Remember the good old days when your mother or grandmother had a few bottles of fragrance and selection was narrowed to only a few choices? Fragrance has quickly gone from a designer offering choices by number to everyone from athletes to the latest “It Girl” putting out one, and in some cases several. In a world where any of these perfumes can easily run up to and beyond $100 per bottle, how do you make sense of it all?
Luckily, there seem to be a proportionate amount of people growing in passion for perfume as there are number of perfumes available. And you don’t have to travel far to read their ramblings. Below, we have gathered the top 50 perfume blogs. They can help choose a scent, buy a gift, or just learn a little more about that scent you love.
Top Perfume Blogs by a Group
Many writers devote their blogs to perfume, fragrance, colognes, and anything else related.
- 1. Fragrantica
This blog is a literal A to Z of every perfume imaginable. The left hand column alone has loads of new fragrances to read about, as well as reviews. You can check out reviews by thousands of different members and even read more about the top performers.
Visit here for an independent guide to perfumes with over 13,000 entries. Who is wearing what can be seen on the Facebook feed along with more about the user. There are also blog entries by several columnists, the latest in perfumes, and even a Fragrance Project.
Want to be the first to rate a new perfume? Then visit this blog where the latest reviews and reviews wanted are featured on the homepage. You can also choose from brands, trends, a guide, and even a perfume encyclopedia. There is even a TV channel with more.
4. The Scented Salamander
Get an index of perfume reviews and new ones as well here. There are also options for images, ads, and even celebrity fragrances. Gift ideas were the topic of recent posts.
5. The Aromaconnection Blog
Several bloggers converge here and often write about the fragrance business. Categories range from aroma travel to trade issues. Even laws affecting the industry are discussed.
6. The Perfume Chronicles
Stop here for a blog that is updated with perfume news each Monday. The latest in perfumes are usually included. A standout feature is the option to search by note from amber to wood.
7. Scent Hive
Scent Hive is an on-line community dedicated primarily to natural and organic perfumes, make-up, skin care, and body products. Categories range from fragrances that are 100 percent pure to Victoria Jess. A recent entry was on winter perfume.
Top Perfume Blogs by a Pro
These blogs are authored by those who have made perfume their passion.
- 8. Scent Notes
Chandler Burr is a women’s fashion blogger at “The New York Times.” This blog focuses just on the perfume related news. One of the latest posts was thoughts on the newest releases.
9. 1,000 Fragrances
Octavian Coifan has been featured in loads of fashion publications. He is a member of Société Française des Parfumeurs and the Romanian Society of Cosmetic Chemists. With many books written on the subject, check out his blog with the latest.
10. Now Smell This
Editor Robin K. isn’t opposed to wearing perfumes for both sexes. Regular topics on the blog include fragrance reviews, news, perfume shopping tips, and upcoming fragrance releases. Recent reviews are kept up with and you can browse by other related topics.
11. Perfume Shrine
The blog is an independent online publication offering articles on perfumery. Topics include fragrance reviews, essays on the science of fragrance and aroma materials, articles on perfume history, interviews with perfumers and industry professionals, and much more. Reader’s favorites include “Old Lady Perfume” and “Aldehydes Laid Bare.”
12. Perfume.com Magazine
All fragrances all the time are the topic of this blog. If celebrities and fragrances are your preference, there are also many resources for you. The blog also offers a chat option for those needing help choosing a fragrance.
13. Sorcery of Scent
Dimitri is a graphic designer and student of botanical perfumery. Also a pro in the industry, he often features exotic and foreign perfumes. Travels, thoughts, and more are featured.
14. Katie Puckrick Smells
She works in the states and UK covering a wide range of pop culture. However, her blog covers the smell side of the spectrum. Fragrance reviews and thoughts are often the subject of posts.
15. Being Led by the Nose
A journey of scents around the world by Alec Lawless can be found here. He also has a book entitled “Artisan Perfumery.” Visit to see what he enjoys and recommends.
Top Perfume Blogs by an Individual
These bloggers write simply for the love of fragrance and perfumes.
- 16. Olfacta
She is a communications professional from Atlanta. The “genie in the bottle,” aka perfume and its ramifications, is what is discussed here. Popular posts include “Cherry Bomb” and “Perfume’s Grail.”
17. I Smell Therefore I Am
Abigail doesn’t have much to say about herself, but makes up for it by writing extensively about perfume. Thoughts, reviews, and more are all included. Guest bloggers and random posts are also shared.
18. Mossy Loomings
Aimee started this as a blog about everything. However, it soon wound up being about her favorite topic: perfume. You can also get posts on her daily life in Austin.
19. Perfume Posse
Patti brings you coast-to-coast fragrance coverage in the U.S. With both a Perfume 101 and 201 section, they are a good choice for those who need a little more information on the subject. A recent entry was on perfumes for the holidays.
20. Perfume Smellin Things
Marina is from New York where perfume is her obsession. French perfumes are often the topics of posts. She even offers reviews by house and other related posts such as leather scents.
21. BOTO Blog
The Beauty on the Outside blog is authored by Danielle who features independent reviews of fragrances and other related items. Categories include beauty, perfume, the scent of the day, and “Things I Hate.”
22. Bonker’s About Perfume
Visit here for the random musings of a born again perfume lover. Also a representative of the Perfume Studio, you can create your own signature scent. Vanessa also keeps reviews and opinions on the latest in fragrance.
23. Bloody Frida
BF is a “cranky, middle aged woman” from Ohio. Her blog is all about her personal journey in the world of perfume. She recently had a Solstice party and blogs all about it.
