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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…

Alberto Morillas creates Acqua Essenziale Blu for Ferragamo

20th May, 2014

Firmenich's Alberto Morillas is the perfumer behind Salvatore Ferragamo's latest men's fragrance, Acqua Essenziale Blu. The fragrance is described as a Fougere Oriental.Green cardamom, calabrian bergamot, lemon and paradise feature in the head notes; heart notes include Atlas cedarwood, lavender, cypriol and cascalone; the dry down feat…

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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…

Firmenich's Alberto Morillas and Honorine Blanc create Midnight Romance for Ralph Lauren

07th April, 2014

Firmenich's Alberto Morillas and Honorine Blanc have created Ralph Lauren's latest fragrance, Midnight Romance.Notes for the fragrance include raspberry, bergamot and lychee in the head; a heart of peony, jasmine and freesia; The base contains black vanilla, iris and ambrox.The promotional film has been directed by Bruce Weber, and feat…

Nu-be's Alberto Borri interviewed

by Alfarom, 01st November, 2013

Alfarom interviews Alberto Borri, of the Italian niche brand, nu_be.Your line is a solid candidate to become one of the most interesting ranges of fragrances of the last few years. How everything started and what's the concept behind it?Until four years ago, I worked in a perfume company called Morris Profumi (mainly we produced perfumes …

From CK One To Penhaligon’s Iris Ballet - An Interview With Alberto Morillas

by Persolaise, 28th October, 2013

How does his formula for Iris Prima compare to those of his other scents? "All my formulae are short," he says, "about 50 ingredients. Sometimes the formulae are much, much more complicated. This one has a lot of naturals. When you use naturals, you don't need to have so many ingredients. When you have the signature of the iris, there are…

Penhaligon's announce promo film for upcoming Iris Prima fragrance + London Fashion Week News

28th August, 2013

Penhaligon's have released a promotional film to accompany their upcoming fragrance, Iris Prima. The fragrance was created in partnership with the English National Ballet, who are asked in the film to describe the "Scent of the Ballet." The fragrance is due to launch next month and was created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. Penhali…

Iris Prima: ‘The Spirit of the Ballet. Bottled.’

by Judith Brockless, 02nd June, 2013

A unique partnership between British fragrance house Penhaligon’s and the English National Ballet has produced a new fragrance, Iris Prima. Perfumer Alberto Morillas (described by Penhaligon’s Sarah Rotheram as ‘warm and engaging’ and ‘an absolute pleasure’ to work with) was granted exclusive access to rehearsals and to dancers Nathan You…

Ferragamo to launch Acqua Essenziale in May

by Judith Brockless, 24th April, 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo is unveiling a new masculine fragrance in May, Acqua Essenziale, ‘a signature scent that celebrates a man’s real essence’. Alberto Morillas has created a fresh fragrance which comprises top notes of grapefruit, mint, mandarin and lemon tree leaf, with heart notes of geranium, rosemary, lavender, and cascalone - for it…

Acqua Decima is tenth fragrance from Eau d'Italie | Esxence News

26th March, 2013

Eau d’Italie released the tenth collection to the line at Esxence 2013, fittingly called ‘Acqua Decima’. Marina Sersale, who together with her husband Sebastián Alvarez Murena is creative director, told us about the perfume created by Alberto Morillas. …

Bulgari launch Bulgari Man Extreme. Campaign features Eric Bana

13th February, 2013

Bulgari Man Extreme is a new addition to Bulgari's Bulgari Man range. The fragrance was created by Alberto Morillas, who created the 2010 original.Notes for the fragrance include pink grapefruit, bergamot, cactus, white freesia, cardamom, amber, vetiver, benzoin and wood notes. The fragrance will be available as 60ml and 100ml Eau de Toil…