Monday, December 8, 2014

Poll: Your Most Worn Fragrances in 2014

In the interests of research (if you have been following the Best Seller and Best of/Top annual lists you know how historical archiving warms the cockles of my heart) I am throwing out a question to you, dear readers, today.

As simple as that: Which fragrances did you wear most in 2014? Not need for elaborate statistics, I need your assessment and feeling.

It could be something mainstream from Cartier (La Panthere launched this year) or Armani's Si (last year) or more researched, something from niche such as Aedes de Venustas Oeillet Bengale or Copal Azur or even artisanal such as Phi Rose de Kandahar by Andy Tauer...It could also be something older, such as Chanel Coco, which many readers rediscovered, or a celebrity perfume, or a natural oil, no shame in anything....Please divulge!
I will do a sum up and include it as an addendum on the Best Of 2014 List to follow.


  1. Magpie11:39

    My most worn fragrance (since I started taking notes) is Diptyque Tam Dao, followed by L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer and Maison Martin Margiela [Untitled].

  2. Mine have been Bottega Veneta, Shalimar, and Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser.

  3. Nathan13:02

    Guerlain Vetiver.

    I have a new(1990s)bottle of this ready to go under the tree, as a Christmas present to myself! Yummy!

  4. I don't repeat myself a lot (so many samples and decants) but I suppose I wore either A*Men Pure Coffee or A*Men Pure Malt at least twice a month, probably more like once a week.

  5. Philosykos - but I'm new to fragrance and its the only one I've purchased. Everything else is still samples. :). Next year will be a better test for me I think!

  6. This year was a year of buying a lot of vintage Shalimar, so naturaly, I wore that but wore a lot of L'Heure de Nuit.

  7. Probably a tie between Cabochard, Voleur des Roses & Halston Catalyst.

  8. Anonymous16:19

    It would be Chanel Bois des Iles, PG Indochine, Caron Montaigne and Hermes Jour d'Hermes Absolu.
    Curious to se the results!
    Regards, Nina

  9. Anonymous17:10

    I am just going off of empty bottle liquid levels: Shalimar; Mitsouko; Youth Dew; Diva, Ungaro. Love your blog! Merry Christmas, Jeffrey

  10. annemarie20:12

    Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles, by quite a long way. After that, Dioressence, Bottega Veneta, Calyx, Laura Biagiotti's Roma and Piguet's Calypso got a lot of wear.

  11. Anonymous20:26

    Madini Musk Pierre, Coromandel, Infusion d'Iris Absolue, and PdN Le Temps d'une Fete! These were my big four- iris for classes, le temps for making myself feel more social, and the other two for warmth at night.

    PS- I've loved your blog for ages. Thank you for maintaining it!

  12. Anonymous20:35

    Infusion d'Iris as it's so easy to wear, Baiser Vole, lovely in warm weather, Lumiere Noire pour Femme has been the number one evening out perfume, then Feminite Du Bois and Cuir Fetiche as it got colder

  13. Trayee, Dia, Shem-el-Nessim, Amour de Palazzo, Enslaved! Lately additional Iris Nazarena and Amorvero..

  14. Definetly Goutal. Grand Amour and almost as often Heure Exquise. When I get my hands on a bottle of Mon Parfum Cheri I imagine that will take first place.

  15. Melissa02:20

    I wear a lot of samples too, but most often I wear Givenchy Organza and L'Air du Desert Marocain.

  16. In the city of sin
    Encens et lavande
    My London baby, Pierre de Velay No. 23
    Encens Mythique
    WEN 613 treatment oil :-)
    Plus the usual suspects and some new loves...

  17. Amouage Epic Woman
    Amouage Lyric Woman
    April Aromatics Bohemian Spice
    Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique
    Nez a Nez Marron Chic
    ...were mainly my top five. Wore Epic Woman a lot!

    Will be interested in reading your summary report, Helg.

