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    Quote Originally Posted by MillesimeMe View Post
    Wow! Thanks for the welcome folks!

    Sorry to disappoint you, I'm not a marketer or marketeer.

    Do I know a little about fragrances? Yes, having spent time in Grasse, France. Now living in London. Can I write fluently? Yes, I'm an author!

    I was elated to discover the blend that I mentioned and therefore wanted to share it as my first post on a forum that I've enjoyed reading for years. Talking about time, for the past 25 years I've been looking for a blend of many different brands that satisfies my nose (not for everyone) and I believe that I have found it.

    For those who appreciate the detailed structure of the proposed blend, I value your opinion.

    Thank you.
    Welcome MillesimeMe ! You must have 100 posts before you can mention anything positive about Creed and their fragrances or you will be labelled a Creed employee. It's an unwritten rule here on BN.

    In all seriousness, it's pretty sad that people can't express their honest opinions without being labelled anything other than a fan.

    I shall try the blend. I blend Windsor and Aventus all the time, it's wonderful!
    Currently wearing: Smalto by Francesco Smalto

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post

    I shall try the blend. I blend Windsor and Aventus all the time, it's wonderful!
    Thats the Empire Blend.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Thats the Empire Blend.
    Yup. It was one of your posts that gave me the idea.
    Currently wearing: Smalto by Francesco Smalto

  4. #34

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    A little off topic but I wore Silver Mountain Water for the first time in a while. I realized that the drydown bares a strong similarity to MI. Also, this would incredibly sexy on a female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Members are constantly complaining about the lack of smart posters can now we see why. One of them shows up and gets shit on immediately. The amount of energy put into to being miserable is crazy to me. Please dont be scared away because of this warm welcome MillesimeMe.

    Ive never been into blending any fragrances. One always seems to overwhelm the other so it seems like a waste.
    Martinjo and I have been spotting these particular creatures for some time. They basically infest the forums with their pathetic marketing techniques and for me they are not welcome. I think you are being a bit naive.
    Don't worry about them being scared away either -- he/she will come back under another guise when the opportunity arises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Martinjo and I have been spotting these particular creatures for some time. They basically infest the forums with their pathetic marketing techniques and for me they are not welcome. I think you are being a bit naive.
    Don't worry about them being scared away either -- he/she will come back under another guise when the opportunity arises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Welcome MillesimeMe ! You must have 100 posts before you can mention anything positive about Creed and their fragrances or you will be labelled a Creed employee. It's an unwritten rule here on BN.

    In all seriousness, it's pretty sad that people can't express their honest opinions without being labelled anything other than a fan.

    I shall try the blend. I blend Windsor and Aventus all the time, it's wonderful!

    All are welcome to post their thoughts here, but some thoughts are different to others and we really do have to accept that in order to move forward.

    It is tedious in the extreme to have waves of newbies breezing in to repeatedly extoll the virtues of a specific brand, online retailer, etc., usually in a very persistent and dogmatic way which is inevitably going to lead to them being 'outed' by various members in public or by p.m.

    It's the dogma, not the opinion, that is so very tiresome.

    Personally, I accept that it's something people enjoy wearing but really don't need to be converted or preached to about it - neither do many others here.

    Anyone who has read the Creed threads in this Forum prior to joining will have noticed that this approach will usually cause a reaction - so why do it?
    Why not just join in like a regular member instead of making a post that is bound to have a bad reaction?

    Members posting in this thread obviously have different opinions - fine, why not?

    Provided that rules are not broken we may either join in, block the posts of someone whose opinions we consistently disagree with, or just go & read another thread - even if swearing quietly to oneself while so doing!

    I'm probably not going to be around to check out replies to this post for a few hours as my very ancient parent has just sustained a broken hip whilst under the care of our local hospital and is in theatre right now.

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    Thanks for the commonsense and good luck at the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Thanks for the commonsense and good luck at the hospital.
    I second -- on both counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    All are welcome to post their thoughts here, but some thoughts are different to others and we really do have to accept that in order to move forward.

    It is tedious in the extreme to have waves of newbies breezing in to repeatedly extoll the virtues of a specific brand, online retailer, etc., usually in a very persistent and dogmatic way which is inevitably going to lead to them being 'outed' by various members in public or by p.m.

    It's the dogma, not the opinion, that is so very tiresome.

    Personally, I accept that it's something people enjoy wearing but really don't need to be converted or preached to about it - neither do many others here.

    [B]Anyone who has read the Creed threads in this Forum prior to joining will have noticed that this approach will usually cause a reaction - so why do it?[/B]
    Why not just join in like a regular member instead of making a post that is bound to have a bad reaction?

    Members posting in this thread obviously have different opinions - fine, why not?

    Provided that rules are not broken we may either join in, block the posts of someone whose opinions we consistently disagree with, or just go & read another thread - even if swearing quietly to oneself while so doing!

    I'm probably not going to be around to check out replies to this post for a few hours as my very ancient parent has just sustained a broken hip whilst under the care of our local hospital and is in theatre right now.

    First off, good luck at the hospital. I hope your parent is ok.

