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    As a complement to the current "How does your wardrobe compare to the top 100 reviewed fragrances list?" post, I offer:

    How many of the "Top 100" reviewed fragrances on the Basenotes review page have you tried and then decided you didn't want to own?

    For me:

    Of numbers 1 to 25: 12
    Of numbers 25 to 50: 10
    Of numbers 50 to 100: 13

    That's 35% that I've decided against. At least for now - I reserve the right to remain fickle.

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    This is more my speed...

    1-25: 23
    25-50: 23
    50-100: 47

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    Good extension Vibert - I like this one too!

    In the top 25: 9

    In the top 50: 13

    In the top 100: 21 total

    21% of the top 100 will not find a home with me!
    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

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    12 out of 100
    The others I either like or have.

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    16 out of 100.

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    As a coda - the percentage of non-keepers from the total number I've tried among the "Top 100."

    35 out of 39, for a 90% rejection rate.

    Of the 61 that I haven't tried there are only 6 on my "to try" list right now.

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    The raw data:

    1-25: 9
    26-50: 8
    50-100: 11

    However, the truth is that some I don't have simply because they've had their day. I mean, who still buys Drakkar Noir? I had a bottle, used it, liked it at the time, but never bought it again. Some, though, I know from reputation and have no interest in meeting them personally. Actually, that pretty well defines the other 60-or-so fragrances.

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    This is how my wardrobe comes out counting full bottles:

    numbers 1-25: 3
    25-50: 3
    51-75: 2
    76-100: 1

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    Same idea, slightly different statistics (and some detail):

    6 scents: Never tried, on my current "to try" list:
    M7
    Green Irish Tweed
    Eau Sauvage
    Himalaya
    Cuiron Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

    15 scents: Never tried, and in no hurry:
    A*Men / Angel Men
    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    Silver Mountain Water
    Angel
    Millésime Impérial
    212 Men
    Allure Homme Sport
    Baldessarini
    Original Vetiver
    Michael for Men
    Echo
    Crave
    H.M.
    Herrera for Men
    Givenchy pour Homme

    9 scents: Like it, but don't own it (yet):
    Fahrenheit
    Rive Gauche pour Homme (also interested in, but never tried, the "intense" version)
    Antaeus
    Habit Rouge
    Égoïste / L'Égoïste
    Voleur de Roses
    Tabaróme Millésime
    JHL
    Ambre Sultan

    The remaining 59 scents are ones that I've tried and decided are not for me
    Spray it, don’t say it…
    WARDROBE

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    That's my thread !

    First 25 :
    15, or 60 %
    Next 25 : 16, or 64 %
    Next 50 : 37, or 74 %

    Tendency : growing...
    Last edited by narcus; 29th November 2007 at 10:47 AM.
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    Default Re: Top 100 Rejects

    These results almost exactly mirror those for the number that I do have.

    Of numbers 1 to 25: 10
    Of numbers 25 to 50: 10
    Of numbers 50 to 100: 21

    That's 41% of the top-100 reviewed that I've tried and decided against.

    This leaves 23/100 that I've yet to even try adequately and make a decision.

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    I guess I'm considered fickle too!

    I've tried them all and only 4 made the grade.

    I guess that makes a 96% disapproval rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    ...I guess that makes a 96% disapproval rating.
    First I couldn't believe that. But a quick look at your wardrobe made me change my mind - vow!
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Excluding the women's scents on the Top 100, there are three I haven't tried - JHL, Geir, Musk Ravageur.

    If the price were low enough, there are none that I would reject - though my wife objects strongly to any notion of my buying Fleur du Male.
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    my wife objects strongly to any notion of my buying Fleur du Male.
    Kurkdjian's perfumes seem to suit me just fine. That's one of four I still want from those roaring 100 ! But then - I'm not married.
    Last edited by narcus; 29th November 2007 at 03:22 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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