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    Default Your Basenotes Milestones

    Today is my one year membership anniversary.
    I have used basenotes for three years or more but didn't join until this date last year.

    What milestones are you coming up on? 5 years? 10 years? 100 bottles? Etc.

    I thought it would be fun to post quirky accomplishments or rare acquisitions you're proud of.

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    Coming up on 500 posts (I didn't use the forums much until recently; tried a few years ago but stopped for whatever reason...)

    In August, will be five years since I joined.

    And also will probably hit 100 bottles this year considering: I'm at 81 at the moment, I have a handful of planned purchases, and I'm in a very big buy mode for fragrances at the moment and have bought 43 so far this year.
    Loves:
    Florals (especially rose, tuberose, cherry blossom, orange blossom, osmanthus, ylang ylang, immortelle, violet, jasmine, plum blossom, heliotrope, and iris)
    Orientals (especially spicy, woody, and floral orientals)
    Boozy notes
    Chypres (especially with real oakmoss)
    Rich gourmands
    Animalic fragrances
    Great longevity and sillage

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    Well it's been over ten and half years. And one thing I've learnt is no matter how great I find a scent there is always another one on the horizon. This keeps my obsession in check when I think a scent is so good that I need multiple bottles when in fact I don't.
    "There's No School Like The Old School."

    My Current Favorites

    1. Chanel Cuir de Russie Edp
    2. Chanel Coromandel Edp
    3. Eau de Guerlain
    4. Chypre Siam By Rogue Perfumery
    5. Rochas Moustache Edp
    Currently wearing: 1957 by Chanel

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    Will be 7 years for me later this October.

    Finding my favorite scent - black gamestone by SHL 777.
    Adding creation-e to my collection was a nice touch when i was obsessed with boozy fragrances. (one with paper label that roja was dumping so many of his inventory to rebrand)
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    Default Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Inching closer each day to 5,000 fragrances
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    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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    I'd rather not mention post count milestones. Don't want to encourage anyone.
    Another milestone for me, though not that big a deal overall, is my first vintage Polo I bought last month.
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    Another odd milestone for me is that I almost have every letter of the alphabet covered by a fragrance now. Still need V and Z, and I find Z rather unlikely since I won't buy something I don't love just for the name.

    For whatever reason I own many Bs and Cs though....

    Also recently bought my first decant of Zoologist Bat. I prefer full bottles so am unlikely to buy many more, but since it is discontinued and hard to find I pulled the trigger on it.
    Loves:
    Florals (especially rose, tuberose, cherry blossom, orange blossom, osmanthus, ylang ylang, immortelle, violet, jasmine, plum blossom, heliotrope, and iris)
    Orientals (especially spicy, woody, and floral orientals)
    Boozy notes
    Chypres (especially with real oakmoss)
    Rich gourmands
    Animalic fragrances
    Great longevity and sillage

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    Default Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Being still alive after the Covid 19 spread and eight years after joining B'notes that will be one hell of a milestone!
    D A N G E R - S E R I A L O V E R S P RA Y E R !

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    I will reach my 10th anniversary here in August.

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    A few very approximate list of milestone and/or prospective schedules, terms, reference moments/dates will probably include but not be limited to:

    - surpassing the 200 single fragrance, not backups/multiple bottles, matched scented products from one fragrance line mark within the personal BN statistics

    - surpassing the same situation, but this time with a grand total of over 500, then eventually 1000 bottles both among the aforementioned backups, but also samples/decants, further individual scents etc.

    - focusing not just on a quantitative increase of posts alone, but if possible also a qualitative one, with additional, more interesting, diversified, better substantiated info, data and non fictional writing as to how fragrance does and might relate in various less common and less known ways to several aspects of history, culture, economy, society, traditions as well as innovation and so on,

    - but also less quantifiable within BN posts and reviews (though leading at some point to more of these as well) perhaps becoming familiar with more single fragrances and newer as well as more traditional fragrance houses

    - turning more BN acquaintances from just online to offline as well, especially once the current restrictions, limitations and interdiction decrease, ideally when these are fully overturned

    - becoming familiar with even more info, specialist/technical knowledge, insight about fragrances hat may in turn lead to an increase of possible future BN milestones, along with further on-topic and also off topic outputs and contributions on BN as well as beyond

    - the 15th year anniversary of BN membership,

    - related to most, if not (nearly) all of the points and aspects mentioned above, sourcing both offline and online new (er) as well as more established fragrance retailers that might come up with additional fragrance information sources and references, able to leave a personal impression good enough to become a personal insider tip/recommendation, even in the long run

    are merely some of the most likely, but by far not only possible upcoming BN milestones personally imaginable and feasible in a not so remote future.

