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Winners announced for US FiFi awards 2014

17th June, 2014

The US Fragrance Foundation held its annual FiFi Awards last night at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Ralph Lauren and Victoria's Secret picked up three awards each. The winners are as follows:BATH & BODY LINE OF THE YEARPEONY & BLUSH SUEDE BODY CRÉME AND BODY & HAND WASH – Jo Malone LondonFRAGRANCE HALL OF FAMEHAPPY – CliniqueFRAGRANCE…

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…

Firmenich's Alberto Morillas and Honorine Blanc create Midnight Romance for Ralph Lauren

07th April, 2014

Firmenich's Alberto Morillas and Honorine Blanc have created Ralph Lauren's latest fragrance, Midnight Romance.Notes for the fragrance include raspberry, bergamot and lychee in the head; a heart of peony, jasmine and freesia; The base contains black vanilla, iris and ambrox.The promotional film has been directed by Bruce Weber, and feat…

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Ralph Lauren Fragrances introduces Polo Red

by Judith Brockless, 15th July, 2013

Polo Red, a new fragrance with ‘a fiery edge and daring confidence’ has been launched by Ralph Lauren. Described as a ‘fiery mix of spicy red saffron, fresh red grapefruit and deep red wood that ignites the thrill-seeker in every man’, the idea for the fragrance grew from Ralph Lauren’s passion for cars. He says: ‘Polo Red was inspired …