On the right-hand column of the Review Centre is a list of the 100 most reviewed fragrances.
How many of them do you own?
[my answer is in brackets]
In the top 25? 
In the top 50? 
In the top 100? 
What percentage of your wardrobe is in the top 100? [30%]
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Last edited by dr.creed; 27th November 2007 at 01:38 PM.
I have 2...in the whole list.
I have 5 fragrances in the top 100.
Percentage in the top 100 is 26.3%
Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 27th November 2007 at 02:12 PM.
25 - 1 Fragrance
50 - 5 Fragrances
100 - 8 Fragrances
17% in top 100%
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 27th November 2007 at 04:42 PM.
Interesting! In the first days of my acquaitance to basenotes, the list of top 100 reviwed fragrances was a kind of guide for me to know if a main stream product has the value for paying attention to it or not!!! This list show-in some ways- the amount of attention a scent captured from perfume lovers.
top 25 - 10
top 50 - 16
top 100 - 29
% wardrobe in top 100 - 52%
I suppose I'm a lemming!
Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed
Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime
Top 25- 12
Top 50- 20
Top 100- 22
Last edited by teger; 27th November 2007 at 03:55 PM.
From my wardrobe...
In the top 25 = 2 (Fahrenheit and Cool Water)
In the top 50 = 4 (The above 2 + 212 Men and Baldesserini)
In the top 100 = 5 (The above 4 + John Varvatos)
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
6 - Vetiver
17 - Mugler Cologne
18 - Terre d'Hermès
28 - Jaïpur Homme
37 - Polo
42 - Bois du Portugal
54 - Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
58 - Very Irrésistible for Men
62 - Tea for Two
67 - Body Kouros
94 - Erolfa
11 out of 37, or approximately 30%, of the fragrances I own are among the 100 most-reviewed.
Top 25- 6
Top 50- 11
Top 100- 22
Percentage of wardrobe in Top 100: 8.7%. Does that make me eccentric? Good !
Last edited by the_good_life; 27th November 2007 at 04:10 PM.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Though to be fair, I have at one time owned several more from the list...
But, that's nearly half my rotation.
top 50=8 more
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." Ayn Rand...
"The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies."
I have contributed to the popularity (or notoriety) of some scents in the list by writing reviews of those I feel are HORRENDOUS. The good, the bad and the ugly appear there in that "100 most reviewed".
So, theres not a lemming among us!
Darn few! My tastes are a bit "exotic," shall we say, and I like to keep my wardrobe limited. Of the 35 bottles I keep:
Top 25 
Top 50 [2 more]
Top 100 [1 more]
Let's see, that makes a whopping 11%
I have never considered my wardrobe in this sense before.
Top 25 - 5 (GIT, Vetiver, Dior Homme, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche PH)
Top 50 - 11(5 above + Brit, Habit Rouge, Bois du Portugal, Egoiste, Voleur de Roses, Mitsouko)
Top 100 - 18(11 above + Tabarome Millesime, Cuiron, Chanel PM, L'Instant, Givenchy Gentleman, Caron PUH, Geir)
Approximately 20% of my wardrobe.
Last edited by Circa1905; 28th November 2007 at 10:44 PM. Reason: misread the question.
Top 25 - 1 (M7 - because of this site in fact!)
26 - 50 - 0
51 - 100 - 1 (John Varvatos - and mine's a fake with Hugo Dark Blue in it..probably doesn't count!).
I think if more people smelled Royal Briar, 1776, or Chevignon, they'd be in that list!
Last edited by atrac; 27th November 2007 at 07:18 PM.
I have 17 of the top 25
28 out of the top 50
and 48% of the top 100
I guess people talking about stuff makes me want to run out and buy it!
13 of the top 25
15 of the top 50
and 22 of the top 100
Roughly half of my wardrobe is in the top 100.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
4 of the top 25
5 of the top 50
9 of the top 100
13 of the top 25
21 of the top 50
37 of the top 100
Last edited by Ronald; 27th November 2007 at 07:52 PM.
as Dmitri said a lot of the reviews are not positive. They've just been reviewed a lot. Take Guerlain's Vetiver — I bet the reviews split 50/50 and people are buying it because it's the first thing thay look at when they get to Basenotes.
They're also the same fragrances that were there when I joined over a year ago. It's a viscous circle.
Take Kouros as an example, 28 reviews out of 100 were thumbs down and there were quite a few neutrals. Not enough for me to fire up the Harley and go screaming through red lights. Nope
I have 18 out of 100
Last edited by fredricktoo; 27th November 2007 at 08:12 PM.
Top 25: 6
Top 50: 10
Top 100: 14
Total percentage: 48%
What does that say about me? Not really sure other than I obviously don't know a lot of the "niche" fragrances yet. I just bought a dozen or so samples of some frags I couldn't find around here at Macy's or Dillard's, so I am giving it a shot!! :-)
Top 25: 11
Top 50: 14
Top 100: 25
Total percentage: 50%
I have 6 in the whole list.
I've always preferred less popular fragrances
But they cost me enough !
first 25 - 8
next 25 - 7
next 50 - 13
only four more to get, definitely.
Last edited by narcus; 29th November 2007 at 09:38 AM.
'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
top 25 - 8 fragrances
top 50 - 12 fragrances
top 100 - 13 fragrances
As % of my collection, the top 100 is 15%.
first 25 - 5
next 25 - 8
next 50 - 7
About 25% of my wardrobe. I've tried most of the list, and have no plans to buy anything else that's currently on it. And one time, I might've owned a lot more, but I've got rid of things I don't wear much.