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    Angry Has Marc stopped doing reviews on YouTube?

    If this is true I am shocked! He had the best reviews / info and a great video personality too - I'm shocked if this is true!

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    Check his blog for more info

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    yes he will be doing more reviews
    hes overseas for work he will return in april
    Check out my YouTube Channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/JRWRlTER

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    Marc told Tim that he's done doing reviews. Marc said he works hard but doesn't feel appreciated. He'll be back in Canada in April. I don't think he's sure about quitting the game, though.

    For those of you that don't know them, they both do fragrance reviews on YouTube.

    Marc http://www.youtube.com/user/robes08
    Tim http://www.youtube.com/user/tswetcoff
    Last edited by Spray; 24th February 2010 at 01:36 AM.

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    Yeah at first he said he wasn't, but at the end of that one blog

    "...as youtube goes I stand by my decision but I will fully take my time and decide for myself if it is for me to return to the tube once I am home in April.."

    So I guess he may come back. We shall hope he does

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    hes JUST MIGHT BE coming back bro. with a bang! just expect a really nice video in April! Its going to be a collosal (MAYBE) return!!!
    i will be in it :P
    check out my vids
    Last edited by thierry mugler; 24th February 2010 at 02:01 AM.
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    I was planning to leave but i believe over 100 personal messages on my youtube account told me I should reconsider
    My very own blog : http://thefragranceguru.blogspot.com/

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    Good efforts. Your reviews would be more effective if they were more succinct. I find that amongst the quality commentary there is a lot repetition or retread (for example a decription is made and then exhausted a few times throughout the review.) There is also too much dead or what is regarded on my circle of album review friends as "ummm" moments. I enjoy the fact you do a small piece on the packaging of the scent. You provide a really good approachable and comprehensible review style but step outside the box a little. I've seen glimpses of your sense of humour and coy attitude. Don't hold it back, bring more attitude to the table, extend your palate of descriptions, paint vivid pictures. In my opinion, these aspects along with your passion for reviewing will make your youtube segments that much better. Keep in mind, this is one opinion. I find that constructive feedback has lead to the most positive change in my own writing endeavors, so out of the respect - I offer you the same.

    Kim

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    Okay, who's here on Basenotes that's from our little YouTube clique besides Marc (L"Homme/robes08), Tyler (BINGO/FragranceJunkie), Jonathan (Thierry Mugler/JRWRITER), Young Dro (gunloc), and Julio (forgot his name here/NYFragranceBlog)? I know Brandon (CutlassSupremeSL) lurks around here too, but I don't think I've ever seen him post. Tim doesn't post here either, but he's quite aware of Basenotes. I know Cubby (cformosa4) used to pop in once in a blue moon, but he hasn't really done many videos since he moved back in 08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawk Lee View Post
    Okay, who's here on Basenotes that's from our little YouTube clique besides Marc (L"Homme/robes08), Tyler (BINGO/FragranceJunkie), Jonathan (Thierry Mugler/JRWRITER), Young Dro (gunloc), and Julio (forgot his name here/NYFragranceBlog)? I know Brandon (CutlassSupremeSL) lurks around here too, but I don't think I've ever seen him post. Tim doesn't post here either, but he's quite aware of Basenotes. I know Cubby (cformosa4) used to pop in once in a blue moon, but he hasn't really done many videos since he moved back in 08.
    I wasn't even aware of all of those. But some of those listed don't seem to have any reviews up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I wasn't even aware of all of those. But some of those listed don't seem to have any reviews up?
    Young Dro only comments on other peoples' videos often. LOL. Tyler is planning to post more videos. So far he's got a preview video of his wardrobe. I know that guy loves Musc Ravangeur though and that's one Frederic Malle I'm interested in (besides Outrageous! and French Lover). Hope he reviews that one eventually. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbunny82 View Post
    Good efforts. Your reviews would be more effective if they were more succinct. I find that amongst the quality commentary there is a lot repetition or retread (for example a decription is made and then exhausted a few times throughout the review.) There is also too much dead or what is regarded on my circle of album review friends as "ummm" moments. I enjoy the fact you do a small piece on the packaging of the scent. You provide a really good approachable and comprehensible review style but step outside the box a little. I've seen glimpses of your sense of humour and coy attitude. Don't hold it back, bring more attitude to the table, extend your palate of descriptions, paint vivid pictures. In my opinion, these aspects along with your passion for reviewing will make your youtube segments that much better. Keep in mind, this is one opinion. I find that constructive feedback has lead to the most positive change in my own writing endeavors, so out of the respect - I offer you the same.

