Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
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Saturday Question: What Constitutes Niche?
This question has me pretty much baffled in 2019. Niche as an adjective means “pertaining to or intended for a market niche; having specific appeal.” So my idea of niche was that it was made for a limited market, would only appeal to the very few and would be made in smaller quantities. There are bunches of new words added to a perfumistas vocabulary since the term niche was coined for perfume. Many are splinter adjectives used as nouns. Prestige, Mass-tige, Artisanal, Indie, Small Batch, are just a few. Plus, a whole bunch of the nichest crews then sold on to the multinationals who kept their packaging, dumbed down the ingredients and make squillions.
Everyone will have a different take on this. No problem. We aren’t looking for a definitive answer here. I’d like all of your input so I can formulate my own credo. So no snapping at people whose world view might be a lot different to yours. Your opinion is just that, an opinion. Let’s buoy each other up, not tear down eh? Discussion is welcomed, blocking, dismissing and mocking are not.