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    Default 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    exactly 30 days ago... I remember thinking , i'm glad i remembered to go back to this site i had found the day before , a place where i could show off my knowledge of wearing fragrances to the members of this cool group of like minded people , and I was immediately tied to the whipping post of knowledge ( and for that i thank you , you know who you are ) , and then with each lash of kindness there after came the humbling gifts of scar tissue that becomes education. and i thank you ''all'' for that.
    sometimes the sounds of silence are deafening when one finds themself to be a student, a student of something they had previously considered himself a teacher of.at 59 i should have known better. i now take time to ( oh my ) to smell the roses , and the leaves and the thorns and the soil... right ? yet there is so much more to learn here than the fragrances , notes , and accords , and chemistry. this industry is about history , and culture and relationships and the beautiful art of skillfully putting this all together in a final concoction that blends these ingredients together in a bottle.( so to speak ) genie in a bottle ?well has what you wear ( a fragrance ) ever granted you a wish , by attraction , by job interview , by granted self confidence ?
    and as a '' manly man '' U.S. Marine , semi pro american football , lol , this wonderful new hobby has given me the gift of new friends , and taught my old friends there ( because i talk all the time about it ) is more out there to put in their bathroom cabinets , than Brute , Old Spice , and the way exotic Old English , however there are still a few friends that think i have gone all '' Johnny Flamethrower '' and only they suffer , the ones that are too uncomfortable with their feminine side to be a real man. shame on you.
    i am a lucky man , a better man and i hope the next 30 days and beyond are as wonderful as this first . i love and respect to you all.
    ps ... this MOSCHINO is crazy magical narcotic in a bottle , standing ovation is in order , great .
    a humble student,
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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Very nice and moving sentiments you have expressed!
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    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    How nice to see such enthusiasm for your new found "hobby, obsession" or whatever you want to call it. I wish you great luck in your search for more wonderful fumes! Nice to have you aboard.

    Also, I applaud your efforts to "spread the love" amongst your friends who are not inclined to wear scent on their own. There's nothing wrong with smelling good.
    Last edited by kumquat; 9th August 2016 at 07:34 PM.

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Great read! A welcome addition for sure. We need more quick wit
    Last edited by Dandydude; 10th August 2016 at 12:40 AM.

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    Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and thoughts with us- much appreciated and truly happy that you have joined us, as much as for your postings and contributions to the Basenotes community
    Currently wearing: Marbert Homme by Marbert

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Good one

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Nice sentiments nicely expressed. I enjoyed the read and look forward to future posts.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Welcome aboard. I think we all feel we have found a home here with our somewhat eccentric hobby.
    My only regrets in life are the people I haven't stood up for,
    and the perfumes I've thrown away.
    Currently wearing: Eau Belle by Azzaro

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Nice text! Thank you for sharing!

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    As a highly qualified girly-man I approve

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Basenotes constantly teaches me that no matter how 'educated' I think I am on a subject related to fragrances, there are folks here with WAY more experience. I also try to learn from them. The hardest thing to remember is that sometimes the wisest, smartest people on this site are not always good at being kind or gentle in their answers, but I find I still learn from them. Usually I learn more than I learn from the 'warm touchy-feely' answers.
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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Great musical references.

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    whaaaaaat ?
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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Excellent...can't wait to get to know more about you and your love for sniffing all things beautiful and strange
    Currently wearing: Narcisse Noir by Caron

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Wonderful post! Look forward to many more. Enjoy your scent journey palerider
    Currently wearing: Pulp by Byredo

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    Default Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    That...the PPie,
    Currently wearing: Ryder by Ex Idolo

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    Hey palerider,
    Another Steve Marriott fan here. Why'd he have to leave the planet so soon!
    What frag do you think the ol' artful dodger would have worn?




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