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Interview with Beau Rhee of Atelier de Geste

by Haniya Rae, 03rd December, 2014

By no means is Beau Rhee, perfumer and founder of Atelier de Geste, traditional. Her first perfume collection, which launched last fall, eschewed typical industry scents, such as florals, for ones that mimicked the elements: water, earth, wind. Her scents, she says, are meant to conjure the idea of movement -- “Atelier De Geste&rdqu…

Bruno Fazzolari launches limited edition scents, plus appearing at Twisted Lily, New York this week end

21st October, 2014

Perfumer and artist, Bruno Fazzolari has introduced his new project: Au Delà - Narcisse des Montagnes – a limited edition perfume and limited edition screen print. The print is available as a limited run of 100.He says:Special offer: Buy a bottle and receive a free signed, limited edition print. I've set aside 50 prints to give away with …

Perfume Events 14th Oct – 26th Oct: Perfume Society, Mandy Aftel, Barbara Herman, Candy Perfume Boy and more...

13th October, 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Perfume Events section on Basenotes. You can find full upcoming event listings here. If you wish to add an event, please email us. Events for the next two weeks are as follows: Please check with the event organisers to ensure the latest details. 14 October, 2014 Newcastle, UK: Fenwick, Newca…

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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…

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…

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…