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Esxence 2014 : Everything Else... (part two)

by Grant Osborne, 27th March, 2014

Here's the last round up of our coverage from Esxence featuring Nose, Masque, Jovoy, the relaunch of Le Galion and Naomi Goodsir. Previously Esxence 2014 : Everything Else.. (part one) Five new fragrances from Mancera Montale introduce Orange Aoud and Aoud Melody at Esxence + Hair Mist for Roses Musk Ann Gerard launches…

Montale introduce Orange Aoud and Aoud Melody at Esxence + Hair Mist for Roses Musk

23rd March, 2014

Orange Aoud and Aoud Melody are the latest fragrances being shown by Montale at Esxence. Orange Aoud has notes of Malaysian Oud, Spices, Bergamot, Patchouli, Violet, Sandalwood, Leather and White Musk.Aoud Melody has notes of Oud, Leather, Spices, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-ylang, Virginian Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Amber.The company are also l…

Esxence 2014 Milan - starts tomorrow - info and brand list

19th March, 2014

The 6th Annual Esxence art fragrance fair starts tomorrow in Milan, and Basenotes will be there to keep you posted on the exciting new launches and brands. This year special guests include Michael Edwards, who will be interviewed by Mark Behnke.The event is being held in a new location this year – Triennale di Milano – and runs from Thurs…

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Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary opens in Brooklyn

by Carla Seipp, 22nd October, 2013

Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary can best be described as the NYC version of perfume nirvana - think sleek wooden floors, purist white walls and rows upon rows of niche fragrances.At the boutique’s opening in Boerum Hill this past week, guests were greeted with Pear & Olive martinis (inspired by Josh Lobb’s creation of the s…

Esxence 2013 : List of Brands

20th March, 2013

Over 120 brands are appearing at this years Esxence fragrance fair. These are...Absolument AbsintheAcca KappaAnn Gerard ParfumAntonio ViscontiApotcareArte Profumiau Pays de la Fleur d'OrangerAutour Du ParfumBiehl ParfumkunstwerkeBois 1920Bruno Acampora ProfumiCalé Fragranze d'AutoreCarla Fracci ParfumsCarner BarcelonaCastle ForbesCerchi N…

Travel by nose

by Danielle Cooper, 29th December, 2012

As the year draws to a close, my thoughts wander to holidays and trips that have taken me into foreign climates in the past year or two. As the nose bracing chill of January looms up ahead and everywhere the damp, mushy odour of rain soaked vegetation litters my local journeys, I try to recapture the warm, mellow smells of a sunshine soak…

My Perfume Wardrobe by Basenotes Member fragranceman88

by Lila Das Gupta, 12th May, 2012

Fragranceman88 is based in Scotland. He may be relatively new to the game - he's only become seriously interested in perfume in the last couple of years - but in that short time he's already built up a well thought-out and enviable collection. Without giving away too much of your identity, can you tell us a bit about yourself, what sor…

Desperately Seeking OudhAoudOudAgarwood...

by Nick Gilbert, 05th May, 2012

Having sniffed out the skankiest new launches in London, Basenotes set me the challenge of seeking a spectacular Oud. The Oud / Aoud / Agarwood trend just keeps on giving. And every house seems to have a different name or spelling for the note!M7 started it out all that time ago, and has recently been relaunched as Oud Absolu as part of Y…

London: The new perfume capital.

by Persolaise, 24th December, 2010

There are no multi-brand niche perfume stores in Paris. Just give that a moment to sink in. The capital of France - the land that's produced some of the greatest fragrances of all time and remains the industry's main trend-setter - cannot boast a single, multi-brand niche perfumery. Sure, many non-mainstream brands - such as Mall…

Fragrance brands confirmed for Esxence

by Grant Osborne, 08th March, 2010

Andy Tauer, Byredo, Bond No.9 and L'Artisan Parfumeur are just four of the brands that will be showing at Esxence. Esxence have confirmed to Basenotes the fragrance houses that will be appearing at the Milan niche fragrance show in March. Basenotes will be there covering the event via the website, Twitter and You Tube. (List Updated 8th M…

Scents of the Week 7th February 2010 to 13th February 2010

by Daniel Tharp, 16th February, 2010

So here we are again. Back so soon? These posts will make weeks feel like days, and they say time flies when you're having fun, so I'm expecting serious Einstein-meets-Hawking time dilation, here. This is Week 2 of our 52-week experiment, and interesting trends are already being found, but the first order of business is…to correct the …

Niche fragrance fair - Esxence 2010 Preview

by Danielle Cooper, 11th February, 2010

What is niche? An eternal question, hotly debated, potential answers constantly evolving. For anyone interested in this question there is one event to focus on in 2010 - Esxence in Italy's style capital, Milan. This 4 day event enjoyed an exciting and engaging first edition last year and promises to build on this success for 2010. It …