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Unsound to launch trio of Ephemera fragrances by Geza Schoen

06th November, 2014

Earlier this year, Unsound, in collaboration with perfumer Geza Schoen, launched its "Ephemera" project as part of Unsound Festival New York — a synaesthetic installation in which perfumes were inspired by genres and sounds of electronic music.The musicians involved were Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and Steve Goodman (aka Kode9), who created raw…

Buxton, Duchaufour and Schoen: The Three Musketeers

23rd March, 2013

Basenotes has been privy to some exciting gossip in the world of perfume… it seems that perfumers Bertrand Duchaufour, Mark Buxton and Geza Schoen are to form an alliance and create a new brand.We are not at liberty to disclose names, dates and details, but, needless to say, excitement fills the air. All three have a distinguished track …

Ormonde Jayne Launches New Line 'Four Corners Of The Earth' – Interview with Linda Pilkington and Giveaway

by Lila Das Gupta, 14th December, 2012

London based perfumer Linda Pilkington has added a new line to the Ormonde Jayne house. The Four Corners of the Earth, a series of four perfumes created in collaboration with German perfumer Geza Schoen, have been released in time for Christmas. Basenotes talked to her about their release. (We have an exclusive giveaway for Basenotes…

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Geza Schoen creates latest for Anat Fritz

20th November, 2012

Geza Schoen has created the latest fragrance for Berlin-based designer Anat Fritz. The scent, named Tzora, takes its name from the Israeli kibbutz that Fritz visits in the summertime. The fragrance is the second from Fritz, the first was launched in 2006.Tzora's notes include sun-ripened orange, Cassis, clary, bergamot, Peruvian pepper, m…

An Incomplete History of Men's Fragrance : A List of Perfumes used at the London Perfume Lovers event

by Lila Das Gupta, 17th October, 2012

An Incomplete History of Men’s Fragrance was presented by Grant Osborne and Lila Das Gupta at the New Cavendish Club, London on 26th Sept 2012. Here are the highlights and some of the fragrances the attendees smelt: What would Napoleon Bonaparte wear today? Eau de Cologne Chanel (selfridges.com) Not the most historically accurate cho…

Print is dead! Long live print! Wallpaper*, Steidl, Karl Lagerfeld and Geza Schoen join forces to create perfume that smells of books

12th July, 2012

Wallpaper* then asked Steidl to work with Schoen (pictured with Steidl) to create the juice – "It was hard," says Schoen. "The smell ofprinted paper is dry and fatty; they are not notes you oftenwork with." Meanwhile, Steidl turned to Lagerfeld for advice on apackaging concept. Lagerfeld instantly visualised a realbook with pag…

Geza Schoen creates latest in 4711's Acqua Colonia line : Mandarine & Cardamom

09th May, 2012

Maurer + Wirtz have added the latest fragrance in their 4711 Acqua Colonia line: Mandarine & Cardamom. The new fragrance was created by perfumer Geza Schoen, and the company describe the fragrance as "reminiscent of a relaxing morning stroll through an oriental bazaar, offering a cornucopia filled with the most diverse treasures of nature…

Escentric Molecules launch vetiver-based scent duo

by Grant Osborne, 10th December, 2010

Escentric Molecules have released a third pair of fragrances. Created by perfumer Geza Schoen, EM03 has ginger root at its top, orris root at its heart and vetiver root at its base. As with the first two pairs, launched in 2006 and 2008, Schoen has designed two scents as an homage to a single scent ingredient, or aroma-chemical. The aroma…

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…

Inspirations and distillations of a perfumer ~ Scent Treks through Time

by Marian Bendeth, 02nd June, 2008

My office looks like a perfume emporium. It is stacked high with beautiful fragrances and flacons, tissue-stuffed bags, and dozens of press kits, CD's and USB hubs. Sorting through the jpegs and a plethora of poetic descriptions, mostly pertaining to “beautiful dreams," “far-off lands” and “sex, sex, SEX;” they all vie for my immed…