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Moschino's latest fragrance, Toy, is housed in a teddy bear

13th November, 2014

Moschino’s latest fragrance, is perhaps a contender for packaging of the year. The fragrance, named Toy, is housed inside a furry toy teddy. The company say: “Toy smashes every fragrance preconception to bits, boldly redrawing its form, function and fabulousness.”The fragrance is exactly what its cheeky name suggests: a toy. And best of a…

Lalique launch Noir Premier - a collection inspired by Lalique's history

29th October, 2014

Lalique have launched a new collection of six fragrances entitled Noir Premier. Each fragrance is named after a historic point in the history of the brand and the Lalique family. The range launched exclusively at Harrods earlier this month.The bottle design draws on various influences. The colour references the very first black perfume bo…

"We Know How To Defend Ourselves" – Chantal & Alexandra Roos at the London Launch of Dear Rose

by Persolaise, 23rd October, 2014

It’s difficult to decide how to start an interview with Chantal Roos. Although her name may not be well known, her work couldn’t be more famous. Ask someone to list the most successful perfumes of the last 40 years, and it’s likely that Opium, Kouros, Paris, L’Eau D’Issey and Gaultier’s Classique and Le Male will come up. It just so happe…

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Juliette Has a Gun launches Luxury Collection : Moon Dance joins relaunched Oil Fiction

22nd October, 2014

Juliette Has a Gun has launched the Luxury Collection, which consists of new fragrance, Moon Dance, and 2013's limited edition fragrance, Oil Fiction. Of the new collection, founder Romano Ricci says: "The Luxury Collection is above all a fantasy of quality. I don’t always get the chance to use all the materials I want because some of the…

Ferrari's newest fragrance is Vetiver Essence

by Judith Brockless, 29th September, 2014

Ferrari Vetiver Essence comes in the same bottle as the previous 'Essence' fragrances (strongly influenced by the shape of a Ferrari wing, as mentioned here) - but this time the colour is inspired by 'Grigio Silverstone' from the Ferrari GT car colour range.   Whilst we were there, we were each invited t…

Bulgari launch exclusive collection inspired by gems, " Le Gemme"

12th September, 2014

Bulgari have launched a collection of six fragrances called "Le Gemme", the range has been created in collaboration with Givaudan perfumer Daniela Andrier. The company say "Inspired by the tradition of High Jewellery and its values of excellence and uniqueness, Bulgari enters the exclusive sphere of Haute Parfumerie with Le Gemme Collecti…

Two new fragrances from Floris, exclusive to Harrods

by Judith Brockless, 06th August, 2014

Two new fragrances have been launched together by Floris, exclusively with Harrods: Leather Oud and Honey Oud. Both fragrances are part of the Floris ‘Private Collection’ and were created to celebrate Floris’s position as Harrods’ longest serving supplier. Honey Oud opens with a gourmand accord of English ho…

Terry de Gunzburg adds two Rose scents to its range

26th June, 2014

Terry de Gunzburg are adding two new rose fragrances to their collection this autumn: Rose Infernale and Rouge Nocturne. Both fragrances have been created by Michel Almairac. Rouge Nocturne is described as "Crimson Rose of desire and timeless extravagance" and features notes of Turkish Damascena Rose, Amber and Indonesian Patchouli. Rose …

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…

Azure and Absolute added to Bentley fragrance line-up

03rd June, 2014

Bentley have launched two men’s fragrances this year to add to the Bentley fragrance range, which was launched last year. The new fragrances are Azure, which launched in March, and Absolute, which is a limited edition currently exclusive to Harrods, and launched on June 1st.Bentley Azure, which is also the name of one of Bentley’s cars, w…

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 …

Atkinsons launch Contemporary Collection Trio this June in Harrods

16th April, 2014

Anglo-Italian brand Atkinsons are launching a trio of fragrance this Summer in their new Contemporary Collection. The fragrances are Rose in Wonderland, Lavender on the Rocks and Posh on the Green. Posh on the Green A sun-dappled alfresco scent for dandies and ladies created from the greenest notes in perfumery. Posh on the Green is…