The best of luck to you. Take care.
Thread: thebeck is signing off
I have really enjoyed sharing our love for perfume for the past six years. I've decided to retire from working, and will be on a fixed income. I won't be buying samples or bottles any more. I do have more than a lifetime supply of some seriously good scents.
My disposable income will now be alotted to travel.
Goodbye, and keep up the good work.
thebeck - Ken
The best of luck to you. Take care.
Enjoy your retirement, Ken. I am sure you will be impressing all the locals while wearing scents like Puredistance M from your fine collection on your travels.
Wishing you all the best...
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frťdťric 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'driý) - 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 Sacrť (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privť (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Best wishes for your next life's journey. It has been a pleasure reading your fragrance thoughts. Please check in once in a while and update us in your latest travels. Happy and Healthy holidays to you and yours. Godspeed.
Ken I have always held you in high regard for your knowledge and excellent taste in very expensive fragrances. Good luck in your retirement.
Good luck for the future.
Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour....
Your intelligent and forthright contributions will be missed here, Ken. It sounds as though you have exciting plans ahead and I wish you safe and rewarding adventures. Drop in every now and again - you will be guaranteed a warm welcome.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 25th December 2012 at 10:18 PM.
Fair thoughts and happy hours to you and yours.
Safe travels and the best of luck! I have enjoyed reading your contributions to the Basenotes community
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What a very classy way of signing off. The very best of luck to you.
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TheBeck, we're going to miss your knowledge! I respect your opinion and taste like no one else here. Good luck in the next phase of your life my man.
"Smell with your nose, not your ears."
FAVORITES - Xerjoff Nio, Xerjoff 1861, Profumum Roma Acqua Viva, Neil Morris for Takashimaya, Gandini 1896 Teak Wood, Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Bond No.9 I Love NY Marriage Equality, Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud, Rasasi Faqat Lil Rijal, Slumberhouse Jeke extrait
Thank You for your contributions, Good Luck and Godspeed.
Though if you travel, you are bound to sniff lots of scents that you may have an urge to comment upon back here. It's darn hard to pass by interesting shops.
Best of luck in your new chapter!
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Best of luck in your retirement and travels.
Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??
Adios Ken. The journey has been more enjoyable having had you along for the ride.
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Ken, you will be greatly missed. Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy yourself and stop by from time to time,will you?
OMG, I always look to see what you have on... You are my cheatsheet. Best of luck and thanks for the samples and just being kind
Im the be$t @ thi$
Best of luck in retirement!
Congratulations on your retirement! We will miss you at BN, but perhaps you might stop in now and then?
safe travels ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
Good for you. I'm sure I'll reach this point too where I'm ready for the next chapter and chasing the next great fragrance will be less of a priority.
Thank you for all of your input ken. And may you experience wonderful travels.
Best wishes to you in this new chapter of your life. It's been a pleasure to share this space with you.
You'll be back
But best of luck until you are.
I hope every day brings more happiness than the last. Enjoy your travels and please do check in from time to time.
1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
2. Yatagan - Caron
3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
5. Kouros - YSL
6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
7. Xeryus - Givenchy
8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
9. The Dreamer - Versace
10. Nobile - Gucci
Congratulations on your retirement, and good luck in the future!
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Dior - Vetiver
4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
5. Puredistance - Black
6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
7. Armani Privť - Oud Royal
8. BrŁckner - Aoud 1
9. Creed - Royal English Leather
10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
Happy travelling, don't be a stranger.
A son always returns home ;-)
Best of luck to you and your travels, and may the next phase of your life be rich, rewarding, and full of adventure. Please stop by sometime to say 'hi' and update us on your travels.
Thebeck, I'll miss you. Please, if you'll have time, keep in contact...Best of luck for everything.
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All the best in this new phase of your life. Your continued thoughts and ideas will remain appreciated, regardless.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Cheers mate, enjoy your retirement
...all the best to you! (if possible; keep us posted!)...!
I just want to join in with everyone wishing you all the best for the future. I've always enjoyed and benefited from your contributions here on BN. Thank you.
So long, Ken.
Wishing you all the best in your new life. Safe travels.
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Enjoy your travels and take care of yourself. Sounds like a great way to spend retirement.
All the best to you!
PS: Never say never, eh?
Here's to your retirement. And smelling great while you're at it!
All the best and have a wonderful time yet to come!
Should you ever change your mind, you can always be certain to be welcomed here with open arms.
But meanwhile, enjoy fragrant and happy days, wherever the roads of life, but foremost, especially the traveling,
may bring you!
I woke up this morning to see all the nice goodbyes. I'm actually tearing up right now. I feel like Sally Fields did back in 1985 at her acceptance speech for Norma Rae - "you really like me, you really like me."
All your heartfelt thoughts mean alot to me. Thanks for sharing them with me.
Stay tuned for my final review next week of Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove.
I thought it might be a befitting farewell for an 'M" and Fetish Pour Homme comparison.
Last edited by thebeck; 26th December 2012 at 12:29 PM.
Congratulations on retirement, we all miss you here.
Hope you health & happiness in your journeys.
Tell us about your great scents on trips...
thebeck- I remember reading a post of yours a couple of years ago. For the life of me, I can't remember what it was about now (probably M), though at the time it compelled me to do a 'find all posts' search on you. I ended up reading back through about 6 months of your posts, maybe more. I learned a lot from them and I have looked out for new posts ever since. You are a very knowledgeable guy and your contributions on the boards will be sorely missed. Good luck on your next chapter.
Last edited by morrison74; 27th December 2012 at 09:58 AM.
We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.
All the best to you, Ken!
Enjoy your retirement. Wishing you all the best!
Hey Ken, you always have something interesting to say. And you're not afraid to stand up for where your nose leads you. I appreciated your fresh perspective on fragrances and I can't help but think and hope that . . . you'll be back!
I do hope you still post from time to time. You've swayed me to try more than a few thing and I still love the De Bachmakov you sold me.. Take care!!
To one of the best who ever took this thing seriously. We are all a bit more wiser to have obtained knowledge in this thing of ours. Good luck and GOD BLESS!
Best wishes man!!
Your taste and advice on this board were utmost.
I'm gonna miss reading your takes on everything.
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Have a wonderful retirement. I've always valued your contributions here. All the best to you in this next chapter of your life!
Ken, best wishes on your future life.
Oddly, the only constant in life is change. We move on with new lives and other equally interesting different pursuits.
I have enjoyed your posts.
Best again, Primrose
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
Your presence on BN will be missed. All the best!
"You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are."
-- Eckhart Tolle