The bilingual English and French guidebook remains perfumery’s most comprehensive and accurate classification reference. Dubbed the ‘perfume experts’ expert’, Edwards is the industry’s only impartial and independent authority. He makes no charge for listing or classifying new fragrances. He declines both advertising and sponsorship.
A great perfume is a work of art. It can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Perfume is liquid emotions.
Author of Perfume Legends
His annual reference, Fragrances of the World® , started in 1983 as a simple guide for retailers, listing just 323 fragrances. Today, it has become the industry’s most comprehensive classification of fragrances, universally regarded as the fragrance ‘bible’. It makes finding a new fragrance an exciting journey rather than a difficult chore.
Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel, the nose ‘map’ he developed to explain the relationship between the 14 different fragrance families, has become a universal icon of perfume classification: Google ‘fragrance+wheel’ to check how many millions of links result.
The definitive reference to luxury (Hermès), prestige (Paco Rabanne), niche (Byredo) and celebrity (Britney Spears) fragrances.
This edition classified 8,200 fragrances with a separate index for 1,500 discontinued fragrances.
Independent, impartial and invaluable.
Fragrances of the World® celebrated its 30th anniversary.
This guide book was dedicated to the memory of Guy Robert, renown perfumer, Michael’s mentor, close friend and our technical consultant.
For the first time, more than 1,000 new fragrances were added to the annual edition.
The 27th edition added more than 850 new fragrances, putting 8,200 fragrances at users’ fingertips.
By now, Fragrances of the World had become the key perfume reference, an accurate, impartial and useful tool.
More than 800 new fragrances were included in more than 6,500 fragrances listed.
The 24th edition featured 5,700+ fragrances and included 815 new launches.
The 23rd edition featured, for the first time, more than 5,000 fragrances. It included 581 new fragrances.
The 22nd annual edition listed 4,500 fragrances, including 499 new fragrances.
The 21st anniversary edition featured more than 4,000 fragrances. It listed 697 fragrances launched during 2003 and 2004.
3,642 fragrances were listed in the 20th anniversary edition that included more than 600 new fragrances launched during 2002 and 2003.
This edition listed 3,240 fragrances, of which more than 500 new fragrances launched during 2001 and 2002. No hard cover edition was printed in 2002.
395 new fragrances were added to the 2,695 fragrances listed.
The 17th annual edition was produced in a hard cover to accommodate the 2,370 fragrances listed.