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  1. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    The formula I used was:
    https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/87917e1bfa4d657f1dc3edfdae1e4db4767ebd0f where:
    W = weighted rating
    R= average rating for the fragrance (mean)
    ...
  2. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    yeah, the first one had a minimum vote of 20. Later on I’ll post a list with minimum post of 2 and see what that looks like
  3. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep, but you can still have a prize, PM me your address
  4. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also a reminder -- remember to rate the fragrances in your wardrobes as it makes this sort of thing more interesting when there are more votes involved!
  5. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    List in full

    1. Shalimar Extrait (PrinceRF)
    2. Mitsouko Extrait (gimmegreen)
    3. Vol de Nuit Extrait (NighthawkAtTheDiner)
    4. Égoïste Cologne Concentrée (cdave2)
    5. Les Heures de Parfum -...
  6. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay, I'm going to fill in the missing ones from the list

    Thanks for playing everyone. Please PM me your address if you got one right and I'll send out some packages of stuff :)
  7. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
  8. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Sadly never got to try them, but there's a few old threads from the olden days


    GOBIN DAUDE where r u??
    Gobin Daude
    Gobin Daudé
    Any update on Gobin Daude?
  9. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I'm not going to say if this is on there or not, but as you've already got two on the board, I'm ignoring this post ;)
  10. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
  11. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay

    Big Clues now! Here are the houses that have fragances left

    * Guerlain
    * Jean Patou
    * Xerjoff
    * Zegna
    * Ensar Oud
    * Gobin Daude
  12. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    No that was quite high though.
  13. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Half hour left...
  14. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Nope
  15. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Nope - added further clues here
  16. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Nope. I'd class that as a fashion house
  17. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Two are by niche/luxury Italian houses one is from the same house, which already have one on the list. The other is a different brand with an alliterative name
    One is by an Italian fashion house -...
  18. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    No

    No


    Yes
  19. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Nope. Right house though
  20. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also, Feel free to guess again if you've already guessed!
  21. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yup!
  22. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    ONE HOUR LEFT!

    Of the ones that are left: (with extra clues!)




    One by a luxury perfume based in the Middle East - they already have one on the list
    Two are by niche/luxury Italian...
  23. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
  24. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    It just has to be!
  25. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep
  26. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Right house, wrong perfume
  27. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Less artisanal niche, more luxury niche
  28. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Not that Turkish perfumer ;)
  29. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Sadly not. Was in the top 100 though
  30. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
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    Yep
  32. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
  33. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Of the ones that are left:



    One by a luxury perfume based in the Middle East
    Three are by niche/luxury Italian houses
    One is by an Italian fashion house
    One is by a Hungarian fashion...
  34. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay, I've added the ones mentioned overnight.

    If you've previously guessed, and you've not got one on the board already you can guess again, but Please, one guess each!
  35. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    This was 31! So near....
  36. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    You can only choose 1 ;)

    I'll pick Cartier - Les Heures de Parfum - IV L'Heure Fougueuse on your behalf
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    yup!
  38. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    ======== Any thing guessed until now has been added - Feel free to guess again =====


    Clues:

    * Still some Guerlain's and Chanel's left
    * Don't think that they are all Western perfumery brands...
  39. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    We had earlier guesses for Antaeus and Kouros,-- they're not on the list but the sport versions are, so I've counted them too
  40. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Added Cuir de Russie and Shalimar

    interesting they are all Chanel's and Guerlain's so far
  41. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I've added ones guessed correctly (all 3 of them!)

    Feel free to have another guess if you already have guessed. I'll take any concentration as a guess, so if you guess EDT and its an EDP then it...
  42. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay, it's done.

    I've bumped the minimum votes up to 20, as that made more sense.

    I'll add the ones guessed so far!
  43. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    What's interesting so far (and it might be because it's working through the perfumes in the order that they were entered in the directory), is that older, discontinued fragrances are doing really...
  44. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also, a fragrance has to have at least ten different people rate it to be on the list
  45. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Wardrobe ratings, and reviews ratings. If a member has rated a fragrance in their wardrobe, and done a review then the wardrobe rating overrules their review rating.

    Review ratings are normalised...
  46. Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I'm currently running a script on the new site to process all the rankings and reviews, and it should be finished later today, so lets have a guess and see what the top 30 highest ranked fragrances...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added a bunch of missing houses the other day, so hopefully that will help
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    d'oh! fixed
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163159.html
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163158.html
    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163081.html
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Not possible at the moment I'm afraid, but in the plans for the update
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Yep
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added a handful

    Brioni Eau de Parfum
    Century Blue
    Explorer Ultra Blue
    Freewave for Him
    Joop! Homme Eau de Parfum
    Light Blue Forever
    Light Blue Forever pour Homme
    On the Beach
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Understandable...



    That's a choice on their part.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Anything put in the contribute.php page will be added eventually, there's a slight backlog but I'm working on it. The approval process gives preference to new launches and fragrances from the more...
  56. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    I've always found the term 'oriental' a bit awkward when it comes to fragrances, though I'm not sure amber really does it for me. Anyone have any good suggestions?


    [pre-emptive mod warning]

    I...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    As I say to my kids, the more you bug me about it, the longer it's going to take ;)

    (I'm hoping September launch.)
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Quickly replying to some of the main points:

    Directory - Phase 2 of the update will involve a new bit of code which will allow members that have reached a certain threshold to add fragrances to...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Worst case scenario they all get converted to forums. The two available addons for Groups are: this one and this one
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    Basenotes Update 2021

    As some of you know I've been threatening getting these forums updated for many years. The aim was to do it last year, but then Covid happenend and I spent most of the year home schooling rather than...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Hi all,

    I'm going to do an announcement later on the state of the site, and the future of it shortly. but I just want to quickly say that Judith is currently not working due to sickness. Hopefully...
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    Hi all

    Just a heads up, that Judith, who is normally on review-reviewing duty is currently unwell, and so we're running a bit behind with review approvals. Sorry
  63. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    The brand was started by Lush, and when they shut the shops, they incorporated some of the best-sellers into the Gorilla line
  64. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    Yup!

