As you can probably see, I review A LOT of perfume. While many of them are great, there are others that make me recoil and I have to wash them off. Those are quickly sold or traded to other perfume fans who might like them more. So the question remains: what are the best and worst of the perfumes I’ve tested? To answer that question, I have decided to make two lists, with 5 scents each, for my favorite and least favorite perfumes.
First, we have the Hall of Fame. In no particular order:
- Solstice Scents Cenobite (A deep Vanilla Bean which has a slight boozy liqueur note on application mixed with a pile of fresh vanilla beans and a sultry, smooth, rich and creamy French Vanilla.)
- BPAL Dorian (A Victorian fougere with three pale musks and dark, sugared vanilla tea.)
- Arcana Fille de Joie (Delicate lavender marshmallows and yellow peaches cured in a vanilla absolute bottle)
- BPAL Diligent Instruction for the Bridal Night (Sugar dusted strawberries and mallow blossoms)
- NAVA Adele (Gold Alexandria Sea salt, Gold Peach Skin, Crystal Vanilla, Kobalt Vanilla and a kiss from Moonstone.)
- BPAL Stekkjarstaur (Wooly sugared marshmallow root.)
- BPAL De Vos’ Unicorn (Sugared peony and rose-tinted vanilla with mallow, white musk, lavender buds, and a touch of apricot.)
Next we have the Hall of Shame for those perfumes that really did not work for me.
- Sixteen92 Theda (Tart sangria infused with ripe summer fruits (white peach, nectarine, berries, citrus), dark vanilla, wild vines, rose absolute.)
- BPAL Wicked (Rich myrrh and jasmine draped in the subtlest rose.)
- Solstice Scents Conjure Dark (Amber, Frankincense, Sweet Incense Smoke, Dried Rose Petals, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Woods, Oud, Vanilla)
- BPAL Mouse’s Long and Sad Tale (Vanilla, two ambers, sweet pea and white sandalwood.)
- BPAL Antique Lace (A soft, wistful blend of dry flowers, aged linens, and the faint breath of long-faded perfumes.)
With perfume, it is always important to remember that something that I hate, you might love, and vice versa. Perfume is a very personal thing, and it really depends on your own taste and skin chemistry. That being said, I hope my reviews help you all make informed purchases, or help you decide not to make a purchase of something. Finding those holy grail scents requires a lot of trial and error, but its a lot of fun to test out different things!