EauMG’s Perfume Pals Best of 2015 Voting – Closed

EauMG Best of 2015 Awards


I shared my favorites (and my disappointments of 2015), now I want to hear from you! I’d appreciate if it you’d take the time to participate in this survey – The Third Annual EauMG Awards! With so many launches every year, it’s impossible to try them all. I feel collectively that we can try. My goal with this voting is to form a list of “2015 best of” from a wide group of fragrance connoisseurs. I’d like to share the results as a “must-tries” for other perfume lovers. (Here’s an example from last year).

When voting, please only vote for perfumes that you’ve tried. It’s almost impossible to try every in each category – I haven’t tried many of these. The category may include a future love that you haven’t worn yet; that’s understandable. There are so many launches in a year! You can choose two for each category. Do not vote for more than two for each category. *The link for voting can be found below.

I’ve tried to put together perfumes that were launched in the U.S. in 2015.

Here are the categories in the 2015 voting and a brief explanation of each category:

Best Mainstream

In this category I tried to include “big” launches from brands available at most department stores across America. For example, this includes designer perfumes and celeb scents.

Best Niche (larger distribution)

Every year there are so many niche and indie launches. There is no way I could include them all. I did my best to narrow this down and even then there are two groups (niche and indie). The first group is niche with a larger yet more exclusive distribution (think Serge Lutens or Chanel Les Exclusifs). These perfumes are usually created by a formally trained perfumer that works with the brand’s creative director.

Best Niche/Indie (smaller distribution)

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 (you can always “write in” the other). These are smaller brands where the perfumer is rather “solo” meaning that they are the creative director and perfumer.

Best Natural

I’m not saying that naturals should be judged “differently”. I mainly separate this category because there are so many niche/indie 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” and are often in the same price range. This category is for those niche brands that market their perfumes (or perfume in their line) as natural.

Best Collection

This category is for perfume collections launched in 2015. Some of the collections are permanent and some are limited edition. It includes a mix of mainstream and niche perfumes.

Best Brand/House

This category is for brands that launched in 2015 or at least gained some momentum in 2015 (for example, may have formed late 2014 but we heard more about them and their new launches in 2015). 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 2015-ish within the US. I don’t think it’s fair to include some time-tested masterpieces up against these newbies of 2015 – so don’t write in Fracas! I will use the information on Basenotes and Fragrantica as a reference for launch date.

Thanks again!

Voting ends January 12th! VOTING IS CLOSED!!!


Here are the results! 

6 thoughts on “EauMG’s Perfume Pals Best of 2015 Voting – Closed

  1. I feel like a failure! Here I am thinking I’ve tried a lot of perfumes, which I have, but apparently hardly any are new releases! Jeez, just when I was feeling pretty happy with my La Myrrhe decant and multiplying samples that came with purchases I realize that I am just so far behind the times. Oh well, I’m loving all my oldies-but-goodies.

      1. I just emailed Ömer at Pekji, one of my biggest puzzles has been why there aren’t more perfumers coming out of Turkey. It is such a fragrance-laden country. But I am loving La Myrrhe (and Chamade and and and – so many, just nothing new!)

        1. That’s a good question and I have a few theories. I know that when I went in ’14, there was no niche perfume to be found. I think, like a lot of other crafts in the area, it’s being revitalized by a younger generation.

          I could live happily with a bottle of La Myrrhe, Chamade parfum and about three others. Yet, I keep on sniffing. Go figure.

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