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Mark Buxton created scent inspired by Audrey Tatou movie, Mood Indigo

04th September, 2014

Perfumer Mark Buxton has created a fragrance inspired by the movie, Mood Indigo for new French house, Folie à Plusieurs. The movie, which was originally known as L'écume des jours was directed by Michel Gondry and stars Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris.Mood Indigo is the first fragrance in a series of fragrances by Folie à Plusieurs called L…

New line of fragrances inspired by Diana Vreeland

04th August, 2014

This month sees the launch of a new line of fragrances inspired by Diana Vreeland. Vreeland was editor of US Vogue during the sixties, and died in 1989. The fragrance line has been overseen by her grandson Alexander Vreeland, and the name of each fragrance is taken from one of Diana Vreeland's quotes. Extravagance Russe Extravagance Rus…

The relaunch of Indult

17th December, 2013

Many people that come to Basenotes end up acquiring more perfume bottles than they originally intended. One member, kccparis, went a step further and bought a perfume house: Indult. We caught up with him a few weeks ago when he was in London and he told us the story of how he relaunched the brand. A few years ago I stumbled upon Ba…

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At Colette now – your chance to smell every fragrance release of 2012. All at once!

01st March, 2013

Dutch artists Lernert & Sander's latest artwork is a perfume entitled 'Everything' and is a mixture of 1400 fragrance launches from 2012. The perfume is packaged in a specially designed and hand blown bottle, based on a sample vial. You can see and try the fragrance at Colette, 213 Rue St-Honoré in Paris until 9th March. See more in the v…

Comme des Garçons launch "By The Sea" limited editions

28th November, 2012

Comme des Garçons have released limited edition hand painted editions of Amazingreen, Wonderwood and Comme des Garçons 2. The collection is entitled “By the Sea” and the designs were by French-based German artist Sandra Korn.Comme des Garçons 2 (left) was originally launched in 1999. The perfumer was Mark Buxton and notes include Ink, Inc…

Romano Ricci of Juliette Has A Gun on New Release Mad Madame and New Paris Shop 'Nose'

by Lila Das Gupta, 17th August, 2012

Romano Ricci, perfumer and owner of the brand ‘Juliette Has a Gun’ has launched a new fragrance this month. ‘Mad Madame’ is described as a ‘green chypre’ which is aimed at a ‘slightly more mature’ woman. Lila Das Gupta talked to him in London about the perfume and his exciting new shop in Paris called ‘Nose.’ Tell us a little about …

A Lab on Fire's Sweet Dreams 2003 available now, previous fragrances repackaged and S-Perfume's back.

07th May, 2012

A Lab on Fire's newest fragrance, Sweet Dreams 2003, is available now. The scent, created by Thierry Wasser, was launched at Colette in Paris last month, but is now available in selected retailers. The company have also repackaged their previous scents; and sister-brand S-Perfume is back at Lucky Scent.Sweet Dreams 2003 contains notes of …

Popup Paris : A diamond is hidden in every fifty candles | Esxence News

01st April, 2012

Popup Paris are a candle maker with a difference - inside one in every fifty candles is a diamond. 0.15ct in their smaller candles 0.25 ct in the larger ones. As the candle is melted to the bottom, the diamond will be revealed. The diamonds are inserted by hand by Victor Van de Rosieren, the founder of the company. During this process a b…

Le Labo to make 'city exclusives' available in other cities this November

by Grant Osborne, 31st October, 2011

Normally Le Labo's exclusive city fragrances can only be found in the cities they were created for: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, London, Chicago and Dallas. However, Like in 2009, Le Labo are making their entire City Exclusive line available for the month of November only.The Collection :Here are the exclusives that will be tempor…

New fragrance house : A Lab on Fire

by Grant Osborne, 11th April, 2011

A Lab on Fire is a new fragrance house from Shaping Room (who also brought us S-Perfume). Shaping Room founder, Nobi Shioya's left the company in 2009, and Carlos Kusubayashi took over his work. The first fragrance from A Lab on Fire is a collaboration with perfumer, Olivier PolgeShaping Room will continue to sell the S-Perfume fragrance…

New candles from Alexa Rodulfo

by Sandra Rose, 17th September, 2010

The candles which launched at Fashion’s Night Out will be available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Colette and DNA Saudi before going global in October when they will be available at Saks Mexico, Aedes de Venustas, Lane Crawford, Liberty and Joyce. …

Alexa Rodulfo announces three new candles

by Sandra Rose, 26th October, 2009

Following the launch of her debut scented candle Bois D’Alexa, Alexa Rodulfo is expanding her range with three more  fragrances: Bois Blanc, Bois Sauvage and Bois D’Amour.Bois Blanc is a modern scent with base notes of violet leaf, bergamot and grapefruit, combined with spicy accents of nutmeg and cloves. The dry notes of…