Originally Posted by noirdrakkar
Honestly, don't take the word of basenoters as dogma. Terre d'Hermes will probably be much more popular for fragrance enthusiasts, because it is more original and the composition is more artistic. Yet, if you are a younger person, in a much more casual setting and you care about utility and performance moreso than a fragrance being a work of art, go for Issey Miyake.
I think I understand where you are going with this, but I respectfully disagree. For one, I am not sure TdH
is any more a "work of art" than L'eau d'Issey pour Homme
. I would not make a statement to claim one is more original and/or artistic than the other. I also disagree on the assertion that Basenotes members generally have different tastes than anyone else. It is true that many here have heard of and/or tried scents that the general public may never try or hear of, but if something smells good to a given individual it smells good (the reverse equally holding true). The idea of people here having experienced noses and the like is unfortunate. Finally, if someone comes on a fragrance discussion group asking for advice from its members I would hope that they are enjoying fragrances for them self and not worrying about what someone of a specific age or setting might think.