+1 on Hanae Mori, H.M.
Originally Posted by Manteuse
I tailored my purchases to suit the last tally. ... I have however never received compliments for Green Irish Tweed or L'eu Dissey curiously. Perhaps due to dry skin or other factors. It be great if someone could devise a more thorough census to control the many variables though.
How many compliments? How long ago? How many frags do you have and what do you have? Age of complimenter? Age of wearer? Etc.
There are too many variables for that to be possible if you really think about it. Everyone's skin is different, we all wear scents differently, and every woman has different tastes. That last point is especially important. Just because a woman compliments a guy on a scent, it doesn't mean she represents most women's tastes at all. I have one female friend in particular who loves scents that just about all of my other friends would hate. It cracks me up.
Everyone is different, so, the best thing you can do is make educated guesses. When sampling a scent, think about it from the point of view of the kind of person you'd like to attract. What are her tastes likely to be? I love smart women. Bookish. Maybe even nerdy or geeky. Brains with girl-next-door looks really do it for me. When I've been on dates with women like that, I've gotten great feedback on Gucci Pour Homme II. I own both Gph and GphII, and I think it's interesting how they seem to have such different personalities. Gph is a very manly hairy-chested scent. GphII is more charming and sophisticated. Both are excellent. Both attract a completely different kind of woman.
My point is that the list for this thread is an 'in general' sort of list. It's up to us to figure out what works for us and what we think the women we like would most likely enjoy.
It would be awesome if we could sort the list of most complimented scents by the age and personality of the women who gave the compliments, but creating a list like that would be one heck of a massive undertaking!!! That's the sort of market research companies spend a lot of money to create, though they don't share that info since it's like their own secret weapon. And it's worth noting that that sort of market research isn't always accurate (blah blah blah all kinds of unintended biases can drastically skew the results) ...it sure would be neat though. I'm such a sucker for quality research.
The best thing you can do is use the list as a guide for scents you might want to try, and make your own educated guesses, knowing the results may not work for you. Good luck!