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    I joined 8 years ago earlier this month. Was just looking around for one or two bottles of something to replace the one bottle of Hugo Elements that ran out. I had never even heard of the big ones like Le Male,1 Million, or Acqua di Gio at the time.

    8 years. 320+ full bottles added. About 2,000 tragrances worn since then. But my tastes have changed very little - most of the ones I loved upon first wearing, I still love. And the ones I thought were terrible then, I still do.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    I thought for sure Ken_Russell was going to quantify the number of posts he has managed to make without ever once using a first person pronoun.

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    I'm a long time basenoter, which is not a glory, but an indication of time's flying. When my daughter asked me to help choosing her next scent - maybe that was moving. Kind of a sign I can pass on the love of fragrances, the smell of this beautiful world around us.

    I do have an achievement in another field, but I'm not sure I have still enought time for the whole world (and you as well) to see it. But now mission number one is staying alive, no achievement is as important as this.

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    Almost 1 1/2 years on here

    Almost 5 Bottles (only really wear 2 of them often though)

    Almost 500 colognes tried (might've reached this one)

    Almost 250 posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Today is my one year membership anniversary.
    I have used basenotes for three years or more but didn't join until this date last year.

    What milestones are you coming up on? 5 years? 10 years? 100 bottles? Etc.

    I thought it would be fun to post quirky accomplishments or rare acquisitions you're proud of.

    No spam posts, please.
    I visited the forum for 3 or 4 years before joining and just noticed that I have been a member since 2005 so a milestone of 15 years.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I thought for sure Ken_Russell was going to quantify the number of posts he has managed to make without ever once using a first person pronoun.
    Lmao! 50 word sentences is a milestone!
    And Ken, I had no idea your collection was that abundant.
    "Ducks eat for free at Subway."

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    I’ve been basenotes’ top influencer for the past 3 years, based on feedback I’ve received

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    Going on 8 years. Thanks folks fora all the info and connections.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I thought for sure Ken_Russell was going to quantify the number of posts he has managed to make without ever once using a first person pronoun.
    And the number of periods he has used in his posts so far. I bet it is in single digits
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    It, like nature, does not give a shit
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    A big milestone for me was when I shifted from buying designers exclusively to buying more "niche" type stuff. This also coincided with my introduction to decants - a huge game changer. That was about a year ago, when I picked up Tuscan Leather and Royal Oud decants from N.Cal (thanks again!) and I haven't looked back since.

    Another one would be when I got to the point that I could wear a different fragrance every day for a month without repeating, and still have a few left over that I couldn't even fit in. I'm hovering around 40 bottles right now, which seems to be the sweet spot for me.
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    Wow, how time flies. A decade milestone Feb 27th 2010 I joined this site, after lurking for about 3 years. Tswetcoff from Youtube is who really got me to join, as he had roughly around 10k subs back then, and was the biggest reviewer on Youtube at that time.

    I can't believe I've been here over 10 years already. My fragrance collection has grown from about 40 bottles to over 350, with buying and selling, or swapping much more in between. Here's to another 10 years.. but I've slowed down my purchasing significantly and buy more what I really want, and less what I don't need.
    "I am not trendy" -Thierry Mugler

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    I believe today marks my millionth hour wasted. Winning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    I’ve been basenotes’ top influencer for the past 3 years, based on feedback I’ve received
    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    No spam posts, please.
    It's right there in the first post, man.
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    I had never worn fragrance in my life and now I probably have 600 bottles and 150 attars. Go figure. It's so much fun. I love it.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    This feels like the confessions thread, lol.
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    One more and I'll be at 50 bottles in my wardrobe.
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    First post, first thread, first sample order, first eBay order, first synchronization, first sample pass, first sample swap, first time hosting a sample pass, first limerick, first meetup, first blind sample pass, first house party, first vintage sample swap and synchronization.

    Logging 100 wearings of five different fragrances.

    Feeling happy with my perfume collection.
    Last edited by Bavard; 22nd March 2020 at 12:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    I’ve been basenotes’ top influencer for the past 3 years, based on feedback I’ve received
    You haven't influenced me at all.
    "I am not trendy" -Thierry Mugler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    First post, first thread, first sample order, first eBay order, first synchronization, first sample pass, first sample swap, first time hosting a sample swap, first limerick, first meetup, first blind sample pass, first house party, first vintage sample swap and synchronization.

    Logging 100 wearings of five different fragrances.

    Feeling happy with my perfume collection.
    Now this is what I'm talking about. Thank you, Bavard. Impressive!
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    Almost 3 years as a member, lurker for the same amount of time.

    Milestone is successfully using up a full bottle this year so far. I rotate what I wear so much, I never thought I would accomplish it.
    Something something....something....

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