Best perfumes, as seen by world-famous perfume reviewer, a scientist who came up with the theory of smelling based on vibrations, top perfume expert – Luca Turin. He is the author, with his wife Tania Sanchez, of several books dedicated to perfumes such as Perfumes, The A-Z guide, The Secret of Scent and The Little Book of Perfumes. He was also the subject of several books, most distinguished was by New York Times perfume reviewer Chandler Burr named The Emperor of Scent. Marked in blue are the links to my reviews of the said perfumes.
Presented here are top lists of best perfumes that came out after their first book (2008). As you can see, niche perfumes are taking over designers. If you want to read their amazing new book Perfumes The Guide 2018 (and I highly recommend it!), with even more witty and entertaining reviews, as well as intelligent essays, you can check Amazon, there are both Kindle and Paperback versions of it.
TOP 10 FEMININES
XI L’Heure Perdue, Alaïa, Black Gold, Castaña, Le Cri de la Lumière, Fate Woman, Fleurs et Flammes, Jasmins Marzipane, Le Mat, Miyako.
TOP 10 MASCULINES
Au Coeur du Désert, Azemour les Orangers, Eau Parfumée au Thé Noir, Iris Nazarena, Korrigan, Lignum Vitae, New York Intense, Noir Obscur, Nuit Magnétique, Twilly d’Hermès.
TOP 10 INTROVERTS
Anti Anti, Avicenna, Boris Bidjan Saberi, La Botte, Fatih Sultan Mehmed, Kerbside Violet, Lanterne Rouge, Pale Fire, Seine Amoureuse, Sensemilla.
TOP 10 EXTROVERTS
Baiser Fou, Le Cri de la Lumière, Dama Koupa, Dryad, Eau de Nyonya, Fate Woman, Florabotanica, Jasmins Marzipane, Maai, Miyako.
TOP 10 ANIMALIC
Anubis, Attaquer le Soleil, GS02, Karasa, Light, Mem, Norne, Oudh Infini, Petite Mort, Tabac Tabou.
TOP 10 FLORAL
Le Cri de la Lumière, Harem Rose, Miyako, Muguet Porcelaine, Nuit Andalouse, Rose Royale, Rose Gold, Rûh, Shem-el-Nessim, Verano Porteño.
TOP 10 CITRUS
Altruist, Aqua Amara, Azemour les Orangers, Cedro di Taormina, Cologne Nocturne, GS03/“Cologne Reloaded”, L’Homme Idéal Cologne, Moonlight in Heaven, Ray of Light, Vert Bohème.
TOP 10 LEATHER
Alaïa, Anubis, L’Aventurier, Boris Bidjan Saberi, La Botte, Cuir Cannage, Galop, Incendo, Skive, Tuscan Scent: Incense Suede.
TOP 10 SMOKE
Acqua Tempesta, Broken Theories, Dark, Dreckigbleiben, Eau Parfumée au Thé Noir, The Holy Mountain, Incendo, Lampblack, Skive, Wood Haven.
TOP 10 NEW ACCORDS
XI L’Heure Perdue, Castaña, Eau des Merveilles Bleue, Everlasting, Hana Hiraku, Korrigan, Seine Amoureuse, Tank Battle, Tian Di, Twilly.
TOP 10 RETRO
Boy Chanel, Champlevé, Harem Rose, Iris de Fath, Maai, Le Mat, Mem, Salome, Shem-el-Nessim, Sortilège.
TOP 5 OUD
Agarwoud, Oud Ambroisie, Oudh Infini, R’Oud Elements, Thirty-three.
CHECK OUT NEW TOP LISTS BY LUCA TURIN AND TANIA SANCHEZ 2018
Top list of best perfumes rated with five stars 2018 by Luca Turin can be found HERE.
Top list of best perfumes rated with four stars 2018 by Luca Turin can be found HERE.
CHECK OUT MORE TOP LISTS BY LUCA TURIN AND TANIA SANCHEZ 2008
Top list of best perfumes rated with five stars by Luca Turin can be found HERE.
Top list of best perfumes rated with four stars by Luca Turin can be found HERE.
Top list of best perfumes rated with three stars by Luca Turin can be found HERE.
Top list of worst perfumes rated with two stars by Luca Turin can be found HERE
Top list of worst perfumes rated with one star by Luca Turin can be found HERE.
MORE TOP LISTS BY FAMOUS PERFUME CRITICS
Top 10 list of best perfumes by Chandler Burr can be found HERE.
Top 100 list of best perfumes that marked XX century by Lizzie Ostrom can be found HERE.
DO YOU KNOW WHICH PERFUMES CELEBRITIES ACTUALLY WEAR?
Favorite fragrances of celebrities : Complete list can be found HERE. Find out what perfumes celebrities actually like to wear!
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