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Scenting Halloween Horror Movie Stars!

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 31st October, 2014

It’s Halloween again, and you know what that means! ANOTHER SLIGHTLY RIDICULOUS LIST OF FRAGRANCES BEING TENUOUSLY LINKED THEMATICALLY!!!! Last year I scented my favourite monsters, from witches to zombies, so you could smell appropriate when you head out trick or treating. This year I thought long and hard* about how to do…

Dior launch Dior Homme Parfum with promo film "Dior Homme Genesis"

13th October, 2014

Dior have launched a promo for their Dior Homme Parfum fragrance, entitled Dior Homme Genesis. The video features face of the fragrance, Robert Pattinson, and was directed by Romain Gavras. The film features the song Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.Dior Homme Parfum, created by in-house perfumer François Demachy, is described by the com…

Dior unveil new "The future is gold " campaign for J'Adore

03rd September, 2014

Charlize Theron strides down the Hall of Mirrors... Her deep voice recounts the beauties of the past, the power of memories. But the past is no place to live. The tension is palpable, sensual. She seems to remove her dress. A new striptease? Suddenly a silk scarf flows down from the sky. Like liquid gold poured from an imaginary dome in a…

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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…

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 …

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…

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…

Fifi Awards UK – Winners announced

by Grant Osborne, 15th May, 2014

The UK Fragrance Foundation held its annual Fifi Awards this evening. The event was hosted by news reader Natasha Kaplinsky, while pop star Alesha Dixon performed for the guests in attendance. The event was held at The Brewery, which has played host to the awards since 2012. Ultimate Launch Winner: Our Moment – One …

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…

Interview with Robin K of Now Smell This

by Grant Osborne, 28th April, 2014

If you like fragrance and hang around the internet, then you probably will have come across Robin K's Now Smell This. The site is one of the longest-running fragrance blogs, and next year will celebrate its tenth year. We spoke to Robin at the end of last year to find out how she got started, how she keeps going, and plans for the future.…

Esxence 2014 : Everything Else... (part two)

by Grant Osborne, 27th March, 2014

Here's the last round up of our coverage from Esxence featuring Nose, Masque, Jovoy, the relaunch of Le Galion and Naomi Goodsir. Previously Esxence 2014 : Everything Else.. (part one) Five new fragrances from Mancera Montale introduce Orange Aoud and Aoud Melody at Esxence + Hair Mist for Roses Musk Ann Gerard launches…