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Lalique launch new fragrance, Amethyst Éclat

by Judith Brockless, 21st July, 2014

Amethyst Éclat opens with notes of blackcurrant, raspberry and Nashi pear, leading to a heart of peony, magnolia and Bulgarian rose essence, and a dry down of violet wood, blackberry and musks. Amethyst Éclat is available in three sizes: 100 ml (£75), 50 ml (£53) and 30 ml (£40). Each bottle is decorated with the bramble, blackberry, r…

Katy Perry starts a (Royal) Revolution

by Danielle Cooper, 01st July, 2014

Katy Perry’s latest fragrance, Killer Queen’s Royal Revolution, hits the UK in July this year, following a London launch with perfumer Pierre Negrin in which she invited journalists to recreate her fragrance from its composite notes.The singer spoke to Basenotes about her first memories of smell (powder fresh diapers!), how her fragrances…

Marc Jacobs adds Daisy Dream to line-up

13th May, 2014

Marc Jacobs is to launch the latest fragrance in his Daisy range. Daisy Dream will join 2007’s Daisy, 2011’s Daisy Eau So Fresh, and a whole lot of limited edition flankers.Jacobs describes the fragrance as a “more sophisticated, etheral version” of Daisy, and the scent contains notes of jasmine, blackberry, coconut water and blue wisteri…

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Kurkdjian creates latest Carven – L'Eau de Toilette

22nd April, 2014

Francis Kurkdjian has created the latest fragrance for Carven: Carven L'Eau de Toilette. The fragrance is a flanker to Carven Le Parfum, launched last year, which was also created by Kurkdjian.Carven L'Eau de Toilette contains top notes of lemon, sweet pea and peony; freesia, hyacinth and wisteria make up the heart of the fragrance; and…

Thomas Sabo to launch Charm Rose Summer in May

16th April, 2014

Jeweller, Thomas Sabo has launched a summer fragrance in the Charm Rose fragrance line: Charm Rose Summer, which is described as a "refreshingly-floral summer breeze" Like a romantic day at the seaside – full of laughter, sunshine, sand and the rushing of the sea – the new Eau de Parfum combines refreshing essences with the flattering fra…

Flower is latest limited edition Pleasures flanker from Lauder

20th March, 2014

Estée Lauder are launching Pleasures Flower in April. The limited edition feminine fragrance is backed by an ad campaign featuring model, Constance Jablonski.Notes for the fragrance include bergamot, neroli, mandarin, cassis bud and green notes in the head; peony, rose, muguet, jasmine and coconut water in the heart; and the base contains…

Marc Jacobs to add more Daisy flankers

12th December, 2013

Firmenich’s Frank Völkl has created two new Daisy flankers for Marc Jacobs. The new fragrances are Daisy Delight and Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight. The scents are due to launch in the spring.Daisy Delight features notes of freesia, apple, quince flower, iris, gardenia, peony, musk, cedarwood and sandalwood. The fragrances is available as a 5…

Mont Blanc create Intense version of Legend

20th August, 2013

Mont Blanc have launched Mont Blanc Legend Intense - a follow up to their previous masculine fragrance, Legend. The fragrance contains notes of cardamom, pepperwood, woods and Evernyl (a molecule derived from oak moss). The scent is available as 50ml Eau de Toilette. …

La Perla launch Eau de Parfum of Divina

20th August, 2013

La Perla have launched an Eau de Parfum version of their 2011 fragrance Divina. Switching from eau de toilette to eau de parfum, the new fragrance is described as a sunnier fragrance which "plays with citrus top notes blended with more syrupy notes of a delicious Kir Royal. The heart opens out into a slightly powdery and incredibly sensua…

DSquared2 launch flanker for Potion – Blue Cadet

by Judith Brockless, 08th April, 2013

DSquared2 have released a flanker to their original Potion from 2011, Potion For Man Blue Cadet. The new fragrance is said to possess ‘all the magical energy of air... transformed into a perfume with light, airy nuances’. Sounds perfect for Summer. The cadet blue brings to mind ‘the luminous sky and its sense of unconfined, infinite pr…

New from Burberry - Body Tender. Cara Delevingne is face

by Judith Brockless, 13th March, 2013

Model Cara Delevingne is fronting her first fragrance campaign, for Burberry’s latest flanker, Body Tender, which according to Burberry combines: ‘the relaxed, playful attitude of the Burberry girl with the energy of the brand's London hometown.’ Burberry’s quintessentially British credentials are in evidence in the advertising campaign …

Guerlain's EDT version of La Petite Robe Noire comes to UK

by Judith Brockless, 18th February, 2013

Guerlain have released an eau de toilette version of La Petite Robe Noire, designed to be a playful spin on last year’s successful eau de parfum. According to La Petite Robe Noire herself, this time around, to celebrate their first anniversary, Thierry Wasser ‘has invited me to go dancing, so that I can reveal a more mischievous, carefr…