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  1. #1

    Default Attributes When Rating?

    What do you, or should you, rate and look at when testing a fragrance? I mean you got the obvious ones...

    • Scent (duh!)
    • Longevity
    • Sillage

    But also stuff like...

    • Potency/Concentration
    • Uniqueness
    • Versatility/Wearability
    • Value

    Do you take these things into consideration? Is there anything else that should be considered?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Attributes When Rating?

    Whether I like the scent or not is my main factor.

    Then longevity, sillage, along with uniqueness. Uniqueness can actually score extra points for me.

    Also, how well executed a scent is, whether or not it is complex, can not only earn points but also respect for the perfumer.

    Versatility, wearablity, and concentration have little to do with how I rate a scent.

    Value can, but only if it is exceptional.

    Those are the things that matter to me, but I think you may find that different factors are of differing importance to different people.

    BTW, Welcome to Basenotes.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Attributes When Rating?

    I just go by the scent itself
    “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
    Karl, age 5


  4. #4

    Default Re: Attributes When Rating?

    Aside from the 3 important parts (Scent, longevity, sillage) the most important thing to me is uniqueness. There's nothing more disappointing than smelling a carbon copy. Versatility is not that important to me cuz scents with high versatility usually really safe and boring.

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