It is that time of year, when we all turn our noses to look at what has passed by them in 2009 and decide what we loved the most. We all put our little heads together and tried to come to some agreement. We didn’t all love them all. Some of them we hated, some we loved, some of us equally hated and loved the same perfume at the same time, but these are the standouts of the year – Best Perfumes of 2009.
Perfumer of 2009 – Bertrand Duchafour. His work, whether you like the perfumes personallyor not, for L’Artisan and Comme des Garcons in the past and his new entriees this year for them, as well as Penhaligon’s Amaranthine are great perfumes, diverse and interesting.
New House of the 2009 – Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Excellent entries from top to bottom. Interesting, well-made, but all having Kurkdjian’s stamp on them.
Then, without further comment since most of these have been reviewed on this blog, sometimes more than once, these are our Top 20 Best Perfumes of 2009:
- Amouage Tribute Attar
- Apothia Pearl
- By Kilian Pure Oud
- Carol’s Daughter’s Pearls
- Cartier – L’heure Mysteriuese, L’Heure Brilliante, and La Treizieme Heure
- Creed Windsor
- Kenzo UFO
- L’Artisan al Oudh
- L’Artisan Havana Vanille
- La Perla Life Threads
- Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita Lempicka
- Natori EDP
- Parfums DelRae Mythique
- Penhaligon’s Amaranthine
- Prada L’Eau Ambree
- Strange Invisible Perfumes Fire and Cream
- Soihvohle Oudh Lacquer
- Soihvohle Love Speaks Primeval
- Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
- Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidee Vanille, Bois d’Iris and Muguet Blanc
That’s our list of Best Perfumes of 2009. What’s on yours for 2009? I’m sure we forgot something or several somethings.