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New Fragrance: Loewe Agua Miami Beach - inspired by the spirit of Miami

14th June, 2018

Loewe have announced Agua Miami Beach; a new fragrance inspired by the spirit of Miami. The fragrance features top notes of mandarin, pear and blackcurrant; magnolia, jasmine and lily of the valley feature in the heart; and a dry down of sandalwood, vetiver and musk. The company say: The interpretation of the spirit of Miami, i…

Hello You! is latest fragrance from Paul Smith

14th June, 2018

Dominique Ropion and Fanny Bal have created the latest masculine fragrance for Paul Smith: Hello You! For Men. Notes for the fragrance include yellow mandarin, bergamot and coriander seed in the head; a heart of pink pepper, lavandin and apple; and the base contains vetiver, patchouli and ciste absolute. The bottle is…

Scent Verse: Cigar Bloom

by Malena Cejas, 06th June, 2018

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.  If you are interested in being involved, please send a direct me…

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Designer Parfums acquire perfume licenses for Cerruti and Playboy

06th June, 2018

UK-based Designer Parfums have acquired the perfume licenses for Playboy, and the Italian fashion brand, Cerruti. Both licenses were previously held by Coty Inc. Cerruti, was founded in 1957 and entered the fragrance market in partnership with Unilever with its eponymous debut scent in 1979. "Cerruti scents have always been…

A 'Scent of the Tropics' for summer from Jo Malone

by Judith Brockless, 14th May, 2018

Mark Twain once called it “the most delicious fruit known to men”. Built around the Cherimoya’s creamy ‘fruit cocktail’ scent is the new fragrance from Jo Malone, Tropical Cherimoya Cologne.

Acqua di Parma introduce new Blu Mediterraneo ancillary products and new scent: Chinotto di Liguria

14th May, 2018

The company have also added new products of Body Lotion, Hand Cream and Lip Balm. They will be available in five of the collections most popular scents; Arancia di Capri, Bergamotto di Calabria, Fico di Amalfi, Mirto di Panarea as well as new scent, Chinotto di Liguria. Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria is available now as Eau d…

Trussardi add new fragrance, Scent of Gold, to their 'Exclusive Collection'

by Judith Brockless, 10th May, 2018

Aliénor Massenet has created the latest fragrance for Trussardi: Scent of Gold, adding to The Exclusive Collection, which includes 2016's Amber Oud and The Black Rose from 2017. Trussardi say: Perfumer Aliénor Massenet has built a complex olfactory score around the extraordinary Noir Prunol base, created in 1876 …

Kim Kardashian launches KKW Body

10th May, 2018

Kim Kardashian has launched KKW Body; following several weeks of teasing on her instagram account. KKW Body contains notes of bergamot, peach nectar, baies rose and mandarin in the top; a heart of jasmine sambac, rose absolute and ylang ylang; and the dry down features sandalwood, musk, golden amber and vetiver. Kardashian told Busi…

Chanel launch Parfum of Bleu de Chanel

09th May, 2018

​Chanel have launched a Parfum strength version of its men’s Bleu de Chanel fragrance. This follows the Eau de Toilette (2010) and Eau de Parfum (2014).

Chanel launch two new body products for Chanel L’Eau with digital campaign

09th May, 2018

The products are both available now from Chanel boutiques. …

Clive Christian launch new fragrances in Twist Collection

by Judith Brockless, 09th May, 2018

There are four 1872 Original Collection Twists, described as “the perfect blend of perfume heritage and modern fragrance”: 1872 Twist Tarocco Orange and 1872 Twist Basil (both available exclusively from Fortnum & Mason and select doors in Russia & Europe), and 1872 Twist Geranium and 1872 Twist Jasmine (exclusively at …

Penhaligon's Introduce Hidden London trio

08th May, 2018

Marylebone Wood contains notes of grapefruit in the top; heart notes include ; and the dry down features cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli and amber. The company say: Intimate, characterful elegance, Marylebone, or ‘the Village’ has a feeling of home about it. A winding lane, Georgian brick houses, Sherloc…