Katie lives in near Portland, Oregon. Her blog chronicles her “profound addiction to fragrance.” Although she hasn’t blogged in a while, you can still get reviews for past scents.
Top Specialty Perfume Blogs
These blogs take on a particular aspect of perfumes.
- 25. The Vintage Perfume Vault
The scents of yesterday are what this blog centers around. Amelia is a lover of “old stuff” and has a particular interest in perfume. Popular posts include those on perfume for kids and vintage Tresor.
26. Yesterday’s Perfume
Stop here for another blog on vintage perfumes. Entries on fragrances as far back as 1938 are shared. You can also search by reviews by name.
27. Anya’s Garden Natural Perfume
This blog actually features a course on how to make your own perfume. Anya is a perfumer, educator, and artist who created the first online perfumery course. She is also a professional consultant to the industry.
28. Blogdorf Goodman
If you are a fan of Bergdorf Goodman, this is the blog for you. Annie is from Ohio and loves the brand so much, she named her blog after it. Other perfumes are also part of the blog.
Lucy is from Brooklyn and loves fragrance. Her blog stands apart for using perfumes to connect to nature. Check out which scents help her do just that via blog.
30. A Natural Perfumers Journal White Witch
Ruth Ruane created this brand of specialty products. Baths, fragrances, perfumes, and more are all discussed. With blog entries dating all the way back to 2006, you can read how she does it.
This is an event-based group of fragrance aficionados that originated in New York City and now unites perfume enthusiasts from around the world. What started as a small group of women getting together to share their passion for perfume has grown into a phenomenon that has attained international recognition through many prominent publications. Check out the site for what is up for them next, as well as get Sneak Sniffs.
32. Frag Name of the Day
If your love of perfumes includes the French, click here. This blogger devotes the site to all French perfumes and designers. Check out the latest entry, or get French fragrance names from A to Z.
33. Nathan Branch
He is from New Zealand where he focuses on the business side of fashion and luxury. However, perfume and scents constantly make the topics of things he writes about. Other items that interest him, such as food, are also written about.
34. Chicken Freak’s Obsession
Stop here for the only blog on fried chicken and fragrance. The blogger is obsessed with fragrance, perfumers, notes, scents, and “the whole fragrant world.” There is also a blog with other ramblings on gardening, chocolate, and food.
Top Perfume and Beauty Blogs
These blogs are about beauty in general, with a little or a lot of perfume thrown in.
- 35. The Non Blonde
Gaia makes it her goal to “try stuff so you don’t have to.” The blog focuses on beauty, fashion, and perfume. She even throws in the occasional snarky comment and celebrity talk.
36. Bois de Jasmin
In addition to perfume reviews, you can get information on food and other fragrance related topics. New launches from Armani to Theirry are also included.
37. Victoria’s Own
Perfume, life, and Paris combine on one blog here. Although from California, Victoria does not hesitate to blog about her three favorite things. You can also get perfume reviews as well as what she prefers.
38. Beauty Café
Luxury personal care and fragrance are what this blog is about. Featured in fashion magazines, they specialize in niche beauty and fragrance lines. You can also learn about the latest up and coming items in perfumes with a visit.
39. The Beauty Alchemist
Stop here for all things beauty, fragrance, and fashion. A few occasional and related asides are also featured. Makeup was just the topic of the latest.
40. Obsession Isn’t Just a Perfume
Karen is a FX makeup artist who has worked in television and national tours. Her blog is a peek at all the things that matter to her, including one of her favorite perfumes.
41. Beauty Addict
This blogs tagline is “a little obsessed with makeup.” Staying true to the spirit, all things beauty are included along with posts just for scent. You can also find items on face, hair, skin, and more.
42. Notes From the Ledge
Perfume, fresh water, and other indulgences are partaken at this blog. Labels are on everything from agarwood to Zen. Storage and perfumes was the topic of a recent post.
43. Makeup and Beauty Blog
Stop here to get beauty product reviews, makeup tips, and news. Your “friendly neighborhood beauty addict” also writes about fragrances. Popular posts include items on lipstick and foundation.
44. Beauty Blitz
If the above aren’t enough for you, stop here. The Beauty Blitz features tons of bloggers who write about everything from hair to fashion. Clicking on the fragrance section can connect you to many professional posts.
Top Perfume Blogs by a Maker
Read the blog of a company or individual that actually makes perfume.
- 45. Tauer Perfumes
Blog categories include creating scents, reviews, and general thoughts. You can even visit to enter contests or get samples. The main site has more.
She is an artist working in the visual and aromatic realms. Illuminated perfume is also the tagline of this blog. Check out her Etsy shop with more, or read the latest entry.
She is from British Columbia where she is the founder of Ayala Moriel Parfums. The company creates natural artisan and bespoke perfumes inspired by her childhood. Her blog also includes a Perfumer’s journal and reviews.
48. Perfume Journal
Suzanne Keller is from Pennsylvania where she specializes in hand decanted perfumes. Click About Me to get her personal list of top ten fragrances. You can also get notes on particular and rare scents.
49. + Q Perfume Blog
Simone is involved in just about every area of perfuming. She is a fragrance evaluator, writer, and a consultant on the art. Her travels along with thoughts on the industry are shared.
50. Learning to Make Perfume
If your own perfume journey is newer than those of the above, stop here. Philip Goutell chronicles his own journey into making perfume. Real life adventures and thoughts are featured.
It doesn’t matter what you fragrance you are looking for – women’s or men’s, local or international, brand name or boutique – there are loads of opinions to be found on the above top 50 perfume blogs. To help you pronounce instead of just read, try clicking on Perfume Pronunciations . From About.com, it is a list of many common perfume makers as well as the proper way to pronounce their names.