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    Default Re: A new, BETTER L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme????

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Pardon is an excellent fragrance - but doesn't have a damn thing to do with L'Instant PH Extreme.
    Thank you! Joe.

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    Cformosa4, you have just summed upany people's feeling and thoughts...ESPECIALLY mine, thank you. Well said and again could not have said it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiroyoruzuka View Post
    I wouldn't trust the guy.
    he does look sketchy

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    Yeah I would reiterate what cformosa said. It is not the medium which is important, but the individual. On any public fragrance community, whether youtube or basenotes you will get groups of beginners and more respected participants. Any person can write a review on basenotes and any person can post a video.. Some enjoy reading written reviews, some enjoy watching videos.. I am sure some enjoy both. I believe one thing is important no matter what medium you choose to use, Don't be a pretentious snob

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmendonc View Post
    Not gonna talk about my self, but about fellow youtuber that I know of. Most have been studying and dedication themselves a lot to be doing what they do. It's pretty much easier to hide yourself under a page like this, clueless paraphrasing others, than showing yourself to thw world and showing the results of your work and dedication. I can garantee that most of the guys on youtube, have tables of essential oils larger than your fragrance colletion, and have been exposed to hundreds if not thousands more fragrances than the avarege BN user. Not only that, the beauty of taking about a fragrance is the same as abstract arts. Your life experiences will make enormous difference in the way you percieve the smell.
    So concluding, I rather see smiles, sad faces, and anyother reaction, then false written words from clueless minds, mainly parrots.
    So... writing is for false, clueless, cowardly, parrot-like sheeple, and posting videos of yourself on the internet is for courageous, experienced, virtuous people. Smells like a load of bullsh*t to me. Lets face it, 99% of youtube is just attention whores acting the fool on camera. Granted there's plenty of nonsense going on here on basenotes, but this is one of the most braindead, anti-intellectual posts I've ever seen here. Seriously? False written words from clueless minds? It's amazing that humanity has made it this far in history with only the parrot-like bleating of the thinkers who have gone before to guide us. Thank god that future generations will have the pantheon of youtube fragrance reviewers as well as classics like Star Wars Kid, Epic Beard Man, Angry Video Game Nerd, Angry Black Man and other luminaries to show them the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monsieur_sparkle View Post
    So... writing is for false, clueless, cowardly, parrot-like sheeple, and posting videos of yourself on the internet is for courageous, experienced, virtuous people. Smells like a load of bullsh*t to me.
    I agree. That's an egregiously ignorant post.
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    So that post vmendonc made about falsely generalizing everyone who writes written reviews pisses people off right? Take that concept and understand why you believe it to be a ridiculous claim.. Now go back to previous comments doing exactly that against people who are on youtube.. If anyone is intelligent enough they will see it is two sides of the same coin. I think it is ignorant to lump everyone up into one category merely based on the medium. Writing a review or creating a video does not make one more qualified than the other. A lot of the people on youtube doing reviews are also basenoters. I think everyone in the community has and shows a lot of respect for this one, why can't people here do the same. It is like some kind of caddy, primadonna/ war that is ridiculous. If your most famed basenote reviewer decided to start making videos does that make anything he had to say less credible?

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    Most YouTube reviewers are Basenotes members. We're all the same people. Saying you think YouTube reviewers have less valuable opinions is childish and ignorant. I get tired of the arrogance that I read from certain people on here sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IpaladinXI View Post
    So that post vmendonc made about falsely generalizing everyone who writes written reviews pisses people off right? Take that concept and understand why you believe it to be a ridiculous claim.. Now go back to previous comments doing exactly that against people who are on youtube.. If anyone is intelligent enough they will see it is two sides of the same coin. I think it is ignorant to lump everyone up into one category merely based on the medium. Writing a review or creating a video does not make one more qualified than the other. A lot of the people on youtube doing reviews are also basenoters. I think everyone in the community has and shows a lot of respect for this one, why can't people here do the same. It is like some kind of caddy, primadonna/ war that is ridiculous. If your most famed basenote reviewer decided to start making videos does that make anything he had to say less credible?
    Perfect Summary IpaladinXI . The two different sides of the same exact coin. A youtube reviewer is no different than a basenote or any other written media reviewer. The medium is different. That's it.

