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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 …

Ted Baker launch "Sweet Treats" trio and "Grooming Room" cologne

11th October, 2012

Ted's Sweet Treats are a collection of three purse sprays which are packaged like slices of cake. The three scents are:Cate, with notes of peach, apple, orange, violet and jasmine is described as "a perfect mixture of confidence and feminine charm meaning you'll be a force to be reckoned with."Polly contains top notes of mandarin, red ber…

Orla Kiely to launch Rosie

19th March, 2012

Orla Kiely is to launch a limited edition scent: Rosie, which contains notes of coriander, mandarin, black pepper, rose, nutmeg and cedarwood.As with the debut fragrance, Rosie was created in partnership with KMI Brands, who also create fragrances for the Ted Baker brand.The fragrance is available as a 100ml Eau de Toilette. …

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Ted Baker launch Langley and Pashion in February

by Grant Osborne, 17th January, 2011

Langley has top notes of sweet bergamot, ginger and pink pepper, a heart of petitgrain, green tea and orange flower. The base contains notes of musk, cedarwood and vetiver. Langley's juice is 'wisteria purple'.From February, Langley and Pashion will be available from Ted Baker stockists from £26. …

New Summer Ted Baker Fragrances

by Sandra Rose, 22nd July, 2010

Ted Baker have announced two new limited edition version of their fragrances inspired by their 2010 spring/summer collections. ‘Woman’ for her, and ‘Skinwear’ for him have been adorned in seasonal prints from their latest womenswear and menswear range. Woman has been transformed with a blend of musk, rose and jasmine, topped with notes of…

Orla Kiely launches her first fragrance

by Sandra Rose, 19th July, 2010

Over the last decade, Orla Kiely has created a brand of distinctive womenswear, accessories, travel and homeware. Orla now introduces her first signature fragrance; a light floral scent which has been inspired by nature. Orla partnered with KMI Brands, who are also behind Ted Baker fragrances, to create this scent.
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The Basenotes Holiday Gift Guide part 2

by Thomas Stone, 10th December, 2007

In the second of our holiday gift guides Tom Stone and Colin Murchie take you through the best of the bargains - top tips to save the pennies over the festive season.  If you are feeling a little more extravagant then see yesterday's guide to the top luxury offerings of the season. Jean-Paul Gaultier Jean-Paul Gaultier presents a…

Interview with Todd Bennett, AKA The Cologne Guy

by Grant Osborne, 01st February, 2003

In 1995, back in the early days of the Internet, there was a website ran by the paper-bagged guy above called Answers from the Cologne Guy, which featured information on men's cologne. Then in 1998 the site was no longer updated, and in 1999 it vanished. What happened? Where did it go? Basenotes gets the answers from the cologne guy - Tod…