It seems that my post has injured your soul deeply. You should probably go have a drink to calm down. Those basenotes thugs and nazi's can be fiesty!
So your response was only directed at the 2 or 3 BN'ers that used the words "stupid" and "dimwit". Funny, your op seemed to lump all basenoters into one big group of cowards. Ok then. Idk about you, but I'd much rather be called a dimwit than a coward.
Im sure you know that BN isnt a private forum, and since you also know that Jay is a BN'er, I'm sure you realize that he's perfectly able to read the above posts and defend himself. Let him fight his own battles, and stop taking yourself so seriously.
Last edited by JiveHippo; 13th December 2013 at 09:10 AM.
Let's all just chill here a bit - please. I think this is something worth thinking about and discussing, but let's all try to keep it civil. It's an interesting topic - I don't want to have to lock it.
My one review on video, which I did to test my webcam, comes off old and tired, but shows sparks of my better side. It's fascinating, but not for the qualities one normally desires. Same here.
RP, i see where you're going with what you're saying about it being a different view. And thinking of it that drunken, makes me think of something else i think would be even better.
A review written or video captured, by someone who has come home from a long day, or night. Wearing that particular perfume, and how its performed throughout the day, and all of the interesting things that may have happened. Compliments, complaints, etc.
However without the cursing, slurring of words, and general drunkeness.
It's only by my having been well-lubricated in pictures and video in the fragrance world, that I feel I have zero right to throw stones. Personally, I don't think that drunken reviews have much of a future - they will surely get old quickly. However, I can imagine that seeing a favorite reviewer tipsy and happy every once in a while might be both entertaining and a bit personal, and so I don't think it will ever go away. Tania's review of Dior Addict where she admitted being a bit high when she first smelled it, was one of her best. Drinking has as much place here as it does anywhere - occasionally, and keeping it all happy and fun. But alcohol always has costs, and we are all wise to remember that. My wife doesn't drink, and she's never regretted a drunken statement or action.
No rules. Have fun with it. But it would be more fun for them if they learned more about it. There are a lot of great things to read and know about perfume.
Last edited by pluran; 13th December 2013 at 08:45 AM.
Hey Brad, when can we expect the "So I started a thread on basenotes..." video?
never watch YT reviews they are so sad!
After a quick read glance at OP's videos on youtube, it seems my feelings toward drunken reviews also apply to OP's choices as well.
"Top Ten Fragrances for Masturbation". I don't know what would make anyone think this is a good idea.
OP, were you trying to attract the same attention that you thought the drunken videos were trying to achieve?
I prefer to read fragrance reviews rather than spend 10+ mins listening to someone go on about the look of the box, what comes with it, the look of the bottle, color of the juice and reciting the notes which can be found elsewhere. There is an exception though as i do find the fragrance bros quite funny and i do enjoy their Vs videos.
But all in all. I get much more out of reading a well written review than watching a video.
And drunk reviews? No thank you, it's not funny and it isn't informative.
Also, Im pretty sure the OP is using what is called "deadpan humor". He likes to entertain himself.
This one is even better.
Calm, rambling drunk.
Quesadilla story @6:10
Last edited by heperd; 13th December 2013 at 09:31 AM.
This was quite informative for me and not to mention also kinda funny.
Could barely tell he was intoxicated, unless otherwise indicated, I would of assumed he didn't even have a brew.
I like the fact that I can relate to this, it isn't some guy in a suit with an accent attempting to come off as an expert on all things perfume, just an average joe.
Somebody said drunk reviews don't have a point, it doesn't need to have a point, it doesn't need to be right or wrong, all this technical and serious BS, just take it for what it is on the surface level and stop trying to dig below the surface.
I would respond to all those feeling the need to gang up defensively on me, but the response on their behalf said more then I could ever and only further made example to prove my point.
Like I said there are exceptions to every rule, at the very least I'm thankful to see RP to be decent and not take sides while remaining neutral and pleasant to deal with, which is a rarity.
Last edited by yteek; 13th December 2013 at 09:45 AM.
Keep in mind Tim Swetcoff started drunk reviews before any of these guys. He loved his box-wine.
Now I begin to understand so much Aventus hype.
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
I think there could be real potential for a gonzo perspective on fragrance reviews and journalism.
But not many have the talent of a Hunter S. Thompson.
As for my jokes about drug use, well I blame the dude's dilated pupils. I have no issue with people doing YouTube reviews (or intoxication), but I tend to have very little interest in viewing most YouTube reviews. As others have mentioned above, I prefer the written word and I value a certain degree of conciseness and many reviews tend to ramble. Presenting in person isn't easy, and I admire their cojones or lack of self-consciousness, but it doesn't necessarily make them good or make their behavior advisable.
Your white knighting them is admirable, but if they are brave enough to post reviews on YouTube, I'm sure they can handle a little criticism.
Just in answer to the OP: if the booze is going to cause problems at home, and if you think you may have trouble being honest while sober, then it's possible you have bigger problems than the viability of your YouTube review channel. I didn't know that drunk reviewing was a thing until I read this thread, but I'd have to imagine it's a passing phase and not worth risking your relationships or your well-being.
The best reviewers--of perfume, movies, books, etc.--are the ones who are honest, curious, knowledgeable, and passionate about the subject matter. An overriding desire for popularity or stardom won't make you worth watching (or reading).
I can't imagine being at all interested in watching a review because the reviewer's drunk.
What difference would it make anyway?