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    • Winners: Basenotes Reader Awards 2012

      Basenotes hijacked Olfactory Event's Evening of Leather to announce the winners of the Basenotes Reader Awards 2012 in a pop-up awards ceremony. The winners were voted for by the Basenotes readers, who paid tribute to Mona di Orio by voting her "Perfumer of the Year", and "House of the year". Attendees had the chance to sniff the winners, and runners up. The winners are as follows:

      Winners of the 2012 Basenotes Reader Awards.

      Best New Fragrance for Women

      • Bottega Veneta [Coty]

      Best New Fragrance for Men

      • Royal Oud : Creed

      Best Fragrance Flanker 2011

      • A*Men Pure Havane : Thierry Mugler [Groupe Clarins]

      Best Fragrance Packaging 2011

      • Freak : Illamasqua

      Best New Celebrity Fragrance

      • Jennifer Aniston

      Best Marketing Campaign 2011

      • Print advertisement for Violet Blonde : Tom Ford [Lauder]

      Best Perfumery

      • Les Senteurs [London]

      Best Online Perfumery

      • Luckyscent

      Perfumer of the Year 2011

      • Mono di Orio

      House of the year 2011

      • Mona di Orio

      Classic (Women's)

      • Opium : Yves Saint Laurent

      Classic (Men's)

      • Terre d'Hermes : Hermes

      You can see a full list of the finalists here.


      Comments 16 Comments
      1. petruccijc's Avatar
        petruccijc -
        Best New Fragrance for Men: Royal Oud - Creed

        Ridiculous, but believable - since Berringer White Zinfandel is quite popular also.
      1. Perfume Profiler's Avatar
        Perfume Profiler -
        Congratulations All! I'm loving Jennifer Aniston's perfume, surprisingly! x
      1. Wee Scottish Scent Lover's Avatar
        Wee Scottish Scent Lover -
        Bottega Veneta is one of the cheapest smelling scents ever IMO. And it has no staying power. I just don't get this.
      1. hednic's Avatar
        hednic -
        Interesting to see what has been chosen.
      1. Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
        Mimi Gardenia -
        So happy to see Mona di Orio win 2 categories - well deserved.
      1. RHM's Avatar
        RHM -
        MONA!!!!!! YES!!!!!
      1. KarmaLee's Avatar
        KarmaLee -
        I am so pleased to be part of a community that takes scent seriuosly enough to give out awards! Thanks for taking the time to do this and grats to all of us for having this resource!
      1. Pour_Monsieur's Avatar
        Pour_Monsieur -
        A fitting tribute to Mona

        But Royal Oud , really ..... give me a break
      1. Lila Das Gupta's Avatar
        Lila Das Gupta -
        I think Jennifer Aniston was the surprise hit of the Awards!
        ... it struck a chord with Bonkers About Perfume
      1. Wee Scottish Scent Lover's Avatar
        Wee Scottish Scent Lover -
        Right. Now I'm curious (but NOT Twitney Spears). I have to read reviews of Jennifer Aniston's perfume.
      1. Primrose's Avatar
        Primrose -
        Thank you for posting, Grant. Nice to see an opinion poll.
      1. Diamondflame's Avatar
        Diamondflame -
        A liitle too late for Mona, unfortunately. But thank you for organizing this.
      1. the_good_life's Avatar
        the_good_life -
        Royal Oud? How shall I say, it's a fitting commentary on the general state of commerical perfumery. I wonder if Bottega is any better, despite being a Coty fragrance.
      1. rum's Avatar
        rum -
        Wow, six years on and Terre d' Hermes is still winning awards. A credit to master perfumer J-C Ellena. Very well deserved!
      1. xXClockwork's Avatar
        xXClockwork -
        I have some Royal Oud on the way. I'm pretty excited to try it.