[Update, 2012: When I posted this list in 2007, I had no idea it would turn out to be the most-read article on Now Smell This. I was never completely satisfied with it, and 5 years on, it's really showing its age. I probably ought to rewrite it in its entirely, but instead, I've taken the lazy approach and added a few updates below in brackets. I deleted some things, and added some things (additions are marked with an asterisk) — the list still comes out to 100. I should note at the outset that many of the fragrances listed here havebeen reformulated, and since I can't possibly try them all again, I can't be sure every one of them is still worth smelling.]
I'll start with a disclaimer: this is不a list of the 100 Best Perfumes Of All Time, but rather, a list of 100 fragrances that anyone seriously interested in perfume should try. Put another way, it is meant to encompass a broad range of perfumes, good, bad, pretty, ugly, mainstream, niche, etc, and to provide a sort of general introduction to the subject of modern perfumery.
Some fragrances are included because they are Great Fragrances, others are here because they are so popular that it seems to me that you ought to know about them, still others, because they've spawned so many imitators that you ought to try the fragrance that inspired the trend. A few are here just because they are so weird or interesting or wonderful that they shouldn't be missed, and a few more, just because I adore them, and think everyone else should too, although many of my favorites are not on the list.
一些男士香水都包括在内，bepaly体育app但只有少数;它是由与妇女和男女皆宜的香水的大名单。I have also restricted the list to fragrances that can be obtained in the United States without jumping through too many hoops, and to fragrances that are worth smelling in their modern incarnations (e.g., nothing that you'd have to find a vintage bottle of to appreciate).
Natural perfumery is a growing field. Whether you mind using synthetics or not (and obviously, I don't) it is interesting to find out what can be done using only natural components. Aftelier is one of the older and better known natural brands. Shiso, Fig and Pink Lotus are the line's best sellers, but my favorite is the dark, earthy and sexy Cepes & Tuberose. They have a number of sample sets available, but if you've never tried anything all-natural, be prepared for sticker shock: natural components aren't cheap. For a completely different approach to natural perfumery, check outStrange Invisible Perfumes。
Eau d'Hadrien is included because I wanted to have at least one decent citrus on the list. Citrus fragrances rarely make the cut in "Best Of" lists, but it seems to me that the perfect citrus is as important, and probably just as hard to create, as the perfect oriental. Hadrien is as good a place as any to start your search: it is widely loved, although personally I prefer the somewhat weirder Eau du Sud. And while you're at it, the rest of the安霓可古特尔线绝对是值得探讨过;我有一个很难缩小到两个人以上。
[2012：我听到不同的Hadrien是如何表现以及过去几年账户;有人说，它已被大幅改写，有人说没有。无论哪种方式，我将取代Ninféo Mioas a better example of what the Annick Goutal line is up to these days. Also worth a sniff:曼陀罗草Mandragore和theLes Orientalistes trio。]
A forgotten gem. I was thrilled to see it get two mentions in Angela's article onUnderappreciated Perfumeslast year.
It smells an awful lot like its name. It has been on Sephora's best seller list nearly forever (well, ok, a few years, but that is nearly forever in perfume terms these days). It is the second most reviewed fragrance atMakeupAlley, following Thierry Mugler Angel (see below). You might as well find out what it smells like, although chances are you've already smelled it on the street, so to speak.
[2012: Pink Sugar is nowthemost reviewed fragrance at MakeupAlley.]
从这一行已经非常迅速地确立了自己的利基香水市场一个球员最好的，虽然新品牌bepaly体育appbepaly体育appAndy Warhol Silver Factorymight end up knocking it off its pedestal.
[2012: To my mind, Bond no 9 still hasn't bested Chinatown, and Andy Warhol Silver Factory is still the main contender.]
