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Pierre Guillaume : "We are not for sale!" - new line, Collection Croisiere launched at Esxence

by Grant Osborne, 27th March, 2015

Pierre Guillaume show his new collection, and tells Basenotes why he remains fiercely independent

Bottle Bling: Paris Hilton Announces Her Limited Anniversary Edition Perfume

by Haniya Rae, 25th March, 2015

Haniya Rae reports from the launch of Paris Hilton's 10th Anniversary fragrance

8 Fragrances for 8 Madonnas

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 20th March, 2015

Callum Langston-Bolt finds eight fragrances for eight stages in Madonnas life.

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The Life Of π

by Grant Osborne, 13th March, 2015

March 14th is International Pi Day! So, a perfect opportunity to a look at the history of one of Givenchy’s most popular men’s fragrances in recent history: Pi.

Start! : Birth of Scent Trunk

by William Yin, 12th March, 2015

Start! is a new series on Basenotes looking at the journey's of new fragrance start-ups. In Series 1, we follow the story of Scent Trunk.

How to pronounce Italian Perfume Brands

by Grant Osborne, 10th March, 2015

In the latest of our pronunciation guides, we show you how to say ten Italian fragrance houses.

Anosmia Awareness Day

by Get Lippie, 27th February, 2015

Today is Anosmia Awareness Day. Read Louise's personal, heartfelt message about her experience with anosmia.

Review of Belle Haleine – The Scent of Art

20th February, 2015

Ashraf Osman and Dr. Claus Noppeney review the new Scent of Art exhibition at the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland.

Blood, sweat & tears

by Marloes Hagenaars, 14th February, 2015

From semen to sweat, Marloes Hagenaars takes a look at the use of the odours of human bodies in perfumery.

Scenting TV Couples for Valentines Day

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 14th February, 2015

For Valentine's, Callum chooses fragrances for his favourite TV couples: Francis and Claire Underwood (House of Cards); Tracy and Angie Jordan (30 Rock); Mitch and Cameron (Modern Family) and Willow and Tara (Buffy)

The Basenotes Guide to Pronunciation (updated)

by Grant Osborne, 30th January, 2015

All those fragrance names can be a mouthful sometimes. In the first of our pronunciation guides, we tell you how to pronounce: Chanel, Comme des Garçons, Edition de Parfum Frederic Malle, Etat Libre d'Orange, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lalique, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Lanvin and L'Occitane

The Process Of Simplification - Carlos Benaim At The London Launch Of Dunhill’s Icon

by Persolaise, 27th January, 2015

Persolaise speaks to perfumer Carlos Benaim about Dunhill's latest fragrance, Icon and his many hits, such as Eternity, Polo and Eau de Magnolia.