Within this thread is the very best, and very worst of Basenotes. Absolutely hilarious. I've always considered myself to have a foot in both "camps". All this "You suck!" "No, YOU suck!" business is just stupid.
Drunk reviews ARE the future.
Well, I watched the 'Dior Homme Intense' review above. Since I don't know anything about the fragrance, I have to say, I learned only that it is smooth, about $80, and a 'night-time' fragrance. I still know nothing about the notes. And that fellow has a limited vocabularlary consisting mainly of crude profanities. Kind of dull, IMO.
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
The next big fragrance reviewer...
I think she's talking about DHI right now... Let's all take her seriously or someone will get mad.
For what it's worth, I, personally, have spent a great deal of time and money on essential oils and numerous perfumes over the last 6 years or so in order to come to some understanding of various notes in perfumery. Many others on this site and elsewhere have done the same. As I previously said, I doubt very much that any of these unprepared 'drunks' have anything to offer. They could make better use of their time and ours if they wanted to come to a deeper, more meaningful understanding and appreciation of fragrance.
Reading thread whilst drinking some French cider. I really like Kouros, it's like my best mate ever!
I can see some entertainment value in posing as a reactionary arrogant fool to take a silly thread into ridiculous territory but surely nobody actually believes that "basenoters" are elitist, cowardly, petty tough guy nazis and drunken Youtube fragrance reviewers are brave vulnerable bearers of the torch of truth.
You'd have to be about 12 years old
Come on man, you're trolling. Time to 'fess up!
Let's hope that James Bond doesn't review any
Drunk or not, the dude on the DHI review video is a complete d-bag. What a tool.
Most yt reviews are annoying and pointless to me. Some of them are regular, normal guys. Just like the people on bn. Takes all kinds. Drunk reviews, wet blankets etc....
People used to love it when LeMdM would start threads high out of his mind didnt they?
Last edited by heperd; 13th December 2013 at 06:47 PM.
No,actually you have no idea what I am talking about.
For what it's worth, I couldn't care less whether someone reviews a fragrance on Youtube drunk, sober, from a crack den or whilst communicating with nature spirits during an ayahuasca ceremony.
I don't imagine most people here really give a f*** either.
My only interest in this thread was how arrogant and hypocritical one particular poster was being, though it seems Qertytop didn't appreciate my pointing out that he was hardly an unbiased observer on the matter
* By the way, Creed threads ARE misery.
Last edited by martinijo; 13th December 2013 at 07:16 PM.
In my experience most Canadians, especially from his part of Canada, are a rowdy bunch who tend to drink a lot an swear a ton. Maybe this was just part of his process. He probably speaks the same way to his family members and co workers. These videos may just be his way of showing his true self and not acting all prim and proper which is probably so against his grain. I mean he has tattoos, so you know what that means. It may just be the way he was raised, kinda like how Italians always want you to eat. I found the videos to be fun.
-Cologne is the only fashionable thing that fits me! (Me, circa 1997-present)
To be drunk is really relaxing and enjoyable but i'd never wanted to do a fragrance -or any other review while drunk.... and the reviews made while being drunk are not to be taken seriously, just for fun Oh and i respect my wife's will and opinions, but would never let her bully me. Luckily she doesn't even try to be a boss in the house.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Current Top 7:
Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
The elitist tag for basenoters is pushing it a fair bit . Sure, there are guys and gals from all walks of life on here. Some members can offer very professional reviews while all the time working pretty unimpressive type jobs. Then there are some ivied folks with nothing more to say than a few words about a fragrance. Fact . Ever notice how Basenotes tends to ignore a reputation system of sorts. So, any accusations of a private little circle of elitists running the show at Basenotes is baseless and absurd.
The obvious frustration and annoyance expressed at drunken reviewers on Youtube has to be addressed. Just like eager and enthusiastic students , we await that consummate fragrance review like a long awaited lesson. Now, lets consider even great wine tasters will keep their heads clear and coherent by tasting the wine only and avoiding its effects. Anything else and the feedback can very likely miss the mark. Not asking for too much are we ?