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The Top Ten: Discontinued Women's Fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 24th June, 2014

Following on from our earlier Top 10 discontinued fragrances for men article, we're following up with the same article for women's fragrances. So, here is the list of the greatest discontinued fragrances for women as decided by Basenotes members. It has been interesting researching the reasons that fragrances has been disco…

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…

Fifi Awards UK – Winners announced

by Grant Osborne, 15th May, 2014

The UK Fragrance Foundation held its annual Fifi Awards this evening. The event was hosted by news reader Natasha Kaplinsky, while pop star Alesha Dixon performed for the guests in attendance. The event was held at The Brewery, which has played host to the awards since 2012. Ultimate Launch Winner: Our Moment – One …

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Discontinued Fragrances : 2014 Edition

by Grant Osborne, 18th February, 2014

When a fragrance company launches a new fragrance, they create a big fanfare with press releases, launch parties, and bizarre social media campaigns. When a fragrance company discontinues a fragrance, there is rarely a peep. Having both recently read this thread on the forums about discontinued fragrances and recieving the latest copy of …

The Right Combination: Interview with Nina Friede and Elisabeth Modin from Friedemodin

by Pia Long, 18th December, 2013

I meet Nina and Elisabeth at an exclusive private club in London. You'd never know there were marble staircases, luxury lounges and several bars hiding behind the ordinary façade. Nina and Elisabeth have been busy juggling all the jobs that come with being a perfume start-up and have been using the club lounge as an impromptu o…

Who Smells So Great? - Perfume And Fifty Years Of Doctor Who

by Persolaise, 20th November, 2013

Unless you've spent the last few months held hostage in E-Space by a horde of Marshmen, you'll be well aware that a British television institution is about to celebrate an important milestone. Doctor Who, the time-travelling sci-fi series which embarked on its first voyage on the 23rd of November 1963 has reached the half-cent…

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…

Beaute Prestige International to distribute Ferragamo scents in USA

14th January, 2013

The US division of the Paris-based Beaute Prestige International has entered into an exclusive, multi-year agreement for the sales, marketing and distribution of Ferragamo Parfums fragrances within the United States. The agreement is effective as of 1st April 2013. Ferragamo Parfums has been distributed in the USA since 2001. The company …

New: Naomi Goodsir Parfums [News from Pitti]

by Lila Das Gupta, 16th September, 2012

Australian milliner Naomi Goodsir made her perfume debut at Pitti this week, launching two fragrances: ‘Cuir Velours’ and Bois d'Ascèse. Naomi trained in fashion in Sydney, later moving to Paris and collaborating with a number of designers.Both perfumes have been created by nose Julien Rasquinet, who trained under Pierre Bourdon. He als…

Hot Town Summer in the City: Candy Perfume Boy's Summer Special - A list of perfumes on offer!

by Lila Das Gupta, 04th August, 2012

Last week Thomas Dunckley, AKA The Candy Perfume Boy presented a Summer Special at The New Cavendish Club in London, a joint event with Basenotes and Perfume Lovers London. Here's a list of his summer choices. We began the evening by hearing about the first 'proper' fragrance that he bought, which inspired him to go on to collect more...…

What Do You Smell When You Look In The Mirror?

by Persolaise, 01st January, 2012

Here’s something you don’t need me to tell you: perfume doesn’t come in Size Zero. In fact, perfume may well be more genuinely ‘One Size Fits All’ than any other beauty product imaginable. (Or should that be ‘One Fits All Sizes’?) The fashion world continues to do battle with forces that are - quite rightly - calling for it to display a m…