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Unforgettable scents with the Scent Guru, Ruth Sutcliffe

by Marian Bendeth, 22nd March, 2018

Marian Bendeth speaks to Ruth Sutcliffe who has developed a fragrance product to benefit Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Scent Verse: Nose Ode

by Daniel Firoozan, 08th February, 2018

The latest in our Scent Verse series features a poem by writer Daniel Firoozan

The Best Perfumes of 2017 according to our contributors

30th December, 2017

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best scents of 2017. If nothing wowed them in 2017 they could choose something new to them

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Colours, shapes and emotions: an interview with Evody's Cérine Vasseur and perfumer Cecile Zarokian

by Persolaise, 21st December, 2017

Persolaise interviews Evody's Cérine Vasseur and perfumer Cecile Zarokian about the latest Evody trio: Collection Galerie.

Revisiting Nuit de Noël

by Viola Levy, 19th December, 2017

Revisiting Nuit de Noël Viola Levy looks back on a Christmas classic that would cheer up Scrooge To me, it also brings back memories of Christmas in the early 90s, with my parents (mum draped in her Liberty peacock wrap and doused in Miss Dior) going to their friends’ house parties. In lieu of a babysitter, all the kids would be…

Scent Verse: The Mercury

by Charmie Chan, 06th December, 2017

Scent Verse is a poetry project curated by Basenotes writer Eddie Bulliqi that seeks to explore scent language and metaphors by publishing poems from contributors across different industries that either take scent as their inspiration or are very evocative of smell.

The Grit and Glamour - Why City Dwellers Love Scent So Much

by Viola Levy, 04th December, 2017

Writer Viola Levy looks at how the city inspired her perfume obsession

The Olfactory Occult of Sixteen92

by Carla Seipp, 29th November, 2017

Named after the year of the Salem witch trials and with fragrance monikers such as Wicked and I Saw Goody Proctor with the Devil, Sixteen92 clearly has a penchant for the supernatural spectacle. Founded by former opera singer, advertising creative director and fine art photographer Claire Baxter in 2014, the indie company won this yea…

A perfect perfume cabinet!

by Marcy Goldman, 21st November, 2017

Perfume collector Marcy Goldman thinks she’s finally found the perfect perfume storage unit.

Oud : the ancient Indian connection

by Krishnaraj Iyengar, 16th November, 2017

Synonymous with the Arab World, agarwood has become a leitmotif trademark of Middle Eastern perfumery tradition through its Arabic name ‘oud’. With their repertoire of incredible oud blends, the Arabs have honed their passion for the wood through the ages. Oud-based musks, florals, woody, spicy and animalic fragrances to n…

Scent Verse: Firebird

by Eddie Bulliqi, 09th October, 2017

Scent Verse is a poetry project curated by Basenotes writer Eddie Bulliqi that seeks to explore scent language and metaphors by publishing poems from contributors across different industries that either take scent as their inspiration or are very evocative of smell.

Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn on crafting scentscapes and olfactory deconstruction

by Carla Seipp, 02nd October, 2017

Composing BUTTERFLY EdP, I wanted to explore the same Euphorium Brooklyn conceptual ethos with a lighter olfactive palette. Similar to all of the other Euphorium Brooklyn fragrances by it being a manifestation of the personal history of the perfumer, BUTTERFLY also refers to the botanical or natural history of an environmental landscape. …