• The Basenotes Community Fragrance Project - how you can join in.

    We are very excited by all of the briefs you have sent in to us for our project to create three Basenotes fragrances to celebrate the site's first decade. We will be spending the next few weeks sorting through them and deciding on our favourite three. Over the next seven days we will be publishing our initial interviews with the perfumers as well as sharing the fragrance briefs.

    As soon as the three winning briefs have been selected, the perfumers at CPL aromas will begin developing them into fragrances. Once the creative process gets under way, we will be covering every aspect of it right here. Expect interviews with the perfumers, progress reports, video clips, fragrance descriptions and lots more. What is so unique about this project is that it allows everyone to be personally involved in the whole process and influence the fragrance design itself.


    Sign up to the Sampling Program: For those of you who wish to be directly involved in the creative process, you may sign up here to receive a set of fragrance samples during each stage of submissions. You will receive between 12-15 samples in total, sent to you by post at different stages of the design, after which you will be able to log on and leave your thoughts, feedback and vote for your favourite modifications online. Your feedback and votes will be added to that of the initial group and will directly influence the fragrance development.


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    1. hmedlock's Avatar
      hmedlock -
      I am so excited about the Fragrance Brief Project. I keep thinking of things that I should've added, like the fragrance should have some moisturizing element or some non-citrus fruit smell that could have been added. After reading so many fellow Basenotes fans comments, I know this is going to be a tough decision. It's good to see so many people passionate about a common cause. The scents that I like always evoke some past fond memory, and sometimes, a future fantasy. Human body chemistry is odd like that. I am thankful that Basenotes has gone from conception to creation to innovation.
    1. cheiroso's Avatar
      cheiroso -
      Can we sign up for the Sampling Program if we live in the US?
    1. Grant's Avatar
      Grant -
      Quote Originally Posted by cheiroso View Post
      Can we sign up for the Sampling Program if we live in the US?
      Yes, you can!
    1. mrtea666's Avatar
      mrtea666 -
      What size are the samples (in millilitres). Thankyou and great site btw
    1. chrissyinoz's Avatar
      chrissyinoz -
      can basenoters in australia join the sampling programme?
    1. Grant's Avatar
      Grant -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrissyinoz View Post
      can basenoters in australia join the sampling programme?

      Yes, and New Zealand, US, Canada, Europe and most other places.
    1. Grant's Avatar
      Grant -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrtea666 View Post
      What size are the samples (in millilitres). Thankyou and great site btw
      5-6ml per each variation of the three fragrances.
    1. jayjupes's Avatar
      jayjupes -
      what's the cutoff date for sending in the money?
      (IF I'D KNOWN THERE WAS SAMPLE PROGRAM I WOULDN'T HAVE FOOD SHOPPED AT THE EXPENSIVE GROCER!)

      sorry for yelling.
    1. TheDudeThatLikesThatSmell's Avatar
      TheDudeThatLikesThatSmell -
      hi can i still sign up for the sample
    1. *bloomy*'s Avatar
      *bloomy* -
      Hi, I would like to be able to sniff the final outcomes rather than be part of the sampling and creative process:happy. Will that be an option?
    1. Asha's Avatar
      Asha -
      I sent payment weeks ago--am I signed up? I did not receive any confirmation.
    1. Grant's Avatar
      Grant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
      I sent payment weeks ago--am I signed up? I did not receive any confirmation.
      Yes you're signed up. I'm meeting with CPL to plan the send out very soon
    1. TwoRoads's Avatar
      TwoRoads -
      Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
      I'm meeting with CPL to plan the send out very soon
      Any news?
    1. civetcat's Avatar
      civetcat -
      Hey,

      I live in India, and i would like to join in future fragrance projects; will it be possible and if so what are the procedures, let me know.



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