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Sådanne and Sova by Slumberhouse see wider distribution

13th October, 2014

Sådanne and Sova from Portland-based Slumberhouse are now available at Lucky Scent and Twisted Lily. Sova was launched in 2012, and Sådanne was from earlier this year. Sova has notes of Tonka, Poplar, Hops, Hay, Vanilla, Castoreum, Amber, Beeswax, Acacia and Cocoa. Perfumer, Josh Lobb stated on Twitter that the fragrance has not been refo…

Podcast #3: The Art Perfumes Formerly Known as Niche

19th September, 2014

In the third episode of The Basenotes Podcast our panel discuss the idea of “niche” in perfumery – can we define what is, and what isn’t niche? We also smell the Bacon Candle mentioned in Ep. 1, talk about Frazzles (again), and whether Callum would use it as a ‘bedroom candle’. Plus The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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…

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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…

Basenotes' Favourite Fragrance Discoveries of 2013

31st December, 2013

On more *popular* territories, Tom Ford's Sahara Noir setted up a new standard for incense-centered fragrances by introducing what's probably the most straight-forward incense since Norma Kamali's infamous Incense. Neela Vermeire has setted the bar so high with her former trio of fragrances and I've been more than glad to …

A visit to the Roullier White store and an interview with its founder

by Joshua Ang, 21st December, 2013

Stepping off the bus and into Roullier White was a magical experience. Perfume bottles from all over the world stood on racks of tall wooden shelves, alongside candles, soaps and shampoos, jars of preserve and chutney, pajamas and many other lifestyle products [sidenote: Roullier White bills itself as a lifestyle boutique where you can fi…

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…

Slumberhouse arrives in UK at Roullier White in South London

15th August, 2013

Slumberhouse, the cult niche perfume company, which won Best New Fragrance House at this year Basenotes Awards has arrived in the UK. Roullier White, based in South London, are stocking Jeke, Norne, Pear + Olive and Sova. The fragrances are available for £95 for 30ml Extrait, and can be purchased at the Roullier White website or at their …

Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - WINNERS

06th April, 2013

Basenotes are pleased to announced the winners of the 2013 Reader Awards. The Basenotes Reader Awards are the chance for fragrance consumers to decide which fragrances are the best of last year.The results were previewed to attendees of the last London Perfume Lovers meet up, and we are now officially revealing the winners. Finalists can …

Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - Finalists Announced.

27th March, 2013

Basenotes is pleased to announced the finalists of the 2013 Reader Awards. The Basenotes Reader Awards are the chance for fragrance consumers to decide which fragrances are the best of last year. Below is a slideshow of the finalists, followed by a text list. Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 : Finalists from basenotes Best New Fragranc…

An interview with Josh Lobb of Slumberhouse

by Alfarom, 16th November, 2012

Alfarom interviews Josh Lobb, the founder and perfumer behind Slumberhouse – a boutique cologne label based in the heart of Portland, OR.What's next?I'm curious to know myself. I tend to live in the moment and rarely look ahead. This has served me well and hopefully continues to do so. Sometimes I'll tackle four fragrances in a single mon…

Slumberhouse launch Pear+Olive and discontinue Flou.

27th June, 2012

Portland, Oregan-based nicher perfumery Slumberhouse have announced that their fragrance Flou is to be discontinued. The reason they give on their Twitter page is that "Givaudan has ceased production on quite a few of the raw materials it used". However, the company has recently launched Pear+Olive, which is a limited edition fragrance in…