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 guideThe 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.

Every perfume is rated from one to five stars, one meaning that perfume is a total failure and should be avoided…and five stars meaning it’s a masterpiece. In this article I present you all perfumes that got four stars, and are considered best perfumes that were launched after their last book. 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.

1 – Puredistance : green floral

68 – Guerlain : nostalgic oriental

1805 Tonnerre – Beaufort : citrus smoke

A

Acqua Tempesta – Lengling : smoky vetiver

Aedes de Venustas – Aedes de Venustas : green rhubarb

Aeon 001 – Aeon : woody floral

Aesthete – Le Galion : woody spicy

After the Flood – Apoteker Tepe : violet leaves

Agarwoud – Heeley : rose oud

Altruist – J.F. Schwartzlose : salty citrus

Akkad – Lubin : milky oriental

L’Amandière – Heeley : almond grass

Ambre Eternel – Guerlain : iris vetiver

Angel Muse – Thierry Mugler : apple candyfloss

Angélique – Papillon : woody citrus

Angel’s Dust – Francesca Bianchi : mimosa benzoin

Anti Anti – Atelier PMP : neroli benzoin

Antonia – Puredistance : peach iris

Anubis – Papillon : incense leather

Aqua Amara – Bvlgari : bitter citrus

Aqua Sextius – Jul et Mad : mimosa mint

Archives 69 – Etat Libre d’Orange : incense rose

Arielle Shoshana – Arielle Shoshana : garbage passionfruit

Ashoka – Neela Vermeire Créations : jasmine fig

Attaquer le Soleil Marquis de Sade – Etat Libre d’Orange : green labdanum

L’Aventurier – Fragonard : leather fougere

Aventus – Creed : citrus fougere

Avicenna – Annette Neuffer : bergamot benzoin

B

Baiser Fou – Cartier : fruity sulfur

Bamboo Harmony – Kilian : citrus tea

Basil & Neroli – Jo Malone : rich cologne

Bat – Zoologist : wet earth

Because It’s You – Armani : sugared pineapple

Bergamote Soleil – Atelier Cologne : soapy fruit

Beyond Rose – Clinique : balsamic rose

Birch & Black Pepper – Jo Malone : smoky freshness

Black Gold – Ormonde Jayne : floral oriental

Black Vines – Kerosene : atomic anise

Bleu Framboise – Jean Michel Duriez : floral chypre

Blondine – Frassai : pear tonka

Bond-T – Sammarco : chocolate patchouli

Boris Bidjan Saberi – Boris Bidjan Saberi : rhubarb leather

La Botte – Byredo : jasmine suede

Boy Chanel – Chanel : aromatic fougere

Brittany Breeze – Lubin : marine mint

Broken Theories – Kerosene ; smoky spicy

Bubblegum Chic – Heeley : jasmine banana

C

Cap Neroli – Nicolai : capsicum indole

Cedro di Taormina – Acqua di Parma : citrus lavender

Champleve – Evan Izer : lavender chamomile

Charlatan – Fort & Manle : jasmine vanilla

Choyita – Perfumera Curandera : guaiac vanilla

CK One Summer 2017 – Calvin Klein : lime cucumber

Cologne Nocturne – Le Galion : citrus lavender

Community – The Zoo : zany citrus

Concrete Flower – Atelier PMP : woody spicy

Copper Skies – Kerosene : basil tobacco

Cuir Cannage – Dior : smooth leather

Cuir Cuba Intense – Nicolai : licorice tobacco

Cuir Garamante – Parfums MDCI : woody rose

D

Dama Koupa – Baruti : almond iris

Dark – Neandertal : smoky animalic

Déclaration Parfum – Cartier : balsamic cardamom

Digitaria Black – Baruti : everlasting incense

Digitaria White – Baruti : cucumber incense

Dreckigbleiben – Atelier PMP : cedar smoke

