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    Default Fragrance with most positive reviews and zero neutrals or negatives?

    Fragrance with most positive reviews and zero neutral or negative?

    Unbound for Men (2002) by Halston currently has 17-0-0.

    Is there a fragrance (male, female, or unisex) that beats that?

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    Diorella has 22-0-0

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10210708.html

    That must be some scent!

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    Very interesting topic ....
    here are some examples:


    Polo modern reserve
    8-0-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129472.html

    Touch for Men
    3-0-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121596.html

    Pure Grace
    3-0-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26126954.html

    escada incredible me
    3-0-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129436.html

    Guess by Marciano
    3-0-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128814.html


    Burberry the beat
    2-0-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130198.html


    Worth Mentioning:

    Escada homm 29-4-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120584.html


    Fiminite DuBois 17-2-0
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10213071.html

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    why post twice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avfcdamian92 View Post
    why post twice?
    Ha Ha...damn dial-up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by avfcdamian92 View Post
    why post twice?
    I posted the first one ...a message said that this post should be moderated...i missed that message so i posted agian

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    One of my favorites, Cacheral Nemo.

    26-1-0

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    Tiffany for Men: 18-2-1

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    Ambre Précieux
    21-0-1

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    Pretty useless since fragrances are more personal taste then fact.
    unico grande amore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    Pretty useless since fragrances are more personal taste then fact.
    I disagree, the reviews may give the reader a sense of the quality of the fragrance. For example, a fragrance of poor quality (cheap synthetic ingredients) is unlikely to receive a lot of positive reviews. So the reviews are useful in analyzing the quality of a fragrance.

    Moreover, the reviews clearly give the reader a sense or feel of a fragrance. There is no substitute for smelling but the reviews may provide a basis for which a person may create a list or range of fragrances that they wish to test.

    Finally, the higher the rating, then at the very least, statistically speaking - you are more likely to like that fragrance. But this argument is based on probabilities so its not 100% reliable.
    Last edited by TheAttorney; 10th March 2009 at 05:33 PM.

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    Plus, it is useful to have a universally enjoyed fragrance. There are certain times it just doesn't pay to be edgy.

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    oh, and on topic:

    Eau de Lalique has 8-0-0



    m7 fresh is pretty well liked (though with a few blemishes) at 32-3-1

    and eau de cartier is 21-4-0
    Last edited by Big_Scooter; 10th March 2009 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    Pretty useless since fragrances are more personal taste then fact.
    You really know how to rain on somebody's parade dude.

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    Havana 43-2-2

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    Well, Justin, I agree in a way. Scent is of course a very personal thing, and people tend to have strong reactions, often unexpected, to fragrances, that immediately renders any opinion heard before obsolete. But of course reviews are valuable for helping you understand a scent beyond the "official" notes, and if someone you respect or who has similar tastes reviews something well, that's helpful, too.

    What I wonder is, what does it mean when a scent has no negative reviews? It seems that, to some extent, a perfumer would expect, probably even want, a negative response to some of his or her scents. If something is great and therefore always gets good reviews, so be it. But isn't it also possible that scents with no negative reviews are just extremely agreeable, possibly even bland? Not that that's true of all of the scents listed here, but it may be the case for some of them.

    Think of how many excellent scents elicit extreme negative responses at times. Yatagan and Korous are two obvious examples that are widely considered masterpieces. But even less controversial - but widely-liked - scents like Bois du Portugal, Ambre Sultan or Rive Gauche PH have their detractors. I'm not as experienced as many here, but it seems to me that not having any negative reviews may not be a mark of distinction.

    Regards,
    T

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    For example, a fragrance of poor quality (cheap synthetic ingredients) is unlikely to receive a lot of positive reviews. So the reviews are useful in analyzing the quality of a fragrance.
    .
    I am not 100% that it is possible for anyone to tell whether the ingredients of a perfume are synthetic or not unless they are trined perfumers who have studied the olfactory properties of natural ingredients. The science of chemistry has produced aromachemicals with amazing qualities that can fool most of our noses.

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    Default Re: Fragrance with most positive reviews and zero neutrals or negatives?

    The numbers aren't infallible, obviously, but they give you a general sense of those fragrances that are more universally accepted. If someone were to say "x is better than y because it has more positives", that would be pushing it... there's a tendency to not review fragrances you don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    I am not 100% that it is possible for anyone to tell whether the ingredients of a perfume are synthetic or not unless they are trined perfumers who have studied the olfactory properties of natural ingredients. The science of chemistry has produced aromachemicals with amazing qualities that can fool most of our noses.
    That is not my point. What I mean is whether the ingredients are quality or garbage-not natural vs. synthetic. Surely, when you smell a Halston fragrance vs. a Creed fragrance, there may be a very big difference with respect to how one's nose perceives the quality. For example, does it burn your nostrils or reek of alcohol or smell like fresh cut natural flowers or smell like fresh vetiver or fresh cut grass. Big difference. This is not always the case though but I think it works as a general principle. For example, think of when you smell a fragrance and you think "man this smells like cheap drug store stuff" vs. "wow, these ingredients smell like they are of high quality." I just think some reviews, not all, may be indicative of the overall quality and likability of a fragrance -not natural vs. synthetic.
    Last edited by TheAttorney; 18th March 2009 at 07:11 PM.

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    Thanks for all suggestions!

    I also found that Sybaris (1988) by Antonio Puig has 9-0-0.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121546.html

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    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122726.html (Riverside Drive by Bond no.9) 15-0-1
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125040.html (Tommy Bahama) 19-1-0

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    Paestum Rose

    14-0-0

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    Nostalgia by SMN 17-4-0

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    Escada Homme 29-4-0

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    Ungaro I : 20/3/0
    Cartier L'Essence de Déclaration : 17/2/0
    Diptyque Eau Lente : 13/1/0 (i bought this blind.. spice bomb which i didnt really liked )
    Rochas Macassar : 8/2/0
    Shiseido Basala: 27/3/1

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    Armani Privé Bois d'Encens: 14-1-0

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    I think this thinking is ok, but totally misses the fact that there's always that one snippy moody psycho that will review a great fragrance off some sort of uber-moody pretense.

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    Some others highly rated:

    Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain 22-3-1

    Bois du Portugal 70-16-3

    Coolwater Frozen 9-1-0

    Cuba by C&Z 13-3-0

    Live Jazz 32-6-2

    No. 88 by C&Z 34-6-2

    Polo Safari for Men 31-11-2

    Halson Z-14 24-6-3

    Aramis Tuscany 36-8-3

    Cuiron PH 44-2-4

    Ungaro III 46-7-3

    L'Instant Guerlain PH 53-7-4

    Santal Noble 26-7-2

    Montana Parfum D'Homme (Red Box) 13-2-1

    Acqua di Cuba by SMN 5-2-0

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    More highly rated:

    Dunhill for Men (1934) 26-2-1
    Animale for Men 19-3-2
    Vetiver de Puig 8-1-1
    Quorum Silver 4-1-0
    Aramis Bermuda Tonic 6-0-0
    New West for Him 13-2-2
    Havana Reserva 9-1-0
    Tuscany Forte 7-3-0

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    Default Re: Fragrance with most positive reviews and zero neutrals or negatives?

    Ran across a few I was testing:

    Sonoma Scent Studio - Tabac Aurea is sitting at 14-2-0 (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130507.html)
    Comme des Garcons - Ouarzazate is at 20-1-0 (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120577.html)

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