There is still so very much I haven't gotten around to trying - the new Lutens, the new Tauers, and dozens of niche releases that have piqued my curiosity.
My favorite recent release is Kilian's Love & Tears
a very pleasing, pleasant, transparent jasmine. I love it, but I'm not in love with it, you know? It's an A fragrance but not A+.
Amouage's Opus II
was very intriguing. Not really my type of thing but absolutely a top-quality fragrance that comes with my highest recommendations.
Good but not wowing me are Musc and Ambre from the Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or series, and L'Artisan's Nuit de Tubereuse seems like an interesting miscalculation, fascinating but unwearable.
Going back to late 2009 brings up a few more things, namely Kilian's Pure Oud
and Back To Black
, both fantastic fragrances to my nose.
I need to catch up on my fragrance sampling, that's for sure!
That being said, I've discovered so many great fragrances in the past year ( released in earlier years ) that I can hardly complain; it's been a great year for me and fragrance.