Dryad – Papillon : galbanum chypre

E

Eau de Nyonya – Auphorie : toasted cinnamon

Eau des Delices – Le Jardin Retrouve : citrus lavender

Eau des Merveilles Bleue – Hermes : sea salt

Eau Mixte – Nicolai : oakmoss ghost

Eau Sacrée – Heeley : incense incense

Eisbach – Lengling : lavender cologne

L’Envol eau de parfum – Cartier : violet leaf woods

Erawan – Dusita : herbal hay

Essence No. 1: Rose – Elie Saab : cola rose

Essence No.2: Gardenia – Elie Saab : woody gardenia

Essence No.4: Oud – Elie Saab : benzoin oud

L’Etoile et le Papillon – Jean Michel Duriez : rose amber

Ever Bloom – Shiseido : Barbie tears

Everlasting – The Zoo : new spice

F

Fat Electrician – Etat Libre d’Orange : classical vetiver

Fatih Sultan Mehmed – Fort & Manle : woody rose

Fig Tea – Nicolai : osmanthus jasmine

Figuier Ardent – Atelier Cologne : bitter soap

Fleur de Lalita – Dusita : galbanum jasmine

Fleurs et Flammes – Antonio Alessandria : almond lilies

Florabotanica – Balenciaga : ghostly floral

Fundamental – Rubini : grapes leather

G

Gaïac Mystic – L’Atelier de Givenchy : fresh sweet

Galop – Hermes : rose leather

Green Water – Jacques Fath : bergamot tarragon

GS02 Lonesome Cowboy – Biehl : castoreum citrus

GS03 Cologne Reloaded 3.0 – Biehl : citrus rose

H

Hana Hiraku – Satori : melon floral

Harem Rose – Fort & Manle : rose vetiver

The Holy Mountain – Apoteker Tepe : wood smoke

L’Homme Idéal Cologne – Guerlain : grapefruit vetiver

I

L’Illusiomagiste – Jean Michel Duriez : pepper vetiver

I’m Home – Gorilla Perfumes : floral cocoa

Imperial Tea – Kilian : jasmine tea

Incendo – La Curie : leather smoke

Inflorescence – Byredo : sweet muguet

Iris Silk – Satori : woody violets

J

Jasmin Angélique – Atelier Cologne : dry jasmine

Jour d’Hermès – Hermes : tea floral

Jour d’Hermès Absolu – Hermes : transparent fruity

K

Karasu – Apoteker Tepe : costus woody

Kashnoir – Laboratiorio Olfattivo : spicy rose

Kerbside Violet – Gorilla Perfumes : woody violet

L

Lampblack – Bruno Fazzolari : smoky vetiver

Lanterne Rouge – Auphorie : mandarine osmanthus

Leather & Artemisia – Jo Malone : fresh wood

Light – Neandertal : animalic rose

Lignum Vitae – Beaufort : crumble fruit

Lime Absolue – Cercle des Parfumeurs Createurs : citrus vetiver

Loewe 001 Woman – Loewe : woody fruity

Love And Tears: Surrender – Kilian : green jasmine

M

Maai – Bogue : massive chypre

Mandala – Masque Milano : woody amber

MB02 Wild Horses – Biehl : violet vetiver

Meerschaum – Soivohle : tobacco benzoin

Mélodie de l’Amour – Dusita : peachy tuberose

Meraviglia – Re Profumo : pepper incense

Milano Caffè – La Via del Profumo : vetiver mocha

Misia – Chanel : classy violets

Mohur – Neela Vermeire Créations :cardamom rose

Mojito Chypre – Pierre Guillaume : fruity earthy

Mon Seul Désir – Jul et Mad : nutmeg benzoin

Monsieur – Frederic Malle : patchouli incense

Moonlight in Heaven – Kilian : citrus magnolia

Muguet Porcelaine – Hermes : valley lily

Musc Tonkin – Parfum d’Empire : animalic ambre

N

Naja – Veroprofumo : sweet vetiver

Narciso eau de toilette – Narciso Rodriguez : smoky sweetness

Nebula 1: Orion – Oliver & Co : space fougere

Nebula 2: Carina – Oliver & Co : minty polish

Nightingale – Zoologist : woody floral

Nin-Shar – Jul et Mad : smoky rose

Noir Obscur – Antonio Alessandria : woody balsamic

