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    Default Favourite reviewers

    We are blessed here on BN with a great many who really know their subject and I personally am grateful for the many excellent reviews that everyone takes time out to submit. But who do you think is the best at what they do ??. They don't necessarily have to be prolific - just entertaining, informative, or just have an appealing style to you personally. For what it is worth here are a few of mine -

    Purplebird7
    Off-Scenter
    Naed_Nitram
    ZZtopp
    KenRussell
    MonkeyManMatt
    mikeperez23
    Trebor
    JaimeB
    SirSlarty
    decillisjl
    L'aventurier
    Mario Justiniani

    But if I had to pick an outright favourite it would have to be Foetidus.
    He has been responsible for quite a few blind buys and is usually bang on. The man is simply brilliant.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 28th July 2011 at 12:09 PM.

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    Agreed. Often times, when I read the reviews of a fragrance, I would show all reviews, press Ctrl+F, and type "foe". Of course, there are many other great contributors to the reviews.

    BTW, don't forget that the forum also has a lot of info, even sometimes more than the review page, especially for not so popular scents. The forum also enable people to discuss and there are those 180-turn times.

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    Also, if you find you share tastes with a particular member, look at their wardrobe and see what else they liked and more than likely you should try the fragrances they own or rate highly.
    Last edited by PorkFat; 22nd May 2009 at 07:07 AM.

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    decillisjl - for his vividness and humor
    strollyourlobster - for the poetry
    SirSlarty - for his experience, lack of solipsism and low hype

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    Too many to mention , Mikeperez and Bbbd before he was banned * eyesroll*

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    Yes, lots of great reviews here. I read them constantly. There are a few authors I pay more attention to. After you catch on to their style you see where they come from. I have read enough now that if a particular person does not like something, may mean I will like it.

    I don't write reviews because my entire vocabulary was used up in the paragraph above. I am not a writer.

    But thanks to everyone who does writes the reviews!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    and Bbbd before he was banned * eyesroll*
    I don't know what he said that was so terrible, but his graciousness in welcoming me here as a newbie I will always appreciate and remember.

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    Sir Slarty for me. Tells it like it is.

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    Scentemental comes immediately to my mind.
    By the way,does anybody remember Milamber,and his love about Laguna?
    It's never too late to mend.

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    perfume4life has to be my favorite contributor

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    Aside from the usual suspects (and there are many good reviewers here), I sometimes look for Trebor's comments. Trebor is very hard to please (please don't take offense). I often use Trebor as a reality check.

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    Sir Slarty- Gets right to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Too many to mention , Mikeperez and Bbbd before he was banned * eyesroll*
    I didn't know he was banned?
    Currently wearing: Oud Stars : Gao by Xerjoff

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    Default Re: Favourite reviewers

    I've often fancied sirslarty's, but mrclmind has to be my fave

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    Naed Nitram (sp.?) echoing the observations of the great Baron de Charlus is always a joy to read.

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    Default Re: Favourite reviewers

    foetidus
    mikeperez23
    Sirslarty
    JaimeB
    ZZTop
    tvlampboy
    TwoRoads
    SMM
    pluran
    abuandibeme
    Vibert
    teflondog
    the_good_life
    ComDiva
    odysseusm
    Wordbird
    Last edited by silverbullet; 22nd May 2009 at 03:50 PM.
    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER

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    Gracious I have too many. I like different ones for different styles.

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    SirSlarty is one of the few reviewers who judges fragrances on their own merits, and is not afraid to give something fresh or aquatic a good review. It also doesn't hurt that he's smelled just about everything.

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    Vibert, ZZtopp and Foetidus are my personal favourites. All of them inspire me to write better reviews.
    Last edited by Trebor; 22nd May 2009 at 04:05 PM.

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    I really like Vibert's reviews.
    the_good_life really hits the mark on issues with perfumes.

    I think anyone who makes a concious effort into writing a few words reviewing a perfume should get a pat on the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    decillisjl - for his vividness and humor
    strollyourlobster - for the poetry
    SirSlarty - for his experience, lack of solipsism and low hype
    I've learned a new word today!

    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    I don't know what he said that was so terrible, but his graciousness in welcoming me here as a newbie I will always appreciate and remember.
    This is an issue I'm still wondering about myself.

