Michael Edwards
The 32nd annual edition of Michael Edwards' Fragrances of the World will be released in next month. The new edition features the addition of over 2,000 fragrances launched last year.

Fragrances of the World 2016
“For the first time, over 2,000 new fragrances were launched during 2015. The reasons: an explosion in new artisan fragrances, more than 800 compared to some 500 in 2014. Secondly, collections, collections and more collections.”

The Fragrances of the World classification methodology is rigorous: Edwards and his team evaluate every new fragrance and cross-check their classifications with the brands and the perfumers to ensure the accuracy of the listings.

There are a few changed to the guidebook this year, notably: Feminine, masculine and shared fragrances now merged into one consolidated index, with their gender indicated by colour; and discontinued fragrances are now listed in a separate index for easy reference.

The new edition features images by Grandiflora of raw materials that define each family.

Fragrances of the World 2016 will be available from