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    WOW, you guys are ALL beaches! ok?! look at you fools! arguing over FRAGRANCES? ok?! Its a luxury product. Its not life or death. Its not war, its not politics, its not love. Its NOT IMPORTANT. Have respect for everyone trying to get into fragrances. They are an amazing luxury item that many people love. They invest many many many hours on trying to explore the fragrance world. And JUST because you have spent more time than another, you are NOT BETTER THAN THEM! You've just spent more time. And on medium over another? WHO CARES? The goal is the same! Why bash each other and try to divide the knowledge between others? Stupidest thing I ve ever seen. I follow Miguel. One of the coolest, funniest, and knowledgeable dudes out there. STFU, and get along with one another. Opnions are what make BN and YT so knowledgeable. Ignorance and absence of humility is NOT.

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    I am alot more involved on YouTube than I am on Basenotes. Being on YouTube does not mean you have more credential to voice your opinions about a certain fragrance and the same with Basenotes, I don't think people on Basenotes educationalwise, informationwise, and overall are more superior than people on YoutTube and etc... Mutual respect is what keeps us doing what we like to do.

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    Thanks, But I think they are simply implying that the current people in the community are just idiots.. They have a right to their opinion. But one good thing about youtube videos when compared to written reviews is that if you do happen to find a reviewer you share a commonality of taste with, it makes having to search through 100's of written reviews of not knowing who's opinion to trust a little easier. And I find it a little more personalized and enjoyable to internalize. But that is merely personal preference nothing more

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    Default Re: A new, BETTER L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme????

    Grant puts up some great videos on thedrydown.com - I sort of think that sooner or later there should be a Video tab here, just like there's a Forum tab and a Blog tab. Not only would it help build bridges - it might encourage more people to check out the other medium and take part. When the forum gets slow, we could check out the videos. Sure, people can do it now, but it might make it interesting for those of us who are mostly on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Grant puts up some great videos on thedrydown.com - I sort of think that sooner or later there should be a Video tab here, just like there's a Forum tab and a Blog tab. Not only would it help build bridges - it might encourage more people to check out the other medium and take part. When the forum gets slow, we could check out the videos. Sure, people can do it now, but it might make it interesting for those of us who are mostly on the forum.
    That's a really good idea!
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    Default Re: A new, BETTER L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme????

    Well, if the YouTube people like it, just report my post above a bunch of times, and I'm sure Grant will hear about it!
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    I'll def check Grants site out. And keep your eye out because I've been working on a new website as well. I would like to create a website based on fragrance reviewers from all over the world and all different mediums combined. I want people to be able to go to one website where all of our YouTube and written blog style reviews can be found. Where all of us fragrance addicts can gain knowledge as share information without the boundaries of dissemination.
    Not gonna happen overnight, but its in the works. :>}

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    Default Re: A new, BETTER L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme????

    Quote Originally Posted by Frunkinator View Post
    I'll def check Grants site out. And keep your eye out because I've been working on a new website as well. I would like to create a website based on fragrance reviewers from all over the world and all different mediums combined. I want people to be able to go to one website where all of our YouTube and written blog style reviews can be found. Where all of us fragrance addicts can gain knowledge as share information without the boundaries of dissemination.
    Not gonna happen overnight, but its in the works. :>}
    Cool! I know that Google tries to bring some organization to their video subcultures, but you really almost need an insider to understand these communities enough to build something that really gets the nuances.
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    Ehemm!
    Are we still on the same original subject of this post?
    Jeez!

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    Honestly I don't understand how the subject of comparing Pardon and L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme is so harshly different on here just because there is a video that goes along with it. It's one man's opinion. Everyone has them. Just because he uses his actual voice to add his opinion to the fragrance community does not mean he is any less of a community member than the next. If this was a link to a blog I highly doubt someone would be posting "God, I'm so glad I don't refer to your blog for fragrance reviews..." Whether your route of input into this community is via text or a video, give it a rest. No one person is superior to another. Like Ivan said, get back to the subject. As for me, I haven't smelled Pardon so i'm not going to give my two cents

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    I really like all the youtube reviews, people from different backgrounds with many levels of experience, you dont only get the words but you get the body language as well, so important when trying to convey something which can be really hard to describe sometimes. I really dont understand why there should ever be any hate generated by it, The youtube community really enriches this hobby. So big praise from me to all bloggers and reviewers!

