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Les Nez launch third in Turtle Vetiver series

07th January, 2013

Les Nez have once again teamed up with regular perfumer Isabelle Doyen to creates the third in the Turtle Vetiver series. The new fragrance is called Turtle Vetiver Back, and follows last year's Turtle Vetiver Front. Each fragrance of the series tweaks notes from the previous one. Back features the addition of mimosa and violet notes, alo…

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…

LesNez follow up to Turtle Vetiver #1 now available

23rd February, 2012

The follow up to the limited edition LesNez fragrance, Turtle Vetiver #1, is now available. The new fragrance is called Turtle Vetiver Front, and was composed by regular LesNez contributor, Isabelle Doyen.According to LesNez, the fragrance is: an outlaw perfumethat doesn't recognize any rules or regulationsit hasn't been tested on animals…

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Blogging The Forbidden - an exclusive interview with Denyse Beaulieu

by Persolaise, 12th November, 2010

You wrote in a relatively recent blog post that sillage has become a crime. Could you expand on that? "I'm talking at a remove, because it seems to be in North America especially - certainly not in France - that imposing your fragrant imprint on your environment seems to be thought of as completely inappropriate. So of course everyone's t…

New Book: Quintessentially Perfume

by Grant Osborne, 14th June, 2010

Quintessentially Publishing have launched a new perfume book entitled Quintessentially Perfume. The book was compiled by perfume expert, Nathalie Grainger, and Roja Dove acted as creative director. The book features profiles on a range of brands, interviews with perfumers and general perfume articles, with contributions from Chandler Burr…

New in Niche: Preparing for Summer!

by Mark Behnke, 09th April, 2010

Spring has sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere and that means we are seeing a number of perfumers release what they believe will be winning warm-weather fragrances. This month I’ll round-up a few of the latest releases that are ready for you to welcome the sun back into the world. Parfumerie Generale Bois Naufrage and Gardenia Grand So…

Francois Robert added to Les Senteurs anniversary celebrations

by Grant Osborne, 15th September, 2009

Francois Robert has been added to the line-up of the Les Senteurs anniversary celebrations. Robert, who is perfumer for Parfums de Rosine, wlll be joining founder Marie‐Helene Rogeon for a talk at Les Senteurs on 22 October.The events are to celebrate 25 years of Les Senteurs and will include talks by Lorenzo Villoresi, Isabelle Doy…

Les Senteurs celebrate 25 years with Meet the Perfumers events

by Grant Osborne, 09th September, 2009

To mark the 25th anniversary of the UK’s oldest independent perfumery, Les Senteurs has arranged a month long celebration of the finest luxury fragrances on the planet.From October 1st throughout the beginning of November, the store will host a series of ten evenings, each featuring a talk from one of the most exciting and talented …

LesNez announce new Italian distribution

by Danielle Cooper, 03rd December, 2007

LesNez have announced that Cale SrL. will be distributing their fragrances to Italian consumers. The family-owned company has been a purveyor of niche brands such as Creed, Floris, Truefitt and Hill and Knize since 1955. The official introduction of LesNez products will take place in early 2008. LesNez launched their range last year by of…

Spending quality time with Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal

by Marcello Aspria, 04th June, 2007

I was in Paris this week to find out if it's possible to reissue some perfume books which are currently out of print. I met some wonderful people, like Jean Kerléo at the Osmothèque (an incredibly kind, patient, and generous man) and several young perfumers at a lecture organized by the Société Franç…

Annick Goutal Relaunches Soliflores Fragrance Collection

by Grant Osborne, 13th February, 2007

Annick Goutal are relaunching its Soliflores Collection as limited editions. The range includes Néroli, Le Jasmin, La Violette and Le Chèvrefeuille. They are available in 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette and will be available at the Annick Goutal boutiques or via the website.All four perfumes were created by Camille Goutal and…

Introducing new fragrance line:

by Grant Osborne, 02nd October, 2006

Basenotes is excited to announce a new perfume brand: LesNez. LesNez is the brainchild of René Schifferle, a long-time fragrance aficianado. Read on to find out more about the new line, and how you can obtain samples. [sample offer now closed]The first three fragrances from the range were created by Annick Goutal perfumer, Isabelle…