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Top Fragrances

Over half a million members of a fragrance website had voted on their favorite fragrances in various categories. I decided to share the top 10 results for each category here, as most of the fragrances can be found at Sephora!

Some you may agree with the outcome and some not but either way it makes for an interesting read, good discussion and maybe even broaden your horizons. Enjoy!

 

Best Fragrance for Women: 
1. Shalimar by Guerlain
2. Hypnotic Poison by Dior
3. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
4. Dior Addict by Dior
5. Alien by Mugler
6. Coco EdP by Chanel
7. Mon Guerlain by Guerlain
8. Narciso Rodriguez For Her by Narciso Rodriguez
9. Samsara EdP by Guerlain
10 Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere by Chanel

 

Best Fragrance for Men: 
1. Dior Homme Intense by Dior
2. Terre d'Hermes Parfum by Hermes
3. Aventus by Creed
4. Dior Homme Parfum by Dior
5. La Nuit de l'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
6. Encre Noire by Lalique
7. Terre d'Hermes EdT by Hermes
8. Oud Wood by Tom Ford
9. Fahrenheit by Dior
10. Bleu de Chanel EdT by Chanel

 

Best Unisex Fragrance: 
1. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
2. L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer Perfumes
3. Chergui by Serge Lutens
4. Mugler Cologne by Mugler
5. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
6. Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
7. Coromandel EdP by Chanel
8. Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes
9. Black by Bvlgari
10 Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

 

Best Fragrance of 2018 for Women: 
1. Coco Mademoiselle Intense by Chanel
2. Twilly d'Hermes by Hermes
3. Mon Guerlain by Guerlain
4. Nomade by Chloe
5. Mon Guerlain Florale by Guerlain
6. Aura Mugler by Mugler
7. Bloom by Gucci
8. Narciso Rouge by Narciso Rodriguez
9. Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme by Gucci
10. La Nuit Tresor a la Folie by Lancome

 

Best Fragrance of 2018 for Men: 
1. Ombre Leather by Tom Ford
2. Bleu de Chanel Parfum by Chanel
3. Gucci Guilty Absolute by Gucci
4. Prada L'Homme Intense by Prada
5. Sauvage EdP by Dior
6. Terre D'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver by Hermes
7. L'Homme Ideal L'Intense by Guerlain
8. Luna Rossa Black by Prada
9. Eau Sauvage Parfum by Dior
10. Declaration Parfum by Cartier

 

Best Perfume Flanker of 2018: 
1. Coco Mademoiselle Intense by Chanel
2. Bleu de Chanel Parfum by Chanel
3. Gucci Guilty Absolute by Gucci
4. La Nuit Tresor a la Folie by Lancome
5. Narciso Rouge by Narciso Rodriguez
6. Terre D'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver by Hermes
7. Sauvage EdP by Dior
8. Mon Guerlain Florale by Guerlain
9. Gentleman EdP by Givenchy
10. Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme by Gucci

 

Best Gourmand Fragrance:
1. Hypnotic Poison by Dior
2. Angel Muse by Mugler
3. Feve Delicieuse by Dior
4. Mon Guerlain by Guerlain
5. Angel by Mugler
6. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
7. Noir Extreme by Tom Ford
8. Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka
9. La Nuit Tresor by Lancome
10. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme by Guerlain

 

Best Oud Fragrance:

1. Oud Wood by Tome Ford
2. Oud Satin Mood by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
4. Oud Bouquet EdP by Lancome
5. Jubilation XXV by Amouage
6. Royal Oud by Creed
7. M7 Oud Absolu by Yves Saint Laurent
8. Oud Ispahan by Dior
9. Colonia Oud by Acqua di Parma
10. Oud by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

 

Best Rose Fragrance:  
1. Potrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle
2. Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie by Giorgio Armani
3. La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens
4. Noir de Noir by Tome Ford
5. Perfume Calligraphy Rose by Aramis
6. Paris by Yves Saint Laurent
7. Stella by Stella McCartney
8. Declaration d'Un Soir by Cartier
9. Nahema by Guerlain
10. Oud Satin Mood by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

 

Best White Floral Fragrance: 
1. Alien by Mugler
2. Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
3. Pure Poison by Dior
4. Fracas by Robert Piguet
5. Le Parfum by Elie Saab
6. Gucci Bloom by Gucci
7. Alien Essence Absolue by Mugler
8. Dior Addict by Dior
9. Baiser Vole by Cartier
10. 24 Faubourg by Hermes

 

Best Modern Interpretation of a Classic: 
1. Acqua di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani
2. Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere by Chanel
3. Fahrenheit Le Parfum by Dior
4. Dior Homme Parfum by Dior
5. Chanel No 5 L'Eau by Chanel
6. Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain
7. Eau Sauvage Parfum by Dior
8. Chanel No 19 Poudre by Chanel
9. Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau by Guerlain
10. Encre Noir A L'Extreme by Lalique

 

Re: Top Fragrances

Thanks for sharing this list @Vmaster! Which site is this from?

