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Miller Harris Limited Edition Summer Collection in collaboration with Cyril Destrade

27th May, 2014

Miller Harris have collaborated with Paris-based water colour artist, Cyril Destrade, to interpret and visualise three of Miller Harris' citrus fragrances in collectible bottles. "The Symphony of Colours represents the rhythm of fruits and flowers that make up the fragrances and the personas they embody as three individual scents.'The thr…

Frederic Malle creates limited editions based on 140 years of Liberty designs

14th November, 2013

Frederic Malle is celebrating 5 years of his range being available at Liberty by creating limited edition packaging based on 140 years of Liberty fabric and wallpaper designs. As part of the celebrations, Malle will be making an appearance in Liberty next week. Malle says:My idea was to use my natural ability to link fragrances and colour…

Collecting Vintage Perfume: An Interview with Barbara Herman of Yesterday's Perfume

by Lila Das Gupta, 27th July, 2012

Have you ever been tempted to buy a vintage perfume on-line? After a few disappointments, Lila Das Gupta turned to expert Barbara Herman of the blog 'Yesterday's Perfume' for advice. Barbara Herman is a freelance writer based in New Orleans, LA, who has been collecting vintage perfume since she began her blog in 2008. In that time, sh…

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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…

Limited Edition Bottles : Le Male and A*Men

by Grant Osborne, 05th March, 2012

A few limited edition bottles, spotted by Basenotes members: Jean Paul Gaultier are launching a travel flask version of Le Male, and Thierry Mugler are launching a gold version of A*Men.Thierry Mugler's A*Men Gold Edition is available as 3.4fl oz (100ml) Eau de Toilette for $115 and is currently available at Macy's. The fragrance is refil…

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,…

Natural Perfumer JoAnne Bassett launches Esoterica

by Grant Osborne, 30th September, 2011

Esoterica is the latest parfum from Southern California-based natural perfumer, JoAnne Bassett. The scent is housed in a hand blown glass perfume bottle with the colors of a sunset over the ocean. Notes for this natural perfume include Bulgarian damask rose otto, Bulgarian alba (white) rose otto, jasmine sambac, neroli, vanilla absolute,…

Cute Limited Edition Harajuku Lovers : G of the Sea

by Grant Osborne, 24th May, 2011

Available now is G of the Sea - a limited edition summer scent from Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers range. The cute-mermaid packaged scent features top notes of crisp apple, water lily, sweet crushed berries; heart notes of freesia, pink peony, jasmine petals and a base of sun-drenched woods, musks, amberwood. The Harajuku Lovers fragranc…

Miss Asprey: The story of a lost fragrance. Lest we forget.

by Karen Hendry, 17th December, 2010

I guess that even then I was unusual. I had no idea of my synaesthesia or the effect this would have on my future life. I liked fine things. I aspired to a life that was so diametrically different to the one I had with my Glaswegian roots (albeit it academically inclined) that I sought out experiences, smells and divine distinctiveness wh…

Pink Really Does Stink

by Judith Brockless, 26th November, 2010

Last September, Harrods hosted the ‘Perfume Diaries’ exhibition. There, perfume junkies like me could ogle exquisite bottles (some of which were a hundred and fifty years old) and sniff decades-old perfumes to their heart’s (and nose’s) content. It really was a glorious and fascinating exhibition and, to my mind, the most interesting sect…

30th November: Book signing at Lalique, London with Christie Mayer Lefkowith, author of 'The Art Of Rene Lalique'.

by Grant Osborne, 25th November, 2010

On Tuesday November 30th, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, author of 'The Art Of Rene Lalique', will be making a personal appearance (between 3pm and 9pm) at the Lalique Boutique, 47 Conduit Street, W1 for the signing of the book. The book is lavishly illustrated and provides a photographic and historical review of Lalique's history in the perfu…

Phillipe Starck designs limited edition Nina Ricci bottle

by Grant Osborne, 13th October, 2010

French designer, Philippe Starck has designed a limited edition bottle for Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps fragrance. L'Air du Temps was originally launched in 1948 and was created by perfumer Francis Fabron. Notes include carnation, gardenia, rose, jasmine, spicy musk, sandalwood, iris root.Starck has designed many things (hotels, toothbrush…