The Candies 2018: The Best and Worst Perfumes of the Year — The Candy Perfume Boy

So here we are, on the very last day of 2018! This year has been an odd one – the world feels as if it is collapsing in on itself and for that reason, it has been quite stressful. Personally and professionally it has been turbulent – lots of great ups and some downs too. […]

via The Candies 2018: The Best and Worst Perfumes of the Year — The Candy Perfume Boy

No roundup of “Best of 2018” blog lists would be complete without The Candy Perfume Boy, so here he is and here is his list!

Scentbird’s 2018 Most Popular Perfumes — Scentbird Perfume and Cologne Blog

Now that 2019 is almost here, it’s the perfect time to give you a recap of our top best-selling perfumes this year. Here are the ten fragrances that our scent tribe has been adding to their queues: Bright Crystal by Versace Average Rating 4.5 out of 5 Bright Crystal is a refreshing and sensual fragrance that combines…

via Scentbird’s 2018 Most Popular Perfumes — Scentbird Perfume and Cologne Blog

For a different kind of list, here is Scentbird’s list of its top ten bestsellers among fragrances in 2018, regardless of when they debuted. It’s interesting to see what is selling well!

My Top 10 Fragrances of 2018, dedicated to Vero Kern — Grain de musc

Her big, boisterous laugh. Her even bigger heart. Her dauntless style. The free spirit that only comes with the second spring of age… We’ve lost Vero Kern. I’ve lost a friend. In one of our last conversations, an interview for the exhibition catalogue of « Nez à Nez » at the mudac in Lausanne, she told me:…

via My Top 10 Fragrances of 2018, dedicated to Vero Kern — Grain de musc

I thought it was lovely that Grain de Musc dedicated its “Best of 2018” to the late Vero Kern. I never got the chance to meet her, but I know that her passing has been a big loss to the fragrance community, and especially to several bloggers who knew her.

Yearly Review – My Favorite Fragrances of 2018 — Chemist in the Bottle

It was 110 posts ago (this one being 111) when we were welcoming 2018 with our arms wide open but it really feels as if the year started just a few days ago. While indeed 12 months have passed in a blink of an eye. Today many of us feel tired of current year and […]

via Yearly Review – My Favorite Fragrances of 2018 — Chemist in the Bottle

Chemist in the Bottle always has great choices and insights! Here are his “Best of 2018.”

Colognoisseur Best of 2018: Part 1- Overview — Colognoisseur

2018 was a year in which the perfume companies more firmly tuned their fragrances towards a younger generation. I tried 701 new perfume releases this past year. If there was one dominant trend it was towards transparent styles; especially in the mainstream sector. It also meant simpler constructs using three to five ingredients. The difficulty…

via Colognoisseur Best of 2018: Part 1- Overview — Colognoisseur

The first of several Colognoisseur posts on the fragrances of 2018; I was happy that he praised Cartier’s Carat, which I am also enjoying.

Best of 2018 : 12 Perfumes To Bring into The New Year — Bois de Jasmin

Every year when I sit down to summarize the best of the launches, I look at perfumes I’ve reviewed and check my notes for whether I’ve changed my mind about the ratings. Although one could complain about too many launches, too much sameness in the market, too little creativity, the truth is that some fragrances…

via Best of 2018 : 12 Perfumes To Bring into The New Year — Bois de Jasmin

Another favorite blog and lovely fragrance community!

Portia’s Best Of 2018

via Portia’s Best Of 2018

I don’t feel qualified to list the “best of 2018”, as I haven’t tried that many of the new launches, so I plan to share the lists of bloggers I follow and enjoy! And then maybe I will post a very idiosyncratic list of the scents I’ve enjoyed this year, without any claim to being expert or comprehensive.

So here is Portia’s “Best of 2018” from the blog Australian Perfume Junkies — if you haven’t read the blog before, check it out! It’s a very friendly fragrance community. Happy New Year!