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Bottega Veneta to launch new feminine fragrance, Knot in August.

23rd July, 2014

Daniela Andrier of Givaudan is the perfumer behind Bottega Veneta's latest fragrance, Knot. The fragrance is named after a line of clutch bags by the company, and the fragrance is due in August.Knot contains notes of mandarin, limette, neroli and orange blossom in the top; heart notes include white rose, peony and lavender; and musk and…

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…

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…

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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…

Loc Dong creates latest for Beyoncé

31st March, 2014

IFF perfumer, Loc Dong, has created the latest fragrance for Beyoncé. The new fragrance is called Rise, and according to Beyoncé "The spirit of Rise encourages women to be all that we are".Rise is a floral fragrance with top notes of Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot and Iced Basil Sorbet; middle notes of Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blos…

Coty sign deal to create Vespa fragrances

17th February, 2014

Coty have partnered with Piaggio Group to create, develop and distribute a signature duo of fragrances for men and women under the Vespa brand.The first Vespa scooter was manufactured by Piaggio in 1946, and since then there have been 36 models. According to the press release:Vespa is one of Italy's most iconic brands. A symbol of Italian…

Coty sign up Enrique Iglesias for fragrance deal

29th January, 2014

Coty have announced a partnership with internationally singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias to develop his own line of signature fragrances.Enrique Iglesias is one of the best-selling artists in history, with sales exceeding 100 million albums worldwide. He is also no stranger to the fragrance industry having starred in advertising camp…

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…

Coty apologises for Paul Walker Cool Water ad, shown during football match

04th December, 2013

Coty have apologised after an advertisement for Cool Water featuring Paul Walker was aired on UK television the day after the actor, and face of the brand, died.Walker, who starred in films such as 'The Fast and the Furious', was killed in a car crash on Saturday afternoon in California. Walker had been the face of Cool Water since 2011 a…

Katy Perry's Killer Queen perfume ad revealed

21st August, 2013

Katy Perry has unveiled the promo video for her latest scent, Killer Queen. The scent is the first Katy Perry fragrance created in collaboration with Coty, who signed up the singer last year in a licensing deal.The fragrance was created by perfumer Laurent le Guernec and contains notes of Dark Plum, Wild Berry, Bergamot, Red Velvet Flower…

New from Calvin Klein : Down Town

19th August, 2013

Reaching the US on September 1st is Calvin Klein's latest feminine fragrance, Down Town. The fragrance is being launched by a promotional video directed by David Fincher and print campaign by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Both star actress, Rooney Mara. The fragrance, created by Givaudan perfumer Caroline Sabas, is described as a soft, floral sc…

Coty sign up Katy Perry

29th November, 2012

"I am honored to be working with Coty, which has produced some of my favorite fragrances," said Perry. "I'm excited to share what's next in my perfumed world as well as making Purr and Meow! more accessible worldwide!"Previously Perry's fragrance were under license to Gigantic Parfums …