    I'm doing some prep for moving the site, and there's a bunch of articles without a comments thread. I wondered if I attempted to add one, it would backdate it. Turns out 'no'.

    I didn't...
  65. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    You're not the only one!
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    Hopefully we can catch up with the backlog soon, as I don't want people having to double up work theyve aleady done
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    Okay, this *should* be live now

    If you can access the Lounge, you should be able to submit a review immediately

    Sadly, it won't update already submitted reviews, as that would involve too much...
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    The pandemic and related issues have made keeping up with certain things difficult.

    I'm going to adjust the settings over the weekend, so that anyone with Lounge access can have reviews published...
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    Re: Discrepancy in "most worn" stats

    This is a bit weird, I'm recoding everything at the moment, so I'll be looking into this!
  70. Re: Jeremy Fragrance says he is 100% against Transgender people

    Locking the thread as it's not really about fragrance and it's turning into a dumpster fire.

    Also, Trans rights are human rights.
  71. Re: Wow, way to destroy something extremely popular, cool and special .... GREAT WORK BN!

    We’ve long had a policy of closing long threads and re-opening a new replacement threads when the old thread gets overly long. Long threads are a strain on the server. Sometime we miss them. No weird...
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    Re: Display member's feedback in Splits Forum

    Should be fixed now. Though I have -3 Feedback so don't trust me
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    Sticky: Re: Rules for Split Forum (Updated July 2018)

    testing
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Okay I've deleted all the caches server-side which I think has solved a lot of the problems, but please let me know if you come across anything else.

    Tapatalk seems good for me ,but let me know if...
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Thanks for all the feedback, I'll get back on this, this evening
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Hurrah
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Okay, so Chrome doesn't like the non-forum parts of the site, and in Firefox some of the non forum pages need a refresh before I get full padlock. I've a vague idea of what I need to do to solve it,...
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Woohoo!
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Seems okay with the replies now. I think.

    I'll see after I post this I guess..
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Tapatalk should be okay now, but let me know if not. (I updated their end to reflect the https)

    Going to see if I can work out the unsecure after posting business now
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    I've not tested with Chrome yet, but looks like I'm getting the not secure after I refresh. There's probably a stray bit of code that hasn't been updated so I'll investigate.

    Going to double check...
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    After the ebay links are done, and the forums updated, the next step is directory rehaul, which will allow a wider amount of people to contribute ot the directory directly.

    My aim is to have a...
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Okay, I'm already finding bits that are causing the padlock to not be happy, so getting on with them now. SHould be able to do all that with the site online though, so no distruptions for you with a...
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Okay we're back and we have finally caught up with 2006 and got the https sorted out, so hopefully you won't get moaned at by your browser about the site being a massive danger to existence itself.
    ...
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Also, this month is our 20th Birthday. I was going to do something nice to celebrate but I will be postponing it until next year when we are 21!
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    Site downtime 14th August

    Hello all

    As you may have noticed, the modernisation of the Basenotes forums is taking a lot longer than expected. Turns out having kids off school since March doesn't really allow much time to...
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    Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Hey all

    Just want to let you all know that we have a new member of our mod team! Please welcome Bavard to the team!

    I'd like to start by thanking him for volunteering for the role, and I'm sure...
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    Re: HELLO, (no) updates

    I’ll look into it
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    Re: HELLO, (no) updates

    The kids are at their mums for a week now, so hopefully will get a chance to catch up with some bits.
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    Re: HELLO, (no) updates

    There's still some idiots grouping up on the beach, but it's gonna happen I guess! The police have been turning people away at the train station though!
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    HELLO, (no) updates

    I hope everyone is well and safe.

    Very behind with all BN stuff at the moment. I'll get to it eventually, but everything is a bit different at the moment

    SO, just an update to say, 'no updates'...
  92. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Hello!

    I'm still ploughing through on this! I'm having to go through the code line-by-line essentially and update it. It's slower and a lot more boring than I would like, but its slowly happening....
  93. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Okay, as promised more updates.

    The plan originally was to have the new forums and new directory pages launch at the same time. One of the main reasons I wanted to do this was because the...
  94. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Sorry for the delay in response to the thread, I've had a long runs of kids being ill, various family commitments, and a wedding in the last few months.

    Small updates:

    * The issue we had with...
  95. Thread: Tapatalk Issues

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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Should be working now. (Posting this from Tapatalk)

    Looks like they converted to a new system and somehow borked our URL so it couldn’t find the plug in


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Oh this is really sad. I really enjoyed her blog, and though I couldn't say I knew Gaia, we did exchange a few emails over the years and she was always delightful to communicate with. My thoughts,...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Further Update

    - All* of Bavard's, kbe's and sexysmells's started threads and posts have now been imported.


    To do

    - Import the 7,500 posts replying to the threads started by Bavard, kbe...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Update

    Had a sick family over the weekend so didn't get much time to look at this, but currently on it. Missing Posts should all be back tomorrow / Weds. Missing post counts will be dealt with...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Okay, just a heads up.

    I've turned off new registrations for the time being, so that should temporarily solve the spam issue. I'm going to be spending tomorrow merging a backup database with thew...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    We're having major issues with the Spam tool on the site at the moment. It's been behaving erratically, and seems to be randomly dishing out bans and deleting the wrong stuff. I'm going to check with...
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