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Providence Perfume get Drunk on the Moon

30th October, 2019

Drunk on the Moon is the latest fragrance created by Charna Ethier for her company, Providence Perfume Co. Notes include tuberose, rose, nutmeg, opoponax, peach and sandalwood The fragrance is named after the 1974 Tom Waits song of the same name, and is described as "A voluptuous buttery tuberose eau de Parfum with exotic spice…

PomadeShop launch Lucky Lulu Lily of the Valley Eau de Parfum

by Judith Brockless, 28th October, 2019

German hair-styling company, PomadeShop, has released a new vintage-style perfume, Lucky Lulu Lily of the Valley. Specialising in the types of pomade, brilliantine, hair cream and hair tonic which hark back to the 1920s - 1950s, PomadeShop also sells colognes and after shaves. Lucky Lulu is the first feminine brand they have revived. …

Lancome launch new fragrance, Idôle, in super slim bottle

by Judith Brockless, 10th September, 2019

Lancôme has launched its new feminine fragrance, Idôle, accompanied by the new face of the brand, American actress and singer, Zendaya Coleman. Coleman (above) commented: ”I am thrilled to be the face of this new Lancôme fragrance. Idôle is a perfume that has meaning. I like the fact that it's fre…

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Floris launch unisex fragrance: Vert Fougère

09th September, 2019

Perfumer Nicola Pozzani and Floris company director, Edward Bodenham have collaborated to created the latest unisex fragrance for Floris: Vert Fougère. Vert Fougère contains notes of galbanum, grapefruit and bergamot in the top; lavender, neroli and ginger feature in the heart; and the dry down features patchouli, amber, …

Two new travel sets from Kilian

by Judith Brockless, 16th August, 2019

By Kilian has introduced two new themed travel sets, the ‘Narcotics’ and the ‘Cellars’, both available now. The Kilian fragrance opus is presented as a cocktail menu across four olfactive families: The Fresh, The Narcotics, The Cellars, and The Smokes. Together, they define founder and creative director Kilian…

4160 Tuesdays to Kiss me Quick(ly) in a limited way

by Judith Brockless, 05th August, 2019

4160 Tuesdays have a new limited edition fragrance for the summer, Kiss Me Quick(ly) “Round the back of the dodgems once the sun’s gone down and the children have left the funfair. The aroma of hot metal, old leather saddles on the carousel horses, toffee apples, candy floss, a brisk sea breeze, roll-up ciggies and st…

Flavour and Fragrance house Givaudan are to acquire Drom

05th August, 2019

Switzerland’s Givaudan are to acquire flavour and fragrance house, Drom. Drom was founded in 1911 by Bruno Storp Sr. and have created fragrances such as Kristiansand New York, Acqua Colonia White Peach & Coriander and Amanu by Odin New York. Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan said: “The acquisition of Drom is very exciting…

Michel Girard creates Orange de Bahia for Boucheron

by Judith Brockless, 30th July, 2019

Boucheron has launched a new fragrance, Orange de Bahia, created by perfumer Michel Girard and inspired by gem hunters’ quests for new stones. The gem hunters were itching to explore new horizons, and they extended their quest into the New World, where stones and smiles glimmer like the sun. In the hills of Bahia, along …

New Signature Collection from Alfred Dunhill

by Judith Brockless, 26th July, 2019

Dunhill has launched a new Signature Collection - four new fragrances inspired by the international and adventurous nature of dunhill. All four feature ‘signature’ materials, linking them to dunhill’s past. The figure of the adventurer is a crucial element to these masculine fragrances. The dunhill man is not one, b…

Thomas Dunckley and Nick Gilbert's Fume Chat podcast is back for second season

15th July, 2019

Perfume podcast, Fume Chat, is back for a second season. In the first episode hosts, Thomas Dunckley and Nick Gilbert discuss their perfume origin stories - how they got into fragrance. Plus sniffings of Paris-Riviera by Chanel and the new version of Angel Eau de Toilette by Mugler. Nick and Thomas descibe Fume Chat as "a weekly p…

New products from Ormonde Jayne

by Judith Brockless, 11th July, 2019

Last Wednesday, Basenotes was delighted to visit the Ormonde Jayne perfumery in Royal Arcade for an update on their latest releases (and some rather nice meringues). The Ormonde Jayne Parfum d’Ambience reed diffusers include a bespoke 500ml bottle, ‘designed with eight deliberate sides for good luck’. New scen…

Fresh flanker for Ford's Fleur de Portofino

by Judith Brockless, 08th July, 2019

Tom Ford has launched a flanker to 2015’s Fleur de Portofino - Fleur de Portofino Acqua. Fleur de Portofino Acqua invites you to a sparkling expression of Portofino in full, sensuous bloom. Its floral seduction is inspired by the cascades of white flowers that spill from the branches of the white acacia, the beloved shade tree …