Basenotes are pleased to announced the winners of the 2013 Reader Awards. The Basenotes Reader Awards are the chance for fragrance consumers to decide which fragrances are the best of last year.
The results were previewed to attendees of the last London Perfume Lovers meet up, and we are now officially revealing the winners. Finalists can be found here.
Best New Fragrance for Women Interlude Woman : Amouage
Best New Fragrance for Men Spicebomb : Viktor & Rolf
Best New Niche/Artisan Fragrance Interlude Man : Amouage
Best New Celebrity Fragrance Truth or Dare : Madonna
Best New Flanker L'Ambre des Merveilles : Hermès
Best Fragrance Packaging 2012 Spicebomb : Viktor & Rolf
Best Marketing Campaign 2012 Chanel No.5 : Inevitable
Best Perfumery Les Senteurs, London
Best Online Perfumery luckyscent.com
Perfumer of the year Bertrand Duchaufour
House of the year Guerlain
New House of the Year (formed since 2007) Slumberhouse
Best Ever Women's Fragrance* Shalimar : Guerlain
Best Ever Men's Fragrance* Aventus : Creed
*YSL Opium and Terre d'Hermès won the "Best Ever" award last year, so these have been retired to a "Basenotes Classics" category. Future winners of this award will join them.
Winner of the $100 gift certificate is frostiblack