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Grant Osborne is the founder and editor of Basenotes. Grant has two children, and a dependence on tea, haribo and bacon.

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Artistic perfumery fair, Pitti Fragranze, starts today

by Grant Osborne, 14th September, 2018

Basenotes will be reporting on what we find, and you will be able to see our coverage from this link here. …

Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

13th March, 2018

 Hubert de Givenchy, founder of Givenchy has died aged 91. He passed away on Saturday 10th March 2018. The company said in a statement: The House of Givenchy is sad to report the passing of its founder Hubert de Givenchy, a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and…

The Best Perfumes of 2017 according to our contributors

30th December, 2017

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best scents of 2017. If nothing wowed them in 2017 they could choose something new to them

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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

Super Scent: The Best of Chanel

by Grant Osborne, 25th April, 2016

We have once again teamed up with Candy Perfume Boy and Persolaise for Super Scent. A semi-regular series where we each run down the best fragrances from a particular brand. Where my colleagues will judge based on their own opinion, Basenotes' Top Scents are based on the opinions of Basenotes users. This time we are looking at the …

Basenotes Reader Awards 2016 Finalists

by Grant Osborne, 11th April, 2016

We reveal the finalists you voted for in the 2016 Basenotes Reader Awards

Françis Kurkdjian on Baccarat 540

by Grant Osborne, 05th February, 2016

Françis Kurkdjian tells us about his latest release: Baccarat 540.

Super Scent: The best of Etat Libre d'Orange

by Grant Osborne, 18th January, 2016

We join forces with Persolaise and Candy Perfume Boy again, for Super Scent: The best of Etat Libre d'Orange

An IM Chat with Liz Moores, perfumer and founder of Papillon Artisan Perfumes

by Grant Osborne, 05th January, 2016

For many, Papillon's Salome was their fragrance of the year. We caught up with perfumer Liz Moores via IM.

The most viewed articles, perfumes and threads of 2015 + review of the year

by Grant Osborne, 04th January, 2016

Before we get started on 2016, let's take a look back and look at what were the most popular things on the site last year.

Our Best Fragrance Discoveries of 2015

30th December, 2015

We ask our contributors to look back on 2015 and reveal what their best fragrances of the year were.

The Cologne Wars: Star Wars fragrance round-up

by Grant Osborne, 17th December, 2015

Apparently there’s a new film out, so what better time to shamelessly cash and take a look a the history of Star Wars and perfume…