Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 40 of 40
  1. #1

    Default "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Hi!
    Literally just set this up today.
    I've never blogged before, I hate social networking, so this is really for myself, I like to write and share my opinions, and I love talking about perfume of course.
    I haven't got a trained nose and I don't want to come across like I really know what I'm talking about :') but, i'm learning!!
    What do you think so far?
    Do I have potential?

    smellythoughts

    I know I know it's so basic so far, and far from being original. I hope to consistently work on it to explore things and try and get my own opinions on things across to myself. I sample so so much and I don't want to forget my thoughts on things.
    Last edited by forfreddie; 11th January 2012 at 02:00 PM. Reason: link now fixed! sorry

  2. #2

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    fucking love it freddie! i write "cologne show", second update coming Monday!

  3. #3

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Ahhh wicked!! Thanks dude appreciate it. I'll keep my eye out for ya.

  4. #4
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    80,950

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Very nicely done.

  5. #5
    Dependent Arhlll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,126
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Your blog looks very polished and should do quite well. I appreciated the review of the two Tauer fragrances as I have been considering both of them as future purchases. I will definitely refer to it again. Good luck with it!

  6. #6

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Thanks so much for the kind words guys really appreciate that!
    I'll be updating it most weekdays, it's crazy how many views you lose by not updating. Got lots more interesting things to put on there so lookin forward to that. It's helping me greatly with note identification and such
    In regards to the Tauer's, yes they're both amazing to me, underrated too. I can't wait to own one.

  7. #7

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Very nice blog forfreddie. Consider adding a link to it in your signature
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

  8. #8

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Thank you!
    I'll add a link to my signature when I've at least doubled my content ( hopefully by the end of the week if I work hard and my nose can handle it :P ), thanks for the idea!

  9. #9

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    The blog is finally starting to bulk out and with a hugeeee batch of samples on it's way to me it's gonna get more and more interesting.
    Feeling rather chuffed with myself, even with my less than 40 view a day average Lol

  10. #10
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    16,346

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Oh I like it very much ForFreddie ! I like the clean and simple layout and you write well.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

  11. #11

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Thank you so much Mimi, every read means a lot

  12. #12

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    I've had a peek too and keep up the good work. I love your fresh attitude and approach.

  13. #13

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    I've had a peek too and keep up the good work. I love your fresh attitude and approach.
    That's really nice of you,
    Thanks for looking
    I'll keep trying!!

  14. #14

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Just posted my 100th post today Still not many readers but, I've learnt a ton from when I started at the beginning of this year.
    Thanks to many people on here who have influenced me to try new things as I have discovered some truly wonderful fragrances in the last 6 months
    x

  15. #15
    Super Member mt219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Rochester Hills, Michigan
    Posts
    150

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    congrats man. blog looks great. keep up the good work

  16. #16

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by mt219 View Post
    congrats man. blog looks great. keep up the good work
    Cheers dude I apprecciate that

  17. #17

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Keep up the stinky work.

    Have a look everyone..... He's good.

  18. #18

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    mumsy: probably the sweetest lady on basenotes. Thank you Fran <3

    Thankfully I have a ton of new samples - my work has become desperately unfrequent recently! My views have slowly fell to the pits of hell haha, I'm sure it's just me refreshing the page :')
    Lots more up and coming though

  19. #19

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Very nice looking site and awesome blog! Love the layout, good job!.
    $25 or less clearance sale:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/390...othing-over-25!!

    "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Rom. 8:18

  20. #20

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Very nice looking site and awesome blog! Love the layout, good job!.
    That's very sweet kalli thank you I'll be sure to add a ton of new stuff on soon!

  21. #21

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Just wanted to say my blog has took a big step forward in that I am now given the opportunity to host my first every giveaway!
    The hugely generous Dominique Dubrana of La Via Del Profumo is offering a reader 15ml of his new release Tawaf.
    Head over to check it out!
    Smellythoughts Tawaf Review + Giveaway

  22. #22

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Lovely review. You are sterling......

  23. #23

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    Lovely review. You are sterling......
    Thank you Fran - generous and thoughtful I appreciate you giving me the first step to writing this review and discovering the La Via Del Profumo brand.

  24. #24

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...



    First ever video

    Should I not waste my time with YouTube and stick solely to the blog?

