Vote for your fave fragrances of last year in the 2016 Basenotes Reader Awards

Latest Features

To celebrate our 15th Birthday, we're counting down the greatest perfumes launched in the last 15 years… How many do you own?

Scent of the Day

Latest Reviews

  • Missoni (2006 version) by Missoni

    by Shifty Bat

    If the chocolate-oranges sold around Christmas were issued without sugar you would have a good handle on Missoni. I rarely enjoy gourmand scents to this extent but this is quite nice. If you combined Grand Marnier with a dark chocolate liqueur it w...More

  • Life's a Bed of Roses by Lulu Guinness

    by Shifty Bat

    This is very similar to the rosy heart of Tom Ford's Cafe Rose; very suedey-velvety magenta-tinged roses. The top notes barely exist - I think they are genius abstractions used to complement the different facets of the roses used (the cool violet po...More

  • Aperçu (new) by Houbigant

    by Shifty Bat

    This smells like a lighter-bodied version of Catalyst by Halston, which means I love it. The star players are oakmoss (obviously), sandalwood, jasmine, and tuberose. It's like a chypre originally released in 1940 but re-envisioned in 1990 (the sme...More

More to discover...