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    Default What happend to fragrance community.

    Recently got into the fragrances heavy When I look on youtube it seems the videos were very huge and made from about 2009-2011 then the community seem to have faded. What happend?

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    The ebb and flow of fragrance enthusiasm.

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    creed batches ruined everything.
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    Good one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Roblord View Post
    creed batches ruined everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roblord View Post
    creed batches ruined everything.

    Aint it the truth.

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    I know that Youtube has its followers and detracters. I, personally don't watch. As was said by a previous poster I want to go to the true experts. Not the "alleged" experts, like Turin, Sanchez etc. I would rather come here to BN and read. I have more confidence in the views of BNers.


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    We have Aventus, and thus reached the pinnacle of fragrance evolution.

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    +100. Aventussssss woooohooooooooooooooooo

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    We have Aventus, and thus reached the pinnacle of fragrance evolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragrance123 View Post
    +100. Aventussssss woooohooooooooooooooooo
    Creed pls go

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    Creed pls go
    GIT is a hit . Maybe the justin bieber of the niche scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    We have Aventus, and thus reached the pinnacle of fragrance evolution.
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falco4758 View Post
    Recently got into the fragrances heavy When I look on youtube it seems the videos were very huge and made from about 2009-2011 then the community seem to have faded. What happend?
    People come and people go. There are probably more people on YouTube making fragrance related videos now than ever before. Like this handsome chap... http://www.youtube.com/user/QWERTYOP80
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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    People come and people go. There are probably more people on YouTube making fragrance related videos now than ever before.
    This. I see much more fragrance related videos than I did a couple years ago. Seems like for every old school reviewer that leaves, 2 to 3 new reviewers pop up.


    Quote Originally Posted by GSHARP View Post
    Anyone know why Hiro deleted all his videos off youtube? I went and came back from holiday to find them all gone.

    It's a real shame because I really enjoyed them.
    As someone mentioned earlier, he deleted his videos a few weeks back. Mentioned something about his new career and how he can no longer do videos nor keep the past videos up because of it. So he said he'd delete them a few days later and he did.

    One a sidenote, I really miss Marc Robes' haul videos. Too bad he said he'll no longer be doing them. It's one of the few fragrance videos I used to watch. I'm usually turned off by the long drawn out reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    People come and people go. There are probably more people on YouTube making fragrance related videos now than ever before. Like this handsome chap... http://www.youtube.com/user/QWERTYOP80
    Aventus bottle as an avatar? He is brain_dead.

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    It's just a different way of expressing opinions on fragrances. A bit like that Basenotes place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by outline View Post
    Aventus bottle as an avatar? He is brain_dead.
    Clearly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    People come and people go. There are probably more people on YouTube making fragrance related videos now than ever before. Like this handsome chap... http://www.youtube.com/user/QWERTYOP80
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    I haven't bought anything new recently, there's nothing exciting coming out!

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    I'm devolving and using Brut on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unadan View Post
    I'm devolving and using Brut on a daily basis.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unadan View Post
    I'm devolving and using Brut on a daily basis.
    Haven't found a better deodorant for annihilating odor.
    *WARNING* Brut is only for real men. Boys will cry for two hours upon application.

    But to stay on topic... Aventus? Lol

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    From the OPs premise, I would conjecture that fragrance aficionados have merely become bored with YouTube. Fine fragrance sales are still strong, the mid-market range is showing some fairly strong debuts, and lo-end market still seems fairly robust.

    I was about to smart off and say something like, "Yessiree sonny, things were so much better back in the old days." But I don't really think they were.

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    Default Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Anyone know why Hiro deleted all his videos off youtube? I went and came back from holiday to find them all gone.

    It's a real shame because I really enjoyed them.

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    Default Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Also the excellent Pour Monsieur blog catering to men's fragrances has disappointingly and inexplicably gone dark - a real bummer!

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    Default Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Falco4758, You're right. In the past, I never really paid much attention. I really only listened to Youtube for music in the past, with the exception of a couple of Creed reviews I watched about how to detect fakes. However, I just went to Youtube and of the four brand new 2013 fragrances I've personally reviewed for Basenotes for the month of April. only one is reviewed on Youtube.

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    It may just be my perception, but I find there are a glut of mens frag reviewers on YT. There are even a dozen or so reviews of today's SOTD Yatagan.

    I don't watch many YT frag reviewers, although I do subscribe to 860Cologne.
    He hasn't reviewed any fragrances I particularly like, but he's a good reviewer and has a pleasant voice and mannerisms.