而名人香水的比赛，我想起来了，是巨大的，并尝试，你可能会，你就不能忽视它。布兰妮的幻想令我是相当有代表性的流派。如果你喜欢年轻而甜美，你也许会喜欢幻想，如果没有，解药，试卡明：飞龙bepaly体育app(quite possibly the only celebrity fragrance with a sense of humor) or Sarah Jessica Parker's可爱orCovet(quite possibly the only fragrance line from a celebrity who was known to care about perfume before she came up with her own).
[2012：名人类别已经成长突飞猛进，因为我写了这一点，但幻想依然屹立作为在体裁比比皆是一般年轻而甜美的香水一个相当不错的例子。bepaly体育app一个更现代的（但不是完全不同）的例子可能是Taylor Swift Wonderstruck。If you want to smell the fragrance that started the modern celebrity perfume craze, check outJ Lo Glow。]
[2012: My esteem for Bvlgari as a fragrance house has lessened a bit over the years, but happily these two oldies-but-goodies are still in production.]
[2012: To find out what Calvin Klein is up to now, I suppose you could try the pretty but dull美女。]
If you can, try all of the卡隆urn fragrances, but these three give a good idea of what the house produced during its heyday. My own favorite is the admittedly less profoundAlpona。最好的近代，在我看来，可能只是L'Anarchiste。
CB我讨厌香水makes unusual fragrances that are entirely outside of the mainstream tradition, in fact, you could argue that they are outside of the niche tradition as well, and maybe stretch the boundaries of what we think of as perfume. Black March is wonderfully evocative and the name says it all. I'm surprised to see we've never reviewed it.
19.香奈儿Bois des Iles
20. Chanel Eau de Cologne*
前三个是不是我的最爱香奈儿, but they are the perfumes that established Chanel's reputation as a perfume house, and as such, you ought to get to know them. If you've got the time and the inclination, try the whole Rue Cambon trio (Gardenia and Cuir de Russie in addition to Bois des Iles); all are masterpieces in their own right, and as it happens I prefer them to the numbered trio listed above.
可可小姐带来了新一代的球迷的阵营之中，作为新机会做了。bepaly体育app最近的Les Exclusifs collectionis also worth smelling if you've the time (and money), and at some point,31 rue Cambonwas included on this list. It ended up being cut so I could add something else.
[2012: I chose Chanel's Eau de Cologne, from the Exclusif series, to replace Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien (see above). It's a lovely if arguably overpriced basic citrus. There are plenty of other options, from the classic香水娇兰to the modernParfums de Nicolaï L’Eau à la Folie;通过滚动柑橘标签会变成更多的选择。]
Christian Dior Diorissimo
21。Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
22。Christian Dior Poison
23. Christian Dior J'Adore*
[2012: IFRA restrictions1have really done a number on the classic Dior line. Eau Sauvage smells a bit fresher than it used to, but is otherwise fine. Miss Dior Chérie has been reformulated and renamed "just" Miss Dior; the "old" Miss Dior is now called Miss Dior Original, and is probably best smelled in vintage. I've axed them both. I've heard varying reports on the current "health status" of Diorissimo and have decided I'm happier不测试最新版本，所以没有什么可对不同之处在于我都囤积了对老式这一主题说。如果我写这篇今天，我只是包括淡索维奇和毒药，加上长期畅销J'adore真，并留下了约西洋镜和Diorling，这也许是在老式同样最好闻到现在一点。]
24. Clinique Happy
[2012: Happy has slipped to 6th place at MakeupAlley; it is preceded by Aquolina Pink Sugar, Thierry Mugler Angel, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and J Lo Glow.]
25。Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum
26。Comme des Garçons Avignon (Incense series)
27。Comme des Garçons Jaisalmer (Incense series)
28。Comme des Garçons Kyoto (Incense series)
29。Comme des Garçons Ouarzazate (Incense series)
很多（好吧，大部分）的前卫时装屋释放断然主流香水 - 东西的得到所有这些unwearable衣服融资。bepaly体育app但Comme des Garçons一直作为实验用香水，因为他们已经与时尚，虽然他们是否还都是拿bepaly体育app出来讨论。香水也bepaly体育appfun, and fun is something that is sorely lacking in the world of perfume. Strictly speaking, the line doesn't merit 6 entries out of 100, but I had to include the Incense Series and just couldn't make myself break it up: they work so well thematically as a group.
