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  • Two Wicked fragrances available now

    18 February 2009 Industry News

    Fans of the musical Wicked can now buy two fragrances based on the main characters of the show. The scents - named Defy Gravity and Popular - were created in conjuction with Ascent Aromatics and are available online and at Wicked shows....

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  • Nina Ricci launch limited edition fragrances

    18 February 2009 Industry News

    Nina Ricci are launching limited editions of their Nina and L'Air du Temps fragrances: Love by Nina and L'Air du Printemps. Both fragrances have been composed by perfumer, Olivier Cresp....

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  • Sound of Perfume winner's announced

    16 February 2009 Industry News

    Fragrance and music lovers braved the snow to attend the final of The Sound of Perfume on 4 February 2009. 400 Friends and Patrons of the Royal College of Music, Barclays Wealth, Steinway & Sons, and Fortnum & Mason, heard and judged the nine best classical piano interpretations of three perfumes from Clive Christian....

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  • Perry Ellis create new feminine signature

    13 February 2009 Industry News

    Perry Ellis have launched a new feminine fragrance, Perry Ellis. It is the first female fragrance from the brand since the license was acquired by the Falic Fashion Group in 2007.

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  • DKNY launch men's fragrance - DKNY Men

    13 February 2009 Industry News

    Donna Karan have launched DKNY Men - a new masculine fragrance that was made available at Sephora this year but is extending its distribution over the coming weeks. Despte having exactly the same name as a DKNY fragrance launched in 2000, the scent is completely new and the bottle has been redesigned....

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  • Giveaway: Miomia is giving away Histoires de Parfums samples and discount code to Basenotes readers [US only]

    11 February 2009 Industry News

    Brooklyn-based Miomia are giving away samples of assorted Histoires de Parfums samples and a discount code for 10% off all online purchases to Basenotes readers. Offer now closed
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  • John Varvatos launch Artisan fragrance

    11 February 2009 Industry News

    Artisan, the new masculine fragrance from John Varvatos, will be available from this month. The scent was created by Rodrigo Flores-Roux of Givaudan who also created the original John Varvatos fragrance and John Varvatos Vintage. ...

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  • LVMH scrap Fendi's fragrances

    09 February 2009 Industry News

    LVMH are scrapping its remaining Fendi fragrance, Palazzo. Italy's general manager for LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics, Gabriella Scarpa, told Women's Wear Daily that sales "didn’t meet expectations". LVMH acquired the license to create Fendi fragrances from YSL Beaute in 2005, and discontinued all of the Fendi scents before introducing Palazzo in 2007....

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  • New MD at Maurer + Wirtz

    09 February 2009 Industry News

    Germany based perfume manufacturer Maurer & Wirtz have announced a new managing director. On January 1, 2009, Johannes Verhoog became the head of the family-owned company that was founded in 1845. His predecessor, Bert Lehnen, stepped down after more than 40 years with the company. He will remain available as a consultant for brand and corporate strategies. Verhoog will lead Maurer & Wirtz jointly with managing partner Dr. Hermann Wirtz. ...

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  • An Interview with Katie Puckrik (of Katie Puckrik Smells)

    09 February 2009 Interviews

    Katie Puckrik has many talents: TV presenter, TV producer, journalist, dancer, author, actress... Well, we can now add another string to that bow: fragrance reviewer.

    Last year, Puckrik began reviewing fragrances on YouTube. As Basenotes was more familiar with her other work we thought we would find out more about her new venture...

    How long have you had an interest in fragrance? Can you pinpoint when it became more of an obsession that a casual interest?

    I’ve always been entranced and stimulated by smells – all odors, be they pretty – or pretty stinky. I think that comes from having traveled so much when I was growing up. My dad was in the Air Force, and we were bouncing around from the US to Berlin, Moscow, London, Athens, Tangiers – so many places with distinctive cultures and scents!...

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  • Custo Barcelona up for award and is set for international launch

    03 February 2009 Industry News

    Idesa's Custo Barcelona fragrance has been nominated for best female perfume launch by the Italian Accademia del Profumo and is set for an International launch in April 2009. The fragrance was originally launched in 2008 in Italy, Germany and Spain....

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  • Feminite du Bois relaunch

    02 February 2009 Industry News

    Shiseido have relaunched its classic fragrance, Feminite du Bois, under it's Serge Lutens division. The fragrance, which was created by Lutens working with Christopher Sheldrake and Pierre Bourdon, was launched in 1992 and is widely considered to be one of the classic feminine fragrances....

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