    Every time I'm slightly tempted to join the already bloated reviewer market, I realise that I'm neither articulate nor telegenic enough to appear on camera.....also I don't have a camera....and my voice is whiny and annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    It may just be my perception, but I find there are a glut of mens frag reviewers on YT. There are even a dozen or so reviews of today's SOTD Yatagan.

    I don't watch many YT frag reviewers, although I do subscribe to 860Cologne.
    He hasn't reviewed any fragrances I particularly like, but he's a good reviewer and has a pleasant voice and mannerisms.

    Every time I'm slightly tempted to join the already bloated reviewer market, I realise that I'm neither articulate nor telegenic enough to appear on camera.....also I don't have a camera....and my voice is whiny and annoying
    You have it all wrong. The one thing we don't have is the whiny annoying reviewer. The happy upbeat positive act is already taken. The professional articulate act is taken. The pretending to be articulate but repeating the same phrases and adjectives is taken. The blue collar I bad production I hate everything is taken. Whiny and annoying isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You have it all wrong. The one thing we don't have is the whiny annoying reviewer. The happy upbeat positive act is already taken. The professional articulate act is taken. The pretending to be articulate but repeating the same phrases and adjectives is taken. The blue collar I bad production I hate everything is taken. Whiny and annoying isn't.
    Hahaha sounds like I could be a niche reviewer of niche fragrances!

    I love your post; most amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSHARP View Post
    Anyone know why Hiro deleted all his videos off youtube? I went and came back from holiday to find them all gone.

    It's a real shame because I really enjoyed them.
    He mentioned in his last clip that his new career requires him to 'not be a public figure' resulting in deleting his videos.


    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You have it all wrong. The one thing we don't have is the whiny annoying reviewer. The happy upbeat positive act is already taken. The professional articulate act is taken. The pretending to be articulate but repeating the same phrases and adjectives is taken. The blue collar I bad production I hate everything is taken. Whiny and annoying isn't.
    Whiny and anoying one is hard to get a fanbase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    I don't watch many YT frag reviewers, although I do subscribe to 860Cologne.
    He hasn't reviewed any fragrances I particularly like, but he's a good reviewer and has a pleasant voice and mannerisms.
    This was a huge surprise! thanks for the compliment And I hope to get to some frags that you like there was just so much new stuff that came out when I started I figured I'd cut my teeth on them until I found my style.

    I'm fairly new to the YT reviewers and wasn't really into the scene much except I did know Marc and liked the info he gave and he comes across as a really nice guy, so his vids are pleasant to watch.

    As per this bickering inside the community, I came in right after some apparently major blow up where one guy posted a harsh video then left or something... I honestly don't know what happened and I am real curious to find out. Is there more in-fighting other than this? I'm passionate about fragrance as I'm sure we all are, but it's not worth starting arguments over. lol I'm a big sports fan as well and I can see some correlation between the sports comments and YT reviewers. I wonder what it would be like to have an opinion show kind of like PTI for fragrances (For those outside the US or non sport lovers PTI stands for Pardon The Interruption and is a show on ESPN where 2 sports writers give their opinions on various sports topics, much like political opinion shows).

    I like the categories that L'Homme Blanc Individuel posted earlier, that seems to sum it up rather well.

    For me, the reason I started my channel was due to the fact that I didn't have many people near me that shared my enthusiasm for this hobby/sickness. And I love the community here on BN, but one thing I like to do as I'm cleaning or cooking is let a video review play on my computer as I go about my business, much harder to do that while reading thru here, although I end up doing both.

    Another reason I did it was to help me in my job as a fragrance SA. It's one thing to have an opinion with an individual customer, but to put yourself in front of hundreds of people, some of whom are very opinionated and more knowledgeable as well, really has made me more concise in developing my thoughts and more importantly being able to convey that opinion in a timely fashion.

    Surprisingly, I have had quite a few customers come up to me and say they recognized me from YouTube, so I guess there are more crazy people like me in my area than I thought, and that has been a lot of fun to get to know them.

    I suppose to answer the OP question about this community we might have to look at the way society is changing as well. When you look at TV and popular culture these days it seems the things that get the most attention are that shock. Tabloids, reality tv and shows where the audience is encouraged to scream out at ppl on stage seem to be commonplace. People want to shock and stir some shit up rather than have intelligent discourse and maybe this is the attitude some people here or they just think it's the norm.

    You have your Jerry Springer's and Maury's on YouTube but luckily you also have a few Oprah's and Daily Shows (sadly, these were the best TV's shows I could think of off the top of my head, we do live in a sad world) I've found quite a few reviewers that I like a lot and think add to the community in a positive way, but just like everything else in life you have to sift thru some crap to get there
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