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  1. #61

    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    I think both reviews are a lot of fun - how can you expect to be serious about a perfume with a name like this anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I think both reviews are a lot of fun - how can you expect to be serious about a perfume with a name like this anyway?
    I do not know if this was to me, but ill answer it anyhow.

    This is not just regarding this specific review, but more "Katie Puckrik".
    Look, this is not a big deal - do not take this more serious then what it is, but i have seen her fx. express certain stereotypes regarding some kind of parfumy. That is what it is, but if you combine that with her "look at me", i have writting a biography at that age, appeared on "morning shows" and want to be taken seriously. Look at her youtube channel, it just seems like one big gimmick.

    If you had at least done some kind of actually work like Don DeLillo, Roberto Saviano, Ben Bernanke or George Soros you have some credibility. But Katie Puckrik has done absolutely nothing, and still she acts like she has - and appears like she is on some high horse - i usually do not speak ill of anybody but certain persona types really bugs me.
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  3. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I think both reviews are a lot of fun - how can you expect to be serious about a perfume with a name like this anyway?
    She is a consumer and she likes to share her personal experience with certain grooming products, namely perfume. Taken as that it is completely o/k with me. But it isn't a review in any sense. I would expect more insight to the fragrance rather than into Katie's mimic gymnastics.

    At last let me reiterate that a formal review, spoken well prepared and as articulate as Katie is able to in a reserved mood would have been extraordinary fun with this one. The coquetry with disgust that she has choosen is like I would tell a joke and lough myself all the time. You know that experience despite the language barrier - not funny.

    There is still a question 2 be answered.

    How does SM do it?! And what exactly does it do? Simple for You experts, isn't it? And if You don't like what it does, why do You lough that loud?

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abliss View Post
    I do not know if this was to me,
    It wasn't

  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    She is a consumer and she likes to share her personal experience with certain grooming products, namely perfume. Taken as that it is completely o/k with me.
    Me too - the more the merrier

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    Bring on Dynamite Dennis!

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  7. #67

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    Well, I've never been a big fan of Katie Puckrik. She may be cute but that's usually quickly forgotten as soon as she opens her mouth. Maybe some of you Basenoters need to get a grip on your hormones...

    As for the video review, it was completely staged - she'd already smelt the sample beforehand (besides, Secretions Magnifiques is a very easy target). And, apart from the 'crime scene' reference, found none of it amusing or even insightful. If it's not her choice of words that irritates me, it's her superficial charisma. But, hey, she's a babe, so who cares! Right?

    Still, it was interesting viewing all the same...

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    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    I think she has oodles of charisma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    I think she has oodles of charisma.
    Oh, I agree. But not the right variety, IMHO...

  10. #70

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    I've grown to like Katie Puckrik's reviews. I think her earlier ones were rather glib, and her delivery somewhat reminded me of... uh... Erma Bombeck. But as she has grown more comfortable on video, her reviews have gotten a lot better, and I am always interested in what she thinks. She knows her stuff. I also feel, from the dialogue with her readers/viewers as well as occasional posts here, she is very genuine.

    I enjoyed this video. I agree that Secretions Magnifiques is an easy target, but she had to address it at some point.

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    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    Perhaps it's important to remember that whether one likes Katie or not, she's an active member here, so anything about her here is no different from saying it to her face.

    And no, that's not directed at anyone in particular, just a general reminder that the fragrance community is a small place.

  12. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Perhaps it's important to remember that whether one likes Katie or not, she's an active member here, so anything about her here is no different from saying it to her face.

    And no, that's not directed at anyone in particular, just a general reminder that the fragrance community is a small place.
    I think everyone is aware of that; since there has been an interview with her, so it could easily be that she was a member - or at least has someone close to her that would inform if she has been mentioned.
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  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Perhaps it's important to remember that whether one likes Katie or not, she's an active member here, so anything about her here is no different from saying it to her face.

    And no, that's not directed at anyone in particular, just a general reminder that the fragrance community is a small place.
    Fair enough but she's willingly put herself in the public arena. You can't have your cake and eat it...

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    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    Absolutely - and the same goes for every Basenoter posting here, putting their thoughts in public. None the less, there is a subtle social difference between "Who do you think are the ugliest celebrities?" and "Who do you think are the ugliest Basenoters?" even though, in all fairness, one is no more inherently mean-spirited than the other. ( Just to give an example. )

  15. #75

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    Not meaning to derail the thread here but posting yourself regularly on Youtube is very different to participating on a website/forum (especially when Katie has worked in the media for several years). Furthermore, your knowledge of her, before she embarked on a career in perfume reviewing/blogging, is probably very different to mine.

    In the early 90s, she was a TV presenter, in the UK, and even then I never took a liking to her 'style' and it's something I'll never be able to completely forget about. Therefore, while I don't hate her, I'm certainly not going to be joining the queue to heap praise on her, while salivating like a dog on heat.