    With regard to the highlighted, you are assuming that newbies go back to the countless pages upon pages to read up on every topic on a single house that has been posted. While it may be aspirational, it is impractical and just wont happen. There was nothing "irregular" about the OP. The OP actually took the time and looked up an existing/relevant thread and contributed to it and was just told to "go outta here". I cant see any forum rule they broke, why that response. This usually occurs when people have something positive to say about Creed. I'm not sure why it is inconceivable to some people on this forum that someone could genuinely like their products. NO ONE compels anyone to read anything here, no one compels any one to do what any " sales person" suggest that they do. No one is "preaching" to you. From all indications, you are all grown men/women, none of you people are drones so if you see a topic on creed you do not like, keep it moving! How is this so hard???

    When i read his posts, it came out as quite enthusiastic about something he discovered, Ive never tried the blend but said, "hey, it could be worth trying out" This is a public forum where ideas and experiences should be encouraged. There are way too many fragrances in the world for each of us to experience and it is of benefit to me at least to learn new ideas from others. Shouting down new members how do not violate any forum rule is just plain juvenile.

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    If we're all so convinced that MillesimeMe is a trolI/shill, then why not ban him on the spot? lpp? Why is he allowed to live another day to troll/shill again? This guy makes one post on BN and the usual suspects immediately pounce on him. As he said, what a warm welcome. Is it completely out of the realm of possibility that he could just be a guy who's taken a liking to Creed fragrances? Then we have this guy http://www.basenotes.net/members/261...trickculverton who has a total of one post, an Aventus bashing comment, and he gets commended for it by the same people throwing around accusations in this thread. Perhaps he's a Bond no 9 employee? How come people can start a million threads about how great DHI and LIDGE are and that's fine, but everyone gets all riled up when someone speaks positively about Creed? Have Creed employees actually been caught posting on Basenotes, or are you guys just going on a hunch you have? Really, where is the evidence?

    When I discovered BN in the early 2000s Creed was where I started. Sampling Creed fragrances was what got me into this hobby, and I suspect the same goes for a lot of people here. Creeds are often seen as gateway scents. I sympathize with these guys because at one time, I was one of them. If I had made an account in 2003, all of my posts would have been about Creed and how great they were. If someone had called me a shill, I'd be furious. If it was a moderator making the accusation, I'd be even more put off. Nobody is forcing this stuff on you, you're seeking it out. If you don't like people extolling the virtues of Creed, then how about you don't click on a thread titled "Aventus blended with SMW "? IDK, seems like pretty common sense stuff to me.
    Last edited by JiveHippo; 21st March 2014 at 03:49 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    First off, good luck at the hospital. I hope your parent is ok.

    With regard to the highlighted, you are assuming that newbies go back to the countless pages upon pages to read up on every topic on a single house that has been posted. While it may be aspirational, it is impractical and just wont happen. There was nothing "irregular" about the OP. The OP actually took the time and looked up an existing/relevant thread and contributed to it and was just told to "go outta here". I cant see any forum rule they broke, why that response. This usually occurs when people have something positive to say about Creed. I'm not sure why it is inconceivable to some people on this forum that someone could genuinely like their products. NO ONE compels anyone to read anything here, no one compels any one to do what any " sales person" suggest that they do. No one is "preaching" to you. From all indications, you are all grown men/women, none of you people are drones so if you see a topic on creed you do not like, keep it moving! How is this so hard???

    When i read his posts, it came out as quite enthusiastic about something he discovered, Ive never tried the blend but said, "hey, it could be worth trying out" This is a public forum where ideas and experiences should be encouraged. There are way too many fragrances in the world for each of us to experience and it is of benefit to me at least to learn new ideas from others. Shouting down new members how do not violate any forum rule is just plain juvenile.
    Why don't you, at least, get the facts right. I said nothing against the OP. It was the opportunistic bandwagon jumping by MillesimeMe I objected to. That person is a shill for Creed -- take my word for it.

    Don't go into the legal profession for God's sake -- you'll either be acquiting or hanging the wrong person

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Why don't you, at least, get the facts right. I said nothing against the OP. It was the opportunistic bandwagon jumping by MillesimeMe I objected to. That person is a shill for Creed -- take my word for it.

    Don't go into the legal profession for God's sake -- you'll either be acquiting or hanging the wrong person

    Yea oh argue semantics when you have no point. It is patently obvious to anyone that chooses to use their brain that my post (and every other response over the past couple of days) was directed at the original post of MillesimeMe and the juvenile response to it. I mean my thread that you highlighted which i doubt you read even makes reference to the "OP looking up an existing/relevant thread and posting to it". It helps to read before rushing off to post semantics which skirts the issue being discussed.

    Thanks for the offer to take your word, however i prefer to take the word of other civil individuals on a public forum.

    Ps. Thanks for the career advice. I'm not sure where you live but we dont "hang" people over here anymore, and the task of acquitting people does not require one to be a "legal professional"
    Last edited by papillo; 21st March 2014 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Why don't you, at least, get the facts right. I said nothing against the OP. It was the opportunistic bandwagon jumping by MillesimeMe I objected to. That person is a shill for Creed -- take my word for it.

    Don't go into the legal profession for God's sake -- you'll either be acquiting or hanging the wrong person
    Way to cherry pick one minor discrepancy in the guy's post, while ignoring all the valid points he made.

    I'm outta here, I've said my peace. This thread is going downhill, and I'm already on the naughty list.
    Last edited by JiveHippo; 21st March 2014 at 04:01 PM.
    Currently wearing: Smalto by Francesco Smalto

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    The OP was last on Basenotes almost one year ago, so this thread was locked for that reason as well as the bickering.

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