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    Default [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Each year at Basenotes we've done the 'Basenotes Awards' where we let our visitors vote for their fave fragrance and grooming products. We're doing things a bit different this year. (Women's products are included this year for a start).

    This year, I'm letting the members of the Basenotes Community choose the nominees, and then the winners will be decided by a poll which will be pasted on the front of the site.

    You have until the end of November to post your favourites to this thread. The most popular scents will go to vote.
    (Nomination threads are available in Men's Discussion, Women's Discussion, Men's Grooming and Skincare and Cosmetics.)

    Please vote for the following: (Apart from the first category, the scents can be from any year)



    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004:

    Best women's fragrance (ever):

    Best women's fragrance packaging:

    Best women's fragrance for day wear:

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear:

    Best women's niche fragrance:

    Best women's mass market fragrance:

    Best fragrance house:



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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Pure Jil Sander

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Shalimar Guerlain

    Best women's fragrance packaging: CdG 2

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: CdG 2

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Shalimar Guerlain

    Best women's niche fragrance: Comme des Garćons 2

    Best women's mass market fragrance:

    Best fragrance house: Comme des Garćons
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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: HermŹs Eau des Merveilles and Serge Lutens Daim Blond

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Guerlain Shalimar and L'Heure Bleue

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Donna Karan Black Cashmere and Yohji Yamamoto Yohji (the original Yohji)

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Yohji Yamamoto Yohji

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Caron Narcisse Noir and Chanel Coco

    Best women's niche fragrance: Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte and Ormonde Jayne Ormonde

    Best fragrance house: Serge Lutens and Comme des Garćons
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darŁber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Just to clarify, by mass market, I mean cheapy drugstore ones like Coty and Healing Garden etc

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Basenotes
    Just to clarify, by mass market, I mean cheapy drugstore ones like Coty and Healing Garden etc
    Oops :-[
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darŁber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Huh, this is sooo hard, can we nominate three of each? Two at least?

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Eau des Merveilles (HermŹs)
    Runners up: Baisier de Dragon (Cartier), Daim Blond (S. Lutens)

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Mitsouko (Guerlain)

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Nu (YSL)
    Runners up: Chanel no.5, Le Feu d'Issey (I. Miyake), Gucci Woman

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Angel (T. Mugler)
    Runners up: Femme (Rochas), Chamade (Guerlain), Rive Gauche (YSL)

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: ArpŹge (Lanvin)
    Runners up: Fracas (R. Piguet), Narcisse Noir (Caron), Coco (Chanel)

    Best women's niche fragrance: Chergui (Serge Lutens)
    Runners up: Heure Exquise (A. Goutal), Vanisia (Creed)

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Emeraude (Coty)
    Runners up: Norell, Nude (B. Blass)

    Best fragrance house: Guerlain
    Runners up: Chanel, YSL, Caron
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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    you can nominate more than one if you are unsure

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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Yves Saint Laurent In Love Again (re-release)

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Thierry Mugler Angel

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Bond No. 9 Little Italy

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Lancome Attraction

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Hugo Deep Red

    Best women's niche fragrance: Etro Etra

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Gryphon Malibu Freesia

    Best fragrance house: Escada

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    best 2004: Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
    best ever: N°5, Fracas, Chamade by Guerlain, 24 Faubourg.
    best packaging: N°5
    best day wear: Eau de Thé Vert Bulgari.
    best evening: Fracas
    best niche: Mure & Musc
    best mass: Yves Rochers Comme une Evidence, Avons Today.
    best fragrance house: Guerlain

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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: anything by Trish McEvoy

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Shalimar

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Narciso Rodriguez for Her
    Best women's fragrance for day wear: MPG Freezia D'Or
    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: China Rose by Floris

    Best women's niche fragrance: L'Artisan or Maitre Parfumerier de Gantier

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Glow

    Best fragrance house: Dior, Floris or Guerlain


    Decisions are just too hard for me, especially related to scent!!!

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    My nose is rather naive when it comes to womens' fragrances, but I would really like to nominate Boucheron Trouble for the best 2004 launch.

    Thanks!