  25. #25

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Nice first video. Go for it.....

  26. #26

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Thank you as always mumsy

  27. #27

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Great, video, you should definitely keep going!

    I like the fact that it was fast and to the point. Many reviewers seem to go around and around repeating things or adding irrelevant material. I think that the more concise and quick, the better. Here you talked about several frags and said the main point about each of them. My favorite reviewer is indeed Katie Puckrik, who was a professional presenter after all and so she knows her lesson about rhythm and speed.

    I personally prefer shorter videos, who has the time of paying attention for 10 minutes? Rather break in pieces, or better, try to condense even more, eliminating all repetitions and nonnecessary words, and speaking fast (there is a reason why news anchors speak fast). this of course may require scripting (again, news anchors ... ), which is time consuming, but well worth it.

    cacio

  28. #28

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Cheers cacio.
    Yeh I pretty much did it without any cutting which was a bad idea - I'm no pro with video editing so though I'd rather have a long first video than one with bad, choppy editing.
    I'll be sure to brush up the time on any next ones or if I re-record this.

  29. #29

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    I reckon treating it like an essay would be useful. Take a transcript and draw a line through any unnecessary words unrelated to the actual perfume and see what is left. When we were designing things as graphic designers, we used to have a saying called 'Kiss' = keep it simple stupid. Apply that to everything and everyone and you cannot go wrong.

  30. #30

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    That sounds like a clever way of doing things mumsy thanks for the pointer.
    I may give one or two more videos a go, if they don't work out then so be it Your help is always appreciated thank you.

  31. #31
    Basenotes Plus
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,565

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Love the writing, love the clean layout. It's fast becoming one of my favorite fragrance blogs, Freddie.

  32. #32

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Love the writing, love the clean layout. It's fast becoming one of my favorite fragrance blogs, Freddie.
    Ahhh thank you so much man I really appreciate that!

  33. #33

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    It's been just over a year of blogging Crazy to think that it has brought me to some amazing people - can't quite believe it haha.
    Last edited by forfreddie; 5th April 2013 at 12:33 PM.

  34. #34
    teardrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The south of England
    Posts
    6,018
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Freddie, l only just saw this thread! l've been lurking on your blog on a regular basis for the last few months, & l'm really impressed with your writing & the whole layout. l highly recommend everyone here to read it. Well done mate!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

  35. #35

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    I just found you too. Good job! I like your writing and your videos. You seem very sincere.

  36. #36

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Freddie, l only just saw this thread! l've been lurking on your blog on a regular basis for the last few months, & l'm really impressed with your writing & the whole layout. l highly recommend everyone here to read it. Well done mate!
    Aww thanks Catherine - always so supportive <3

    Quote Originally Posted by JDBIII View Post
    I just found you too. Good job! I like your writing and your videos. You seem very sincere.
    You're late JDBIII!!! Hope to see you around there more often :P

  37. #37

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Love your blog and your YouTube Chanel Freddie , great stuff

  38. #38

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Love your blog and your YouTube Chanel Freddie , great stuff

    Owwww thank you Pour Monsieur that's really kind x

  39. #39
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,791

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Just wanted to say this is one of my favorite blogs. I watch your YouTube videos as well (keep doing those!), and I just generally appreciate what you do. Keep being you and keep writing about fragrances!
    Fragrance blog being actively updated weekly (hopefully)!: http://moteperfumery.blogspot.com/

    Check out a fun little thread I made if you don't know what to wear today: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/384264-Pick-another-member-s-SOTD-(Game)

  40. #40

    Default Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Just wanted to say this is one of my favorite blogs. I watch your YouTube videos as well (keep doing those!), and I just generally appreciate what you do. Keep being you and keep writing about fragrances!
    Awhghgh thank you so much OctaVariuM That means a lot to me.

Similar Threads

  1. Amateur Perfumers Meet-up in London?
    By Spoombung in forum Fragrance DIY
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd March 2011, 02:11 PM
  2. Useful Books For Amateur Perfumers
    By Persolaise in forum Fragrance DIY
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th June 2010, 10:12 PM
  3. amateur question about samples
    By yoda in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 19th September 2008, 11:59 PM
  4. Pls help choose frag for amateur nose
    By Ahr268 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 6th August 2008, 05:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000