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    Default Basenotes Awards 2011 - Finalists

    I'm going to post this on the front page next week, but thought I'd give you guys a look over it.

    When I launched Basenotes in 2000, I thought it would be fun to poll the readers of the site (all 4 of them !!) to see which they thought were the best fragrances. We've done the same every year since then (except last year), but this year the awards have changed structure.

    Previously, apart from the 'new fragrance award', readers could vote for any fragrance for each of the categories -- while this gave a nice indication of which fragrances were popular, it tended to end up with Shalimar, No 5, Green Irish Tweed, and Terre de Hermes winning most years. So this year, we've scaled the awards down somewhat, and apart from the 'best classic scent', all the fragrance awards refer to 2010 releases. To avoid the Best Classic Scent being the same every year, from now on, when a fragrance wins that award, it is entered into the 'Basenotes Classic Fragrance Hall of Fame', and is no longer eligible to receive the award.

    The other big change is that we no longer split the awards into male and female. With many of the fragrances liked by our readers being non-gender specific, we've just lumped them all into one. A good fragrance is a good fragrance regardless of gender.

    Right, enough waffle. Here are the finalists voted by you. Winners announced at some point in JUNE 2011:

    CLASSIC

    • ACQUA DI PARMA
    • ANGEL
    • CHANEL NO 5
    • COCO
    • EGOISTE
    • GREEN IRISH TWEED
    • IRIS POUDRE
    • JICKY
    • L'AIR DU DESERT MAROCAIN
    • MITSOUKO
    • OPIUM
    • SHALIMAR
    • TERRE DE HERMES
    • TOBACCO VANILLE TOM FORD

    NEW

    • ABSOLUE POUR LE SOIR
    • AVENTUS
    • BALENCIAGA PARIS
    • BANG MARC JACOBS
    • BLEU DE CHANEL
    • BOXEUSES
    • CALVIN KLIEN BEAUTY
    • CARILLON POUR UN ANGE
    • GUCCI GUILTY
    • LIKE THIS
    • MEMOIR MAN
    • MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
    • PORTRAIT OF A LADY
    • SARTORIAL
    • TAUER EAU D'EPICES
    • TONKA IMPERIALE
    • UNTITLED
    • WOMANITY

    PACKAGING

    • BANG MARC JACOBS
    • BIG PONY RALPH LAUREN
    • CHAMPION
    • GUCCI GUILTY
    • LADY MILLION
    • LIKE THIS
    • PINK ROOM DARKLY AUDACIOUS
    • TAUER PERFUMES
    • VOYAGE D'HERMES
    • WOMANITY

    BEST MARKETING

    • BALENCIAGA PARIS
    • BANG MARC JACOBS
    • BLEU DE CHANEL
    • GUCCI GUILTY
    • OLD SPICE
    • PENHALIGON'S
    • PURR KATY PERRY
    • WOMANITY


    BEST PERFUMERY

    • AEDES DE VENUSTAS NEW YORK
    • BERGDORF GOODMAN NEW YORK
    • CAMPOMARZIO 70 ROME
    • HARRODS LONDON
    • LES SENTEURS LONDON
    • MIN NEW YORK
    • SCENT BAR LOS ANGELES
    • SELFRIDGES LONDON
    • SENTUERS D'AILLEURS BRUSSELS
    • THE DIFFERENT SCENT BERLIN

    BEST ONLINE PERFUMERY

    • AUS LIEBE ZUM DUFT
    • EBAY (yeah, really!)
    • ESCENTUAL
    • FRAGRANCE NET
    • LES SENTUEURS
    • LUCKY SCENT
    • STRAWBERRYNET
    • THE PERFUMED COURT


    BEST BLOG

    • 1000 FRAGRANCES
    • CA FLEURE BON
    • I SMELL THEREFORE I AM
    • KATIE PUCKRIK SMELLS
    • NOW SMELL THIS
    • PERFUME SHRINE
    • PERSOLAISE
    • SORCERY OF SCENT


    I'd love to hear your thoughts as to winners for each category...
    Last edited by Grant; 27th May 2011 at 12:00 AM.

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    Default Re: Basenotes Awards 2011 - Finalists

    I see my top choices in all of these. Some of them mirror the Fifis (which, contrary to prevailing opinion, I don't regard as trash, just reflective of the industry as a whole, and not our little subworld). Some of them don't - rather happily.

    I don't want to say yet - in some cases I can't, because it's a tie. But you have some good choices, and I think the winners will be more warmly received here than the Fifi results.
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    Default Re: Basenotes Awards 2011 - Finalists

    Great idea. Thanks Grant!
    "You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are."

    -- Eckhart Tolle

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    Im new to all of this, fantastic pool.

    You choose the entries by the previous years winners?

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