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Basenotes Reader Awards 2012: Finalists

19th March, 2012

Here are the finalists of the 2012 Basenotes Reader Awards as voted by you. The winners of each category will be announced later this week:

Best New Fragrance for Women

  • Bottega Veneta [Coty]

  • Les Nombres d'Or - Oud : Mona di Orio

  • Prada Candy [Puig]

  • Shalimar Parfum Initial : Guerlain [LVMH]

  • Violet Blond : Tom Ford [Estee Lauder]

Best New Fragrance for Men

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

  • Aqua Fahrenheit : Dior [LVMH]

  • Eau d'Ikar : Sisley

  • Royal Oud : Creed

  • Santal 33 : Le Labo

Best Fragrance Flanker 2011

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

  • Angel Eau de Toilette : Thierry Mugler [Clarins]

  • cK One Shock : Calvin Klein [Coty]

  • Shalimar Parfum Initial : Guerlain [LVMH]

  • The Taste of Fragrance : Thierry Mugler [Groupe Clarins]

Best Fragrance Packaging 2011

  • Freak : Illamasqua

  • Blood Concept

  • Kokoriko : Jean Paul Gaultier [Shiseido]

  • Les Nombres d'Or - Oud : Mona di Orio

  • Idole Eau de Parfum : Lubin

Best New Celebrity Fragrance

  • Boyfriend : Kate Walsh

  • Dita Von Teese

  • Jennifer Aniston

  • Phoenix : Keith Urban

  • Second Cumming : Alan Cumming [CB I Hate Perfume]

Best Marketing Campaign 2011

  • Axe/Lynx Excite Angels Will Fall : Unilever

  • J'Adore : Dior [LVMH]

  • Prada Candy : Prada [Puig]

  • Shalimar Parfum Initial : Guerlain [LVMH]

  • Violet Blonde : Tom Ford [Lauder]

Best Perfumery

  • Aedes [New York]

  • Barney's [New York]

  • MiN [New York]

  • Les Senteurs [London]

  • Scent Bar [Los Angeles]

Best Online Perfumery

  • Aus Liebe zum Duft

  • escentual.com

  • Fragrancenet

  • Luckyscent

  • Perfume court

Perfumer of the Year 2011

  • Andy Tauer

  • Bertrand Duchaufour

  • Francis Kurkdjian

  • Jean Claude Ellena

  • Mono di Orio

House of the year 2011

  • Bond no.9

  • Creed

  • Guerlain

  • Mona di Orio

  • Serge Lutens

All Time Best (Women's)

  • Angel : Thierry Mugler

  • Chanel No. 5 : Chanel

  • Mitsouko : Guerlain

  • Opium : YSL

  • Shalimar : Guerlain

All Time Best (Men's)

  • Aventus : Creed

  • Dior Homme : Dior

  • Fahrenheit : Dior

  • Habit Rouge : Guerlain

  • Terre d'Hermes : Hermes

We'll be announcing the winner later in the week, but we'd be interested in hearing who you think should win in the comments below.

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Comments

    • Daze | 19th March 2012 12:36

      I suppose 'Auf liebe der duft' (finalist in the category 'Best Online Perfumery') should be 'Aus Liebe zum Duft'? :rolleyesold:

    • Grant | 19th March 2012 13:03

      Whoops! Changed -- I knew I should have just written 'First in Fragrance'

    • Kevin Guyer | 19th March 2012 14:58

      In the All Time Best (Women's) Shalimar: Opium? Ooops! :wink:

    • grauzone | 19th March 2012 18:08

      Best New Fragrance for Women

      Les Nombres d'Or - Oud : Mona di Orio

      Best New Fragrance for Men

      Santal 33 : Le Labo

      Best Fragrance Flanker 2011

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

      Best Fragrance Packaging 2011

      Idole Eau de Parfum : Lubin

      Best New Celebrity Fragrance

      Second Cumming : Alan Cumming [CB I Hate Perfume]

      Best Marketing Campaign 2011

      Violet Blonde : Tom Ford [Lauder]

      Best Perfumery

      Les Senteurs [London]

      Best Online Perfumery

      Aus Liebe zum Duft

      Perfumer of the Year 2011

      Andy Tauer

      House of the year 2011

      Mona di Orio

      All Time Best (Women's)

      Mitsouko : Guerlain

      All Time Best (Men's)

      Aventus : Creed

    • petruccijc | 19th March 2012 18:15

      LOL @ Aventus as a nominee for "All Time Best". I think that is one of the most funniest and ridiculous damn things I have ever read!

    • Grant | 19th March 2012 20:47

      Well, it's one of my faves... (cheers for the heads up.)

    • katchan | 19th March 2012 21:57

      MiN New York all the way for best perfumery!

    • annat6 | 20th March 2012 00:25

      One more for Min New York!

    • Diamondflame | 20th March 2012 06:52

      Newbie releases in Basenotes' All Time Best list?? Ridiculous!

    • Wee Scottish Scent Lover | 20th March 2012 10:16

      My mum-in-law has just given me a sample of Bottega Veneta, which I'll try tonight when I go home. I can't quite believe the best all time women's fragrances. Angel? Opium? What?! I would have expected CN5 to be there, even though it's not to my taste, but the others are humbug! What a load of pants! Who voted?

    • SoGent | 20th March 2012 23:23

      Best New Fragrance for Women

      • Les Nombres d'Or - Oud : Mona di Orio

      Best New Fragrance for Men

      • None of THOSE

      Best Fragrance Flanker 2011

      • The Taste of Fragrance : from that list anyway

      Best Fragrance Packaging 2011

      • Freak : Illamasqua

      Best Marketing Campaign 2011

      • J'Adore : Dior [LVMH]

      Best Perfumery

      • Barney's [New York]

      • Scent Bar [Los Angeles]

      Best Online Perfumery

      • Aus Liebe zum Duft

      Perfumer of the Year 2011

      • Mono di Orio

      House of the year 2011

      • Mona di Orio

      All Time Best (Men's)

      • Habit Rouge : Guerlain

    • Dernier_Cri | 21st March 2012 11:39

      I am heartened to see that Aventus is poised to take the All Time Best Mens award. I have a pot of water I keep on the stove to humidify the apartment. Is it too late to enter the competition?

    • FumeHood | 21st March 2012 20:15

      I suppose it is understandable to accept that scents need to be popular.. so actually SMELLED... to have a chance at this. Still, and at least as it pertains to the masculine categories, I will now replace the word "BEST" with the phrase "SUFFICIENTLY HYPED RUN-OF-THE-MILL" in order that any of these lists begins to make sense to me.

    • Redneck Perfumisto | 22nd March 2012 00:05

      My flacon of Aventus is shocked to see itself nominated for such an honor, when so many more well-regarded classics - including many by CREED - go unmentioned. Aventus humbly requests that its name be withdrawn.

    • MikeNY | 22nd March 2012 04:22

      Min NY!!!!

    • Francop | 22nd March 2012 14:37

      Aventus...? No way as best frag for "All time Best"; Guerlain Vetyver/Heritage...YES, YES, YES...:rolleyesold:

    • deletedmember | 23rd March 2012 17:34

      Lol! You're impossible guys! I'm sure it was Grant's computer (iPad, ... ,nevermind) text corrector! :tongue: