Latest Articles by Judith Brockless

As well as working tirelessly behind the scenes at Basenotes, Judith Brockless is a Jasmine Award shortlisted writer.

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New Chanel trio: Les Eaux de Chanel

by Judith Brockless, 02nd July, 2018

Chanel are launching a line of three new fragrances, Les Eaux de Chanel, on 13th July. The three Eaux are named after destinations important to Gabrielle Chanel: Biarritz - the location of her first atelier, Deauville - where she opened her first boutique, and Venice - where she was inspired by Byzantine culture and the Baroque. …

Saint Louis perfume house, Chatillon Lux, launch Santal Auster

by Judith Brockless, 28th June, 2018

Saint Louis-based perfume house, Chatillon Lux have launched a new parfum extrait, Santal Auster. Founded in 2015 by perfumer Shawn Maher, Chatillon Lux fragrances are ‘inspired by the history of South Saint Louis and its resilience in the face of adversity’.  Maher says: ‘The juxtaposition of a historic city pop…

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.

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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 …

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 …

Claire Vukcevic wins Jasmine Award for Basenotes article

by Judith Brockless, 25th April, 2018

Basenotes contributor Claire Vukcevic, author of blog Take One Thing Off, has scooped a prestigious Jasmine Award for her piece on Basenotes, ‘Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances’, which won the Practical Guide Award. Also nominated was Louise Woollam, aka Get Lippie, for her Litera…

Les Parfums de Rosine adds fourth scent to Ballerina Collection

by Judith Brockless, 13th April, 2018

Described as ‘a bright and luminous perfume with sensuous facets’, Ballerina N°4 has top notes of bergamot, cardamom and pink pepper. The heart is ‘an explosion of white flowers’: Rosa Alba absolute, Grasse jasmine and tuberose, combined with peach and incense. The base consists of tolu balsam, ambroxan, oakmos…

Moth and Hyrax are latest additions to Zoologist's perfumed menagerie

by Judith Brockless, 28th March, 2018

Zoologist Perfumes are adding two new fragrances to their collection this summer - Moth and Hyrax. Hyrax is the creation of Sven Pritzkoleit. At the heart of this fragrance is ‘…a daring, seldom-used ingredient in the art of perfumery - African stone, or hyraceum, giving this bold animalic scent its distinctive signatu…

Scent Garden brings 'Feel Good' Factor to Chelsea Flower Show

by Judith Brockless, 25th May, 2017

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden is one of five ‘Feel Good Gardens’ celebrating 50 years of BBC Radio 2 on display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  Each of the gardens relates to one of the five senses and aims to ‘encourage people to lose themselves amongst a feast of sights, scents, sounds, flavours and te…

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’.

New fragrance Belle, by Worth, inspired by 'Beauty and the Beast'

by Judith Brockless, 20th March, 2017

Honorine Blanc has created a new feminine fragrance for Worth: Belle, inspired by the latest Walt Disney feature, 'Beauty and the Beast'. Belle contains top notes of green pear, grapefruit, Italian bergamot and redcurrant; heart notes include pink pepper, Bulgarian rose, white peony, rose centifolia and lily of the valley, and …

Guerlain names Angelina Jolie as face for upcoming scent

by Judith Brockless, 23rd January, 2017

Guerlain has named Angelina Jolie as the icon of its new fragrance for women.  Thierry Wasser has drawn inspiration from the actress and filmmaker to create a fragrance which expresses the concept of ‘notes of a woman’; the choices, emotions and dreams that embody modern femininity. The partnership between Jolie and…