[2012：黎明斯宾塞赫尔维茨仍然是较知名的独立品牌之一，目录甚至更加庞大今天仍然;Sonoma Scent Studio是另一个独立品牌值得探讨。作为小众品牌数量的增加，以及小众与主流有时之间的线条显得模糊，这些品牌都是值得注意的是保持更多的个人和个体的方法。]
If you'd like to investigate what can be done with evoking single (and sometimes weird) scent memories, pick up a Demeter tester or two. Some of them are positively brilliant. They are also very reasonably priced, although in general, lasting power is not Demeter's strong point.
Diptyque is best known for their scented candles, and many of the personal fragrances were adapted from the home fragrances. In some ways that shows, but to my mind, the personal fragrances are both hugely underrated and a bargain in comparison to most other niche lines. I removed Tam Dao and substitutedL'Ombre的丹斯濠和then changed my mind again at least 20 times, so perhaps just take your pick.
[2012: I can't remember whether I dithered back in 2007 over Be Delicious, but if I didn't, I should have — this little apple has maintained its popularity since 2004, and spawned a whole orchard of flankers. But I can't make myself knock something else off the list to include it.]
37. Estee Lauder Pleasures
38. Estee Lauder White Linen
When I first discovered the world of niche fragrances, I was so blown away by what I'd been missing by sticking to standard department store fare that I turned my nose up at the more widely available lines like Estee Lauder. Once I settled down, so to speak, and went back into Macy's, I was surprised to find how consistently well done the Estee Lauder line really is. It was very hard to pare down to just three. I was tempted to add the newer Youth Dew Amber Nude because it is interesting to compare the modern version to the classic, and I hate not to include the new私人收藏晚香玉栀子花，这是今年发布的最漂亮的香水之一。bepaly体育app最后，我跑的空间了。
40. Etro Messe de Minuit
Personally I prefer their sprightlyShaal Nur但德展览是Minuit有点哥特式的杰作。怎么喷，当你重新阅读Wuthering Heights。
[2012: Malmaison is now gone, a victim of IFRA regulations that may make任何现实康乃馨soliflore的问题了。香味系统从此停业。]
42.Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Thérèse
43。Frederic Malle Une Rose
45。Frederic Malle Carnal Flower*
I'll also trot out Le Parfum de Thérèse as the poster child for the much maligned (around here, anyway, and by me as much as anyone) fruity floral category. It combines many elements I hate elsewhere, including sweet fruit and a melon-y aquatic accord, yet it works perfectly, and is sophisticated as all get out.
[2012: Carnal Flower didn't make this list in 2007, but now that I've knocked off a few other things, I can give it a spot. It's a brilliant tuberose, arguably the best of modern times.]
I like Gucci's latest release, but it is included here largely as a good example of a "modern chypre". Why this term is so widely used now is still a mystery to me; most consumers don't know (or care) what a chypre is, much less what a modern incarnation might entail. Still, to my mind, Gucci's new fragrance does a better job than most modern chypres of actually smelling like itcould是西普。
51. Guerlain L'Instant
我想不出包括滑完L'Ondée但它是如此的令人心碎的美丽任何真正理由。在此之后，尝试Jicky，L'HEURE Bleue酒店，Mitsouko和夏利马尔：这些都是今天它仍然是取得娇兰广受敬仰房子的香水。bepaly体育app所有的人都好于香水（更好的方法），但除非你站在在娇兰在古德曼精品柜台，你可能必须凑合用较小的浓度。继续前进，尝试CHAMADE和香根草，我的票最好的作品Jean Paul Guerlain。
59.爱马仕Eau des Merveilles*
当我看到在各种香味板是世界上最好的香水房屋的调查，该名bepaly体育app爱马仕is rarely included, but to my mind, they have quietly built up a very impressive stable (pardon the pun) of fragrances over the years, and sinceJean Claude Ellenabecame the house nose, the output has been consistently excellent. I had a hard time picking only a few (Eau d'Orange Verteshould surely make the list? And Jardin Sur Le Nil?), and will readily concede that Hiris, strictly speaking, might not belong here, but I adore it so couldn't make myself delete it.
