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The Basenotes Reader Awards 2014: Winners!

by Grant Osborne, 21st May, 2014

Best Flanker: WOMANITY LIQUEUR DE PARFUM by THIERRY MUGLER Finalists: 1 Million Intense by Paco Rabanna Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès Bottega Veneta Eau Légère by Bottega Veneta Dior Homme Cologne (new) by Christian Dior Marni Rose by Marni Womanity Liqueur de Parfum by Thierry Mugler Be…

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…

Amouage tease new fragrance duo : Journey, on Facebook page

01st May, 2014

Amouage have posted an image of their next fragrance duo, seemingly called Journey on its Facebook page. Judging by the image of the bottles, the fragrance will be available for men and for women. We'll post more information when it is announced.Amouage's Interlude fragrances were winners in the Basenotes Reader Awards in 2013 and Fate Ma…

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Finalists announced for Basenotes Reader Awards

by Grant Osborne, 30th April, 2014

At the end of last year we invited our readers to vote for their favourite fragrant things of 2013. We are now pleased to announced the finalists for this year's Basenotes Reader Awards: Best New Women's Fragrance1932 by ChanelFate Woman by AmouageIris Prima by Penhaligon'sJour d'Hermès by HermèsSahara Noir by Tom FordSì by Giorgio Armani…

Basenotes' Favourite Fragrance Discoveries of 2013

31st December, 2013

On more *popular* territories, Tom Ford's Sahara Noir setted up a new standard for incense-centered fragrances by introducing what's probably the most straight-forward incense since Norma Kamali's infamous Incense. Neela Vermeire has setted the bar so high with her former trio of fragrances and I've been more than glad to …

Who Smells So Great? - Perfume And Fifty Years Of Doctor Who

by Persolaise, 20th November, 2013

Unless you've spent the last few months held hostage in E-Space by a horde of Marshmen, you'll be well aware that a British television institution is about to celebrate an important milestone. Doctor Who, the time-travelling sci-fi series which embarked on its first voyage on the 23rd of November 1963 has reached the half-cent…

Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary opens in Brooklyn

by Carla Seipp, 22nd October, 2013

Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary can best be described as the NYC version of perfume nirvana - think sleek wooden floors, purist white walls and rows upon rows of niche fragrances.At the boutique’s opening in Boerum Hill this past week, guests were greeted with Pear & Olive martinis (inspired by Josh Lobb’s creation of the s…

Pitti 2013 round-up

by Marika Vecchiattini, 14th October, 2013

Pitti Immagine Fragranze 2013 took place last month, and the official data shows a growth both in general audience and buyers: the artistic perfumery has evidently become a trend, perfume aficionados who discover the "niche" market are more and more every day, attracting attention -and investors- worldwide. During the three days exhibitio…

Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - WINNERS

06th April, 2013

Basenotes are pleased to announced the winners of the 2013 Reader Awards. The Basenotes Reader Awards are the chance for fragrance consumers to decide which fragrances are the best of last year.The results were previewed to attendees of the last London Perfume Lovers meet up, and we are now officially revealing the winners. Finalists can …

Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - Finalists Announced.

27th March, 2013

Basenotes is pleased to announced the finalists of the 2013 Reader Awards. The Basenotes Reader Awards are the chance for fragrance consumers to decide which fragrances are the best of last year. Below is a slideshow of the finalists, followed by a text list. Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 : Finalists from basenotes Best New Fragranc…

Hot Town Summer in the City: Candy Perfume Boy's Summer Special - A list of perfumes on offer!

by Lila Das Gupta, 04th August, 2012

Last week Thomas Dunckley, AKA The Candy Perfume Boy presented a Summer Special at The New Cavendish Club in London, a joint event with Basenotes and Perfume Lovers London. Here's a list of his summer choices. We began the evening by hearing about the first 'proper' fragrance that he bought, which inspired him to go on to collect more...…

Undergreen follow up Black and White with Pink

18th July, 2012

French niche house Undergreen have followed up last year's Black and White fragrances with a new colour: Pink. The fragrance was created by perfumer Cécile Zarokian, who had previously created fragrances for Jovoy and Amouage.Undergreen Pink is described as a gourmand-fruity-floral fragrance and contains notes of orange, elemi and lemon i…