Narciso Rodriguez for Him
So I saw someone mention March Madness on here and thought, Hey, it'd be great fun to do a tournament-style head-to-head test for some of the most popular fragrances on here. So far 52 of the 65 entries are locked in, I am awaiting reponses for another 8 from Grant and a few other users I sought out personally. That leaves 5 slots open for the members to get to shape the outcome of the tournament even before it starts.
Right now there are still some pretty big and well-known names that haven't made the cut, without the help of a list you guys will have to make suggestions for which fragrance you think deserves to be the undisputed Basenotes Champion. I'll select the five best or most interesting entries that don't overlap with existing entries. I'll keep taking entries until I get the other slots all locked in, then I'll make the selections and reveal the brackets.
More info on the tournament will be revealed during the Play-In Game, which will take place shortly after all slots are locked in. (The Play-In Game has already been decided though.)
Ready aaaaand GO!
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Giorgio Beverly Hills (Jr.)
Last edited by The Duke; 25th February 2009 at 02:49 PM.
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Here's some of the popular ones that may not already be selected:
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille and Vetiver Oriental
Hermes Bel Ami and Equipage
Dior Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir and Bois d'Argent
Chanel Sycomore and Coromandel
SMN Nostalgia and Tobacco Toscano
6 of the last 8 slots have been filled, get those last-minute selections in!
Creed - Selection Verte
Penhaligons - Douro
Creed - Bois de Santal
Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
Geo F Trumper - GFT
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
No idea what you are talking about. Did i miss something somewhere?
Sorry, let me clarify for the non-American readers. March Madness is the nickname for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (University-level play). 65 teams play 63 single-elimination games over the span of two weeks until only one team remains and is declared national champion.
Basenotes March Madness will look quite a bit like NCAA March Madness. That is, something like this:
(Yes, basketball fans, I know that's not how it really played out but it was the best image I could find at a reasonable size.)
me too... :-(
Um...OK so you gonna bounce bottles of fragrance up and down in a game where you attempt not to lose by scoring points too slowly?
What we gonna have? Hundereds of polls to choose between frags chosen by ...whom?
Could you please expalin the idea in full? I don't feel much the wiser.
From what I can deduce, we're going to have playoffs between different scents, each of which will move forward to be pitted against another opponent until an "ultimate winner is found. (That bit is kinda clear).
Where's the confusion stemming from? (I'll admit bluesoul's first post didnt really address this in a way many Europeans such as myself in particular, would clearly understand).
Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 24th February 2009 at 05:57 PM.
On my iPhone so this will be brief. The full selection process will be revealed with the Play-In game (using the review system and I felt it was both fair and offered the most entertainment), but it will be head-to-head based on nothing more or less than "which of these two would you most like to see advance?" There will be multiple games per thread to minimize clutter.
Up, I've got four tentative picks out of five but there's still time until I get Grant's picks in.
I second the L'Anarchiste recommendation. Only didn't mention it in my first post because I figured it would already be included. It best be!
Founder- Cosa Nosetra
Annick Goutal Sables
C&S No. 88
Domenico Caraceni pour Homme (aka 1913)
Bois du Portugal
Giorgio for Men
Tiffany for Men
Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
Chanel Cuir de Russie
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
Since no one has mentioned it, Yatagan is my Cinderella pick.
Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
-- Absolutely Fabulous
See if I can't think of a 'Dark Horse' type...
Chanel Pour Monsieur HAS to be in this pool! It would be criminal, otherwise.
I can also get behind
Feuilles de Tabac - Miller Harris
Equipage - Hermes
Patou Pour Homme - Jean Patou
Orris - Andy Tauer
X for Men - Clive Christian
Here are my picks
Hermes Bel Ami
Joseph Abboud - My Cinderella pick!
Keep Smelling Good
So we gonna have 64 polls confronting two completely unrelated scents?
Where oh where is Burberry London ! No London ? I'm bitter and upset
Indeed, there are quite a few excellent scents that easily could've gone but the process was fair, I believe. Hopefully nobody gets too mad at me that their choices weren't picked, I'll likely randomize it next time around if this catches on but this time around I went mainly with name recognition with Yatagan and L'Anarchiste and a few up-and-comers in Hinoki, JXXV and arguably Antidote.
Here were some "on the bubble" teams that just missed the cut:
L'air du desert marocain
Polo Double Black
CDG Incense: Avignon
Voleur de Roses
Silver Mountain Water
And nowhere to be seen in the stats but I ones think could've made a good run at it were...
Creed Millesime Imperial or Sean John Unforgivable
Creed Virgin Island Water
Narciso Rodriguez For Him
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Acqua di Parma Colonia