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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Eau des Merveilles

    Best women's fragrance (ever): No. 5

    Best women's fragrance packaging: No. 5

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Paris

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Dior Addict

    Best women's niche fragrance: Une Rose

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Bonne Belle Skin Musk

    Best fragrance house: Chanel

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Eau des Merveilles (2004)

    L'Heure Bleue (Best Ever)

    Rive Gauche (Best Packaging)

    Rive Gauche (Best Daytime)

    Cialenga (Best Evening)

    Folavril (Best Niche)

    Coty Vanilla Musk (Best mass market)

    Yves Saint Laurent (Best House)


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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    I just have to say this is torture!!! For many categories I can think of 5 nominees but here goes.


    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004:
    Daim Blond & Hermanessences

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Feminite du Bois &
    Tabac Blond

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Guerlain's Gold bee bottles ie., Metallica & Eau de Cologne Imperiale

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Chanel Cristalle

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Narcisse Noir

    Best women's niche fragrance: Chergui & Tiempe Passate

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Coty Musk

    Best fragrance house: Chanel, Caron & Serge Lutens


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    I honestly do not think I can do this...It's just too hard! :-[

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Of the ones I have tried...Eau de Merveilles

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Aromatics Elixir by Clinique, Habanita by Molinard, L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain, Feminite du Bois, Coco and no.5 by Chanel

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Angel by Thierry Mugler

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: L'Heure Bleue, Mitsuoko

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: 24, Faubourg by Hermes, Habanita, Van Cleef & Arpels

    Best women's niche fragrance: Habanita

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Exclamation

    Best fragrance house: Guerlain

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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Yohji Yamamoto pour femme

    Best women's fragrance (ever): J.P.G. Fragile

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Flower by Kenzo

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Flower by Kenzo

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: J.P.G. Fragile

    Best women's niche fragrance: CdG Rose

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Coty Pret-a-Porter

    Best fragrance house: Kenzo



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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Bulgari Omnia

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Guerlain Chamade

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Flower by Kenzo (really it's impossible to decide - I would cast my vote for the wonderfully conceptual Infini by Caron, but maybe it's too old hat)

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Babe by Fabergé

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Je Reviens Worth

    Best women's niche fragrance: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Motu

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Jontue Revlon

    Best fragrance house: Guerlain

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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Cinéma [YSL] (just to include it in the poll)

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Shalimar

    Best women's fragrance packaging: No.5

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: A.A. Pamplelune [Guerlain]

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Aromatics Elixir [Clinique]

    Best women's niche fragrance: Eau du Sud [Goutal]

    Best women's mass market fragrance: White Musk [The Body Shop]

    Best fragrance house: Caron
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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Hermes Eau des Merveilles, Prada

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Must de Cartier, CK Obsession

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Boucheron Trouble, Donna Karan EDP

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Creed Spring Flowers, Yohji by Yamamoto

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: DK Black Cashmere, Bulgari Omnia

    Best women's niche fragrance: Creed Spring Flowers, L'Artisan DZING!

    Best women's mass market fragrance:

    Best fragrance house: Guerlain, Caron, Calvin Klein


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    Caron's Infini


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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Basenotes
    you can nominate more than one if you are unsure
    Thanks, Grant!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darŁber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    OK lets do it!!!

    New Release 2004 Chene

    Best Ever Alpona

    Packing Black Cashmere simple feels good in the hand.

    Daywear Alpona

    Evening Narcisse Noir

    Niche Ormonde Jayne Ormonde

    Mass Market Coty Wild Musk

    House Caron
    DONNA

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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Narcisso Rodriguez

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Nu (YSL)

    Best women's fragrance packaging: 24Faubourg (HermŹs)

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Light Blue (D&G)

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Must (Cartier)

    Best women's niche fragrance: Angeliques sous la pluie (Editions F. Malle)

    Best women's mass market fragrance: ?

