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    Smile After a long time away from Basenotes......

    I've been away from this forum for a long while. I kinda got burnt out from fragrance after making my way to pure oud oils.

    My back account thanked me for being away but now, I'm back with a vengeance.

    A few quick observations after returning to Basenotes if I may: the price of niche scents has absolutely skyrocketed! I was initially struck by the prices of oud oil but then became desensitized to the price and was thankfully able to purchase and enjoy the oils. Upon my return to perfumery, I am surprisingly struck by $250 +++ prices for niche juice and most of this juice in containers of 50ml or less. Again, I am becoming desensitized but still...... Supply and demand I guess. It's just that much harder to get my fix!!!

    Next; places like Parfum1 becoming a niche haven as well as most Creed's and other niche scents being available at discount sites. This was just starting to happen when I left but now it's widespread. I'm very surprised that most of these companies do not, (or maybe they do!!) control their distribution more tightly. Either way, this is something I am grateful for,(no flaming please!) because the addition of almost always available coupons for these sites makes it much easier on the wallet to acquire what I now want.

    Lastly, people with 40,000+ posts on the forum!!! That is fantastic!!! The level of enthusiasm has grown immensely and that's a great thing!

    A huge thanks all of you and I am happy and grateful to be back. :-)

    Eric

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back. I also came back after a long long hiatus.

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back. I too have been away from the forum (and the hobby to a large extent) for a period of several months recently, and am presently enjoying my return!

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back!

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    Welcome back - prepare for your bank balance to suffer once more..!!!!!

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Yeah, right --->>>
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    Welcome back - prepare for your bank balance to suffer once more..!!!!!

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    Welcome back bro!

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back, evogel! Please help do your bit to further enliven Basenotes.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Welcome back...
    The enthusiasm has just grown to obsession to all!!!
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back! Still remember your previous posts fondly and am glad about the news of your return.

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    Welcome back. I would be interested to know what was popular scents by category (leather, rose, fruity, etc...) when you were active, ideally for both niche and designer? It would be interested to see if taste has evolved.

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    Welcome! Nice to see a post by you again. It has been a while/
    'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon

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    Welcome back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    Welcome back. I also came back after a long long hiatus.
    What was your old username ?
    Regards
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    Now with 418 bottles in my collection

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    welcome back

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back and stay active in the forum.

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    Welcome back, evogel, I was wondering where you were hiding! I hope you that your rejuvenated interest leads you to many new things to discover and enjoy but don't leave the ranks of ouddicts either - we are too few already

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    Welcome back!

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    I cut out for a few weeks myself. I found that I was spending too much time staring into little plastic screens, not enough time actually out living my life. So now I'm back with a toned-down degree of time spent online. It's great to see the Basenoters again. Missed you guys.

    Welcome back, mr. evogel. BN is still one of the coolest and funnest crowds on the net.

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Welcome back!
    People with 40k posts he says.

    You know thats you buddy

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    Welcome back! Good to see you here again.

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    As a relative newbie, even at late middle age (I will never be "old") I welcome you back. With an oud addictuon you must smell delicious! ;-)
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Welcome back mate, was interesting to read your thoughts on how it has all changed. How long have you and your bank account been friends for again
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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    I was away for twelve hours once. Those long breaks are tough.

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    Welcome back! Always nice to have experienced noses around.

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    Welcome back Comrade,

    I was a bit confused by the title at first as I've seen your post over in the oud <3 erz majlis, but I understand now. Sometimes I prefer a spray over a swipe as well. All the best.

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back!

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    Over the years, I've noticed that few come back - I think it's a bit like having given up smoking permanently.
    Good to see you back.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    Welcome back

    It was great to read your perspective and I looking forward to your posts

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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    there goes your wallet...
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    Default Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back, Eric!

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