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Before I do my next review, I feel the need to vent a bit in regards to the nasty world of perfume snobs, and I figured what better place to do it than this wonderfully non-snobby perfume blog?
I recently read a review of Jessica Simpson Fancy on another perfume blog. The review itself wasn’t too bad, and surprisingly wasn’t too biased, either. I went on to read the comments and I couldn’t believe my eyes. For such “sophisticated” perfume connoisseurs to result to what these comments amounted to was pretty surprising (and ridiculous) to me. Comment upon comment poured in of how stupid Jessica Simpson is (“dumb blonde” being a direct quote), and…
completely irrelevant and misinformed quips along the lines of “here we go again, another fruity floral,” were a dime a dozen in these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for playfully poking fun at whoever (celebrities, myself, anybody), as long as it’s done constructively and in a non-offensive nature.
Personally, I would not have let these comments be posted. Sure, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but to accost a review of Jessica Simpson Fancy with degrading remarks about her that have nothing to do with the scent of the perfume itself seems a bit… much. It’s beyond me as to why these “mature” perfume reviewers would not only proudly display such juvenile and immaterial crap in their comment section, but, in addition, contributed to it.
Call me crazy! – but when I review a perfume, I’m reviewing it for the scent inside of the bottle… not the nose behind it or the celebrity who endorses it (and honestly, probably doesn’t even wear it). I’d like to see what most of these snobby, catty perfume “lovers” would do if the Elizabeth Arden company approached them with a new “hideous” fruity floral perfume to endorse, complete with a hefty paycheck and nationwide campaign ad. Laugh in their face and slam the door shut? Yeah, doubt it.
Here’s my bottom line – I may not like gourmand scents, I may not like spicy scents. I’ll even tell you that in my reviews. The difference is that I’ll let you know up front that while I may not be the authority on them, I’m going to review them as constructively as possible and on a scale appropriate to their fragrance categorization. I’m not just going to bitch and moan about how it’s so gourmand, UGH – ANOTHER GOURMAND, et cetera, thus making gourmand lovers feel either a) defensive or b) ashamed, or a mixture of both. In addition, perhaps I am just wiser beyond my years (and the aforementioned perfume snobs are just immature beneath theirs?), but I know better than to let my distaste (or affection) for a celebrity spoil (or enhance) my review of their fragrance. I also know better than to assume that every celebrity perfume out there is going to be a fruity floral – and if it is – SO BE IT! Shut up, quit bitching about it, review it as you wish and move on.
Last on my list to blog about here, includes the linkage of Scent Addicts, namely our review of Jessica Simpson Fancy, from E! Online (specifically, E! Online UK). Check out their quick write-up regarding Jessica Simpson Fancy, and you can even watch her video there (in which features a bottle of the perfume) by clicking here.
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