Natural and Green Beauty 101: Where to start and what to remember

by Marloes Hagenaars, 04th July, 2017

As sustainability goes mainstream, “green” fragrances can be found and purchased everywhere these days. The 2016 Organic Market Report revealed that UK sales of “green” beauty products increased by 21.6% percent last year and is expected to grow rapidly

Your Capacity To Last: Etienne De Swardt Launches Etat Libre D'Orange You Or Someone Like You

by Persolaise, 29th June, 2017

Persolaise catches up with Etat Libre D'Orange founder Etienne De Swardt about his collaboration with Chandler Burr.

Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

by Claire Vukcevic, 23rd June, 2017

We asked Claire Vukcevic to write an article about the best fragrances for summer. Claire gave us this instead, which is why we love her.

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How fragrance is the antidote to our iPhones

by Viola Levy, 16th June, 2017

Considering a digital detox? Viola Levy explores how smell can hold the key…

The Century of Smell

by Tom Clark, 13th June, 2017

Last year my nose was at Kitty Hawk or Menlo Park. Like the beginning of the electrical age or the era of flight I witnessed a magic moment in which you are given a glimpse – or rather, a sniff - of the future: a future, in this case, where smell would be regarded by Western civilization as a sense on par with sight and sound; in which art would be something inhaled as well as viewed, in which live poetry would affect your emotions by way of your olfatory bulb as well as your ear drum; in which films would have genuine smelltracks or a smell sequence might have a soundtrack; in which performative arts were self-evidently multi-sensory affairs fusing and contrasting visual, aural, olfactory and tactile perceptions. Welcome to the Century of Smell!

A Reflection Of My Client: Nathalie Feisthauer At The UK Launch Of Pelargonium From Aedes De Venustas

by Persolaise, 09th June, 2017

Nathalie Feisthauer speaks to us about her latest creation for Aedes, Pelargonium - and reveals some of the back story behind the creation of the classic fragrance, Eau Des Merveilles.

Building a Fragrance Democracy, One City at a Time: Nick Steward of Gallivant on the Wonders of Wearability and Everyday Appeal

by Carla Seipp, 06th June, 2017

True to the dictionary definition of its name, Nick Steward’s new line Gallivant is sure to offer many a delightful olfactory pursuit. Created in collaboration with perfumers Karine Chevallier and Giorgia Navarra, the range consists of the energetic and bright citrus Brooklyn, unconventional green rose London, delicately wafting whi…

Scent Verse: Petrichor

by Oli Marlow, 02nd June, 2017

Eddie Bulliqi's Scent Verse project continues with a poem by budding perfumer, writer, and music journalist, Oli Marlow.

Fragrance Spring Cleansing

by Marian Bendeth, 30th May, 2017

Marian Bendeth takes us on a Spring walk and checks out spring fragrances new and old.

This is a journey into Skank

by Get Lippie, 23rd May, 2017

It’s funny, you make one tiny confession in public about not being able to smell farts, and the next thing you know you’re writing an entire article about “fragrances that are inspired by the human body”. I recently took part in a BBC documentary or two about my “extraordinary” sense of smell (I’m a recovering anosmic), and some of that may have involved me smelling “sweaty feet*” on camera and being remarkably unbothered by the experience

An interview with perfumer Daniel Gallagher of Gallagher Fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 12th May, 2017

Daniel Gallagher is a self-taught indie perfumer based in the United States. He speaks to Basenotes about his love of fragrance and his journey so far

Scent Verse: Jellyfish

by Ashraf Osman, 03rd May, 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.  If you are interested in being involved, please send a direct me…