Norne – Slumberhouse : animalic woody

Note de Yuzu – Heeley : yuzu grapefruit

Nuit Andalouse – Parfums MDCI : vast floral

O

O/E – Bogue : camphor citrus

Objet Céleste – Volnay : almond musk

Opardu – Puredistance : indolic floral

Oribe – Satori : green floral

Oscar Flor – Oscar de la Renta : blinding floral

Oud Ambroisie – Lancome : strawberry oud

Oudh Infini – Dusita : civet oud

P

Pale Fire – Apoteker Tepe : licorice cocoa

Panache – Parfums Delrae : lemon jasmine

PC02 Hippie Essence – Biehl : Turkish delight

Peradam – Apoteker Tepe : lily iris

Petite Mort – Marc Atlan : animalic milk

La Petite Robe Noire Couture – Guerlain : spicy rose

Pichola – Neela Vermeire Créations : medicinal neroli

Playing with the Devil – Kilian : citrus magnolia

Pomélo Paradis – Atelier Cologne : pomelo peony

R

R’Oud Elements – Kerosene : lavender oud

Ray of Light – April Aromatics : lemon lime

Remarkable People – Etat Libre d’Orange : Fanta orange

Resina – Oliver & Co : fir pepper

Rhinoceros – Zoologist : herbal leather

Rhubarb My Love – The Zoo : rhubarb rhubarb

Rivertown Road – Soivohle : lavender rum

Rosamunda – Laboratorio Olfattivo : patchouli rose

Rose Gold – Ormonde Jayne : rose lime

Rose Royale – Nicolai : soapy rose

Rose Trocadéro – Le Jardin Retrouve : rose musk

Rrose Sélavy – Maria Candida Gentile : rose rose

Rûh – Pekji : coffee rose

S

Sakura – Satori : minty fruity

Salome – Papillon : huge oriental

Santalum Slivers – Kerosene : citrus sandalwood

Satori – Satori : woody oriental

Seine Amoureuse – Jean Michel Duriez : iris cumin

Sensemilla – La Vie del Profumo : lavender hologram

Shem-el-Nessim – Grossmith : neroli rose

Sì – Armani : fruity powdery

Silly Love – Partisan Parfums : aldehydic leather

Skive – Canoe : smoky leather

Smuggler’s Soul – Gorilla Perfumes : smoky sweetness

Sortilège – Le Galion : floral animalic

Special for Gentlemen – Le Galion : citrus lavender

Superstitious – Frederic Malle : atomic jasmine

T

Tabac Tabou – Parfum d’Empire : green animalic

Tank Battle – Gorilla Perfumes : earth beetroot

Tempted Muse – April Aromatics : jasmine frangipani

Thirty-Three – Ex Idolo : rose oud

This Is Him! – Zadig et Voltaire : milky rubber

Tian Di – Frassai : peach incense

Times Square – Masque Milano : fruity nutty

Tobacco Tuberose – Anna Zworykina : inky machinery

Trayee – Neela Vermeire Créations : saffron amber

Tudor Rose Amber – Jo Malone : spicy rose

Tuscan Scent: Incense Suede – Ferragamo : smoky suede

U

Upper Ten – Lubin : fresh peppery

Upper Ten for Her – Lubin : sweet herbaceous

V

Vanille d’Iris – Ormonde Jayne : iris vanilla

Venezia Giardini Segreti – La Vie del Profumo : jasmine gardenia

Verano Porteño – Frassai : magnolia jasmine

Vert Bohème – Tom Ford : citrus camphor

Vert de Fleur – Tom Ford : green floral

Vi et Armis – Beaufort : candied peat

W

What Would Love Do? – Gorilla Perfumes : lemon benzoin

White – Puredistance : citrus floral

Wild Is the Wind – Atelier de Geste : floral verbena

Winter – Dasein : ginger smoke

Wit – Parfums Delrae : lemon jasmine

Wood Haven – Kerosene : juniper smoke

Y

Yohji Homme – Yohji Yamamoto : lavender licorice

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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.

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