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Pitti 2013 round-up

by Marika Vecchiattini, 14th October, 2013

Pitti Immagine Fragranze 2013 took place last month, and the official data shows a growth both in general audience and buyers: the artistic perfumery has evidently become a trend, perfume aficionados who discover the "niche" market are more and more every day, attracting attention -and investors- worldwide. During the three days exhibitio…

Andy Tauer on Tableau de Parfum's Loretta [News from Pitti]

15th September, 2012

In this video, perfumer Andy Tauer tells Basenotes about Loretta, the latest fragrance in the Tableau de Parfums range. Tableau de Parfums is an ongoing collaboration between Tauer and filmmaker Brian Pera. The Tableau perfumes are portraits inspired by the shorts of Pera’s ongoing film series, Woman’s Picture. The Loretta fragrance incl…

We speak with Jeroen Oude Sogtoen of Mona di Orio Parfums [News from Pitti]

15th September, 2012

Basenotes talked to Mona di Orio Parfums co-founder, Jeroen Oude Sogtoen about their latest release – Rose Etoile de Hollande – and future of the company.Other than Etoile de Hollande and your new discovery set, do you have any new products?Yes, we have just introduced a new travel set: you get 3x10ml bottles. They start at €85 and go up…

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Video Interview: Burr on Every Bottle of Perfume Contains a World

by Lila Das Gupta, 15th September, 2012

The 10th Pitti Imagine Fragranze Fair opened in Florence this morning with a spectacular exhibition curated by Chandler Burr, entitled ‘Every Bottle of Perfume Contains A World’. Visitors were left to explore the bottles for themselves: exquisite, rooty Orris Absolute from Italy, (which sells at 100,000 Euros per kilo), Tonka Bean Abs fro…

Video Interview with Ray Burns of X-Ray Profumo and information about new lines [News from Pitti]

14th September, 2012

Pitti Imagine Fragrance 2012 exhibitor Ray Burns of X-Ray Profumo was on hand to explain the brand’s philosophy. His fragrances have so far been available only at Barneys in New York, but will soon be available through the luxury retail chain Space NK in the UK and Cow Parfymeri in Stockholm.Ray, who lives in Florence (his mother is Itali…

Nicolaï launch Musc Intense [News from Pitti]

14th September, 2012

Parfums de Nicolaï are showing their latest fragrance, Musc Intense, at Pitti. Perfumer Patricia de Nicolaï describes the fragrance as "flowery, soft and extremely sensual". As well as musk, the fragrance contains notes of liqueur, Turkish rose, carnation, violet, jasmine, rose absolutes.The fragrance is available this month as 30ml and 1…

Michael Edwards to launch e-book of out-of-print English version of Perfume Legends [News from Pitti]

by Lila Das Gupta, 14th September, 2012

Perfume Legends, probably the best perfume book ever written has been out of print for a number of years (the English version), but will be released in the New Year as an e-book, available through iTunes. The arduous taks of keeping up with thousands of new releases has taken Michael away from another project in recent years: the sister p…

Coverage from Pitti Immagine Fragranze 10

14th September, 2012

This year is the tenth Pitti Immagine Fragranze, and Basenotes is here in Florence to cover the event. The fair is a showcase for niche and artisanal perfumery and brands such as Tauer Perfumes, Creed and Parfumerie Generale will be in attendance. Guests include Chandler Burr, who will be holding a lecture on the art of Jean-Claude Ellena…

Carner Barcelona launches Cuirs

by Grant Osborne, 04th October, 2011

Givaudan's Sonia Constant created Carner's newest fragrance, Cuirs. If features Cumin and Saffron in the top, a heart of Violet, Australian Sandal Wood, Texas Cedar Wood, Paraguayan Guaiacum Wood and Indonesian Patchouli. The base consists of Venezuelan Tonka Bean, Cistus Absolute, Musk, Oud Wood, Indian Nagarmotha, Dominican Republic Amy…

Mona di Orio on latest Les Nombres d'Or scents, and her older collection | News from Pitti Fragranze

by Grant Osborne, 13th September, 2011

Mona di Orio is showcasing the continuation of her Les Nombres d’Or collection. - Mona didn’t want to do a straight vanilla, so hers tells the story of the travels to Madagascar to obtain the vanilla - guaiacwood is used to represent the wood of the boat, and the fragrance packs a hit of rum to represent what may have been consumed on the…

Bois 1920 launch two limited editions | News from Pitti Fragranze

by Grant Osborne, 12th September, 2011

Florence-based Bois 1920 were showing two limited edition scents at Pitti. One masculine: Oltremare, and one feminine: Come L’Amore. Both scents are inspired by Tuscany, and are limited to 1,920 individually numbered and certified bottles.Come L’Amore’s notes include tangerine, freesia, solar accord, mirabelle plum and white tea in the he…

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…