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Firmenich's Raynaud and Bugey create Jeu d'Amour for Kenzo

09th June, 2014

Christophe Raynaud and Daphne Bugey of Firmenich have created the latest fragrance for Kenzo: Jeu d'Amour. The scent is a flanker to 2006's Kenzo Amour, which was also co-created by Bugey.Jeu d'Amour contains notes of Pomegranate, Blood mandarin, Tea, Tuberose and Freesia. The fragrance is fronted by French model, Louise Bourgoin, who a…

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…

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…

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Discontinued Fragrances : 2014 Edition

by Grant Osborne, 18th February, 2014

When a fragrance company launches a new fragrance, they create a big fanfare with press releases, launch parties, and bizarre social media campaigns. When a fragrance company discontinues a fragrance, there is rarely a peep. Having both recently read this thread on the forums about discontinued fragrances and recieving the latest copy of …

The Right Combination: Interview with Nina Friede and Elisabeth Modin from Friedemodin

by Pia Long, 18th December, 2013

I meet Nina and Elisabeth at an exclusive private club in London. You'd never know there were marble staircases, luxury lounges and several bars hiding behind the ordinary façade. Nina and Elisabeth have been busy juggling all the jobs that come with being a perfume start-up and have been using the club lounge as an impromptu o…

FiFi France Winners announced – LVMH and L'Oreal big winners

16th April, 2013

The winners have been announced of the Annual French FiFi Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Salle Wagram in Paris last Thursday.Best Selective Distribution Fragrances:Guerlain : La Petite Robe Noire (LVMH)Viktor & Rolf : Spicebomb (L'Oreal)Best Selective Distribution Fragrances (public vote):Guerlain : La Petite Robe Noire (LVMH)…

Greatest Hits: Antoine Lie

by Nick Gilbert, 11th January, 2013

In this new series of articles for Basenotes, I'll be taking a look at what I think are some of the best creations from various commercial perfumers.

An interview with Michael Edwards at Esxence

by Mia Morrison, 12th June, 2012

Editor's note: This interview was held in March by Mia Clarke, founder of Estellana, who has kindly shared it with us here. In March I had the pleasure in meeting with Michael Edwards at this years Esxence in Milano to discuss the wonderful world of perfume and the 28th Edition of his perfume guide Fragrances of the World. Michael is kno…

UK FiFi Award Winners 2012

by Grant Osborne, 17th May, 2012

Tonight at London's The Brewery, the UK's fragrance industry for the 20th Annual UK FiFi Awards. We will have a full report of the event tomorrow on Basenotes, but in the meantime, here are the winners:Best New Female Print Advertisement [LIST=|INDENT=1]Elie SaabBest New Male Print Advertisement[LIST=|INDENT=1]Mont Blanc Legend Mont B…

20th UK Fifi Awards tonight, Basenotes reporting

17th May, 2012

Basenotes will be live tweeting from the UK FiFi Awards tonight. The event is being held in London's The Brewery, and celebrates the fragrances from last year. A list of finalists is below.You can follow Basenotes on twitter here, to find out winners as they happen.FIFI UK Finalists List Best New Female Print Advertisement Bottega Veneta…

UK Fifi Awards tonight: Shortlisted fragrances, and tweets

by Grant Osborne, 14th April, 2011

The UK Fragrance Foundation's FiFi Awards will be held tonight at London's Banqueting House. Basenotes will be there to support our Niche Award, and will also be tweeting live from the event (using hashtag #fifiawards_uk). The shortlist of fragrances is as follows:BEST NEW FEMALE PRINT ADVERTISEMENT (sponsored by Stylist)Acqua di Gioia – …