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Collecting Miniature Perfume Bottles

by Lila Das Gupta, 03rd February, 2012

Why is collecting miniatures so popular? What’s the attraction? There are as many answers to that question as there are collectors. The attraction is different for everyone. For my first mini, there was the obvious sentimental connection to my mother who wore Chanel No 5, but I also loved the bottle design – especially the thin, faceted,…

Andy Tauer on Miriam | News from Pitti Fragranze

by Grant Osborne, 11th September, 2011

We had the chance to spend some time with the lovely Andy Tauer, who was showing his new Pentachords range at Pitti. What he wasn’t showing publicly was his new project Tableau de Parfums, which he was keeping hidden in a secret compartment! For those who do not follow Andy’s blog, Tableau de Parfums is a separate brand from Tauer Perfume…

Two Basenotes writers nominated for Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Award

by Grant Osborne, 22nd January, 2011

Judith Brockless and Persolaise have been shortlisted for a Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Award for articles they have written for Basenotes. Nominations in full below: The Packaging is Plain, the Perfume Anything But. (Avril Groom, howtospendit.com)Sketch n' Sniff: the New Cross-Sensory Fragrances (Pei-Ru Keh, Wallpaper.com)Bottled by B…

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Bottled By Baccarat - The Final Event At Harrods Perfume Diaries

by Persolaise, 27th October, 2010

Once every four years, the French President hands out a set of prestigious awards to the country's finest craftsmen and craftswomen. Known as the 'Meilleur Ouvrier De France' (Best Worker/Artisan Of France), this accolade indicates not only that its recipient's skills have reached the absolute pinnacle of achievement, but also that the co…

Roja Dove talks to Basenotes about the Harrods' Perfume Diaries Exhibition, Diaghilev, and that scent he made for The Sun

by Persolaise, 29th September, 2010

As for the V&A, that was a lovely thing to be involved with. Two years ago I gave a talk at the Victoria & Albert Museum for their exhibition, 'Couture: The Golden Decade 1947-57'. They asked if I'd give a lecture on perfumery from this period. It was very well-received, so they asked if I would come back. Meanwhile, I was introduced to t…

Now on: Harrods Perfume Diaries - Exhibition celebrating the past, present and future of the Perfume Industry

by Grant Osborne, 04th September, 2010

The Perfume Diaries will also educate customers as to how fragrance is made, in an exciting collaboration with Givaudan which will explain the manufacture process and enable customers to touch, see and smell ingredients used in Perfumery – from the most common to the most precious. Also exhibiting alongside Perfume Diaries is a retrospe…

Basenotes Events Coverage: Your questions for Roja Dove and an exclusive offer

by Danielle Cooper, 26th May, 2009

As previously reported on Basenotes we are collaborating with the man behind London's Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie and bringing our readers the opportunity to attend an exclusive masterclass with Dove himself, followed by a delicious two course lunch and a warm welcome in some of the local fragrance establishments.More information about…

An Odour Profile at the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie

by Danielle Cooper, 18th May, 2009

In the second of our pieces to celebrate Basenotes and Roja Dove's event collaboration we take a look at The Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie based at one of the most famous shopping destinations in London, Harrods. The opulent surroundings and rare and exotic scents have meant that that the Parfumerie is a place that excites curiosity and at…

Book Review: The Essence of Perfume - Roja Dove

by Anya McCoy, 16th February, 2009

The Essence of Perfume Hardcover: 269 pagesPublisher: Black Dog (October 28, 2008)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1906155496ISBN-13: 978-1906155490Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.7 x 1.1 inchesShipping Weight: 4 poundsThe understated dustcover gives little hint as to the gorgeous photos and illustrations included in Roja Doves’s  book Th…

Rodrigo Flores-Roux / Ralf Schwieger / Neil Morris ~ Scent Treks through Time

by Marian Bendeth, 22nd July, 2008

Editor's note: These interviews are the eighth 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. Rodrigo Flores-R…

Nathalie Lorson / Roja Dove / Michael Storer - Scent Treks through Time

by Marian Bendeth, 23rd June, 2008

Editor's note: These interviews are the fifth 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.Nathalie Lorson Senior…

Basenotes' Adventures in London - Part One: The Rare, The Exclusive and The Exquisite!

by Danielle Cooper, 04th March, 2007

It's 8.45 on a grey and uncertain Saturday morning. Basenotes founder Grant Osborne and I are sitting in a coffee shop in Victoria station hoping against hope that the monotone sky doesn't open and release the buckets of drizzle that it has been threatening to throw down since dawn. This is not our only hope as we struggle on with…