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This is a journey into Skank

by Get Lippie, 23rd May, 2017

It’s funny, you make one tiny confession in public about not being able to smell farts, and the next thing you know you’re writing an entire article about “fragrances that are inspired by the human body”. I recently took part in a BBC documentary or two about my “extraordinary” sense of smell (I’m a recovering anosmic), and some of that may have involved me smelling “sweaty feet*” on camera and being remarkably unbothered by the experience

Tauer add new fragrance, L'eau, to classics line

17th May, 2017

Andy Tauer's latest fragrance is L'Eau, which is inspired by a lemontree in bloom on Andy Tauer’s veranda in crisp Zurich morning air. The fragrance features top notes of bergamot, lemon and orange; lemon blossom and iris feature in the heart; and musk, ambergris, timber and sandalwood feature in the base no…

Art and Olfaction Awards announced in Berlin

16th May, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, May 6th the fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards was held at Berlin's Silent Green Kulturquartier—a former crematorium built in 1911 revitalized as an arts venue.

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House of Matriarch launch perfume trio inspired by Twin Peaks

by Judith Brockless, 16th May, 2017

Seattle-based perfumery House of Matriarch have launched a collection of three new fragrances, the ‘Twin Peaks’ inspired ‘Wonderful and Strange Liquid Music Trio’.

Tadashi Shoji Introduces his debut scent: Eau De Rose

16th May, 2017

Eau de Rose is the debut fragrance by designer Tadashi Shoji. The fragrance features top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, rhubarb and blackcurrant; rose, jasmine, osmanthus, lily of the valley and cedarwood make up the heart of the fragrance; and the dry down features musk, frankincense, labdanum, patchouli, rose ab…

An interview with perfumer Daniel Gallagher of Gallagher Fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 12th May, 2017

Daniel Gallagher is a self-taught indie perfumer based in the United States. He speaks to Basenotes about his love of fragrance and his journey so far

Miller Harris adds Le Cèdre to its Perfumer's Library Collection

10th May, 2017

Miller Harris have announced Le Cèdre; a new fragrance in the brand's Perfumer's Library Collection, which also includes La Feuille and Veti Vert. The fragrance features top notes of pink pepper and black pepper; heart notes include black orchid and mimosa; and the base contains cedarwood and musk. The …

New fragrance from Bruno Fazzolari : Feu Secret

10th May, 2017

Bruno Fazzolari's latest fragrance is Feu Secret, which translates as 'secret fire'/ Notes include orris butter, spruce, eucalyptus, turmeric, pink pepper, himalayan cedar, birch tar and vanilla Bruno Fazzolari says: Secret fire of the alchemists. Our first release in over a year! The elusive scent of orris roo…

Molton Brown introduce Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel

03rd May, 2017

Perfumer Carla Chabert has created the latest fragrance for Molton Brown: Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel. The company say it "embodies boundless exploration into the uncharted, the fragrance captures a salt-sprayed collision of the ocean swell against rugged outcrops. As a marine scent crafted with the most unusual notes, this…

Zegna launches new masculine, Acqua di Iris

03rd May, 2017

Ermenegildo Zegna have introduced Acqua di Iris for the “man whose sophistication, confidence and freshness make him a pillar of modern style.”

Scent Verse: Jellyfish

by Ashraf Osman, 03rd May, 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.  If you are interested in being involved, please send a direct me…

Latest fragrance from Jusbox, Black Powder, inspired by 90s grunge scene

02nd May, 2017

Jusbox have announced Black Powder; a new fragrance inspired by the grunge music scene from the nineties. The fragrance was created by perfumer Julien Rasquinet. Notes for the fragrance include blackcurrant, crisp apple and pimento in the head; suede, tobacco leaves and frankincense feature in the heart; and the dry down…