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My Burberry available now, inspired by a London garden after the rain

05th September, 2014

Burberry have launched My Burberry which they say is "the most significant new fragrance from Burberry to date." The fragrance is inspired by a London garden after the rain, and the scent takes its name "from the affectionate way in which people refer to their Burberry trench coat."My Burberry contains top notes of sweet pea and bergamot;…

New from Maison Francis Kurkdjian : féminin Pluriel and masculin Pluriel

20th August, 2014

In September Maison Francis Kurkdjian will introduce a new fragrance duo for men and women: masculin Pluriel and féminin Pluriel. Kurkdjian created these scents as a tribute to the classics of men's and women's fragrances – both contain typical ingredients of male or female fragrances:A beautiful creation composed of a multitide of facets…

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…

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The relaunch of Indult

17th December, 2013

Many people that come to Basenotes end up acquiring more perfume bottles than they originally intended. One member, kccparis, went a step further and bought a perfume house: Indult. We caught up with him a few weeks ago when he was in London and he told us the story of how he relaunched the brand. A few years ago I stumbled upon Ba…

Francis Kurkdjian at Selfridges this Friday for Carven Fragrance Masterclass

17th September, 2013

Carven Parfums have joined forces with Selfridges in London, to host an exclusive customer event, presented by renowned perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian. The afternoon event invites guests to enjoy a glass of champagne and canapés whilst Francis journeys through "the intimate and captivating charm that encapsulates the couture spirit of the le…

Carven release Carven Le Parfum

by Judith Brockless, 22nd June, 2013

Carven have released a new feminine fragrance, Carven Le Parfum. Designed by Francis Kurkdjian, who wore Carven’s Vétiver as a young man, it is described as ‘an ethereal and feminine eau de parfum with the subtle signature of sweet pea’. Kurkdjian comments: ‘The Carven woman has an intuitive sense for what’s chic: she’s Parisian, sparkli…

UK FiFi Award winners 2013

17th May, 2013

The UK FiFi Awards were held last night in London. The event was held at The Brewery and was hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky. The winners were as follows: Best New Female Print Advertisement Jaipur Bracelet - BoucheronBest New Male Print Advertisement Kokorico – Jean Paul GaultierBest New Female Fragrance Commercial La Petite Robe Noire - Gue…

This Monday (27th Sept): An evening with Francis Kurkdjian

by Grant Osborne, 22nd September, 2010

UK: On 27th September 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Apartment at Kettner’s, Soho. The Fragrance Foundation are holding an Evening With Francis Kurkdjian hosted by Josephine Fairley. Kurkdjian is one of the world’s most successful perfumers, not only creating fragrances for many of the world’s biggest brands such as Versace and Dior, but also c…