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Carphone Warehouse launch promotional fragrance: ‘Unboxed’

12th October, 2017

Carphone Warehouse, a UK cell phone retailer has launched a fragrance named Unboxed, which aims to capture the smell of unboxing a new smartphone. "We played with a range of curious ingredients to get that perfect blend of phone materials, refined packaging, metallic electricity and luxurious exclusivity" says Gemma Hopki…

Scent Verse: Firebird

by Eddie Bulliqi, 09th October, 2017

Scent Verse is a poetry project curated by Basenotes writer Eddie Bulliqi that seeks to explore scent language and metaphors by publishing poems from contributors across different industries that either take scent as their inspiration or are very evocative of smell.

Francesca Bianchi's latest perfume is Under My Skin

03rd October, 2017

Francesca Bianchi showcased her latest fragrance, Under My Skin at the recent Pitti fragrance fair in Florence. Under My Skin contains notes of grapefruit, lavender and black pepper in the top; a heart of spices, bulgarian rose, carnation and iris; and the dry down features musk, castoreum, ambergris, leather, costu…

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Mirus launch new scent, The Elysian Fields

02nd October, 2017

Neal Peters has created the a new fragrance for his brand Mirus: The Elysian Fields. The scent is the first from the brand since last year's Ceremony, which was shortlisted for an Art and Olfaction Award earlier this year. Peters says that: The Elysian Fields is a rich fougere that explores the more sumptuous…

Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn on crafting scentscapes and olfactory deconstruction

by Carla Seipp, 02nd October, 2017

Composing BUTTERFLY EdP, I wanted to explore the same Euphorium Brooklyn conceptual ethos with a lighter olfactive palette. Similar to all of the other Euphorium Brooklyn fragrances by it being a manifestation of the personal history of the perfumer, BUTTERFLY also refers to the botanical or natural history of an environmental landscape. …

Chemical Poetry : New niche perfume subscription club launches, with discount for Basenotes readers

27th September, 2017

Each month, members will receive three mini-vials containing a one-month supply of the niche perfumes. Members can discuss the perfumes with other members on the exclusive members area of the site, and earn points, which can be redeemed against full bottles of their favourites. You can find out more on the website at https://www.chemic…

Andy Tauer adds Patch Flash to Tauerville line

18th September, 2017

Andy Tauer has launched a new fragrance in his Tauerville line — Patch Flash. The scent is described as “ a modern and boozy fresh interpretation of patchouli” As well as natural patchouli note, which makes up 40% of the perfume, the newest addition to the Tauerville line also features clove, cinnamon, benzoin, vanill…

Recreating L'Origan

by Nick Gilbert, 18th September, 2017

Somerset House's Perfume exhibition featured a recreation of Coty's L'Origan. Nick Gilbert tracks the story of the classic scents reconstruction.

Beaufort London's latest is the Iron Duke

18th September, 2017

Beaufort London, who won an Art and Olfaction Award award earlier this year for their fragrance, Fathom V, have launched a new scent named Iron Duke. The fragrance is to be part of a new collection entitled Revenants, where each scent in the collection is inspired by people from Britain’s past. Creative director, Leo Crabtree say…

The Scents of Summer

by Marian Bendeth, 13th September, 2017

As summer draws to an end, Marian Bendeth highlights some of her scents of summer alongside her photos of the season.

The Murky Matter of Musk

by Claire Vukcevic, 01st September, 2017

Claire Vukcevic tells us everything you need to know about musk – and runs though the top musk fragrances everyone should try.

Tom Ford to launch Fucking Fabulous perfume

01st September, 2017

Tom Ford will be debuting Fucking Fabulous at his SS18 runway show in New York on September 6th. Notes include almond bitter oil, tonka resinoid, orris accord, cashmeran, leather accord and clary sage oil. The fragrance will be available from 7th September at Tom Ford boutiques and tomford.com Fucking Fabulous …