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Alfarom, is a regular contributor to the Basenotes Forum and has his own fragrance blog, Nero Profumo.

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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

A round-up of the fragrances at Pitti Fragrance 2016

by Alfarom, 13th October, 2016

After a couple of years of absence from fairs and perfumes shows, I decided it was about time for me to go to Pitti Fragranze and see first-hand what's about to come in the niche-perfumery market. It was fun and exciting because I got to meet again with old and new friends I've been making during all these years but from a mere pe…

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.

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Interview with Filippo Sorcinelli of UNUM

by Alfarom, 14th May, 2015

Alfarom interviews Filippo Sorcinelli - the co-founder of Italian niche fragrance house, UNUM.

An interview with Angela Ciampagna

by Alfarom, 07th May, 2015

One of the hits at the recent Esxence in Milan was the fragrances of Angela Ciampagna. Alfarom speaks to the founder.

An Interview with Antonio Gardoni of Bogue Profumo

by Alfarom, 20th January, 2015

Alfarom interviews Antonio Gardoni, the founder and perfumer of Bogue Profumo. Antonio Gardoni is the creator of two of the most talked about fragrances on the forums of the last year or so: MAAI and Cologne Reloaded.

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.

Parfumerie Générale - Huitième Art - Phaedon: An Interview with Pierre Guillaume.

by Alfarom, 28th May, 2014

Alfarom speaks to the man behind Parfumerie Générale, Huitième Art and Phaedon – Pierre Guillaume – about creativity, pricing, IFRA and more. Thank you for the compliment! I’m always a bit surprised that my fragrances are stuck with that “gourmand” label… there’s ethyl mal…

Masque Milano - An Interview With Alessandro Brun & Riccardo Tedeschi.

by Alfarom, 12th May, 2014

Founded in 2010 – after years of research in scents and essences in Grasse and artisans across Italy, Alessandro Brun & Riccardo Tedeschi established Masque. The range now has four products, which have all received critical acclaim. Here, the founders speak with alfarom.Introduce Masque's concept. Who is your ideal customer?The main conce…

Nu-be's Alberto Borri interviewed

by Alfarom, 01st November, 2013

Alfarom interviews Alberto Borri, of the Italian niche brand, nu_be.Your line is a solid candidate to become one of the most interesting ranges of fragrances of the last few years. How everything started and what's the concept behind it?Until four years ago, I worked in a perfume company called Morris Profumi (mainly we produced perfumes …

An interview with Vero Kern

by Alfarom, 16th October, 2013

Alfarom speaks Zurich-based perfumer Vero Kern.Some of your fragrances have been compared to huge classics of the past such as Mitsouko, Djedi and Sous Le Vent among others. How's your relationship with the aforementioned compositions and have you actually been influenced by them?The so-called "classics" are my favourite scents in fact. S…

An interview with Gérald Ghislain - mastermind of Histoires de Parfums

by Alfarom, 13th December, 2012

Gérald Ghislain is the person behind the Histoires de Parfums line, which he founded in 2000, following training at ISIPCA. He has also recently launched two new lines: The Scent of Departure and Alice & Peter. Alfarom spoke to Ghislain to find out more...First of all, congratulations for building such a solid line of fragrances. Several …