The ebb and flow of fragrance enthusiasm.
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?
The ebb and flow of fragrance enthusiasm.
creed batches ruined everything.
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Last edited by remik; 2nd May 2013 at 04:38 AM.
We have Aventus, and thus reached the pinnacle of fragrance evolution.
I haven't bought anything new recently, there's nothing exciting coming out!
I'm devolving and using Brut on a daily basis.
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.
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.
Also the excellent Pour Monsieur blog catering to men's fragrances has disappointingly and inexplicably gone dark - a real bummer!
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.
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
Part of it may be that there's just so many darned frags being introduced that people have thrown up their hands in despair of keeping up with them all.
Tom Ford Extreme
Hanae Mori HM EDT
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Gucci Pour Homme II
As to the idea that something major happened, it may just be among the tiny percentage of extreme enthusiasts, ones who create blogs, for example, and not most people. It may in fact be that interest has expanded among those who don't do these things. It also may be that the major scent sites have enough on them now to satisfy a lot of people who 5 years ago would have created a blog on their own. It's important not to rush to judgement without really studying all the facets of the phenomenon.
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There are very few original reviewers on YouTube. It's like most of them are following the same template and that get's boring really quickly.
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
Here's one guy's thoughts on the same subject - the exhaustion/boredom/stagnation of the perfume community as a whole. Be warned that this guy is highly critical of basenotes. He has some valid criticisms in this regard, but the main reason I'm linking this is because of the larger picture he describes.
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.
People come and go. What i see here in basenotes is that community turned much more "nichy". I think many niche house became designer scents (of the past).
Real life happens.