I shared my favorites (and my disappointments) for 2013, now I want to hear from you. I want to know what your favorites were for 2013. For the first time ever, I’ve created a survey for you to vote in. With so many launches in a year, it’s impossible to try them all. I feel collectively that we can. My goal with this is to form a list of “2013 best of” from a wide group of connoisseurs. This can be shared as “must-trys” for other perfume lovers.
Thank you for taking the time to participate! I really appreciate you and your readership. I also want to take this time to wish you a happy New Year! Let’s toast to 2014!
When voting, please only vote for perfumes that you’ve tried. It’s almost impossible to try every in each category. The category may include a future love that you haven’t tried yet; that’s understandable. Please only vote for what you have tried and liked. You can choose two for each category. Do not vote for more than two for each category. *The link for voting is below.
The 2013 survey includes:
In this category I tried to include “big” launches from brands available at most department stores across America.
There were sooo many niche and indie launches this year. There was no way I could include them all. I did my best to narrow this down and even then there are two groups. The first group is niche with a larger yet more exclusive distribution (think Serge Lutens and Chanel Les Exclusifs). The second group is niche that is smaller and has less doors (retail establishments). Many niche brands launched more than one perfume this year but I narrowed it down to one.
I mainly separated this category because there were so many niche launches. I feel that these should be included with niche as they can easily compete with niche, but like I said, there were so many launched. I decided to put these in a different category because many of these brands are about “the same size”. This category is for those niche brands that market their perfumes (or perfume in their line) as natural.
This category is for perfume collections launched in 2013. Some of the collections are permanent and some are limited edition. It includes a mix of mainstream and niche perfumes.
This category is for brands that launched in 2013 or at least gained some momentum in 2013 (for example, may have formed late 2012 but we heard more about them and their new launches in 2013). With this category think about the house that you can’t wait to see what else they have to offer because you loved what they’ve done so far.
*There is a write-in for each category because I hate being restrictive. When I go through the results, I will only include those launched in 2013. I don’t think it’s fair to include some time-tested masterpieces up against these newbies of 2013. I will use the information on Basenotes and Fragrantica as a reference for launch date.
Voting ends January 14th, 2014.
THE LINK TO VOTE – Click here to take survey