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    There is only a handful of reviewrs who`s every single review I have read :


    Caltha
    MonkeyManMatt
    Vadim
    Tigrushka
    Robyogi
    Pluran
    Madridbatabidd
    IPaidForThisName




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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer View Post
    There is only a handful of reviewrs who`s every single review I have read: beer:
    Here's to you Mr. Murderer Your often contrary reviews are a great balance to all the others. Keep reviewing!
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 22nd May 2009 at 04:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Favourite reviewers

    Some of my faves are by:

    Pluran
    Vibert
    Foetidus
    ZZtopp
    the_good_life
    tvlampboy
    Naed Nitram
    mrclmind

    Overall though, I would say that I enjoy reading Mario Justiniani's the most...

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    scentemental
    mrclmind
    JaimeB
    Foetidus

    And for entertainment, I absolutely love Naed_Nitram
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    Default Re: Favourite reviewers

    There are many - some that just come to mind:

    Burr and Luca Turin (when he wants) for discussion of proprietary molecules
    the_good_life and hirch_d for their dissection of citrus notes.
    Scentemental for detailed expositions.
    SirSlarty and ubuandibeme for to-the-point summaries.
    Mikeperez23 for his 'adventure' reviews and impressions.
    Trebor for (usually) first impressions/reviews of the newest stuff.
    Foetidus just because of his awe-inspiring mountain of reviews.
    Vibert for concise and professional writing.
    bbBd for his Guerlain reviews.

    Edit: bbBd is banned? I wonder what happened here.
    Last edited by zztopp; 22nd May 2009 at 05:45 PM.
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    I enjoy reading every review written - they all have merit and instructional value. My favorites are foetidus, zztop, tvlampboy, JaimeB, Vibert, mrclmnd, purplebird7, odysseum, robyogi, nthny, Ayala, Sir Slarty and Pluran (before he deleted them) reviews the best.

    Our reviewers usually fall into three categories of excellence for me as I read them, which are (1) entertaining writers, (2) wizards at deconstructing and analyzing notes, and (3) excellent intuitive opinions or taste. Some reviwers are good at all three aspects (foetidus, JaimeB, mrclmnd) A few of those above are great at deconstructing and analyzing the notes, but end up with conclusions that I almost always disagree with - but I still enjoy reading them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    We seem blessed here on BN with a great many people who really know their stuff and I personally am grateful for the many excellent reviews that you all take time out to submit.
    Couldn''t agree more. Amongst others . . .

    Off-Scenter
    scentemental (the original)
    pluran
    jtd
    Mikeperez
    JaimeB
    RedneckPerfumisto
    Foetidius
    the_good_life
    hirtch-d
    AromiErotici

    Thank you - especially for the laughs!

    And Asha - thank you for demonstrating that is possible to make time stand still using only words - how do you do that?
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 14th September 2011 at 05:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Favourite reviewers

    My non-exhaustive list:

    foetidus - usually dispassionate analysis of scents, even those he doesn't love. my main reference

    mikeperez23 - down to Earth, man-on-the-street reviews

    Sirslarty - Hmmm, sometimes cant figure his tastes out, but i always refer to his reviews

    JaimeB - he is an ardent lover of fragrance, analyses well and matches his reviews with purchases

    SMM - procsaic analysis of scents backed with an obvious world of wisdom

    Vibert - knows his ingredients and how they should be blended for a particular scent concept

    the_good_life - his joie de vie comes through so clearly as he interprets scents from that view

    odysseusm - green scent connosieur par exellence

    RedneckPerfumisto - interestingly worded reviews.

    AromiErotici - my BN power-house soulmate. what he likes, i like.

    Andrew the Cologne Guy - Straight up, unplugged, as-it-is reviews

    Asha - well thought side-by-side reviews. you dont want not to be on the other side of an arguments with her in post though.

    Jenson - reviews from similar climate to mine.

    Dimitri - dedicated to fragrances. i "listen" to him.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Vibert and Foetidus
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    Default Re: Favourite reviewers

    Naed Nitram - Makes reading interesting. I love the reviews, as they make me happy and interested. Gread stuff with The Baron.

    The Gabba Goul - great reviews consisting of where the fragrance takes you. I have always felt this was important, more so than listing notes. Helpful, but most of all interesing as well. Makes you want to try the fragrance.

    Sir Slarty - He covers a lot of fragrances, not just the obvious, but the not-so-obvious. Many fragrances have just him as the single reviewer. This is dedication that does not go unnoticed.
    Last edited by Surfacing; 23rd May 2009 at 05:24 AM. Reason: spelling

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