Perfume News

New Launch: Intense Parfum by Costume National

by Colin Murchie, 10th November, 2006

Intense Parfum is the newest perfume to join the Costume National Scent range, created by Ennio Capasa, designer for Costume National, in collaboration with perfumer, Laurent Bruyère.The fragrance contains notes of mother of pearl hibiscus, jasmine tea and amber.Costume National tell us: "The perfume becomes an object of desir…

Ineke arrives at Liberty, London

by Grant Osborne, 10th November, 2006

The first four fragrances from San Francisco niche perfume brand, Ineke, have arrived in the UK. "After My Own Heart", "Balmy Days & Sundays", "Chemical Bonding" and "Derring-Do" are now available to buy from Liberty, Regent Street.You can find out more about Ineke, in our feature article tomorr…

Selective Beauty hit with Iceberg

by Grant Osborne, 08th November, 2006

Paris-based Selective Beauty have signed a global agreement to produce and distribute Iceberg fragrances. New Iceberg fragrances are expected in the second half of 2007 and there are plans to increase distribution of the Iceberg fragrance brand. The contract is for six years and can be renewed until 2016.Selective Beauty's other brand…

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Basenotes World Exclusive: Creed unveil new body products

by Grant Osborne, 02nd November, 2006

Creed have unveiled their largest ever range expansion with the introduction of a new selection of body products for some of their most popular fragrances.All Creed body products are packaged in sturdy, shatterproof containers that bear Creed’s royal three-plume crest and crossed-swords logo. Bath products are fragrant, quick-to-l…

New Product: Bois Precieux candle by Rigaud Paris.

by Danielle Cooper, 01st November, 2006

In the 19th century King Louis XVIII signed a decree giving a family of perfumers the sole rights to produce a scented macassar oil. The family name of Rigaud has been synonymous with fine fragrance ever since. It was in 1852 that Jean Baptiste-Rigaud founded the company and they began by importing essences from around the world to crea…

Ma Griffe returns to the UK after an absence of ten years

by Danielle Cooper, 31st October, 2006

Carven's Ma Griffe will be available to buy in the UK for the first time in over a decade from December. The fresh, light, floral chypre is 60 years old this year but retains the youthful verve that its perfumer, Jean Carles (Miss Dior, Dana's Tabu), intended. Carven began as a Parisian fashion house in the 1940's. Madame Carv…

Coming soon to Colette: Juliette Has A Gun

by Danielle Cooper, 30th October, 2006

The grandson of fragrance giant Nina Ricci is to release his own line of eau de parfums. Romano Ricci is launching Juliette Has A Gun Parfums in December. The line, named after Shakespeare's tragic heroine, will be sold through Parisian store Colette. Francis Kurkdjian (perfumer of Le Male, Green Tea and Armani Mania) is the creator …

New Launch: Bond No. 9's West Side

by Danielle Cooper, 30th October, 2006

Prepare for an olfactory symphony on the 1st November as Bond No.9 launch their latest tribute to New York - West Side. Dedicated to the West Side of Manhattan Island, home of such inspirational musical institutions as Carnegie Hall, Tin Pan Alley, Studio 54 and The Cotton Club. West Side's 'melody' opens with top notes of ros…

Ormonde Jayne unveil store makeover and new scent: Orris Noir

by Danielle Cooper, 16th October, 2006

If you click on “Philosophy” on the website of niche perfumery Ormonde Jayne you will find the following quote: “Our aim is to be at the cutting edge of creativity, defying convention in the world of scent”. It is a grand claim but one to which the company has certainly remained true in the exquisite makeover of th…

Exclusive: Creed update 2000 Fleurs

by Danielle Cooper, 05th October, 2006

Creed are taking us back to the dawn of the millennium this month with a new edition of their hand-made, feminine fragrance, 2000 Fleurs. Emmanuel Saujet, CEO of CREED's North American arm, tells us that "2000 Fleurs captured the ebullience of America and her markets in 2000, and this special, newly re-blended edition, arrives a…

Introducing new fragrance line:

by Grant Osborne, 02nd October, 2006

Basenotes is excited to announce a new perfume brand: LesNez. LesNez is the brainchild of René Schifferle, a long-time fragrance aficianado. Read on to find out more about the new line, and how you can obtain samples. [sample offer now closed]The first three fragrances from the range were created by Annick Goutal perfumer, Isabelle…

New to the US: Italian brand - Profumum

by Grant Osborne, 29th September, 2006

Italian fragrance brand, Profumum has just been launched in the US. Profumum was started 1996 by the grandchildren of Celestino Durante, a knife cutter, whose family's rich history begins in the tiny Italian town of Sant Elena Sannita, where a bronze statue of a knife cutter is erected. After surviving World War II, Celestino and his …