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    Default Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that, there are a lot more posts in the male perfume forum than female.

    Are the majority of BN members male? Where do the ladies go?
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Basenotes began in 2000 as a men's grooming site. Women came in later and have always been in the minority.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    Basenotes began in 2000 as a men's grooming site. Women came in later and have always been in the minority.
    Ah thanks for the explanation.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Nowadays, female online searchers will be directed most often to Fragrantica, which developed after BN. My entree to online frags was via MakeUpAlley, which used to be enticing for the ease of swapping it offered, but they dropped that feature. Once I got dug in here at BN, I found the atmosphere and the physical format became my favorite. If you think about it, it's pretty odd for M & F not to co-habitate, except I assume fewer men seek out fragrance than do women, so sites like Fragrantica could look off-putting to some men. I feel richer for being here, in the company of scent-sensitive men who expand my enjoyment of this wide-ranging art. I hope the men here feel the same way about BN's women contingent.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    I feel richer for being here, in the company of scent-sensitive men who expand my enjoyment of this wide-ranging art. I hope the men here feel the same way about BN's women contingent.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    ... I feel richer for being here, in the company of scent-sensitive men who expand my enjoyment of this wide-ranging art. I hope the men here feel the same way about BN's women contingent.
    I find women BN members to be a lot more knowledgeable and approachable. Maybe because MFD attracts lots of young(juvenile) folks seeking PD/club type fragrances and that sets the tone of the boards. I am thankful that you all stick around here despite that.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Plenty of both here. There might be more of one than the other but it’s never felt single-sided. Keep them all coming I say
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    I've always gotten along better with men than women IRL. I get a kick out of the testosterone-laden, nit-picking I see here, on occasion. I just shake my head. Anyway, I'm also a member of fragrantica but, I don't join in on posting in the forums. In fact, I barely search the forums. I get WAY more good, sound info about fragrance here, no matter what the sex the majority of members here may be.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    I think the Gents have tremendous insight and good taste here, so I appreciate what they have to say, regardless of whether they are in the majority. Besides, I really dig a lot of "male" frags. I'm hoping more women will catch onto this place and maybe we'll get to the point where I can rock a fougere at the office without judgement.

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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    I believe so, but I have felt very welcome here since I began to participate more actively. I began to post on Fragrantica a few years ago, when we had a very lively group (mostly women) contributing to the Vintage Forum. Unfortunately, some of those folks have since moved on.

    I am completely ecumenical now: I read and comment on both forums. I find good discussions and topics (along with the occasional silly ones) on both. I think there is less of a divide between Basenotes and Fragrantica than might first appear: I've met a number of people who participate in both forums, sometimes with different usernames.
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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    I hope the men here feel the same way about BN's women contingent.
    Totally.

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    Default Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Plenty of both here. There might be more of one than the other but it’s never felt single-sided. Keep them all coming I say
    I agree. Nice post.




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