Fragrantica, the esteemed perfume magazine hailed as the online fragrance encyclopedia, has unveiled the winners of its 2023 Readers' Choice Awards.
With an impressive turnout of over 2 million votes, fragrance enthusiasts worldwide revealed their preferences, determining the most beloved perfumes of the year.
"Thank you, Fragrantica members, for your enthusiastic participation in our seventh Readers' Choice Awards!" Fragrantica said. "This year, nearly two million votes were cast, making a clear statement about your favorite perfumes of 2023."
Libre Le Parfum from French luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent clinched the Best Perfume for Women award for the second consecutive year. This sweet, floral and vanilla-scented fragrance claimed the same title after its launch in 2022.
Fragrantica included fragrances from 2022, recognizing that not all had the opportunity to experience the newer releases immediately upon their debut.
Meanwhile, Best Perfume for Men 2023 went to Le Male Elixir from Jean Paul Gaultier, a vanilla-based fragrance that debuted last year. In 2022, Sauvage Elixir Dior claimed this title.
The Best Unisex Perfume for 2023 was Angels' Share Anniversary Edition by Kilian. This woody, amber vanilla fragrance captured the hearts of both men and women alike and was also granted the same title in 2022.
Sauvage Dior, a fragrance that has gained huge popularity since its 2015 release, topped the "I hate this perfume" category, according to Fragrantica.
See other winners of Fragrantica's 2023 Readers' Choice Awards below.
Best Niche Perfume 2023 - Gris Charnel Extrait BDK Parfums
Best Marine Perfume - Acqua di Giò Profumo by Giorgio Armani
Jungle In Perfumes - Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Hermès
Best Women's Perfume of All Time - Hypnotic Poison Dior
Best Men's Pefume of All Time - Dior Homme Intense 2011 Dior
Best Niche Perfume of All Time - XJ 1861 Naxos Xerjoff
Best British Niche 2023 - Aphrodite Soki London
Best American Niche 2023 - Followed Kerosene
Best French Niche 2023 - Gris Charnel Extrait BDK Parfums
Best Middle Eastern Perfume - Khamrah Lattafa Perfumes
Best Italian Niche 2023 - Lascia Ch'io Pianga Filippo Sorcinelli
Best Marketing Campaign 2023 - Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Kayali Fragrances
Worst Marketing Campaign - Fiery Passion Portals Parfums
The Darkest Perfume for Men 2023 - Opus XIV - Royal Tobacco Amouage
Best Orange Blossom Perfume - Golestan Tauer Perfumes
Best Rose Perfume of the Last Decade - Delina Parfums de Marly
Best Chocolate of the Last Decade - Vanille Havane Les Indemodables
Most Boring Perfume for Women 2023 - Prada Paradoxe Intense Prada
Most Boring Perfume for Men 2023 - MYSLF Yves Saint Laurent