A lot of good ones on that list.
Thread: Top 50 That Women Love
What do you think?
A lot of good ones on that list.
Seems like a list that's culled unscientifically from pre-existing unscientific lists. It's certainly "a list of fragrances," but its relevance and use seems to end there. It looks like the majority are very popular and mainstream fragrances, so I'd harbor that the list is actually far more reflective of "top-50 scents with large promotion / distribution budgets" rather than any inherent qualities of the scents themselves.
As far as women liking them goes, my own experience has been that some women like certain fragrances and some women dislike certain fragrances. So, for this list, some women may like some of the perfumes listed, whereas some women might not like them. Some might prefer more unique / original scents, whereas others might prefer no fragrance at all.
I'm sure it's just for fun, but you'd be hard-pressed to give it any real credence outside of it simply being a list of popular scents in which popularity is based primarily on accessibility / promotion capacity rather than any inherent qualities / artistry, and has very little to do with whether women like them or not.
Last edited by deadidol; 12th February 2014 at 08:04 PM.
Interesting. However, I agree with deadidol - extremely unscientific.
Admire the time spent, put into this. Interesting.
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A fun list to read and bravo for the effort.
Here is his other list.
And for those of you who don't care about what the ladies think, the top 50 best-reviewed scents
- L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
- Tonka Imperiale Guerlain
- New York Parfums de Nicolai
- Guerlain Homme Intense Guerlain
- Dior Homme Intense Christian Dior
- Noir de Noir Tom Ford
- Anucci Man Anucci
- Paestum Rose Eau D'Italie
- A*Men Pure Malt Thierry Mugler
- Havana Aramis
- Arabie Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
- Tom of Finland Etat Libre D'orange
- La Nuit de l'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
- Eau des Baux L'occitane
- A*Men Pure Havane Thierry Mugler
- Jubilation XXV Amouage
- Invasion Barbare Parfums MDCI
- Aventus Creed
- Musc for Him Narciso Rodriguez
- Angelique Noir Guerlain
- He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood Dsquared2
- By Man Dolce & Gabbana
- Hermessence Ambre Narguile Hermes
- Cacharel pour L'homme Cacharel
- Amber Absolute Tom Ford
- West Side Bond No. 9
- Carnal Flower Frederic Malle
- Ambre Precieux Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
- Tobacco Vanille Tom Ford
- Lumiere Noir pour Homme Maison Francis Kurkdjian
- 360 Degrees Red for Men Perry Ellis
- Encre Noire Lalique
- Rochas Man Rochas
- Lalique White Lalique
- PS Paul Sebastian
- Heritage Guerlain
- Polo Modern Reserve Ralph Lauren
- Series 3 Incense: Avignon Comme des Garcons
- Vetiver Extraordinaire Frederic Malle
- Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang
- Oscar de la Renta pour Lui Oscar de la Renta
- Amouage Homage Amouage
- Chic for Men Carolina Herrera
- Eau de Rochas Homme Rochas
- Allure Homme Sport (Silver) Chanel
- Tom Ford for Men Extreme Tom Ford
- Wonderwood Comme des Garcons
- Escentric 01 Escentric Molecules
- L'air du Desert Marocain Tauer
- Concentre d'orange Verte Hermes
Mostly, I think it's laudable that he's put together all the information there and organized it into a spreadsheet. That took some work.
I don't think he's asserting that it has any validity scientifically speaking. If I understood him correctly, the sole source of data was this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212...le-compliments Much of that thread is obvious, blatant BS and no attempt was made to validate the comments in it. He just organized the remarks, BS and all, named the top 50 scents, according to the faulty data and later provided a link to his spreadsheet.
I'd like it even more if he'd add another edit linking to Basenotes. His readers would be better able to see for themselves how valid, or not, the results are. It would also help drive more traffic to Basenotes.
Last edited by socalwoman; 12th February 2014 at 08:35 PM.
Interesting. Quite a few surprises in there.
Take it with a grain of salt though.
Lists are fun. I like them too. But I really do feel sorry for people who believe in any of this stuff, especially as a means to (ahem) get women.
Here's what REALLY works: Common Sense. Obviously, things like personality, looks, style and charm matter, but they matter differently to each woman because each woman is different, just as each of us men is different. In terms of using scent as part of your style when going on a date, again, use common sense. The idea that you should just wear something from a list and you're good is fooooooooooooolish. Instead, what you should do is make an educated guess about which of your fragrances she will be most likely to enjoy. It's no different than how you choose what shirt to wear, or where to go for the date (if you're the one choosing). If a woman likes quiet evenings and wine, do you take her to a sports bar? Of course not (not if you're smart, anyway). Choosing a fragrance works the same way. I make an educated guess based on my date's taste and her personality.
Wear what you genuinely like, not what something claims it can do for you. Surely the attraction would be more genuine under such circumstances?
With that said, these are fragrances that get a lot of discussion, so for someone just walking in the door, they probably serve as a good launching block to at least explore.
Last edited by deadidol; 12th February 2014 at 09:39 PM.
Frankly, I am equally (if not even slightly more) impressed by the "50 best rated scents" list- glad to see that quite a few fragrance masterpieces are included on this list.
Thanks for the info!
Clive Christian No 1
Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
Maison Francis Kurdjian Aqua Universalis Forte
Creed Virgin Island Water
Dior Homme Cologne
Reyane Insurrection Pure II
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Gucci Guilty Intense
"Waste time wondering which "cologne" pulls better, and your genes will spread only by accident. A perfume should be right for the man, not for the job"