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    He' s back?!
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    l noticed this, too! All his reviews are coming back up.
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    It will be so great to have his reviews back!
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    Great Andrew!!!

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    If so, happily welcoming him back. His reviews are a priceless source of information regarding almost any given fragrance.

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    Enriching the directory indeed. Welcome back
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    Really great news! Welcome back, Andrew.

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    Posted the same question in the other board. It's great if Vibert's truly back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iodine View Post
    He' s back?!
    In a manner of speaking.

    I have decided to "reissue" those reviews I still have archived copies of, with edits and corrections as necessary. Even accounting for considerable attrition, the project of retrieving, editing, and uploading the text will probably take me months to complete.

    In the meantime, I will be respectfully bowing out of any further participation on the various boards, as my track record suggests I have difficulty maintaining appropriate demeanor in my public communications.

    My best to the entire Basenotes crew!

    Way Off Scenter, aka Off-Scenter, aka Vibert
    Last edited by Way Off Scenter; 10th June 2014 at 03:45 AM.

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    Your reviews are a treasure! Thank you for bringing them back.
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    Wonderful news!!!
    RHM's Vintage, Rare & Pretty Darn Good items on offer: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380...old-Pour-Femme

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    Welcome back Mr. Off-Scenter!

    Your reviews are PRICELESS and thank you!

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    Will be a joy to have your reviews available again and hope you pop in from time to time
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    Looking forward to reading more of these - thanks
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    Nothing but love and and appreciation from my side. You're a treasure!


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    Grateful for your contributions, Way Off Scenter. BN was considerably poorer when you took away your 1000+ reviews. I look forward to your views on some of the more recent fragrance releases.

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    Glad to see your 'must read' reviews returning

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    A wonderful news for all the Basenoters, glad to see you back, it will be far more challenging to work in here.

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    In whatever measure you choose to return, welcome back "Way Off Center"!
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    Glad to see you back ol' boy. :-)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
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    Welcome back, beast.

    for swap/sale:





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    Delighted to see you and looking forward to delving into all the reviews again. Please don't completely rule out a return to the boards - you've never had anything to reproach yourself for as far as I'm concerned.



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    Never had the pleasure but looking forward to be entice and enlighten to greater degree from your perfumery nose+knowledge and reviews
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Vibert was one of 4 reviewers I used to read and trust implicitly when I first found Basenotes

    Hey -- the boards need livening up you could start a thread about fakes or Aventus batches

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    Welcome back!

    I've read all Off Scenter's reviews last night (yes, all of them, in one sitting), and I think I'm on the same page on about 75% of his comments. Personal tastes sometimes can surprise us, and what others like we may not, and what they hate may be our guilty pleasures. I found a few of my personal favorites to have neutral or even negative comments from Off Scenter - and that is just fine! We all have different noses - and like snowflakes, there are no two absolutely identical ones out there. Still, it's great to read well written, concise reviews, and I'm looking forward to more of his reviews being re-posted.


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    I'm loving these reviews! Thank you!

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    Wonderful to see this!
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    Yes! And Heloooo Captain!
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    Checked out a few of your reviews. We need stuff like this. Welcome back!

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    Reading his reviews are my daily treat now. And we have many more months of this to continue? Oh bliss.....
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    Honest to God, I didnt know who this way off scenter dude was, but reading those new reviews, and a lot of them, in a short time span, i was thinking, "this noob's pretty excellent."

    Didnt realise he was a respected former poster here.
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    Welcome back Vibert! as others have said your reviews were excellent and I will be glad to have them back as a reference.

    Am I missing something re your 'misdemeanours'? I don't remember seeing anything controversial and it would be good to see new contribution from you.

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    Way Off Scenter - thanks for putting your reviews back up! Your reviews are a treasured repository of clear analysis and carefully considered opinion filtered through your world class knowledge of the natural world of plants and flowers. Anyone Googling these fragrances will be thrilled to encounter your writings. Again, thank you for reposting. I know its a lot of work to do - but worth it.

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    I often question a lot of his reviews for a number of reasons, but he's done a good job of making them sound convincing to those who may not know better. :-) Andrew writes well and I appreciate that.
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    The more reviews the better. One way to think of it is as the old story of the three blind men and the elephant.
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    A wonderful help and resource.

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    Welcome back!

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    That's fantastic news!

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    Off Scenter's reviews are part of what drew me into this crazy hobby! Thanks for all your contributions! You've affected more people than you could possibly imagine!
    Oriental and rose addict...

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    Welcome back!!!

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    So happy to see you back, Andrew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    I often question a lot of his reviews for a number of reasons, but he's done a good job of making them sound convincing to those who may not know better. :-) Andrew writes well and I appreciate that.
    Agree with all of this. Very skilled writer
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    (echoing Mistertaz) Of the many outstanding reviews and reviewers here, it was yours in particular that really 'grabbed me by the short hairs' when this out of left field obsession struck a few years ago. I've always wanted to say thanks. Very good to see you here again!!
    Last edited by midniteoil; 28th June 2014 at 06:59 PM.

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    D'oh!! double post

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    Why am I always late.......

    Yes, this is a wonderfu, wonderful surprisel! A resounding welcome back to our generous friend.

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    Welcome back, Andrew!

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    Welcome back! I recall you introducing me to Givenchy III
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Sir,
    I tried to send you a private e-mail, but couldn't seem to find out how to do iit correctly. What I was going to say was I LOVE YOUR POSTS. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WRITING STYLE. PLEASE KEEP IT UP.

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    Thanks way off scenter. I'm blown away by all your intelligent reviews. I was wondering who this masked man is :-)

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    Love looking forward to reading these - thanks v.much.
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    Its always good to find a Way Off Scenter review, he talks a lot of sence.

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    For those interested, Way Off Scenter is today's *guest reviewer of the day* on Neroprofumo.

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/...f-scenter.html


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    Very cool. Glad to see him take the time to review MAAI.

    Thanks way off scenter and alfarom.

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    Excellent review. I am sold.

    Also, I am a big fan of Neroprofumo we'll done Alfarom it is very helpful in my fragrance journey.
    Last edited by TNBLUEMIKE; 17th November 2014 at 02:25 AM.

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    Dear Way Off Scenter,

    I am looking for a scent that smells like "just mowed the lawn or just mowed the grass" the grassy smell. I've tried everything, Demeter, and others.
    Nothing seems to be what I am looking for. Could you recommend something to me? Thank you!




    Quote Originally Posted by Way Off Scenter View Post
    In a manner of speaking.

    I have decided to "reissue" those reviews I still have archived copies of, with edits and corrections as necessary. Even accounting for considerable attrition, the project of retrieving, editing, and uploading the text will probably take me months to complete.

    In the meantime, I will be respectfully bowing out of any further participation on the various boards, as my track record suggests I have difficulty maintaining appropriate demeanor in my public communications.

    My best to the entire Basenotes crew!

    Way Off Scenter, aka Off-Scenter, aka Vibert

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    great reviews!
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