Perfume News

New Launch: Sarbez Perfume

by Grant Osborne, 20th September, 2006

Sarbez is a new perfume created by Florida resident, Peggy Dean. The perfume is available in Eau de Parfum (12ml and 50ml) and a 30ml Parfum and contains notes of bergamot, lavender, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose, jasmine, vanilla, tonka and patchouli.For collectors, you can also purchase the fragrance in agrowing range of collectors bottles…

Basenotes World Exclusive - Magical Moon by Hanae Mori

by Grant Osborne, 02nd August, 2006

Basenotes has the world exclusive on the new fragrance from Hanae Mori - the first fragrance since 1998's Haute CoutureMagical Moon is encased in a bottle designed by Pochet Glassworks, and is adorned by flecks of blue moonstone. The cap is sculpted glass, and the box design follows the traditional Hanae Mori palette: Red for parfum, …

Something old and something new from Comptoir Sud Pacifique

by Grant Osborne, 01st August, 2006

Comptoir Sud Pacifique have two products coming out this Autumn.Firstly, 1994's Vanilla Amande gets a relaunch: "Vanille Amande will warm and intrigue your senses with top notes of fresh tropical almond, mid-notes of warming almond cream and base notes of rich Tahitian Vanilla Pod. The perfect balance of creamy sweetness and sen…

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Basenotes World Exclusive - New Fleurs de Gardenia by Creed

by Grant Osborne, 20th July, 2006

Olivier Creed honors the unique style of Miami and south Florida with Fleurs de Gardenia, a new limited-edition luxury fragrance for men and women arriving in September at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide. Fleurs de Gardenia is hand-crafted by Creed in France with natural ingredients from around the world including Miami Sup…

Australian fragrance brand, Sohum, makes its way to the UK

by Grant Osborne, 06th July, 2006

There's something we don't see enough of at Basenotes, and that's fragrances from Australia. So we are pleased to see the Melbourne-based brand, Sohum, make its way to the UK.Sohum was founded in 2003 by Jenny Alex and Corey Griffiths and, according to them, are "dedicated to the blending of delicious and exotic fragrance…

Elizabeth Arden buys a Guinness. (and the rest of the Riviera Concepts portfolio)

by Grant Osborne, 05th July, 2006

Elizabeth Arden announced today the acquisition of the fragrance brands of Canadian-based Riviera Concepts. The brands are: Hummer, Alfred Sung, Lulu Guinness, Bob Mackie, Nanette Lepore and Cynthia Rowley. Adrian Ellis, President of Riviera, stated, "It has been a pleasure to work with Elizabeth Arden on this transaction. They offer…

An open letter to Basenotes visitors

by Grant Osborne, 17th June, 2006

Dear all,You may have noticed parts of the site are no longer working as they should, or the community disappears for a number of days, and are wondering what the devil is going on? Hopefully this letter should explain why things are happening, what is being done and how long things will hopefully take.We have almost reached six year…

Essex Appeal - Jade Goody to launch fragrance

by Grant Osborne, 30th May, 2006

Ex-Big Brother housemate, and chav-extraordinaire Jade Goody is launching a perfume and the creation of it is documented in a new TV show, Just Jade.The Living TV programme is aired in the UK on Mondays at 10pm, and charts the progress of the yet-unnamed perfume.“The experts said I couldn’t do it in the time I wanted to, but w…

Flowerbomb banned in Oslo airport

by Grant Osborne, 26th April, 2006

Basenotes' visitor's favourite, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf has been banned from duty free shops in Oslo so that "extremists will not be tempted to use it as a prop" according to Yahoo! News The Flowerbomb bottle, which is shaped like a hand grenade, was withdrawn after a Norwegian passenger was found carrying…

Elizabeth Arden Sign Fragrance Licensing Agreement With Mariah Carey

by Grant Osborne, 06th April, 2006

Elizabeth Arden Inc, have signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Mariah Carey, the internationally acclaimed music star, to develop and market her own line of fragrance products. The licensing agreement includes the development, marketing, and distribution of fragrances with Mariah Carey's exclusive endorsement. The first fra…

Michael Edwards launches 2006 version of industry bible, Fragrances of the World

by Grant Osborne, 08th March, 2006

Michael Edwards' industry bible, Fragrances of the World is now available for 2006. Containing listings of over 4,500 prestige, niche, mass-market, travel retail and limited edition fragrances listed by house and fragrance family. 499 new fragrances are included for the 2006 edition. An ideal reference for retailers, perfumers, and perfum…

Gendarme gets very naughty!

by Grant Osborne, 26th January, 2006

The latest fragrance range from Gendarme are for those of us who have been naughty... Gendarme's Seven Sinful Scents are "the fruition of a years worth of research into the best and baddest scents around."The scents were created by Gendarme's Topper Schroeder, who worked with Rene Morgenthaler to produce the seven scents of: Envious, Exce…