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Etro to launch Jacquard next month

24th February, 2014

Etro are launching Jacquard, a new feminine fragrance in March. The scent was created by Robertet's Mathieu Nardin.Jacquard contains top notes of bergamot, angelica and black pepper; elemi, orris, jasmine and ylang ylang make up the heart of the fragrance; and vetiver, sandalwood, violet and musk feature in the base notes.The name comes f…

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…

Esxence 2013 : List of events

20th March, 2013

In previous years, Esxence 2013 has held various fragrance events throughout the four day fair. This year is no exception with speakers including Michael Edwards, Emmanuelle Giron of the Osmothèque, and Basenotes' regular contributor Lila Das Gupta.Events Calendar Thursday March, 21st…

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Evelyn Lauder, 1936 - 2011

by Grant Osborne, 16th November, 2011

Estee Lauder companies have announced that Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide, died at the age of 75 from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer. Mrs. Lauder died last Saturday, November 12, at her home in New York City with her family by her side. Press release from Estee La…

This Monday (27th Sept): An evening with Francis Kurkdjian

by Grant Osborne, 22nd September, 2010

UK: On 27th September 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Apartment at Kettner’s, Soho. The Fragrance Foundation are holding an Evening With Francis Kurkdjian hosted by Josephine Fairley. Kurkdjian is one of the world’s most successful perfumers, not only creating fragrances for many of the world’s biggest brands such as Versace and Dior, but also c…

New Book: Quintessentially Perfume

by Grant Osborne, 14th June, 2010

Quintessentially Publishing have launched a new perfume book entitled Quintessentially Perfume. The book was compiled by perfume expert, Nathalie Grainger, and Roja Dove acted as creative director. The book features profiles on a range of brands, interviews with perfumers and general perfume articles, with contributions from Chandler Burr…

Comes a Steampunk

by Christopher Peterson, 11th January, 2010

A steampunk comes looking for an appropriate fragrance. (Well, doesn’t come to Basenotes looking, but to one of the most prominent of steampunkery devoted websites, brassgoggles.co.uk) But...“steampunk?” “Steampunkery?” Huh?Would you ever think Jules Verne and H.G. Wells could be topical again? Maybe you’ve heard the 1980s are back in f…

Les Senteurs celebrate 25 years with Meet the Perfumers events

by Grant Osborne, 09th September, 2009

To mark the 25th anniversary of the UK’s oldest independent perfumery, Les Senteurs has arranged a month long celebration of the finest luxury fragrances on the planet.From October 1st throughout the beginning of November, the store will host a series of ten evenings, each featuring a talk from one of the most exciting and talented …

Aramis to relaunch eight classic scents in new Gentleman's Collection

by Grant Osborne, 20th July, 2009

This Autumn sees the launch of Aramis' Gentleman's Collection: A set of eight classic Aramis fragrances all housed in the same bottle design. The scents included in the Aramis Gentleman's Collection are: Aramis 900 (1973) was created by perfumer Bernard Chant and is a masculine interpretation of (Aramis' sister-brand) Clin…

Scent Treks through Time ~ Mathilde Laurent, Thierry Wasser, Harry Fremont and Serge Lutens

by Marian Bendeth, 12th December, 2008

Editor's note: These interviews are the final part of a series in which Marian Bendeth explores what a panel of modern perfumers would say if they could travel back to the time of their choosing, to meet, chat and co-create with a perfumer of the past. An introduction to the series and table of contents is here. Mathilde LaurentI…

Scent Treks through Time: Evelyne Boulanger, Patricia Choux, Jean-Pierre B?thouart and Christiane Plos

by Marian Bendeth, 25th November, 2008

Editor's note: These interviews are the penultimate part of a series in which Marian Bendeth explores what a panel of modern perfumers would say if they could travel back to the time of their choosing, to meet, chat and co-create with a perfumer of the past. An introduction to the series and table of contents is here. Evelyne Bou…

Bertrand Duchaufour / Marvel Fields / Steven DeMarcado ~ Scent Treks through Time

by Marian Bendeth, 30th June, 2008

Editor's note: These interviews are the sixth part of a series in which Marian Bendeth explores what a panel of modern perfumers would say if they could travel back to the time of their choosing, to meet, chat and co-create with a perfumer of the past. An introduction to the series and table of contents is here. Bertrand Duchaufo…