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Trade Routes Collection to be launched by Penhaligons next month

14th August, 2014

Next month, Penhaligon’s launches the Trade Routes Collection. The collection comprises three new fragrances: each inspired by the commodities which were traded through London’s docks at the turn of the 19th Century. The Trade Routes Collection:Lothair (Perfumer: Bertrand Duchaufour)Inspired by the famous Tea Clipper Ships that navigated …

The Basenotes Reader Awards 2014: Winners!

by Grant Osborne, 21st May, 2014

Best Flanker: WOMANITY LIQUEUR DE PARFUM by THIERRY MUGLER Finalists: 1 Million Intense by Paco Rabanna Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès Bottega Veneta Eau Légère by Bottega Veneta Dior Homme Cologne (new) by Christian Dior Marni Rose by Marni Womanity Liqueur de Parfum by Thierry Mugler Be…

L'Artisan bringing back Mon Numéro 10

30th April, 2014

L'Artisan Parfumeur are bringing back Mon Numéro 10 as part of its permanent collection this May. The fragrance was originally launched in 2011 as part of the Mon Numéro range.Created by Bertrand Duchaufour, the fragrance is described by the company as:..an explosion of warm and enticing notes. This fragrance is a memorable ode to a highl…

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Finalists announced for Basenotes Reader Awards

by Grant Osborne, 30th April, 2014

At the end of last year we invited our readers to vote for their favourite fragrant things of 2013. We are now pleased to announced the finalists for this year's Basenotes Reader Awards: Best New Women's Fragrance1932 by ChanelFate Woman by AmouageIris Prima by Penhaligon'sJour d'Hermès by HermèsSahara Noir by Tom FordSì by Giorgio Armani…

L'Artisan create promo video for new Explosions d'Emotions trio

28th April, 2014

L'Artisan Parfumeur have created a promotional video to accompany the new editions to its Explosions d'Emotions range. As previously reported, the range is available from next month and includes three fragrances created by in-house perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour. The new fragrances are: Haute Voltige, Rapelle-Toi and Onde Sensuelle. …

Esxence 2014 : Everything Else... (part two)

by Grant Osborne, 27th March, 2014

Here's the last round up of our coverage from Esxence featuring Nose, Masque, Jovoy, the relaunch of Le Galion and Naomi Goodsir. Previously Esxence 2014 : Everything Else.. (part one) Five new fragrances from Mancera Montale introduce Orange Aoud and Aoud Melody at Esxence + Hair Mist for Roses Musk Ann Gerard launches…

Ann Gerard launches new rose at Esxence

23rd March, 2014

Jeweller, Ann Gerard has launched her latest fragrance at Esxence. Like her previous fragrances, Rose Cut was created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour.The fragrance is described as:Wildly Feminine, Alluring and potent. Rose Cut unleashes the power of a velvety intoxicating aura. A true diamond nestled against your skin.Notes include aldehy…

Vagabond Prince launch Land of Warriors and Swan Princess

by Lila Das Gupta, 20th March, 2014

Zoran Knezevic and Elena Knezhevich (pictured above), owners of the Fragrance website Fragrantica have launched two new fragrances in their line, 'Vagabond Prince' at the Esxence perfume fair in Milan.Following on from their highly successful release 'Enchanted Forest', the couple asked perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour to create two new fragr…

L'Artisan adds to Explosions d'Émotions range

27th February, 2014

L'Artisan Parfumeur are adding three new fragrances to their Explosions d'Émotions collection, which was launched last year. Like the initial trio, these have been created by in-house perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. The new fragrances are: Haute Voltige, Rapelle-Toi and Onde Sensuelle.Haute VoltigeTrue excitement. Feel the goose bumps on yo…

Penhaligon's release Tralala for Meadham Kirchhoff

by Judith Brockless, 17th January, 2014

The ‘counter culture couture’ of Tralala opens with notes of saffron, whiskey, ambrette seed, galbanum and green violet, with a heart of carnation, orris, tuberose, ylang ylang, incense and leather, finishing with a base of resins, balsams, patchouli, vetiver, cedarwood, musk, vanilla and a powdery note of heliotrope.Tralala will launch e…

Basenotes' Favourite Fragrance Discoveries of 2013

31st December, 2013

On more *popular* territories, Tom Ford's Sahara Noir setted up a new standard for incense-centered fragrances by introducing what's probably the most straight-forward incense since Norma Kamali's infamous Incense. Neela Vermeire has setted the bar so high with her former trio of fragrances and I've been more than glad to …