The Duftstars have four categories for both men and women: Exclusive, Prestige, Lifestyle, and Classical. What many people call "niche" perfumes are to be found in the Exclusive category; Prestige regroups what is usually loosely described as "department-store" fragrances; Lifestyle includes mass-marketed and celebrity perfumes; Classical is a more historical category that offers the chance to put the spotlight on classical greats of the past that are still marketed.
This last category is particularly interesting because it seems that the competition is more wide open and it invites commentators to understand why a certain classic fragrance is remembered one particular year. This year it is nice to see that Knize Ten (1924) is a finalist; it is a confidential perfume that deserves to be better known for its beauty (see our review Part 1 & Part 2).
JIL SANDER, Scent 79 Woman CREED, Virgin Island Water
JUICY COUTURE, Juicy Couture DSQUARED², He Wood
MARC JACOBS, Splash Collection JIL SANDER, Scent 79 Man
TOM FORD, Private Blend NARCISO RODRIGUEZ for him
VALENTINO, Rock`n Rose VIKTOR & ROLF, Antidote.....
BVLGARI, Omnia Amethyste CALVIN KLEIN, Man
GUCCI, by Gucci DIESEL, Fuel for Life
GUERLAIN, L’Instant Magic DIOR, Fahrenheit 32
HERMÈS PARFUMS, Kelly Calèche ISSEY MIYAKE, L’Eau d’Issey Intense
PRADA, Infusion d’Iris JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, Fleur du Male
CHRISTINA AGUILERA DAVID BECKHAM, Intimately night
KATE MOSS, Kate ESPRIT, connect
MISS SIXTY, Rock Muse NAUTICA, Blue
NAOMI CAMPBELL, Cat deluxe at night PUMA, I’m going
UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON, Woman TABAC, Granvalor
BVLGARI, Bvlgari pour femme AZZARO, pour homme
CHANEL, Allure GEOFFREY BEENE, Grey Flannel
HERMÈS PARFUMS, 24, Faubourg GUERLAIN, Vetiver
JEAN PATOU, 1000 JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, Le Male
YVES SAINT LAURENT, Opium KNIZE, Ten Toilet Water
You can check our index of perfume reviews where some of these perfumes are reviewed.