Luca Turin is the world’s most famous perfume critic and a scientist. Together with his wife, Tania Sanchez, he wrote a book about perfumes, compiled out of copious amount of perfume reviews named Perfumes, the A-Z guide. 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 five stars, and are considered best perfumes ever. Soon there will be another book by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez that will cover all perfumes launched in the meantime. I highly recommend you to check their amazing book, it’s very (sc)entertaining and more than informative. Marked blue (links) are my reviews of mentioned perfumes.

31 Rue Cambon – Chanel : floral ambery

100% Love – S-Perfume : chocolate rose

1740 – Histoires de Parfums : leather immortelle

L’air du Desert Marocain – Tauer Pefumes : incense oriental

Amouage Gold – Amouage : huge floral

Angel – Thierry Mugler : fruity patchouli

Apres I’Ondee – Guerlain : heavenly heliotrope

Aromatics Elixir – Clinique : woody floral

Azuree – Estee Lauder : citrus leather

Azzaro pour Homme – Azzaro : anisic lavander

Badgley Mischka – Badgley Mischka : gorgeous fruity

Bandit – Robert Piguet : bitter chypre

Beyond Paradise – Estee Lauder : symphonic floral

Beyond Paradise Man – Estee Lauder : green woody

Black – Bvlgari : hot rubber

Bois des Iles – Chanel : sandalwood oriental

Bois des Violette – Serge Lutens : wwody oriental

Boucheron – Boucheron : massive floral

Breath of God – B Never Too Busy to Be Beautiful : smoked fruit

Calandre – Paco Rabanne : aldehydic floral

Calyx – Prescriptives : guava rose

Ca Sent Beau – Kenzo : tangerine fougere

Chamade – Guerlain : powdery floral

Chinatown – Bond no 9 : gourmand chypre

Cool Water – Davidoff : aromatic fougere

Cristalle – Chanel : citrus chypre

Cuir de Russie – Chanel : leather luxury

Derby – Guerlain : smoky wood

Diorella – Dior : woody citrus

Dior Homme – Dior : fruity iris

Dune – Dior : fresh oriental

Dzing! – L’Artisan Parfumeur : vanilla cardboard

Eau de Guerlain – Guerlain : citrus verbena

Eau Savage – Dior : citrus floral

Enlevement au Serail – Parfums MDCI : peach jasmine

Envy – Gucci : green floral

Le Feu d’Issey – Issey Miyake : milky rose

Fracas – Robert Piguet : butter tuberose

Givenchy III – Givenchy : green chypre

Grey Flannel – Geoffrey Beene : sweet green

Habit Rouge – Guerlain : sweet dust

L’Heure Bleue – Guerlain : dessert air

Homage – Amouage : incense rose

Insense – Givenchy : masculine floral

Insolence eau de parfum – Guerlain : Godzilla floral

Invasion Barbare – Parfums MDCI : spicy woody

Iris Silver Mist – Serge Lutens : iris root

Jicky – Guerlain : lavender vanilla

Joy parfum – Jean Patou : symphonic floral

Knize Ten – Knize : amber leather

Knowing – Estee Lauder : mossy rose

Kouros – Yves Saint Laurent : musky fougere

Lavender – Caldey Island : perfect lavander

Lolita Lempicka – Lolita Lempicka : herbal Angel

Loulou – Cacharel : jasmine oriental

Missoni – Missoni : kaleidoscopic floral

Mitsouko – Guerlain : reference chypre

MoslBuddJewChristHinDao – Elternhaus : woody floral

La Myrrhe – Serge Lutens : resinous aldehydic

Nahema – Guerlain : virtual rose

New York – Parfums de Nicolai : orange amber

No. 5 eau de toilette – Chanel : peachy floral

No. 5 parfum – Chanel : powdery floral

Odalisque – Parfums de Nicolai : fresh chypre

Opium – Yves Saint Laurent : spice king

Or Black – Pascal Morabito : dark fougere

Ormonde Man – Ormonde Jayne : green woody

Ormonde woman – Ormonde Jayne : forest chypre

Osmanthe Yunnan – Hermes : milky tea

Oud Cuir d’Arabie – Montale : leather oud

Patchouli 24 – Le Labo : strange leather

Pleasures – Estee Lauder : snowy floral

Poison – Dior : huge tuberose

Pour Monsieur – Chanel : masculine chypre

Pour un Homme – Caron : lavender vanilla

Private Collection – Estee Lauder : floral chypre

Promesse de l’Aube – Parfums MDCI : peach rose

Rive Gauche – Yves Saint Laurent : reference rose

Rush – Gucci : lactonic chypre

Sarrasins – Serge Lutens : leather floral

Scent – Theo Fennell : saffron musk

Secretions Magnifiques – Etat Libre d’Orange : nautical floral

S-eX – S-Perfume : spice leather

Shalimar – Guerlain : referece oriental

Sycomore – Chanel : smoky vetiver

Le Temps d’une Fete – Parfums de Nicolai : green narcissus

Timbuktu – L’Artisan Parfumeur : woody smoky

Tocade – Rochas : rose vanilla

Tommy Girl – Tommy Hilfiger : tea floral

Le Troisieme Homme – Caron : jasmine fougere

Ubar – Amouage : humongous floral

Vanilia – L’Artisan Parfumeur : candyfloss vanilla

Vol de nuit – Guerlain : woody oriental

White Linen – Estee Lauder : aldehydic floral

Yatagan – Caron : woody oriental

Yohji Homme – Yohji Yamamoto : licorice fougere



Top 10 list of best perfumes that came out since the first book can be found HERE.


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.

Top list of best perfumes rated with three stars 2018 by Luca Turin can be found HERE.

Top list of worst perfumes rated with two stars 2018 by Luca Turin can be found HERE.

Top list of worst perfumes rated with one star 2018 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.


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.


Favorite fragrances of celebrities : Complete list can be found HERE. Find out what perfumes celebrities actually like to wear!

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