Originally Posted by matthewfoo
If we stick strictly to the classification (male) as per BN directory, and in every way subjective to my own taste:
Originally Posted by Neurosis
Lol @ everyone saying niche fragrances... outside of this community those things are as popular as living in Antarctica! To be top, it must be best at sales, popularity, and good at what it does.
Old Spice - timeless...well its existence; its the "old man" smell immortalized
Cool Water - started the (unfortunate) reign of aquatics and remains very popular
Acqua Di Gio - enough said...
Polo Black - Everyone knows Polo black, and many people own/have owned it....actually that goes for almost every older Polo fragrance
personal one.... John Varvatos - the ultimate formal man scent imo
I wonder if there's a correlation between sales and placement at the counter of a retailer? For example, a lot of the best sellers are what you first see when you walk into my Macy's (AdG, Le Male, Polo has a freaking shrine to it practically)
I believe that is exactly why the question was asked here, for opinions as opposed to statistical figures that can only prove sales volume, and won't require a thread or discussion.
I'm not going to let an average mediocre choice of (any) majority (hypothetically speaking), represent my tastes, preferences. expectations and purposes. I love cool water. It's cheap (price) and highly-reliable. Do I think it is the greatest, or even top 5 greatest masculine scent, of all time? Definitely not. Selling-well doesn't exclusively mean it is the greatest-smelling (I assume this is our context), and vice versa, due to costs/prices and other variants.
Thus, I don't think there should be a "designer-only" parameter default here.
The answers you gave are highly subjective (like mine), and you're just "rough -guessing" the statistics of some of those scents. If you're going to set parameters, you should at least first provide actual figures (is this possible if you're not in the relative marketing departments?).
I'm not laughing at your answers, I respect that they are subjective.
If the OP was asking for specific recommendations/suggestions, I'll be sure to tailor my answers to what he/she's seeking. The first post seemed like an invitation of broad opinions, the only condition being it must be "recent".
Edit: OK I think I'm sounding defensive, so don't take what I said too personally.