    Kim
    What these reviews offer in 6 or so minutes of watching, could be summarized in a write up that takes 30 seconds to read. I don't value them.
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawk Lee View Post
    Young Dro only comments on other peoples' videos often. LOL. Tyler is planning to post more videos. So far he's got a preview video of his wardrobe. I know that guy loves Musc Ravangeur though and that's one Frederic Malle I'm interested in (besides Outrageous! and French Lover). Hope he reviews that one eventually. Haha.
    Oh I know Tyler, I wasn't aware of the last couple. Yea Musc Ravageur is really amazing stuff, super sexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    What these reviews offer in 6 or so minutes of watching, could be summarized in a write up that takes 30 seconds to read. I don't value them.
    I value them more because reviews on Youtube coming from someone seeing their face makes the review more special because you get more of a feeling how the reviewer is feeling about the fragrance with emotions and it genuinely helps me more on deciding whether or not to buy the fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawk Lee View Post
    Young Dro only comments on other peoples' videos often. LOL. Tyler is planning to post more videos. So far he's got a preview video of his wardrobe. I know that guy loves Musc Ravangeur though and that's one Frederic Malle I'm interested in (besides Outrageous! and French Lover). Hope he reviews that one eventually. Haha.
    Hey, thats not bad right? lol

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    Hey guys, Julio here. I'm certainly trying to do my fair share of Niche fragrances. I think Marc will probably keep doing it since he's so passionate about fragrances in general. Do let me know if you ever have any requests for reviews!
    Please visit my videos! NY Fragrance Blog:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/NYFragranceBlog

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    Quote Originally Posted by L"homme View Post
    I was planning to leave but i believe over 100 personal messages on my youtube account told me I should reconsider
    You're my favorite reviewer because you break it down. I love the ratings you do with the bottle and "why would you hate/love this fragrance". Just do the reviews at your own pace. Tim is great, too, like Mozart churning out hits all the time. You're like Beethoven not as many, but high quality every time.

    If it ever feels like a job, slow down. Only do a vid when you feel the passion.

    Keep up the good work, Marc! You're my favorite!

    (I got Le Male's little sister and I love it)

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    any women reviewing perfume on U tube?
    Eliza
    (seems like vintage L'origan was made just for me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliza View Post
    any women reviewing perfume on U tube?
    Yes! My friend Teresa has a channel. Although, she's commenting mostly on the male side of things:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ariscotm
    Please visit my videos! NY Fragrance Blog:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliza View Post
    any women reviewing perfume on U tube?
    Katie Puckrick is a witty cutie.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/KatiePuckrikSmells

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Katie Puckrick is a witty cutie.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/KatiePuckrikSmells
    People dont like these long reviews of 8-9 minutes, but to be honest with you,

    I dont like those 1 min reviews either, and I dont really understand her ''wittyness''

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Dro View Post
    People dont like these long reviews of 8-9 minutes, but to be honest with you,

    I dont like those 1 min reviews either, and I dont really understand her ''wittyness''
    Katie's not bad. It's just her jokes are very tongue-in-cheek. Some people like it, some people don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawk Lee View Post
    Katie's not bad. It's just her jokes are very tongue-in-cheek. Some people like it, some people don't.
    I like her face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawk Lee View Post
    Katie's not bad. It's just her jokes are very tongue-in-cheek. Some people like it, some people don't.
    Maybe not bad, but she only says how it smells in a witty-tounge-in-cheek way, which to me isnt amusing at all, but thats just me

    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    I like her face.
    lol...

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    I prefer Katie's written reviews (at katiepuckriksmells.com) to her video ones, which, while funny, can be a little obtuse. I can't stand Tim and Mark's reviews - Tim seems like too much of a trend-whore, Mark's on-camera demeanor is dull, and both love to spend the first 2-3 minutes of their reviews babbling on about unrelated nonsense. I don't care which latest Mugler flankers you got in the mail, Mark, just tell me about Body Kouros! At least Katie gets down to business right out of the gate. Also, Tim needs to shoot in daylight, with the shades open - most of his videos look like they were made with the lighting crew from the X-Files.

    And anyone reviewing anything of any sort on YouTube needs to SHUT THE DAMN BACKGROUND MUSIC OFF. No one's impressed with your music taste. (Play some Sneaker Pimps or Debussy piano selections and then we can talk.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman85 View Post
    I prefer Katie's written reviews (at katiepuckriksmells.com) to her video ones, which, while funny, can be a little obtuse. I can't stand Tim and Mark's reviews - Tim seems like too much of a trend-whore, Mark's on-camera demeanor is dull, and both love to spend the first 2-3 minutes of their reviews babbling on about unrelated nonsense. I don't care which latest Mugler flankers you got in the mail, Mark, just tell me about Body Kouros! At least Katie gets down to business right out of the gate. Also, Tim needs to shoot in daylight, with the shades open - most of his videos look like they were made with the lighting crew from the X-Files.

