Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    15,256
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Top 50 That Women Love


  2. #2

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    A lot of good ones on that list.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    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 09:04 PM.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Interesting. However, I agree with deadidol - extremely unscientific.

  5. #5
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    83,640

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Admire the time spent, put into this. Interesting.

    (4132)
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

  6. #6
    Basenotes Plus
    CapriDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Sai Gon, Vietnam
    Posts
    3,549

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    A fun list to read and bravo for the effort.

  7. #7
    Basenotes Plus
    CapriDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Sai Gon, Vietnam
    Posts
    3,549

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    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



    1. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
    2. Tonka Imperiale Guerlain
    3. New York Parfums de Nicolai
    4. Guerlain Homme Intense Guerlain
    5. Dior Homme Intense Christian Dior
    6. Noir de Noir Tom Ford
    7. Anucci Man Anucci
    8. Paestum Rose Eau D'Italie
    9. A*Men Pure Malt Thierry Mugler
    10. Havana Aramis
    11. Arabie Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    12. Tom of Finland Etat Libre D'orange
    13. La Nuit de l'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
    14. Eau des Baux L'occitane
    15. A*Men Pure Havane Thierry Mugler
    16. Jubilation XXV Amouage
    17. Invasion Barbare Parfums MDCI
    18. Aventus Creed
    19. Musc for Him Narciso Rodriguez
    20. Angelique Noir Guerlain
    21. He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood Dsquared2
    22. By Man Dolce & Gabbana
    23. Hermessence Ambre Narguile Hermes
    24. Cacharel pour L'homme Cacharel
    25. Amber Absolute Tom Ford
    26. West Side Bond No. 9
    27. Carnal Flower Frederic Malle
    28. Ambre Precieux Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    29. Tobacco Vanille Tom Ford
    30. Lumiere Noir pour Homme Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    31. 360 Degrees Red for Men Perry Ellis
    32. Encre Noire Lalique
    33. Rochas Man Rochas
    34. Lalique White Lalique
    35. PS Paul Sebastian
    36. Heritage Guerlain
    37. Polo Modern Reserve Ralph Lauren
    38. Series 3 Incense: Avignon Comme des Garcons
    39. Vetiver Extraordinaire Frederic Malle
    40. Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang
    41. Oscar de la Renta pour Lui Oscar de la Renta
    42. Amouage Homage Amouage
    43. Chic for Men Carolina Herrera
    44. Eau de Rochas Homme Rochas
    45. Allure Homme Sport (Silver) Chanel
    46. Tom Ford for Men Extreme Tom Ford
    47. Wonderwood Comme des Garcons
    48. Escentric 01 Escentric Molecules
    49. L'air du Desert Marocain Tauer
    50. Concentre d'orange Verte Hermes

  8. #8

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    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 09:35 PM.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Interesting. Quite a few surprises in there.

    Take it with a grain of salt though.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    THIS:

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Seems like a list that's culled unscientifically from pre-existing unscientific lists.

    AND THIS:

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    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.

    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.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

  11. #11

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Instead, what you should do is make an educated guess about which of your fragrances she will be most likely to enjoy.
    Or in extension, if your hopes are to find someone who likes you for you (and the kind of things you enjoy), then perhaps wearing a fragrance that you personally love and compliments your personality will allow for a clearer perspective of who you are and what you have to offer. Some prospective partners will be drawn to the kind of stuff that's generally marketed as (hehehe) "tools of seduction" in this regard -- sort of ISO E Super meets sugary chewing tobacco, I guess -- but perhaps others might be more drawn to someone who wears something more unexpected? I know ladies who can pull off Knize Ten like champs and guys who smell awesome in fruity florals.

    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 10:39 PM.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Or in extension, if your hopes are to find someone who likes you for you (and the kind of things you enjoy), then perhaps wearing a fragrance that you personally love and compliments your personality will allow for a clearer perspective of who you are and what you have to offer.
    One would hope that would be part of the reason you own a fragrance in the first place: because you enjoy it and it suits your personality.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

  13. #13

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    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.

  14. #14
    Basenotes Plus
    FISS80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Grovetown, GA
    Posts
    1,585

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Thanks for the info!
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

  15. #15
    Moderator

    Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Spiritually, Kansas
    Posts
    13,296
    Blog Entries
    37

    Default Re: Top 50 That Women Love

    Now THAT is a list!!! This wardrobe would make any guy a respected BNer. And if it was a woman, double respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    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



    1. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
    2. Tonka Imperiale Guerlain
    3. New York Parfums de Nicolai
    4. Guerlain Homme Intense Guerlain
    5. Dior Homme Intense Christian Dior
    6. Noir de Noir Tom Ford
    7. Anucci Man Anucci
    8. Paestum Rose Eau D'Italie
    9. A*Men Pure Malt Thierry Mugler
    10. Havana Aramis
    11. Arabie Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    12. Tom of Finland Etat Libre D'orange
    13. La Nuit de l'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
    14. Eau des Baux L'occitane
    15. A*Men Pure Havane Thierry Mugler
    16. Jubilation XXV Amouage
    17. Invasion Barbare Parfums MDCI
    18. Aventus Creed
    19. Musc for Him Narciso Rodriguez
    20. Angelique Noir Guerlain
    21. He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood Dsquared2
    22. By Man Dolce & Gabbana
    23. Hermessence Ambre Narguile Hermes
    24. Cacharel pour L'homme Cacharel
    25. Amber Absolute Tom Ford
    26. West Side Bond No. 9
    27. Carnal Flower Frederic Malle
    28. Ambre Precieux Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    29. Tobacco Vanille Tom Ford
    30. Lumiere Noir pour Homme Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    31. 360 Degrees Red for Men Perry Ellis
    32. Encre Noire Lalique
    33. Rochas Man Rochas
    34. Lalique White Lalique
    35. PS Paul Sebastian
    36. Heritage Guerlain
    37. Polo Modern Reserve Ralph Lauren
    38. Series 3 Incense: Avignon Comme des Garcons
    39. Vetiver Extraordinaire Frederic Malle
    40. Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang
    41. Oscar de la Renta pour Lui Oscar de la Renta
    42. Amouage Homage Amouage
    43. Chic for Men Carolina Herrera
    44. Eau de Rochas Homme Rochas
    45. Allure Homme Sport (Silver) Chanel
    46. Tom Ford for Men Extreme Tom Ford
    47. Wonderwood Comme des Garcons
    48. Escentric 01 Escentric Molecules
    49. L'air du Desert Marocain Tauer
    50. Concentre d'orange Verte Hermes
    * * * *

Similar Threads

  1. Gucci Rush - I love it on women
    By MilanMan in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 17th October 2014, 06:41 AM
  2. Ralph Lauren Love for Women- US only
    By stuigi in forum Fragrances Wanted
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st January 2014, 01:41 AM
  3. Men hate it women love it, Women hate it men love it
    By noirdrakkar in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 26th February 2013, 02:37 AM
  4. FINALLY! The Answer to What Women Love!
    By Ballardbeau in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 29th January 2006, 06:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000