Latest Articles by Nick Gilbert

Nick has been working in the world of fragrance for over 15 years. He is co-founder of Olfiction, a creative scent agency offering fragrance development, training, copy and content production. He is frequently quoted in the press and has provided perfumery training globally, from London to Seoul.

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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

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.

Scenting Orphan Black’s Clone Club

by Nick Gilbert, 04th August, 2017

As the series comes to an end, Nick Gilbert picks fragrances for the clones of Orphan Black.

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The best perfumes of 2016 according to our contributors

30th December, 2016

Our contributors look back at the best fragrances they've discovered in 2016

Greatest Hits : Olivia Giacobetti

by Nick Gilbert, 15th September, 2016

Olivia Giacobetti is one of the great names of perfumery – Nick Gilbert checks out her Greatest Hits

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.

Greatest Hits : Françis Kurkdjian

by Nick Gilbert, 12th October, 2015

Nick Gilbert explores the Greatest Hits of Françis Kurkdjian

A Very Happy Birthday: Celebrating 5 Years of Avery Perfume Gallery

by Nick Gilbert, 12th August, 2015

Nick Gilbert takes a sniff round Avery's perfume offerings in celebration of their fifth birthday.

Greatest Hits : Sophia Grojsman

by Nick Gilbert, 15th May, 2015

Nick Gilbert gives us the run-down on perfumer Sophia Grojsman's Greatest Hits

Basenotes Best fragrance discoveries of 2014

31st December, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we ask our contributors to look back and tell us their favourite new releases and discoveries of the year.

Podcast #3: The Art Perfumes Formerly Known as Niche

19th September, 2014

In the third episode of The Basenotes Podcast our panel discuss the idea of “niche” in perfumery – can we define what is, and what isn’t niche? We also smell the Bacon Candle mentioned in Ep. 1, talk about Frazzles (again), and whether Callum would use it as a ‘bedroom candle’. Plus The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Greatest Hits : Christine Nagel

by Nick Gilbert, 16th July, 2014

Originally a research chemist, Christine Nagel has worked at Firmenich, Creations Aromatiques, Quest, Fragrance Resources and Givaudan. She has spent the past 4 years at Mane, where she has been responsible for most of Jo Malone London’s output in that time. At the end of last year, an announcement from Hermès had many of …