 

I'm going to share my tops for each category, would love to read tops lists fro other BIC members Smiley Happy

 

Best Fragrance for Women: 
Some good ones in this list! I think some of my tops not on this list are Piguet's Bandit and Guerlain's Mitsouko. For newer ones, oof, that's tough. I like some of the Hermes like Gallop and the Hermessences. I think Tom Ford's Black Orchid is not exactly a classic, but it broke away from the 90s gourmand/celebrity trends and opened a space for niche. Some of the Chanel exclusifs. Some Frederic Malles, L'Artisan Ps, Diptyques for sure.

 

Best Fragrance for Men: 
I love Terre d'Hermes, nice to see it at #2 Smiley Happy I'd add Eau Sauvage.

 

Best Unisex Fragrance: 

If I had to wear everything on one of these lists, it would probably be this one. I think there should be more CdGs on here though.

 

Best Fragrance of 2018 for Women: 
Oh, this is hard as my memory's not great. I definitely enjoyed the new Hermessences.

 

Best Fragrance of 2018 for Men: 
Maybe TF's Ombre Leather?

 

Best Perfume Flanker of 2018: 
Did Gucci release the green coloured flanker for Bloom? I liked that one as I pretty much like anything with galbanum Smiley Happy

 

Best Gourmand Fragrance:

Not a fan of gourmands so I'm probably not a good person to name tops!!

 

Best Oud Fragrance:

I like the Kilian Ouds, Dusita's Oudh Infini, Ex Idolo's 33, Tom Ford's Oud Wood, Mona di Orio's Osmanthus Oud, Frederic Malle's The Night

 

Best Rose Fragrance:  
This is a great list. I prefer Une Rose over Portrait of a Lady though. I'd add Etat Libre's Eau de Protection

 

Best White Floral Fragrance: 
I'd add Serge Lutens' Tubereuse Criminelle. I feel like I should also suggest a classic jasmine, just not sure which one.

 

Best Modern Interpretation of a Classic: 
Wish I had been around to smell the unformulated classics :'(

 


 

Re: Top Fragrances

@pocketvenus  Nice list you made! I got this information from Fragrantica. There are various Fragrantica sites for various areas, like France, Arabia, Germany, etc. and it was interesting seeing what different culture thought of each of the categories.

 

To give you and idea here is the top 10 women and men and unisex fragrances from the French website. Some similarities and some that the Americans did not even consider, which I find interesting.

 

Women:
1. Habanita by Molinard
2. Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
3. Jicky by Guerlain
4. Paris by Yves Saint Laurent
5. Dryad by Papillon

6. Naja by Vero Profumo

7. Rozy EdP by Vero Profumo

8. Shangri La by Hiram Green

9. L'Eau Scandaleuse by Antole Lebreton

10. Narcotic Venus by Nasomatto

 

Men:
1. Dior Homme Intense by Dior 
2. Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
3. La Nuit de l'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
4. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes
5. Mandragore by Annick Goutal

6. Habit Rouge Dress Code by Guerlain

7. Encre Noir by Lalique

8. L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer Perfumes

9. Man in Black by Bvlgari

10. Atlantic Ambergris by Areej Le Dore.

 

Unisex:

1. Chergui by Serge Lutens

2. Bandit by Robert Piguet

3. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

4. Black Afgano by Nasomatto

5. Mandragore by Annick Goutal

6. Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

7. Sycomore EdP by Chanel

8. Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie by Giorgio Armani

9. Supreme Bouquet by Yves Saint Laurent

10. Musc Tonkin by Parfum d'Empire

 

PS. Oud Wood was not even in the running for best oud fragrance.

 

Re: Top Fragrances

@Vmaster, I have to admit, I like the French lists more! If the lists are about what people like, I can see dropping Oud Wood but to me, it's like Black Orchid, it's a groundbreaking scent that played a critical role in making oud so popular. Tom Ford was so ahead of the curve, and Oud Wood cleaned up the ingredient and marketed it in a way people who had never smelled oud could easily embrace. I can't imagine not mentioning OW in a top ouds list Smiley Happy

Re: Top Fragrances

Interesting read!  Thanks, @Vmaster 

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