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Jennifer Counts December 30, 2012

I did a lot of sniffing this year, but I didn't keep up with new releases as much as I'd like. Ones that I did try and loved were (in no particular order): 1. MDCI Chypre Palatin 2. Diptyque Volutes 3. Parfum d'Empire Musc Tonkin 4. L'Ambre des Merveilles.

Ramona December 30, 2012

I am sadly behind everyone when it comes to sniffing. However, I am really enjoying L'ambre des Merveilles and Volutes EDT and I have just ordered a little bit of love in the form of 7 Billion Hearts from Surrender to Chance- I love me some vanilla in any way, shape, or form. Safe and Happy New Year to all!

Grain de Musc December 29, 2012

Coming in a bit late to the party, and waving to all... I'm so happy Séville à l'aube is getting lots of love, and am now very intrigued by Pear and Olive -- the brand hasn't crossed over to France yet -- and Opardu (there *is* a Puredistance retailer in Paris, the fabulous Jovoy). A happy and wonderfully fragrant New Year to everyone!

furriner December 29, 2012

There still are a lot I haven't had a chance to try yet. I got bottles of Epic Man and Tribute this year, so I kinda avoided trying any new Amouages lest i get tempted further. I guess my top five of the year are: L'Artisan Parfumeur Séville à l'Aube Parfum d'Empire Musc Tonkin Aedes de Venustas Signature edp Etat Libre d'Orange Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes Neela Vermeire Trayee -- I liked all three, actually.

FearsMice December 29, 2012

Dear Posse, it's so much fun to read your lists and all the comments! I'm so far behind in sniffing that I'll never catch up on all the "bests" that everyone mentions, so maybe I should just save up for a bottle of the wonderful Opardu that Ann loves, too, and not worry about it anymore! A very happy 2013 to you all!!

shylotus December 29, 2012

I was most impressed with The Exotic Island perfumer (indie) Juan Perez' releases - Flora Azteca, Gardenia Exuberante, Oud Nawab, Waters of Aswan, and Magnolia de Verano. They are unusual, fresh, and his discovery set is quite affordable! I hope to see more perfume bloggers review Juan's progressive and unique creations. Happy New Year, all!

Irina December 29, 2012

great lists you all and a special thank to Tom for not letting Mito out a wonderful 2013 to all of you

Kathy December 28, 2012

Adding my appreciation for the Atelier house, they are doing some really wonderful things, can't wait to try Mistral Patchouli

Anita Thompson Monroe December 28, 2012

This has been the year for Mona De Orio for me. I love her Musc and Vanille. They wind around your body like smoke instead of instantly saying their names. No one recognizes them, all to the good. They actually help me sleep. RIP Mona.

Eldarwen22 December 28, 2012

Looks like the only new release I''ve tried is Interlude for women. It was difficult for me to like let alone enjoy.

Sherri Miller December 28, 2012

Wow, it has been such a great year for perfume! I'll have to narrow it down: 1. Guerlain Encens Mysthique and Amouage Beloved are tied for first in my book. 2. Guerlian Rose Nacree 3. Guerlain Songe d'Un Bois d'Ete 4. Interlude Man 5. Cuir de Nacre 6. Guerlain L'heure de Nuit: I love this wearable interpretation of L'heure Bleue, the blue juice, the bottle, everything!

lucasai December 28, 2012

Nice choices. I also made my little perfume summary at Chemist in the Bottle. It's more personal rather than general but I've written it that way and am not gonna change it ;)

Suzy Q December 28, 2012

Seville a l'Aube. Period. OK, I also liked Vetiver Fatal and Interlude Woman and L'Ambre des Merveilles. And I never got to try the Neela Vermeires which just isn't right, considering my admiration for B. Duchaufour's work. But, I found Seville so perfect that I can't imagine anything else from 2012 topping it.

rosarita December 28, 2012

So many scents I still want to try, esp. Slumberhouse Pear + Olive. From my own experience, my favorites are Jul et Mad Amour de Palazo; Kerosene Copper Skies; Tom Ford Noir and Spicebomb.

Heather Wood December 28, 2012

The gorgeous 7 Billion Hearts is my favorite of the year. Dry dark smoky resiny vanilla is my idea of heaven. I've spent my adult life avoiding vanilla perfumes because of their gooey quality, but I've always loved huffing really good vanilla extract, and it turns out that my Platonic vanilla was out there waiting. 7BH also sent me on a tour among the driest, most adult vanillas, and now I have several new loves and am a lot poorer. I second Patty on gardenia as the note of the year, but I haven't sniffed some of the newest ones. Can't wait.

anatu13 December 28, 2012

My favorites of the year are: 1. Vero Profumo Mito 2. L'Artisan Seville a l'Aube 3. SL Une Voix Noire 4. Neela Vermeire Mohur 5. SL Santal Majescule

Angelique December 28, 2012

*Sigh* Opening the www.surrendertochance.com link so that I can immediately add to my wish list. Seriously. That would be: Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient, Arquiste Boutonniere, Ineke Hothouse Flower, and Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire. Yes, I'm picking all of those gardenia scents ... I've been trying to find a good one that doesn't stink like waxed nastiness with an overlay of mace. Well, fine. I just added another 8 perfumes to my wish list. *L.O.V.E* it!

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