbus Day rates might be higher than other dates in October, no?
    Most likely. Vegas hotels are very attuned to pricing strategies around busy weekends. Big convention business drives rates sky high too. Best deals are found midweek, during times when there aren't any big conventions going on.

    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.

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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    do it in new york city!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mos View Post
    do it in new york city!!!!
    Yessir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Columbus Day rates might be higher than other dates in October, no?
    I haven't found that to be the case in the past- the time to really avoid would probably be Halloween.
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mos View Post
    do it in new york city!!!!
    NYC could be 2013 or 2014. There are scent events put on by Sniffapalooza in NYC every year as it is. I think it would be nice to expand into the uncharted territories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    NYC could be 2013 or 2014. There are scent events put on by Sniffapalooza in NYC every year as it is. I think it would be nice to expand into the uncharted territories.
    I think it depends on what you mean by "uncharted". Uncharted non-fragrance trouble to be had: Vegas! But if you want to explroe uncharted fragrance territory: NYC by a mile. You really haven't lived until you've smelled the roast beef accord at CB I Hate Perfume.

    (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.)
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    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.
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    I might be interested in going. What is the experience like? Is there an agenda with some events planned, or is it less structured?
    Agenda, yes. Structured, yes but with a lot of flexibility.

    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
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    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.
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    I could make it up to Vegas for a fragrance weekend. Sounds like a blast!

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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    I might be interested in going. What is the experience like? Is there an agenda with some events planned, or is it less structured?
    In addition to the NOLA thread MIke pointed out, there are the threads from the San Francisco and Boston meet-ups from 2010 and 2011 with comparable meet-up "procedures". Sorry I'm not good at the linkies...but I have been to 4 meet-ups and found each one a great time. There has always been an agenda with planned events and a period (even if short) of downtime between events for your own devices.
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    Default Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Agenda, yes. Structured, yes but with a lot of flexibility.

    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
    That sounds like a lot of fun! I want to go, but not sure yet if I will be able to.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Hey, all,

    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!
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