Actually I do consider all those rating features on every forums as show-off something.
Something to caress the one`s ego.
I don`t mind if that feature will be deleted.
Great addition about weirdness depending on climate areas!
I - for one - hate L`Homme YSL for two things.
I cannot bear that freshness molecule, it irritates me. And it`s weird for my nose.
Also I was thinking - it is like something else, and it will be the hit in sales. So I better avoid it. Yes, also for the reason to be different from the crowd.
And I should add a bit more in terms of `weirdness`.
It`s not only niche frags, but also old-fashioned (vintage) fragrances that are discontinued - they are different and could be described as weird. and `smells like a grandma`s chest`... so it`s weird just because the time of popularity.
Also weird could be those which just missed any popular and fashionable tendencies.
Like leathery chypres are great and I like this family, but they were popular some time ago!
Or leather. Or something else.