Mostly irrelevant since designer fragrance are always going to rank higher in popularity due to their lower pricing and availability compared to niche fragrances.
Here are all the mens/unisex scents who have received at least 100 positive reviews, ranked in order of percent positive reviews of total reviews. Some expected results. Some interesting results.
Its good to see Azzaro PH as number one as its a great frag.
A Scent Rescuer
Every great perfume deserves a good home
There are 23 of those I can't stand
Not too bad a list! Anyway, thanks for taking the time in calculating these data!
Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge...etc.
Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.
Please PM me !
Thanks for the list. Helpful
Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here
site:http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancereviews "rt=3" "p4"
in Google gets you most of the way there. I guess having a cutoff of 100 does count against niche scents - less people own then so its harder for them to get enough votes to qualify.
Last edited by andym72; 7th July 2012 at 11:11 PM.
Relevancy aside, it's still very interesting. Thanks for compiling, Monkeysuckle.
............ I'm guessing this is the first time in recorded history that anyone has written: " Thanks for compiling, Monkeysuckle."
Just some notes here.
1. To the frag-snobs, yes there are more designers here. Yes we can include that niche frag with 12 positive and 1 negative, but that would crowd our list. Anyone well-versed in science and statistics knows that a smaller sample means less accurate results.
2. This is a survey of opinion on Basenotes - not necessarily people in general. If you were to poll random people in the streets, I would guess that Acqua Di Gio would get much higher than 53% and fragrances like Kouros, that are an acquired taste, wouldn't be liked very much at all.
Interesting analysis whether one agrees or not.
The only fallacy is that some niche fragrances that are pretty popular on here might not meet the 100 positive review cutoff (Tobacco Vanille for example)
Though out of the ones that do it's a pretty accurate list because from there it just goes from percentages rather than sheer review quantity. You still see alot of niche fragrances on the list ahead of some very affordable, common, and mainstream popular fragrances like Aqua di gio and Cool Water.
Last edited by psylence2k; 8th July 2012 at 04:47 AM.
If more people had access to niche fragrances, we would probably see many more niche fragrances at the top.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
I'm surprised Aventus didn't make this list.
site:www.basenotes.net "100 positive reviews"
Then I repeated for 101, 102, 103, etc.
I may do another list for scents with 50-99 positive reviews. And another for scents with 25-49 positive reviews.
OK Here are the scents with 70-99 Positive reviews, ranked in order of percent positive to total. Combined, these 2 lists capture at least some of the most popular niche fragrances to go with the designers:
MKK with 96 positve out of 111. That's a bit of a shock to me. Do you think it has
to do with the kind of user even willing to try it?
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
OK - last list. Here are those with 55-69 positive votes, ranked in order of percent positive to total:
Funny thing about MKK on a personal level I could not remember if I wrote a review of it or not (my mind may be going) but turns out I never did, which usually means I feel I have nothing to add to something so extensively reviewed already. I always loved the musk notes in MKK but could never quite get totally comfortable with the vanila sweetness I get from it. I think it
undermines the good muskiness and leaves it a little bit too wimpy.
That's 115 scents total with at least 55 positive votes. The average percent positive is 68.5%. The median percent positive is 69.1%. Standard deviation is 9.1%.
Thanks for posting these! Even though some nice fragrances will inevitably be left out, there are some here that I'll see if I can try!
Regarding the 55 to 69 list: Little bit shocked with Aventus at 70% considering the cult-like enthusiam of so many BNers. But I guess you have to take into account what type of BNer is likely to actually write an official review. Bleu de Chanel's poor showing seems somewhat deserved. Very interesting. Thanks again for the work.