Best of Boston

2011 Best Fragrances

Neiman Marcus

The biggest names in the perfume biz (Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel) are fully represented on these gleaming counters, as are scores of cult lines (Creed, Jo Malone). But the fun of buying here is chatting with the helpful salespeople, who will happily point you toward the first lady’s favorite bottle or come up with a scent even your perfume-averse S.O. will find irresistible.

Copley Place, Natick Collection, Boston, Natick, 617-536-3660,