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Interview with Beau Rhee of Atelier de Geste

by Haniya Rae, 03rd December, 2014

By no means is Beau Rhee, perfumer and founder of Atelier de Geste, traditional. Her first perfume collection, which launched last fall, eschewed typical industry scents, such as florals, for ones that mimicked the elements: water, earth, wind. Her scents, she says, are meant to conjure the idea of movement -- “Atelier De Geste&rdqu…

Chanel unveil latest No. 5 film

15th October, 2014

As reported yesterday, today sees the Premiere of "The One That I Want," a new promotional film for Chanel No. 5 directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Gisele Bündchen. You can see the full video below. …

Baz Luhrmann returns to direct new Chanel No. 5 Commercial starring Gisele Bündchen

14th October, 2014

Tomorrow, Chanel will premiere "The One That I Want," a new promotional film for Chanel No. 5. The film is produced, conceived, and directed by auteur filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, with production design by Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, and features Supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Luhrmann previously directed the No.5 film in 2004, with Actress Ni…

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Burr's SE0205 now available at LuckyScent

06th October, 2014

Last week saw the latest fragrance in Chandler Burr's Untitled Series at LuckyScent : S02E05. Burr says "S02E05 has strangely fallen through the cracks. It belongs to one of the most significant collections in the world , and was created by two indisputably world-class perfumers, one of whom I think is similarly under appreciated. It is a…

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

Chanel launch Eau de Parfum of Bleu de Chanel

18th August, 2014

At the end of the month, Chanel will be adding an Eau de Parfum to their Bleu de Chanel range. Bleu de Chanel debuted in 2010.The new Eau de Parfum, composed by in-house perfumer Jacques Polge, is described by Chanel as being: "...an intense variation that follows on from its predecessor while carving out its own amber and sensual territ…

Chanel add Parfum Extrait and Body Cream to Coco Noir range

14th August, 2014

Later this month, Chanel are expanding the Coco Noir range to include a parfum and body cream. The parfum was created by in-house perfumer Jacques Polge, who also created the original Eau de Parfum.The company say:The Parfum follows and yet breaks with the original accord, to better release its quintessence. A new writing emerges, inscrib…

Speaking with Antonio Alessandria in Milan

by Marika Vecchiattini, 08th August, 2014

During the last edition of Esxence (the perfume exhibition held last March in Milan) the much-anticipated new Italian brand "Antonio Alessandria" was presented. The anticipation derived primarily from the fact that Antonio Alessandria owns one of the most prestigious stores specializing in artistic perfumes in Italy, opened in Catania nin…

The Top Ten: Discontinued Women's Fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 24th June, 2014

Following on from our earlier Top 10 discontinued fragrances for men article, we're following up with the same article for women's fragrances. So, here is the list of the greatest discontinued fragrances for women as decided by Basenotes members. It has been interesting researching the reasons that fragrances has been disco…

Winners announced for US FiFi awards 2014

17th June, 2014

The US Fragrance Foundation held its annual FiFi Awards last night at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Ralph Lauren and Victoria's Secret picked up three awards each. The winners are as follows:BATH & BODY LINE OF THE YEARPEONY & BLUSH SUEDE BODY CRÉME AND BODY & HAND WASH – Jo Malone LondonFRAGRANCE HALL OF FAMEHAPPY – CliniqueFRAGRANCE…

The Top Ten: Discontinued Men's Fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 03rd June, 2014

Today sees the start of a new series on Basenotes – The Top Ten. Each time we'll take a look at a category of fragrances, and countdown the top ten as decided by the ratings of Basenotes members. Our first Top Ten is discontinued fragrances for men. (Note: eBay prices are a guide based on prices from mid-2014) Click NE…

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…