    Best fragrance house: Guerlain

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Prada; Omnia

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Fracas; Shalimar parfum; Bois des Iles parfum

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Lolita Lempicka; Bulgari BLV; Coco Mademoiselle

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Quelques Fleurs; Coco Mademoiselle; Baby Doll

    Best women's fragrance for evening wear: Coco parfum; Opium parfum

    Best women's niche fragrance: Geisha Rouge; Kai

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Jean Naté

    Best fragrance house: Chanel; YSL
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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: PARIS roses des bois

    Best women's fragrance (ever): L'AIR DU TEMP

    Best women's fragrance packaging: YVRESSE

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: IN LOVE AGAIN

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: NU

    Best women's niche fragrance: -

    Best women's mass market fragrance: -

    Best fragrance house: YVES SAINT LAURENT


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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Daim Blond by Serge Lutens

    Best women's fragrance (ever): En Avion by Caron

    Best women's fragrance packaging: dont care

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Daim Blond by Serge Lutens

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: En Avion by Caron ( second Le Baiser du Dragon Cartier)

    Best women's niche fragrance: not sure what u mean by niche

    Best women's mass market fragrance: no interest in those

    Best fragrance house: not sure what you mean by house


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    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Yohji Yamamoto pour femme

    Best women's fragrance (ever): White Linen

    Best women's fragrance packaging: Essence of Jerusalem

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Cerutti Image

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Dolce & Gabanna red cap

    Best women's niche fragrance: E Coudray‚s Nohiba

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Coty‚s Imprevu

    Best fragrance house: Fendi

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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Hermes Vetiver Tonka or Divine l'Ame Soeur

    Best women's fragrance (ever): George Sand

    Best women's fragrance packaging:  Ungaro Apparition

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: La Base

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear: Narciso Rodriguez Her

    Best women's niche fragrance: Serge Lutens Chergui

    Best women's mass market fragrance:   Hermes Hiris

    Best fragrance house: Frederic Malle



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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004:  Eau des Merveilles (Hermes), Omnia (Bulgari)

    Best women's fragrance (ever):  Youth Dew, Estee and Private Collection (Estee Lauder), Aphrodisia (Faberge), Chamade (Guerlain), Must (Cartier)  

    Best women's fragrance packaging:  L'Or (Torrente), Black Cashmere (Donna Karan), Creed (all)

    Best women's fragrance for day wear:  No. 22 (Chanel), Vent Vert (Balmain), L'Air du Temps (Nina Ricci), Oscar (Oscar de la Renta), L'Or (Torrente), Irma Shorell Rose

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear:  Must (Cartier), Misuki (Holzman & Stephanie), Anne Pliska (Anne Pliska), George Sand (MPG), No. 5 (Chanel), Coco (Chanel)

    Best women's niche fragrance:  Angelique Encens (Creed), Misuki (Holzman & Stephanie), Irma Shorell Rose, Anne Pliska

    Best women's mass market fragrance:  Emeraude (Coty), Vanilla Musk (Coty), Norell (Five Star Fragrances)

    Best fragrance house:  Chanel, Estee Lauder, Guerlain, Caron



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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Ohhh so tough!

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Eau des Merveilles (hands down)

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Vol de Nuit, Yerbamate (though it's unisex), original formulations of Shalimar and Evyan's White Shoulders

    Best women's fragrance packaging:   Kenzo Flower, Lolita Lempicka, Angel

    Best women's fragrance for day wear: Zoe, Ecusson, Bal a Versailles, Demeter's Wet Garden, Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica (unisex)

    Best women' fragrance for evening wear:  Parure, Oscar, Coco, Arpege, Angel

    Best women's niche fragrance: So New York

    Best women's mass market fragrance: Jovan's White Musk

    Best fragrance house: Guerlain

    There are some fragrances that are appropriate for day or evening, so I'll make nominate Oscar and Vol de Nuit as "any time" scents ;D
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    Default Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    These are so hard to pick!

    Best for 2004:  Between Eau de Mervelles and Trouble

    Best Ever Misuki, Miss Dior or Le Dix

    Best Packaging:  The Boucheron (House) jewlery bottles especially Jaupir Safir and Boucheron.

    Best Daywear:  Vent Vert, Fascination, Bulgari Pour Femme, Dolche Vita

    Best Evening: Habanita, Misuki, Vol de Nuit

    Niche:  CdG Jalisamer or Avignon

    Mass Market:  Hands down - Emerude, then L'Origin and Tabu.

    Best Niche House:  Holtzman and Stephanie



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