  18. Lentheric's Shanghai
    Guerlain's Parure
    Musk rose oil and dragon's blood from the health food store
    No. 7, Chanel
    Je Reviens, Worth
    Pour Monsieur, Chanel

  19. Chanel Coco Noir Parfum
    Chanel Bois des Isles
    Chanel No. 19 Poudre
    Serge Lutens L'Orphaline and
    La Fille de Berlin
    Imaginary Authors Yesterday Haze
    Hiram Green Moon Bloom
    Tom Ford Fleur de Chine, Velvet Orchid and Santal
    Andy Taur Phi and Miriam
    Vero Perfumo Rozy and Rubj
    Comme des Garsons Philosykos, Do Son and Tam Dao

  20. Jicky in EDT and EDP

    Mitsouko in EDP

    Champs Elysee EDT

    Goutal Eau de Camille.. sad when this bottle is over .

    YSL Rive Gauche

    Lastly .. Dior Forever and Ever ... such a big bottle I bought (duty free) and just want to use it up. Will not re-purchase.

  21. PHI, rose 31, ambre nuit, rose barbare & bois d'ascese. obviously a year of loving the rose!


  22. Molecule 01 Escentric Molecules and close second - the year is not over - Atkinsons Fashion Decree.
    It seems variety will be the only discernible trend here ...

  23. Hermes-Un Jardin en Mediterranee; Gentiane Blanche
    Guerlain-Eau de Fleurs Cedrat, Voyage London
    Cartier-Le Panthere Eau Legere

  24. Anonymous09:09

    Habit rouge (Guerlain), L'Artisan's Timbuktu, L'Air de Rien (Miller Harris). The one I've been longing for all year is L'Air du Desrt marocain (Tauer), but my samples are now completely finished and my purse too flat.

  25. Glannys09:23

    1. Serge Lutens Chergui
    2. D'Orsay Tilleul
    3. Chanel Cristalle EDT

  26. Mitsouko just edges it. Close runners are 5 O'clock au Gingembre and, erm, Star Trek Pon Farr.

    (I'm not joking about the Star Trek. It's no classic, but it's a pleasantly inoffensive thing for days when I want to smell nice but not challenging. And it cost £5!)

  27. Anonymous10:09

    This year was a very Guerlain year for me, I got some vintage Shalimar, some older versions of it (the Mexican vanilla one) and AA Limon Verde plus Santal Royal. I very much enjoyed but haven't managed to buy yet Andy Tauer's Sotto La Luna


  28. Hey There,
    I LOVE these questions. Would you be terribly offended if I asked the same question at APJ?
    Here are my most reached for..
    Shalimar by Guerlain
    Fleur de Male by Gaultier
    Coco by CHANEL
    Mohur by Neela vermeire
    Liberte by Cacharel
    Portia xx

  29. Off the top of my head, I'd go with Vamp a NY because I kept wearing that during warmer months. Otherwise, I have several in circulation so nothing stands out much.
    As a general rule though warm, woody, oriental and gourmandy stuff.

  30. Anonymous12:43

    Shalimar Guerlain
    Mitsouko Guerlain
    Fleurs d'Oranger Serge Lutens
    Sel de Vetiver Different Company
    EAu d'Orange Verte Hermes

  31. Anonymous12:43

    In the winter months, I wore Barkhane and Coromandel. During the summer it was Cristalle and R&G Jean Marie Farina.

  32. Catherine12:58

    I am in a wam climate almost all year, so I tend towards the lighter fragrances:
    Bulgary Eau Parfume au The Vert
    Frederic Malle Angeliques sous la pluie
    Ungaro Diva
    Cartier Eau de Cartier
    DelRae Mythique and Bois de Paradis

  33. Stephan13:43

    First place belongs to PHI Une Rose de Kandahar, then Habit Rouge and Knize Ten. And lately the Rose Flash from Andy Tauer is gaining much prominence in my daily perfume ritual.

  34. Ormonde Jayne Ta'if, Loukhoum, Cantabelle by Galimard and Womanity. Quite a jumble.

  35. Anonymous13:48

    Jo Malone Backberry and Bay, Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles, by Kilian Rose Oud.

  36. Anonymous14:02

    Chanel Cristalle EDT
    PdN Rose Oud EDP
    PdN Eau Soleil EDT
    Tom Ford Black Violet EDP
    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille EDP
    House of Matriarch OM
    Guerlain Attrape-Coeur EDP

  37. No. 5 EdT
    Coco EdP
    No. 5 body oil
    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau EdT

  38. Anonymous15:03

    Bottega Veneta, Tawaf, Jubilation, Ubar, Fantasia de Fleurs in no particular order

    Isabella from up North

  39. Anonymous15:16

    This year I've reached most for:
    Mitsouko, Daphne, Absolue Pour le Soir, Iris Ganache, Encens Mythique d'Orient, Traversee du Bosphore, Bas de Soie, Fille de Berlin, Like This and Fleur de Chine. (Lou)

  40. Anonymous15:19

    Going by my notes, it's Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile, followed by Annick Goutal's Un Matin D'Orage. In the summer it was mostly Eau de Rochas, Cristalle and more Goutals - Neroli and Eau du Sud.

