Basenotes Version 4 (2005)

So, let's see what happened to Perfume Review shall we?

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Well, you may have guessed that! Also, I don't know what I was thinking with the blue, pink-haired lady, with an oversized head.

Basenotes Version 4 brought a lot of new things. As well as integrating women's fragrances on to the site, I also made an effort to try and write regular news stories. I'd also begun to ask people to write features for the site.

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If we look at the Directory pages, we can see that we now have Wardrobes and Private Notes:

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And we also introduced the idea of being a Basenotes Supporter (now Basenotes Plus), where members could help me pay for the expenses of the site.

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What was the reason for the burst of new features? Well, I suddenly had a bit more time on my hands. I had given up work.

But not because Basenotes was raking in the cash. Faaaaar from it. I had decided to be a stay-at-home-dad for my first born child, who slept rather a lot. (Still does as a teenager), giving me plenty of time to work on this perfume thing.

The site was getting busier though, and those dodgy PERL scripts that were holding up the database and the forum were starting to be outgrown.