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Eddie Bulliqi is a perfume writer and aspiring perfumer, based in London, working on perfume theory, the semiotics of olfaction, and the relationship between smelling and philosophy. He read History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and is currently part of the Global Marketing department at Jo Malone London (Estťe Lauder Companies).

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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

Scent Verse: Firebird

by Eddie Bulliqi, 09th October, 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.

Scent Verse: Autumn Sunburst

by Eddie Bulliqi, 23rd February, 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 message …

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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

Cardamom close-up

by Eddie Bulliqi, 01st November, 2016

Cardamom is cool right now. Far more frequently applied to masculine than feminine compositions, cardamom’s use in recent perfumery has been scant even though its history is lengthy, dating back to inclusion in the legendary Kyphi (an ancient Egyptian incense type). But that is precisely why cardamom is cool right now; its story and…

Scent solutions with Luca Maffei

by Eddie Bulliqi, 06th September, 2016

Ahead of the Pitti Fragranze show in Florence, Eddie Bulliqi speaks to perfumer Luca Maffei about his work, winning awards and perfume as art.

Bittersweet: an interview with Ralf Schwieger on the gourmand

by Eddie Bulliqi, 29th March, 2016

Eddie Bulliqi speaks with Mane perfumer, Ralf Schwieger on the rise and rise of sweetness in perfumery

On the rocks: the trend for iced accords

by Eddie Bulliqi, 27th January, 2016

Eddie Bulliqi casts his eye on the trend for ice and coldness in perfumery

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.

Intersections between ideology and perfumery

by Eddie Bulliqi, 07th December, 2015

This article seeks to question the relationship between ideology and perfumery, specifically asking to what extent fine fragrance engages in social ideologies and how this relationship affects taste cycles and olfactory associations. So often the value of fragrance experiences is communicated by brands and consumers to lie in oneís emotional response, memories, desire and, crucially, identity

A review of Tate Britainís Sensorium

by Eddie Bulliqi, 16th September, 2015

I just canít make up my mind about Tate Britainís latest exhibition Sensorium. I wanted to hate it, however, I just canít help but love it. In this article Iíll try to explain why, and analyse its importance in the long-term trial and error of multisensory experimentation and design.

Why commercial perfumery is more interesting than niche

by Eddie Bulliqi, 07th September, 2015

Eddie Bulliqi looks at some of the differences, and similarities, between commercial perfumery and niche perfumery.