• Final three fragrances announced in Basenotes / CPL Aromas Fragrance Project

    Well, here are the results you are eagerly awaiting. The names of the winning briefs that will go on to be made into real fragrances by CPL Aromas.

    The winning three are:


    Beverley Bayne will be creating 'Her Purse':
    ‘A women’s life is carried in her purse and I was intrigued to use the base of a purse – leather - and build a fragrant history of the purses content from there. Musky woods, resins and mosses will be key in the fragrance along with suede notes and powdery orris to represent a soft worn leather. Classic floral notes will represent the combination of fragrance blotters in the purse along with some spicy tropical florals and fruit notes that bring in the contemporary lip gloss elements’.
    Mike Parrot is bringing Dimitri's brief to life:
    ‘I like the unexpected and this brief allows me to create something unexpected. At the moment I’m not sure how the unexpected part of the fragrance will manifest itself but I am initially thinking of building something around a slightly toxic herbal note such as absinthe. Along the alcoholic route I also quite like dark rum notes so these may also appear, I’m not sure yet. The absinthe note tends to suggest the fragrance may be slightly more masculine rather than unisex but we’ll see how it evolves……
    Perfumer David Ruskin, said of Ruggles No. 1:
    "I love leathery chypre fragrances and as I said in my initial interview I like to revisit old fragrance styles and update them with modern aromachemicals. For this brief I will be looking at a contemporary soft suede take on the classic leather accord. I’m initially thinking of a green floral top note backed by a warm woody, powdery, oriental base all centred around a contemporary, sensual suede accord."
    So, what's the next stage? Well, our three expert perfumers are busy creating three versions of each brief to send out to the Basenotes Members on the sampling programme. Members who have joined get to have their say on how the fragrance is developed. Find out more by clicking here.

    But that's not all - some, if not all, of these fragrances are going to need a name - and there's packaging to design too. Stay tuned perfume lovers!

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    1. Sorcery of Scent's Avatar
      Sorcery of Scent -
      SQWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

      I am without words! THANK YOU!
      Mike, it is an honour and a privilege that you will dedicate your time and efforts to making this concept work. I am BESIDE MYSELF right now.

      Congrats to Ruggles and Quarry too - I am in the most remarkable of company. Many thanks also to those who commented on my brief... I am seriously gobsmacked!
    1. 30 Roses's Avatar
      30 Roses -
      Congratulations to all the winners!!
    1. hmedlock's Avatar
      hmedlock -
      Congrats! It sounds like these will turn into some really amazing scents.
    1. Nostalgie's Avatar
      Nostalgie -
      Congratulations!
    1. JDBIII's Avatar
      JDBIII -
      How exciting. Three wonderful briefs, three talented perfumers and an incredibly revved up and supportive community. This is too much fun.
    1. dareka's Avatar
      dareka -
      Congratulations to the winners. I'm sure the fragrances will be very interesting.
    1. Quarry's Avatar
      Quarry -
      Dear Beverley, I’m excited beyond reason. Hope you have lots of fun virtually sticking your head in purses.

      Grant, thank you for giving us — oh, heck — ME(!) a milestone opportunity to be part of the creative process. Seriously, a high point in my existence.
    1. Giustino's Avatar
      Giustino -
      Congratulations Dimi and the other ones. Knew you'd make it, haha.. the creative mind
    1. Riannon's Avatar
      Riannon -
      Dimitri, Quarry and Ruggles....congratulations!
    1. Kevin Guyer's Avatar
      Kevin Guyer -
      Wow, holding back the tears of joy! I feel quite honored having my brief turned into a reality by David Ruskin. I am also honored to be in the esteemed company of Quarry and Dimitri.
      I can't wait for the sniffing to begin.
      Thank you Grant for giving us this incredible opportunity.
      YAY!!!!!!!
    1. michailG's Avatar
      michailG -
      Congratulations to the winning briefs and their authors! All remarkable!
      I was wondering if Basenotes considers to establish a kind of institution with this fragrance project? A fragrance project every 2 to 5 years? What do you think? Woudln't that be creative fun?
    1. TwoRoads's Avatar
      TwoRoads -
      Congratulations, Dimitri, Quarry and Ruggles!
    1. kbe's Avatar
      kbe -
      Congratulations to Dimitri, Quarry and Ruggles for your outstanding submissions!

      And thanks to everyone for your submissions. It was a pleasure to read them. You are all winners in my view!
    1. yepyep's Avatar
      yepyep -
      Congratulations Dimitri, Ruggles and Quarry! They all sound great and I can't wait to buy each one!
    1. JON RODGERS's Avatar
      JON RODGERS -
      Many congratulations Dimitri, Ruggles, and Quarry. Worthy winners indeed.
    1. bluesoul's Avatar
      bluesoul -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
      SQWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

      I am without words! THANK YOU!
      Mike, it is an honour and a privilege that you will dedicate your time and efforts to making this concept work. I am BESIDE MYSELF right now.

      Congrats to Ruggles and Quarry too - I am in the most remarkable of company. Many thanks also to those who commented on my brief... I am seriously gobsmacked!
      You've been working with natural botanicals like myself, you know how difficult a note absinthe, or wormwood, is to work with, so in the hands of an expert nose (there's an interesting mental picture) I think we're going to have something seriously interesting on our hands.
    1. lilkcceleb's Avatar
      lilkcceleb -
      Congratulations Winners! This Was Fun & I Wouldn't Mind Doing It Again!


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    1. ubuandibeme's Avatar
      ubuandibeme -
      Quarry, Dimitri & Ruggles ~ Thank you for providing such heartfelt inspiration for these three scents. Your concepts represent the passion, creativity and appreciation of fine fragrance that basenoters are well known for! We celebrate you!
    1. Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
      Mimi Gardenia -
      Hurray ! Fab! Well done and congratulations to Dimitri, Ruggles and Quarry !
    1. Zibeline's Avatar
      Zibeline -
      Congrats to the winners. Everthing was so fascinating and I loved ever brief I read.



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