  41. Perfumeshrine15:38


    you're very welcome to repeat this on Australian Perfume Junkies! Thanks for adding your contribution here. And so please tweet me the link when you're done so I can RT :-)

  42. Ellen15:56

    Memoirs of a Trespasser, Ragbha, Kalemat, and lots of samples/decants.

  43. Shalimar, Ninfeo Mio, Narciso(new), N°5, Mitsouko, Absolue pour le soir, Onda, Rubj, anything Mona, La nuit and Shalimar again!

  44. Anonymous17:31

    Diptyque Geranium Odorata, Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Dior Diorissimo

  45. I've just been through my perfume timeline on Fragrantica and, bearing in mind that just like a few others here I have tons of samples and decants, it seems my most worn perfumes of 2014 are Vivienne Westwood Let It Rock, Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre, Molinard Habanita l'Esprit and Britney Spears In Control Curious. Eclectic, LOL!

  46. Anonymous18:46

    This is a great poll, can't wait to see the results! My most worn this year would have to be
    Eau des Merveilles
    Chanel no 19
    Bottega veneta
    Bois des Iles
    24 Faubourg

  47. Rowena19:10

    On working days I've reached for First by Van Cleef & Arpels and Annick Goutal's L'eau d'Hadrien (Oh Adrian).
    When there's no work in sight, it was Frederic Malle's L'eau d'Hiver, Boucheron by Boucheron or Organza by Givenchy.
    Special occasions were Chanel's 31 Rue Cambon and Creed's Angelique Encens.

  48. Mary K19:36

    This year I wore a lot of:
    Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Ellie D Noir
    AG Eau de Charlotte
    Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive, and
    Parfums de Rosine Poussiere de Rose.

  49. Ariane20:36

    Great poll!
    Most worn spring/summer:Jour de Fete(love it,even though it disappears all too quickly!),Bel Respiro,Rubj voile d'extrait,
    Autumn/winter Iris poutré,Portait of a Lady,La Danza dele Libellule,Nuit de Noel

  50. spring: brin de reglisse, private collection (the old one) and mandragore

    colder weather: chanel 19, scherrer, cabochard and matin d'orage (the body cream)

    love these polls!

  51. My most worn this year were:

    Incense Rose / Andy Tauer
    Geranium Oderata / Diptyque
    Santal 33 / Le Labo

  52. Hellebore08:52

    I think my most worn fragrance was Jicky EDP, probably followed by Shalimar and Terracotta, so I have clearly been on a Guerlain kick this year!

  53. Laurels09:47

    I've worn a LOT of samples, but my most worn fragrances would I think be Jour d'Hermes, Roberto Cavalli Oro, Agent Provocateur L'Agent, Mauboissin Histoire d'Eau, Traversee du Bosphore, and Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay. The latter two are favorites of my nephews, who clearly have excellent taste.

  54. These three have been in highest rotation: Hermes' Un Jardin en Mediterranee in summer, Serge Luten's Jeux de Peau in winter (if someone can tell me how to pronounce it I will be eternally grateful); and Bvlgari Black whenever. I also recently won Strange Invisible Perfume's Scorpio, which really grew on me and have worn every day since receiving it. Great question!

  55. Ahhh I am a lover of all and loyal to none, based on my most worn scents this year...
    I started the year with Lanvin Eclat d Arpege, strayed to D&G Femme and Black, from there I went to Bahrain Eshraq by Asgharali. I moved to Blvgari, Jasmin Noir, and Omnia. As things started to warm up I moved to Narciso Rodriquez Essence, Cheap and Chic Moschino, even little Inner Grace...For the Summer I was in Eternity Summer circa 2005, Prada Infusion De Fluer D'Oranger and Angel Schlesser Femme. Had Ana Sui Secret Wish and a Flight of Fancy. But back to Bahrain I went with Qalb Al Muheet by Asgharali. the Summer was Eau Des Minimes cologne with some Versace Versence mixed in. As I end the year, I have been in Love with Madly Kenzo, Mon Jasmin Noir, Si Lolita, and GIRL Pharrell Williams!