    As for your analogy, regarding ugliness, it completely went over my head...

    Btw, I'm sure that my problem with Katie is more down to cultural differences than anything else.

  16. #76

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    Well, if nothing else, Secretions Magnifique could be very useful in one of those Halloween House-of-Horrors for maximum effect!

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    And, in addition, Katie is/was a media personality, while an overwhelming majority of Basenoters are not. That's a big difference, in my book.

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    And, in addition, Katie is/was a media personality, while an overwhelming majority of Basenoters are not. That's a big difference, in my book.
    Secretion Magnifiques' reviews have always been etudes on expressing disgust by most powerfull swear words. Katie has choosen the radioactive direction. Alone, radioactivity doesn't smell.

    It is not that I dislike her "review" but it is the third in a row that didn't made it closer to the fragrances nucleus. By now I'm eager to participate in a technical discussion of this spectacular fragrance. It is well made to effortlessly come to effect especially with women. The zillage is known not to be nauseating at all. People who don't know what it is supposed to be may really like it as long it is connected to (male) others, not to themselves. Do You really dismiss the secrets that hide under the fancy artwork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymphaea View Post
    Well, if nothing else, Secretions Magnifique could be very useful in one of those Halloween House-of-Horrors for maximum effect!
    I'm sure You don't know it that well. On blotter it never becomes that nauseating. A blotter on the desk made a wonderfull aura of -fresh- in a room I had left for hours. Even when the scent is applied to others it doesn't make people gag. As far as I have compiled serveral experiences published in revies and others sampled with relatives the issue is to applicate it on oneself and then smelling close. As far as one doesn't "think" it isn't that peculiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    Secretion Magnifiques' reviews have always been etudes on expressing disgust by most powerfull swear words. Katie has choosen the radioactive direction. Alone, radioactivity doesn't smell.

    It is not that I dislike her "review" but it is the third in a row that didn't made it closer to the fragrances nucleus.
    Of course she made it to the nucleus. How else can you explain the radiation?

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    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    And, in addition, Katie is/was a media personality, while an overwhelming majority of Basenoters are not. That's a big difference, in my book.
    I was completely unaware of her activities apart from her being a Youtube fragrance reviewer and Basenotes member.

    Quite a few Basenoters regularly blog on Youtube, and while I don't always agree with their tastes or enjoy their style of reviews, I've enjoyed meeting a few in real life and glad I've never said anything about them online I wouldn't have said to their face.

    That is my point; no more, no less. Carry on as you feel best in any case, my comments were not aimed at any member in particular.

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    This thread seems to have gone a little sour which is a shame .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    I'm sure You don't know it that well. On blotter it never becomes that nauseating. A blotter on the desk made a wonderfull aura of -fresh- in a room I had left for hours. Even when the scent is applied to others it doesn't make people gag. As far as I have compiled serveral experiences published in revies and others sampled with relatives the issue is to applicate it on oneself and then smelling close. As far as one doesn't "think" it isn't that peculiar.
    Since you truly enjoy this "frag" ( as is your prerogative), there's no need to vilify people and/or reviewers who find it extremely nauseating and unpleasant. That's our prerogative as well.

    You should post a video review of your take on SM. I'd love to see it. Katie does what she does. She is camera friendly and when it comes to reviewing a fragrance, there's no rules my friend. I'm not a friend or foe of Katie. I don't watch videos for reviewing purposes, but watched this one since it's in this thread.

    So....please either post your review whether it be written or video and let us hear your take on this release.
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    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    I for one would absolutely love to see WildThingy's Youtube review. Really! No irony or sarcasm here, I mean it.

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    Would love to see another SM video !
    ( NB. I happen to like ,respect Katie Pukrik ( also a basenoter ) for who she is ,her perfume passion and the work she has done. She's 48 years old and achieved quite a lot in her life. Just my 2 cents.)
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    I for one appreciated her review. Ad Hominem attacks seldom advance a cogent and logical point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Would love to see another SM video !
    ( NB. I happen to like ,respect Katie Pukrik ( also a basenoter ) for who she is ,her perfume passion and the work she has done. She's 48 years old and achieved quite a lot in her life. Just my 2 cents.)
    48??? Damn.......I'm only 5 years her senior and she makes me look like I had a real rough paper route as a kid.

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    Default Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    Aromi - I think she is fab for her age. She has worked on British TV for many years ,an ex dancer, toured with the Pet Shop boys, written a book .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert G. View Post
    I for one appreciated her review. Ad Hominem attacks seldom advance a cogent and logical point of view.
    Indeed. Even when couched in pseudo-intellectual-ese (or "suedointellectual" as a pal from the past mispronounced it.)... But a few years back it used to be quite fashionable "to do" particularly on Usenet.

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    I may have to borrow suedo-intellectual sometime for a review of a leather fragrance...

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