Basenotes Reader Awards 2012 Winners


I always look forward to the results of the Basenotes Reader Awards. They inspire me to try fragrances I wouldn’t have thought of seeking out.  So, I’m off to smell Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane.

Best New Fragrance for Women

Bottega Veneta [Coty]

Best New Fragrance for Men

Royal Oud : Creed

Best Fragrance Flanker 2011

A*Men Pure Havane : Thierry Mugler [Groupe Clarins]

Classic (Women’s)

Opium : Yves Saint Laurent

Classic (Men’s)

Terre d’Hermes : Hermes

Best New Celebrity Fragrance

Jennifer Aniston

Best Perfumery

Les Senteurs [London]

Best Online Perfumery


Perfumer of the Year 2011

Mono di Orio

The full list of winners can be found here.


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  • Elisa: A*Men Pure Havane is nice! Though not different enough from A*Men Pure Malt, for me, to warrant buying. (I already have a big bottle of the latter.) March 23, 2012 at 11:53am Reply

  • Victoria: I tried Pure Malt, which I liked, but I didn’t buy a full bottle.

    I wonder what Royal Oud is like. March 23, 2012 at 12:41pm Reply

  • Andrea: And best fragrance blog… Bois de Jasmin!:-) March 23, 2012 at 11:47pm Reply

  • Victoria: You're too kind. I would have to share this title with many other bloggers. 🙂 March 24, 2012 at 3:15pm Reply

  • Gogol: Bois de Jasmin gets my vote as well. Thanks for your great blog! March 27, 2012 at 3:36pm Reply

  • Victoria: All of your support means a lot! Thank you. 🙂 March 27, 2012 at 4:46pm Reply

  • ALDO MILANI: Dear Victoria,
    No doubts about.
    Bois de jasmin is the most professional blog I ever watched .
    Where can I find the whole list of fragances you have analysed and ” put on trial “…!!!
    Hug to all ourr friends , readers of this marvelous blog.
    perfume, like wine , is CULTURE.
    Milani March 28, 2012 at 5:01pm Reply

  • max: I just picked up a bottle of royal oud. it smells like a persian palace! April 29, 2012 at 4:01am Reply

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