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FeelUnique.com launches "Try Me Collection"

16th May, 2014

UK Online retailer, FeelUnique.com have announced the "Try Me Collection", a premium sample service that allows customers to try a fragrance before they purchase. Traditionally, choosing a new fragrance can be quite a daunting and time consuming experience with hours spent sniffing out the perfect perfume. For those that don’t have time t…

"Design With Scents" returns at Kingston University in July

06th May, 2014

Course Tutors: L-R – Joanna Norman, John Ayers and Nicola PozzaniThe course leader is Nicola Pozzani lecturer on Fragrance at Kingston and University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland. Trained by Master Perfumers, he also consults with cross-sector organisations on scent-related projects, globally. He has been a Guest Speaker, amongst others,…

Ferrari's Red Power launches in UK

24th April, 2014

Ferrari have launched their 2012 fragrance for men, Red Power, in the UK. The company say the fragrance is dedicated to the authentic Ferrari man: "Passionate. Forceful. What he is, he is totally. What he learns, he knows. A natural charmer, he breathes power, independence and strength."Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian blood orange combine…

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Starting the New Year with A Perfume Course

by Lila Das Gupta, 10th January, 2014

The New Year is always a good time to think about doing a course to get you through the winter months. All these UK courses have been tried out and offer solid teaching, good materials and of course, lots of fun! The Cotswold Perfumery, taught by perfumer John Stephen (creator of No. 88 Czech & Speake, Vetiver Vert and other gorgeous pe…

A chance to see Frederic Malle in London (updated)

12th November, 2013

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the debut of Editions de Parfums at Liberty, and to unveil a very exciting new collaboration with the legendary retailer, Monsieur Frederic Malle will be making a personal appearance at the Regent St store on Nov 20thCome and meet the man responsible for some of the greatest contemporary perfumes and …

Perfume Making and Skin Care workshops with Chris Bartlett and Jane Barber at end of September

27th August, 2013

Perfumer Chris Bartlett will be holding a Perfume Making Class in London's Belsize Park on 28th September. The workshop is being held at the same date and venue as Jane Barber's Beginners Moisturising Lotion workshop should anyone wish to try their hand at both. Chris Bartlett is the founder of Pell Wall perfumes and the workshop include…

PerfumersWorld return to London for 5 day perfumery course

23rd August, 2013

Perfumery Teacher, Karen Gilbert will be hosting a five-day workshop in London with Stephen V. Dowthwaite and the Perfumer’s World Team next month. The workshop will be for a small group of participants and is entitled The Art and Technology of Perfumery. Stephen V. Dowthwaite, a perfumer with 40+ years experience, and the PerfumersWorld …

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…

Harrods' "Fragrance Explosion" to start later this week

19th August, 2013

Harrods has announced a late summer programme of olfactory events entitled "Meet the Perfumers". The in-store talks, masterclasses and one to one consultations will take place from Thursday 22nd August to Thursday 19th September. The series includes highlights such as "The Art of British Perfumery", a masterclass with Floris perfumer Sh…

UK Fifi Awards tonight

15th May, 2013

Tonight will see the UK fragrance industry decide on their best fragrances of 2012. Basenotes will be tweeting live from the event at twitter.com/basenotes. A list of the finalists can be seen below:   The FiFi Awards 2013 Finalists Best New Female Fragrance Coco Noir - Chanel Dot - Marc Jacobs Elie Saab Le Par…

Chanel open pop-up perfumery in London's Covent Garden

13th July, 2012

Chanel are to open a 1,437 square foot pop-up shop in time for the Olympic Games in London's Covent Garden. The shop, which will sell Chanel's full fragrance and beauty range, will be housed in The Market Building.Brand director of Covent Garden shopping, Beverley Churchill has said “To be able to work with Chanel is a coup for the estate…

IFRA UK to hold second industry Fragrance Forum in October

12th March, 2012

IFRA United Kingdom, the fragrance association, has announced that it is to stage its second industry Fragrance Forum which will examine the art and science of fragrance creation. The full-day event will take place in at The Royal Society in London on 18 October 2012. The conference is free for IFRA UK Members who will have priority boo…