[2012：我仍然崇拜Hiris，但我敲它关闭列表中添加的辉煌淡DES Merveilles - 它不会杀死你闻到侧卫（药剂DES Merveilles,Eau Claire des Merveilles和L'昂布尔DES Merveilles) while you're at it. And I'll give a spot from elsewhere to Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.]
你不妨找出你能闻到ke if you had an extra $800 or so lying around (it is true that there are other ludicrously overpriced perfume houses, but by and large their output is not nearly so interesting as JAR's). About the only way to accomplish that, short of actually spending the cash, is by making a pilgrimage to the JAR boutique in Bergdorf Goodman — unless you happen to live in Paris, in which case why read this when you could be out perfume shopping?
I wanted to include at least one good example of a modern designer fruity floral, and I vacillated between this andBurberry Brit, or possibly one of the multitude of Escada limited editions. Juicy Couture made the cut because it wassupposed到喜欢的东西的气味芭比会穿，而且我很欣赏的预先警告。关于从现在15年了，当我完全相信，21世纪的果味花香会显得老气，我打算再看一下，看看我喜欢他们更好地在没有隔日释放一个新的。bepaly体育app
Kenzo, more so than many designer lines, has done a decent job of creating fragrances that are appealing enough to sell, but don't entirely bow down to the lowest common denominator. Flower was both wildly popular and just off-kilter enough to be interesting. I thought 2005'sFlower Orientaldid a brilliant job of rendering the original Flower wearable, but I am probably very nearly alone in that — the original has long been a best seller at the French Sephora site.
[2012: At this point, I would agree with Angie that Arpege is probablybest smelled in vintage;so this is another delete.]
66.L'工匠Parfumeur Bois Farine
67。L'工匠Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons
68。L'工匠Parfumeur Mure et Musc
L'工匠in many ways set the standard for what a niche fragrance house could do when it was established back in the late 1970s, although whether they still qualify as niche these days is open for discussion. I had a hard time narrowing down to four, but thought these gave a good idea of the line's range.
[2012: L'Artisan has continued to expand into wider distribution, but they've also done an incredible job of staying relevant as new niche brands sprout up (and in some cases, wither away) all around. I won't include the wonderfulSéville à l’Aube因为它是限量版的，但我Traversée之间犹豫不决哈瓦那香草/香草Absolument。]
The Frederic Malle line popularized the notion of eschewing fancy packaging and emphasizing instead the work of individual perfumers. Any number of variations on that theme have followed; Le Labo is one of the more exceptional. I like quite a few from the line, but selected Rose 31 as the most impressive.
Thierry Mugler's Angel (see below) spawned a thousand imitators; this very popular fragrance is as good an example as any as a variation on the Angel theme. If the women's version is too sweet for you, give the men's a try.
I had a hard time picking a Lorenzo Villoresi fragrance. Donna is simply gorgeous, but maybe not as interesting as some of the scents in his Fantasy collection (Yerbamate， 例如）。
The life of a 1920s flapper translated into perfume.
75. Monyette Paris
One of my favorite lines. I don't happen to adore Ormonde Woman, but I'd say it is one of the best. I do adore Champaca, but my absolute favorite is still the lovelyFrangipani，所以当你在它，你不妨试试这一个了。
[2012：你真的应该闻Ta'if, or just get a discovery set and try them all.]