    And anyone reviewing anything of any sort on YouTube needs to SHUT THE DAMN BACKGROUND MUSIC OFF. No one's impressed with your music taste. (Play some Sneaker Pimps or Debussy piano selections and then we can talk.)
    This dude officially is a hater

    You BNers can say stuff to me all you want, I dont care

    First off, Katie gets down to business? lol what business, her videos are a minute and 30 seconds for chirst sake all she talks about is some nonsense weird joke related to the perfume, that probably half of her subscribers dont understand,

    As for Marc and Tim, they actually started this whole trend, i mean which nonsense to they talk about? a new frag in the mail? so what, is that such a big problem?

    As for the light in Tim, I dont see how it is bad in any way, like they need to have professional studio lightning in ordere to do a review

    And the music, well I dont mind it, except if its tuned up all the way

    I dont wanna sound like a ''fan'' or ''gangster'' or ''rude boy'' on here, but thats probably what a lot of people might think of a comment like this, I just cant stand people who complain about the stupidest of things, while people actually take their time and effort to post a video like that to provide their thoughts for people who might just started out this fragrance thing
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    When you decide to jump into youtube you better be ready to face the music because you are going to get it. I think Mark and Tim are not doing any bad, if you do not like it dont watch it that simple. There is a narcissistic component in all people going youtube which does not bother me at all but I can tell that it does bother some people.
    I have noticed that there is a life cycle in youtube that goes from novelty at the very beginning and people reacts benevolent then the broadcaster gets confident and tends to go over the fence; by then the volume of subscribers is larger and some criticism rises. All the sudden a new formula or format must be found to keep the subscribers attention but in my humble opinion less is more. Is it worth all the effort? Am I getting anything back? Why people does not appreciate me? Why the world is full of dickheads? then reviewing becomes like working, not fun anymore.

    Tim and Mark are fun , I do not watch all their videos just the ones that involve fragrances that interests me. They both have different personalities and set different moods.

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    This is still a board, right?
    so everyone is entitled to their valuable opinion, why classify as hater or whatever? subhuman85 gave perfect reason why he doesnt particularly care for the youtube kind of reviewing.
    Neither do I, really. I can take much more from written, original and spot on reviews here on BN in our databank and I truly believe put a few of our best writers together and they creative a "perfume Guide or classification" the one by LC and TS would pale against.
    I'm sorry, but I gave it a fair shot, it's just definitely not for me.

    And for the record, when I got into this hobby a couple of years back, the "googleresult" regarding frags that blew me away with sheer information was BN but definitely not youtube anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    This is still a board, right?
    so everyone is entitled to their valuable opinion, why classify as hater or whatever? subhuman85 gave perfect reason why he doesnt particularly care for the youtube kind of reviewing.
    Neither do I, really. I can take much more from written, original and spot on reviews here on BN in our databank and I truly believe put a few of our best writers together and they creative a "perfume Guide or classification" the one by LC and TS would pale against.
    I'm sorry, but I gave it a fair shot, it's just definitely not for me.

    And for the record, when I got into this hobby a couple of years back, the "googleresult" regarding frags that blew me away with sheer information was BN but definitely not youtube anyways.
    Whatever man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Dro
    First off, Katie gets down to business? lol what business, her videos are a minute and 30 seconds for chirst sake all she talks about is some nonsense weird joke related to the perfume, that probably half of her subscribers dont understand
    Like I said, I prefer her written reviews, but her more recent videos are better - she talks at greater length about the fragrance under review and offers a clearer picture of her opinion, rather than just a zippy quip or two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Dro
    i mean which nonsense to they talk about? a new frag in the mail? so what, is that such a big problem?
    It is when they spend a big chunk of their video doing it before actually reviewing the fragrance. It gets tiresome, and more importantly, it's irrelevant to the actual review. Perhaps Mark's longtime subscribers are interested in his latest "hauls" (another YouTube review trend I don't understand - hooray, you went on a shopping spree, get back to me when you're actually reviewing the products you bought), or whatever else he feels like discussing that's unrelated to the fragrance, but new viewers like myself will probably be put off having to wait 2-3 minutes to get to an actual review.

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Dro
    I just cant stand people who complain about the stupidest of things, while people actually take their time and effort to post a video like that to provide their thoughts for people who might just started out this fragrance thing
    I "just started out in this fragrance thing", so I'm part of Mark's and Tim's target audiences, and I don't find their reviews as useful as those on sites like BN, NowSmellThis, or even MakeupAlley. That's my opinion, as a viewer, and I gave solid reasons for my opinion above. If I had nitpicked about the colors of Mark's T-shirts or the poster on Tim's bedroom wall, then yes, I'd be complaining about "the stupidest of things".

    And like Basteri said, if people are willing to post videos of themselves for all the world to see, and do so in a successive fashion with the intention of reeling in regular viewers, they'd better be ready for this kind of criticism. I don't think Tim and Mark are awful people who should stop doing what they do, I just don't have any use for their reviews.

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Dro
    This dude officially is a hater
    No, this dude has officially graduated middle school, where insults like "hater" are no longer relevant. Grow up, you're among adults now.

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