In his book, Les Sens du Parfum, the perfumer Guy Robert lists some of the perfumers whose work he considers to be especially outstanding, alongside with some of their most notable masterpieces. Robert is the author of such fragrances as Amouage Gold, Christian Dior Dioressence, Hermès Calèche, Hermès Equipage and my own favorite Hermès Doblis. I always considered this list as including the classics one definitely must try. Unfortunately, some of them are no longer available, or not available in their original form. If you have a particular interest in seeing a review of any of them, please let me know. Cordon Vert is the only one I have not tried from this list.
Ernest Daltroff — Caron Narcisse Noir, Tabac Blond, Nuit de Noël.
Henri Alméras — Jean Patou Joy, Jean Patou Moment Suprême, Rosine Fruit Défendu.
Jean Carles — Dana Tabu, Dana Canoë, Carven Ma Griffe.
Ernest Beaux — Chanel No 5, Chanel Gardénia, Bourjois Soir de Paris.
Paul Parquet — Houbigant Fougère Royale, Houbigant Quelques Fleurs.
Henri Robert — Coty Muguet des Bois, Chanel No 19, Chanel Pour Monsieur.
Vincent Roubert — Coty L’Aimant, Jacques Fath Iris Gris.
Edmond Roudnitska — Rochas Femme, Dior Eau Sauvage, Diorissimo.
Paul Vacher — Lanvin Arpège, Lanvin Scandal, Dior Miss Dior.
Andre Frayssé — Lanvin Arpège, Lanvin Scandal.
Germaine Cellier — Robert Piguet Bandit, Balmain Vent Vert.