The DelRae line is everything a niche line ought to be. The fragrances, all created by perfumerMichel Roudnitska, are interesting and well done, and in the best niche tradition, they have a kind of quiet dignity — they don't try to be outlandish or trendy, nor are they priced for snob appeal. They're just good perfumes.出道is probably my favorite, but I do think Amoureuse is the most notable of the lot.
另一个我最喜欢的线路。Sacrebleu是不是一个真正的个人最喜欢的 - 实在是太优雅了我，坦率地说 - 但它是如此做得很漂亮，我认为每个人都应该闻一闻。争夺德城堡是夏天完美，不容错过。而且我必须投入好话巴勒去比赛, the first niche fragrance I ever purchased.
An underappreciated classic.
82. Ralph Lauren Romance
每当我觉得香水是典型的“美国”，拉尔夫·劳伦浪漫弹簧的心态。我不知道我为什么能（如果可以的话，做评论）解释，但它不smell American, and like its predecessor, Lauren, it strikes me as an almost uncannily perfect fit with the Ralph Lauren brand.
[2012：浪漫在1998年就出来了，但拉尔夫·劳伦品牌还没有设法制定可行的支柱香味来代替它 - 他们仍然投资于浪漫广告和扑灭侧卫。bepaly体育app
I had a hard time picking one Santa Maria Novella fragrance. I do think everyone ought to try the line, which is as nice an example as any of the classic Italian style, but I'm not sure there is a real "star" perfume among them. This one happens to be one of my own favorites.
86.Serge Lutens A La Nuit
88.Serge Lutens Daim Blonde
89.Serge Lutens Santal Blanc
90.Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist*
91.Serge Lutens Rahät Loukoum*
92.Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle*
If you're at all interested in the Serge Lutens line, you really need to try Féminité du Bois. Created by Serge Lutens for Shiseido just before he launched the Shiseido-backed line under his own name, and an obvious forerunner of many of his later woody fragrances.
当我回顾了斯特拉,我说“没有什么particularly edgy or groundbreaking about it", but Stella stands out for not only updating that most old-fashioned of flowers, the rose, but also for being that rare thing: an un-trendy designer fragrance. It's also extremely popular.
Thene plus ultra崇拜经典之作。这是古怪上瘾，和所有的时间极大的安慰的香味之一。
[2012: With the massive increase in niche brands and the growth in perfume-related social media, I'm not sure it makes sense to talk about "cult classics" anymore, and it's hard to tell if this scent, once known affectionately on the fragrance forums as "POTL", has much of a fan club these days. But I'll stand by the "weirdly addictive, and one of the great comfort scents of all time", and leave it on the list.]
Cologne is a grossly underappreciated scent, and in my humble opinion, a masterpiece in its own right. In my own fantasy parallel universe, Cologne would replace Angel as the "in thing" and everybody would be copying it.
一个伟大的运动中的怪事。如果你站在柜台的香味，他们也正好有新bepaly体育appbepaly体育appVersace by Versace或者范思哲经典或不管他们叫它，尝试过，所以您可以知道他们都怎么来的一样出门。
所以标志性的他们不需要理由,和我astonished to see we've never reviewed either of them. Rive Gauche really ought to have been included too, and possiblyM7为好。不幸的是，我们已经用完了的房间。
Postcript，2007：我开始工作这个名单上，无论你相信与否，在2006年9月，收听后不久，NPR所有歌曲考虑feature onPaste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters。Since then, I've taken it up in rare fits and starts (mostly when I had something else I wanted to procrastinate even more than this). I first announced that it was "coming soon" way back in2006年12月我现在发帖,唯一的原因是由于e a) working on it this weekend allowed me to ignore more pressing matters that I ought to have taken care of, b) seeing it in my "drafts" folder was really starting to annoy the living daylights out of me, and c) it is becoming obvious that I'll never come up with a list I'm truly happy with. Please do comment and tell me what I've left off that really ought to be here, but trust me, I'm under no illusions that it is in any way a definitive list. Perhaps next year I'll try again...