Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul
I know that that is the only logical way to do it, but the problem with this is it's sort of a self perpetuating cycle. Only the most known/available frags get the most votes, so only they end up on the poll, and so the next batch of newbies only investigates those frags, and the cycle begins over again.
Maybe, no other way to do this dude. On the other hand, I propose you look at it this way: it is woth compiling the list, especially since some niches will make it on there causing the curious newbie(s) to try 1, 2 or maybe even 3-4 scents he would have never known about. Maybe that newbie(s) loves orientals and wants to try something new or likes what he hears about a niche like Oriental Vetiver and reads the reviews and decides to branch out. You have to approach these things from a positive standpoint, this is very important. I think you are looking at this from a darker light. As a newbie, compiling this list will allow me to inquire aout scents that I would never have thought of otherwise, in fact, part of my reasoning for compiling this list and poll is my own self-interest in orientals so I can find new fragrances. Additonally, I expect I am not alone here. I think this, in and of itself, contradicts your point. Importantly, I am looking at this from a positive perspective so please do not my disagreement as offensive.