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.
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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 07:45 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 08:31 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.
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Last edited by JiveHippo; 13th December 2013 at 09:10 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?
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!
We're all unprepared drunks. Every single last one of us. It's the future.
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Drunk Online Fragrance Shopping >>>>> Drunk Online Fragrance Reviewing
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"
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 ?