Originally Posted by docluv45
Ah, but what if you felt that 8 of 12 fragrances by one company were excellent, while 6 of 8 of another company were also excellent, while all 5 of the next company's fragrances marketed to men were excellent? Simply adding up the number of excellent perfumes that a company makes would skew the results toward the company making the most fragrances overall, without taking into account the average quality. I'd tend to think that a company that makes 100% excellent fragrances would be favored by some people over one that made a great number but was hit or miss.
Or if I really want to confuse myself, what if three companies make 10 fragrances marketed to men, and company A makes 3 excellent ones, 3 pretty good ones and 4 terrible ones; company B makes 2 excellent ones but 7mediocre ones and 1 terrible one; and company C makes 4 excellent ones but 6 terrible ones. I'm guessing you want a gestalt, and I'm overanalyzing, but different people applying different criteria might choose different companies in such a case.
I'm interested for you to reveal your hypothesis.
I am polling to discover which house, of the ones mentioned, the Basenotes community believes makes the most, best, "for male" perfumes. So if one of these houses happens to make 3x as many scents as any other on the list (or not on the list, hence other), and happens to also make 3x as many subjectively excellent juices, then I would expect the vote to go to this house. Quality is a factor in so far as it helps to define excellence; number is a factor in so far as it helps to define the consistency of a house to develop fine fragrances dependably and reliably.
So, although one house make may make only 5 male fragrances, all of which are excellent, and another house makes 25 of which 15 are excellent, then the vote would have to be given to the second house.
As to any houses which make terrible perfumes, well I can only hope that I haven't included them in my survey.
Thanks for your comments.