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The Top Ten: Discontinued Men's Fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 03rd June, 2014

Today sees the start of a new series on Basenotes – The Top Ten. Each time we'll take a look at a category of fragrances, and countdown the top ten as decided by the ratings of Basenotes members. Our first Top Ten is discontinued fragrances for men. (Note: eBay prices are a guide based on prices from mid-2014) Click NE…

Lacoste launch limited edition L.12.12 Neon

03rd June, 2014

Lacoste have launched a limited edition version of their 2011 fragrance Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc, with different packaging under the name of Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Neon. In May 2014, LACOSTE celebrates its tennis heritage and reinvents tradition with a Limited Edition version of the EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc fragrance for men. Ins…

International goalkeeper, Joe Hart, to front Boss Unlimited campaign

28th April, 2014

Hugo Boss have signed England football player, Joe Hart, for their #SuccessBeyondTheGame and Boss Bottled Unlimited fragrance campaign. Hart is goalkeeper for England and Manchester City.     Hugo Boss Parfums is delighted to announce the signing of International goalkeeper, Joe Hart to front the 2014 ‘Success B…

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P&G create scent for Lacoste L!VE range

19th April, 2014

Procter & Gamble have created a new fragrance for Lacoste's Lacoste L!VE collection. According to the brand, "the fragrance will make help you to see beyond the obvious. New Fragrance. New perspective."The new Lacoste L!VE fragrance is a whole new chapter for LACOSTE fragrances. The unique design, concept and holistic campaign appeal to a…

Hugo collaborates with Kate Boy, Nina Kraviz and Kasper Bjørke for limited edition version of Hugo

08th April, 2014

Hugo Boss have launched a limited edition Music Edition of Hugo Man, which will contain a download code to access three tracks by Kate Boy, Nina Kraviz and Kasper Bjørke. Hugo was first launched in 1995, and contains notes of green apple, pine needles, sandalwood and cedarwood   They say: Music has always been a tr…

Vistors to Frankfurt airport get to try Boss Bottled Unlimited first

16th December, 2013

Hugo Boss are to launch Boss Bottled Unlimited next year, but visitors to Heinemann Duty Free in Frankfurt airport can buy the fragrance now. The scent is said to "reinvent the classic masculine fougere with a unique combination of invigorating green notes." Notes include mint, cistus and "aromatic masculine woods". …

Yohji fragrance return leads to sell out

22nd August, 2013

The original fragrances by Yohji Yamamoto, Yohji and Yohji Homme were relaunched earlier this month and sold out in their first week of sale in Selfridges London and online. The fragrances were originally launched in partnership with Jean Patou in the mid-nineties, but after Patou's acquisition by Procter & Gamble, the license was left to…

Yohji Yamamoto take us back to the future and beyond

by Danielle Cooper, 13th March, 2013

As reported on Basenotes back in November Japanese fashion house Yohji Yamamoto formally announced in Paris this month that they are relaunching a number of fragrances from the line's archives, as well as expanding the line with some new scents.Yamamoto's first foray in to scents was in 1996 when the company partnered with Jean Patou to l…

P&G Prestige to launch Hugo flanker 'Red' in January

12th December, 2012

P&G Prestige are adding to the Hugo family with Hugo Red - expected to launch in January 2013 – the twentieth anniversary of the original Hugo fragrance. The fragrance is based around two accords – cold metal, which they are calling "solid chill" and hot metal, or "liquid heat".   Solid chill…

Yohji Yamamoto to relaunch six fragrances

10th November, 2012

In 2001, Patou was acquired by Procter & Gamble, who created two more fragrances for the brand in 2004: Yohji Yamamoto Homme and Yohji Yamamoto Femme. However, in 2005, the company let the licence expire and the product were discontinued.Two fragrances are set to launch in April. More details as we get them. …

Gwyneth Paltrow face for new Boss scent : Boss Nuit pour Femme

14th May, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow has been announced as the face of Boss Nuit pour Femme, which is expected to launch in the autumn of this year. Paltrow joins other actors fronting Boss scents, which include Jared Leto (Hugo Just Different), Sienna Miller and Orlando Bloom (Boss Orange).The new fragrance is said to be inspired by the little black dress.Pa…

Escada relaunch three summer fragrances to celebrate 20th year of Summer fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 05th March, 2012

This year sees the 20th year of Escada's Summer limited edition fragrances, and to celebrate the company are relaunching three of the most popular: Rockin' Rio (originally from 2005), Island Kiss (from 2004) and Sexy Graffiti (from 2002). Sexy Graffiti: "From hip rooftop bars to the most fashionable boutique boltholes, this scent sums up…