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    Default What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    I learned that I prefer Creed OV over Mugler cologne. Ground breaking discovery.

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    I learned that I love Calandre. Picked up a backup bottle, which is something I never do.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    I learned I like fumes way more than I should, lol. And I learned I am much more of a Dior fan than a Chanel fan. Dior is really an awesome house. Duc will be glad to hear that one I think.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    I dont remember learning anything about any of my scents.
    I did learn that the other fragrance forums are completely useless when compared to BN. they have absolutely no content. Same terrible question over and over and most threads stop after 5 responses. The only interesting responses were from BN members that were posting there. Reviews are useless and amateur, unless by a BN member. Their only claim to fame is that they have pics of every scent....

    Also youtube is pretty bad too and getting worse.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Last edited by heperd; 4th April 2012 at 07:27 AM.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I dont remember learning anything about any of my scents.
    I did learn that the other fragrance forums are completely useless when compared to BN. they have absolutely no content. Same terrible question over and over and most threads stop after 5 responses. The only interesting responses were from BN members that were posting there. Reviews are useless and amateur, unless by a BN member. Their only claim to fame is that they have pics of every scent....
    fully agree

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    I learned that I should cherish every post about my frags I did not have the opportunity to publish during the downtime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    I learned that I love Calandre. Picked up a backup bottle, which is something I never do.
    try calandre parfum..one of my most treasured possessions

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    l learned that l am very susceptible to fragrance shopping online when l am not otherwise occupied with basenotes...
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
    Currently wearing: Ghost by Ghost

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    I realised just how many fragrances I have compared to the average Joe on the street and had a moment of clarity that this is not normal. It soon passed though when basenotes came back.

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    I learnt that there are still too many things on my wish list

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    I actually managed to get some work done in the office for a change

    ...then after researching a bit and sampling it several times I ordered a large size bottle of MI.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Same terrible question over and over
    What is this question?

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    1. That I have more fragrances than I need
    2. That I have too many fragrances that I just like (not love) or which doesnt suit my personality (they will be leaving my wardrobe soon)
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Dior Homme
    3. Eau Des Baux
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    That I still have too many fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    That I still have too many fragrances.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo Lapin X View Post
    What is this question?
    One of these questions has to be "Is my fragrance a fake?". I don't know why, but the frequency of this being asked just gets on my nerves. There should be a "Is My Fragrance a Fake?" subforum under the Fragrance Industry forum. I realize that Basenotes is a wonderful place to tap into the knowledge of aficionados. However, it seems that a lot of folks come here to get an opinion on if their bottle is real and as soon as they get an answer they're never heard from again.
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears".

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I dont remember learning anything about any of my scents.
    I did learn that the other fragrance forums are completely useless when compared to BN. they have absolutely no content. Same terrible question over and over and most threads stop after 5 responses. The only interesting responses were from BN members that were posting there. Reviews are useless and amateur, unless by a BN member. Their only claim to fame is that they have pics of every scent....

    Also youtube is pretty bad too and getting worse.
    Yea, not to mention way harder to follow in website design...

    I learned that when this website is not up the internet is way less interesting. And I learned that google cache still let me get half my fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l learned that l am very susceptible to fragrance shopping online when l am not otherwise occupied with basenotes...
    Me too !
    1.And I learned again that I do, in fact, have a perfume addiction ,a big big one.
    2.i have way too much perfume .............
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
    Currently wearing: Angel by Thierry Mugler

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    My first thought was how the hell are the DHI viral marketers going to promote that sickly synthetic rubbish now?

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    I learned that I am addicted to posting my SOTD! Maybe I already knew that though.
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    There was nothing new to learn about my fragrances, I know them well.

    What I DID learn was how addicted I can be to any one website. So, my other websites were frequented more because Basenotes were down. I met a few of the members there, also hanging out with nothing better to do...

    Being back here, now, I am relieved that the double-posting is not as bad as it was. But, the System is still very S L O W and patience-taxing.

    As far as images of perfumes lacking here, a feature that Fragrantica has: all you have to do is copy/paste the image either from LuckyScent or from another store, and make it sit here, to illustrate.
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    Default Re: What did you learn about your frags during the BN downtime this week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I dont remember learning anything about any of my scents.
    I did learn that the other fragrance forums are completely useless when compared to BN. they have absolutely no content. Same terrible question over and over and most threads stop after 5 responses. The only interesting responses were from BN members that were posting there. Reviews are useless and amateur, unless by a BN member. Their only claim to fame is that they have pics of every scent....

    Also youtube is pretty bad too and getting worse.
    A big YES.

    I prefer the straight-forwardness of BN over others (particularly Fragrantica). I lurk and post there just to see what's up. This is not a knock on Fragrantica, but the pictures actually annoy me more than anything. It's fun at first, but the posts tend to get messy, and most people tend to mis-read the content because of that distraction.

    As for your youtube, I only go there (once in a blue moon!) to see how an authentic bottle looks like so I can examine mine.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l learned that l am very susceptible to fragrance shopping online when l am not otherwise occupied with basenotes...
    I learned the same!

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    I learned that spearmint combined with birchtar smells like steaming cat piss.
    Last edited by Nasenmann; 4th April 2012 at 07:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I learned that I am addicted to posting my SOTD! Maybe I already knew that though.
    This too! I love having that record of what I've worn. It will help with culling eventually.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasenmann View Post
    I learned that spearmint combined with birchtar smells like steaming cat piss.
    The Smell Of Weather Turning?

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    Is that another euphemism for "kitty taking a whiz"? Just kidding, I came to this conclusion after experimenting with diluted essential oils, haven't smelled The Smell Of Weather Turning yet. But if it smells anything like steaming cat piss, I figure it's not for me anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasenmann View Post
    Is that another euphemism for "kitty taking a whiz"? Just kidding, I came to this conclusion after experimenting with diluted essential oils, haven't smelled The Smell Of Weather Turning yet. But if it smells anything like steaming cat piss, I figure it's not for me anyway...
    Ah well, it's basically mint, ozonic notes, and strong birch tar... it's realllllly grim!

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    Hm, I like grim! I guess I should give it a shot next time I'm near a Lush store.

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