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An Odour Profile at the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie

by Danielle Cooper, 18th May, 2009

In the second of our pieces to celebrate Basenotes and Roja Dove's event collaboration we take a look at The Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie based at one of the most famous shopping destinations in London, Harrods. The opulent surroundings and rare and exotic scents have meant that that the Parfumerie is a place that excites curiosity and at…

In search of Oud on Oxford Street

by Liz Upton, 20th December, 2007

Oud is a note I fell in love with long before I found out what it was. About ten years ago, in search of some Lebanese ingredients for a dinner party, I found myself standing rigid in the middle of the pavement, trying to locate a curiously wonderful smell. My Lebanese grocer was in a predominantly middle-eastern area of London, and all …