  56. Diptyque:Oyedo
    Annick Goutal: Nimfeo Mio
    Hermes: Vetiver /tonka Hermessence

  57. Anonymous23:26

    I wore Guerlain Eau Imperiale, AG Nuit Etoilee, and Piguet's Calypso. I save Tawaf for special occasions :)
    Merry Christmas, and thank you for hours of great reading!

  58. Miss Heliotrope00:36

    Greenwitch, Black Violet, Chanel 19, Ma Griffe, and Infusion d'Iris (not in order).

  59. Anonymous01:53

    AdP Colonia Oud
    Laura Biagiotto Roma
    Profumi del Forte Roma Imperiale and By Night White
    PdN Maharanih Intense
    and its new but getting lots of love- Vero Profumo Mito V d'E.

  60. Like most other commenters, I don't stick to one scent. My top 5 in order mosy frequently worn this year are:
    Shalimar eau legere (yellow juice)
    Ava Luxe Mousse de Chine
    DSH Bois du Chocolat oil layered with CdG Kyoto
    Etro Dianthus
    Biehl EO03

  61. Wow, this is tough; Mitsouko, vintage Shalimar, Shalimar Parfum Initial, Tom Ford Violet Blond, Chanel 19 Poudre, DSH perfumes, passport a Paris, Kate Walsh Boyfriend (I always comment on this one, lol)' Julia

  62. My most worn fragrances this year were:

    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834

  63. Brainfodder14:14


    Most worn this year have been;

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Diptique Philosykos
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Ormonde Jayne Woman

    And from (multiple!) samples;

    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire
    FM L'Eau d'Hiver
    Tauer L'Air du Desert Morocain
    Parfums MDCI Promesse de l'aube Piguet Baghari
    Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio
    FM Iris Poudre

    Great to see what everyone else has been enjoying!

  64. in no particular order, i have most worn:

    coty chypre (vintage)
    shalimar edp (both vintage & contemporary)
    tom ford sahara noir
    tom ford black orchid
    prada infusion d'iris
    ralph lauren safari (vintage late 80s/early 90s)
    arpege edp
    niki de saint-phalle edp (vintage)
    annick goutal madragore
    tokyomilk excess
    caron narcisse noir
    amouage lyric woman (last drops from my 2012 wedding bottle, alors)
    annick goutal encens flamboyant (for hair)
    andy tauer incense rose
    andy tauer l'air du desert marocain
    frederic malle carnal flower
    serge lutens chergui (when the husband hasn't borrowed it)
    donna karan gold
    various oil blends from black phoenix alchemy lab

  65. My most frequently worn daytime scent was Sideris. It's not that it's the most beautiful thing I own (I have some Amouage and also some gorgeous vintage Guerlains) but it's the most wearable for my informal lifestyle in Northern California. It also seems to work well with the natural landscape here, and I walk a lot so that is important to me.

    My most frequently worn nighttime scent was Seville a L'Aube, because is such a great sleep scent, calming and gorgeous (also my husband enjoys it).

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  67. 1. Calèche soie de parfume (pre 2014 reformulation?
    2. Teint de neige edt
    3. Venezia (Biagiotti) vintage

  68. Anonymous17:27

    Cartier La Panthère
    Chanel No.5
    Serge Lutens La Vierge de Fer
    Serge Lutens De Profundis
    Serge Lutens Laine de verre
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Oeillet Sauvage


  69. So fun! Here are some of my most worn this year:

    Serge Lutens Fille de Berlin
    Prada Candy
    CdG Avignon
    PdN Le Temps D'Une Fete
    Chanel beige
    Vintage Balmain Ivoire

  70. I'm new to your blog, and I love it! Thanks!

    A Rather Novel Collection - Five o'clock at Belvoir Castle
    Ralph Lauren - Notorious
    Tokyomilk - 03 Eden
    John Varvatos Vintage (love this one but it's been too warm here in San Diego to wear it much - the combo of man fragrance on a lady + hot weather has been too weird.)

    And my new one, Tokyomilk Dark Bittersweet, which I only just bought but have been favoring lately.


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