    As a big big fan of L'instant extreme I'm very curious to try out Pardon!
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    I honestly don't see the point of the occasional bad blood between Basenoters and Youtube fragrance reviewers. I mean in the end we all have one thing in common that should unite us and bring us closer together, FRAGRANCES! Instead our opinions on them and mainly how we choose to share our experience with them to the world is what seems to drive us apart. I have learned a lot and been able to experience some amazing fragrances thanks to some amazing basenoters (Some of which are also Youtubers), and I have also learned a lot and been able to experience some amazing fragrances thanks to some Youtubers.

    Now I myself am not a great example of a youtube reviewer and I sure as hell am not a great example of a basenotes reviewer. I curse like a sailor, I don't care if I come off as a professional since no one is paying me, and I don't like to be filtered or censored. But that does not make my love of fragrances any less pure then a person who conducts himself in a more professional manner. I love reading reviews on basenotes, as I love watching reviews on youtube. I will admit I like watching videos reviews more because I am a visual person and like seeing a reviewers reaction, and reading a reviewers body language.

    That being said, I love watching Hiro's reviews he brings the fragrances to life in his reviews with his energy, his body language, and his unique descriptions of the fragrances. Do I have to agree with his opinion NO, but you better believe I respect his opinion and his amazing ability to deliver his opinion. There are also many great reviewers on here that have the amazing ability to paint a beautiful picture in a reader's mind with their written reviews. If those reviewers were to make a videos, would they be as effective maybe, maybe not who knows. If successful youtube reviewer began to only do written reviews would be be as successful who knows. In the end in my opinion neither type of reviewer is better or worst, they are merely expressing their opinion in the best way they know how, in the medium they feel most comfortable in.

    That's just my two cents on the matter, I mean its tough enough having to get defend your passion to people who don't understand it, without a person who should be your allie cutting you down as well. LOL
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    We've deviated from the topic. Perhaps the title of this thread should be changed.
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    Woah... wait... did someone just talk crap about epic beard man? Well, I'm just gonna call da ambalamps for you now, you're gonna need it.
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    L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme lasts for over 16 hours on me. I have had compliments on it 8 hours after spraying it on.
    So there is nothing wrong with the sillage and longevity.
    It is one of the strongest fragrances in my wardrobe.

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    He lost me at, "Are you all ready for some Hiro hype?? Are you all ready for thisss?" *snaps fingers, sparkles on screen, Exclusive.* That dude is clearly too cool for me. I giggled a little.



    But, I have been excited to smell this scent for awhile. I have never smelled a Nasomatto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    God, I'm so glad I don't refer to Youtube for fragrance reviews...
    Or, in other words, "a frigging 12 minute Youtube video review of a mediocre niche fragrance?!! WTF?!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickers View Post
    I couldn't agree more, this guy is weirdo and thoroughly creeps me out. What's up with the people from Canada anyways? Geesh can we say medication.......
    Haha awwwww Dan. Play nice... go review some more lady-fragrances. You rocked those....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    God, I'm so glad I don't refer to Youtube for fragrance reviews...
    Hiro has some great reviews for the younger crowd who wants to move beyond Coolwater and Le Male... props to him for that!

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    I think there is now a consensus that all of this "youtube" vs. "basenotes" nonsense is puerile and ridiculous. I for one consider that case closed.

    However, to get back on topic, I am rather curious about the response to the fragrance itself.

    We have people on this thread who have suggested Pardon is an excellent scent, and they find it interesting or compelling--all comparisons to Guerlain aside (Hiro said it had a "similar vibe" to LDGI, not that it always smelled the same).

    We have others who say this is a "mediocre niche" scent (Trebor).

    I would like to hear reasons from people who have tried it why people find it either an excellent scent, and from the others that think it is not so great, why is it mediocre. This would be particularly useful for those of us who are unable to try it out and see if it is worth ordering samples or a decant eventually.

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