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Is a fragrance really 8.5 points "good" if it gets a rating of "8.5"?
An obsolete question.
Yes, there are users who rate this fragrance 8.5 points out of 10.
That's still 11.
And 11 out of 69 who rated the fragrance. And 11 out of 138 who own the fragrance. If those 11 also all own it...this is still the case for 6 out of 11! So 6 out of 11 who voted "8.5" may have also tried this fragrance more than five times...or not. Maybe the 5 who don't have the scent at all have tried it twice as often on the boyfriend/girlfriend? We don't know... But you do know: 11 out of 69, that's not even 20 percent of those who actually rated the scent. In addition, there are also
- 11x10 points
- 5x9.5 points
- 14x9 points
- 10x8 points
- 5x7,5 points
- 7x7 points
- 2x6,5 points
- 2x5,5 points
- 2x5 points
If 69 users claimed, "This fragrance is worth 8.5 points!" then you could probably be pretty confident that the fragrance is quite nice. If those users' collections are anything like your own, and if no more than those 69 users own it. If 11 out of 69 say so, but 13 say "It's not even worth 7.5 points!" and again exactly half of the owners don't comment at all, this by the way only if the 69 who have commented are really the second, talkative half of the owners, if there are still 30 users who find the fragrance clearly better than the 11 who voted "8,5" and on top of that, one or the other user is secretly trying to get rid of the scent without having to comment on it - if that's the case, then the perfume lover who is still in the dark shakes his head and cries without knowing it. Kafka would probably say. For as opaque as his parables seem the statistics, to which the average parfumo or the average parfuma, self-generated with just those methods, is oriented.
Can there be an average parfumo or average parfuma? Statistically speaking, yes. Actually considered: What should that be? On the contrary: Most existence-threatened is indeed just the statistical average - can it but only be generated, BECAUSE there are so many individual and non-comparable perfume lovers. Individuality is virtually the mother's milk of statistics.
Everyone, really everyone knows that it's no different with these mean scores. And yet everyone keeps falling for it. What good does it do to know that 386 users with ratings ranging from "0.5" to "10.0" give a fragrance an average score of "7.3"? Isn't that just a reason not to be even remotely interested in this number, and at most to consider the number of those who have rated the fragrance at all as a decisive argument for a possible test?
Summa summarum: The statistical mean score is information that is as helpful as a third shoulder when considering whether to test or even buy a perfume. Of course, if you like to see individual perceptions and differences in taste leveled, you can use it as a guide. And buying a "Choco Musk" really doesn't cost much. Buying it means no financial loss - but this knowledge alone does not make the perfume a good perfume that you would like to wear and in which you feel your bright joy again and again.
Therefore, in the end, probably applies but the old, simple proverb: Trying goes over studying.
Especially with Choco Musk I can only recommend that. The fragrance smells - as many have already noted - for many hours from beginning to end of sweet, bright, milk-chocolate cocoa, underpinned by skin-tight musk.
Whether you want that - to smell for hours after milky cocoa, without the fragrance goes through any significant development - that can only enter one's very own, individual taste with the best will in the world: What do you need the fragrance for? When do you want to wear it? Is it suitable for this idea? Do you like the smell of hot cocoa?
A number, no matter how beautiful it is and no matter how close it is to the greatest classics in perfume history, can't help you with that for a second. Sometimes you just have to decide all by yourself. And from that moment on, it's fun.