The first step was to invite our readers to send in their fragrance briefs. After careful consideration, Danielle Cooper and Grant Osborne from Basenotes chose three favourites, Shimon Kalichman chose his three, and Angela Stravrevska from CPL Aromas chose her three.
In the end, there were two fragrances that had more votes, so they went through. We couldn't agree on the last one, so we let the perfumers decide on which they wanted to attempt.
We're announcing the fragrances on
Monday Wednesday*, but as a teaser, here are the perfumers talking about the fragrances they will be working on... (Click on the names to read an interview with each perfumer)
Beverley Bayne: "Musky woods, resins and mosses will be key in the fragrance".
Mike Parrott: "I like the unexpected and this brief allows me to create something unexpected".
David Ruskin: "For this brief I will be looking at a contemporary soft suede take on the classic leather accord".
The next step is for the perfumers to create three versions of each fragrance. We will then send these to the client (you!) to help decide how the fragrance is developed. If you wish to be part of this exciting project, you can sign up to the sampling program here.
For those of you who paid a deposit last year, the remainder is now due. You can either Paypal the amount due (£55) to firstname.lastname@example.org or wait, until we send a Paypal invoice by email next week.
Remember to join us on
Monday Wednesday* as we announce the three Basenotes Fragrances...
*We'll be announcing the winners on Wednesday, due to technical issues.