Perfume News

Villa M and Cuadra are latest fragrances from Paul Schütze

04th December, 2017

Cuadra Invoking the brilliantly hued modernist masterpiece of Mexican architect Luis Barragan: Cuadra San Cristobal, a horse ranch built around geometric reflecting pools and the fountains which feed them. Cuadra is at once exotic and intimate, open yet embracing. Juxtaposing the architect’s hot signature colours with the vas…

Ruth Mastenbroek launches in the US

31st October, 2017

UK niche perfume company, Ruth Mastenbroek, has launched in the United States. The range consists of four fragrances: Signature, Amorosa, Oxford, and the most recent, Fire dance, which was launched last month. Signature - the first fragrance launched by Mastenbroek in 2010, is a Chypre fragrance with notes of bergamot, pineapple…

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Puerto Rican perfumer

26th October, 2017

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for Juan M Perez – founder of indie house, The Exotic Island Perfumer and perfumer behind the Zoologist perfume, Dragonfly. Perez, based in Puerto Rico, has been greatly affected by the recent devastating hurricane. Travis J McIntosh, who created the campaign says: Juan Pere…

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Submissions for the The Fifth Annual Art and Olfaction Awards to close next week

24th October, 2017

Submissions for the The Fifth Annual Art and Olfaction Awards close next week. The event, to be held in April 2018 is being held in London and celebrates excellence in independent and artisanal perfumery, and experimental work with scent. Submissions close on November 1st, and physical submissions must be received on or before 14th Nov…

Carphone Warehouse launch promotional fragrance: ‘Unboxed’

12th October, 2017

Carphone Warehouse, a UK cell phone retailer has launched a fragrance named Unboxed, which aims to capture the smell of unboxing a new smartphone. "We played with a range of curious ingredients to get that perfect blend of phone materials, refined packaging, metallic electricity and luxurious exclusivity" says Gemma Hopki…

Francesca Bianchi's latest perfume is Under My Skin

03rd October, 2017

Francesca Bianchi showcased her latest fragrance, Under My Skin at the recent Pitti fragrance fair in Florence. Under My Skin contains notes of grapefruit, lavender and black pepper in the top; a heart of spices, bulgarian rose, carnation and iris; and the dry down features musk, castoreum, ambergris, leather, costu…

Mirus launch new scent, The Elysian Fields

02nd October, 2017

Neal Peters has created the a new fragrance for his brand Mirus: The Elysian Fields. The scent is the first from the brand since last year's Ceremony, which was shortlisted for an Art and Olfaction Award earlier this year. Peters says that: The Elysian Fields is a rich fougere that explores the more sumptuous…

Chemical Poetry : New niche perfume subscription club launches, with discount for Basenotes readers

27th September, 2017

Each month, members will receive three mini-vials containing a one-month supply of the niche perfumes. Members can discuss the perfumes with other members on the exclusive members area of the site, and earn points, which can be redeemed against full bottles of their favourites. You can find out more on the website at https://www.chemic…

Andy Tauer adds Patch Flash to Tauerville line

18th September, 2017

Andy Tauer has launched a new fragrance in his Tauerville line — Patch Flash. The scent is described as “ a modern and boozy fresh interpretation of patchouli” As well as natural patchouli note, which makes up 40% of the perfume, the newest addition to the Tauerville line also features clove, cinnamon, benzoin, vanill…

Beaufort London's latest is the Iron Duke

18th September, 2017

Beaufort London, who won an Art and Olfaction Award award earlier this year for their fragrance, Fathom V, have launched a new scent named Iron Duke. The fragrance is to be part of a new collection entitled Revenants, where each scent in the collection is inspired by people from Britain’s past. Creative director, Leo Crabtree say…

Tom Ford to launch Fucking Fabulous perfume

01st September, 2017

Tom Ford will be debuting Fucking Fabulous at his SS18 runway show in New York on September 6th. Notes include almond bitter oil, tonka resinoid, orris accord, cashmeran, leather accord and clary sage oil. The fragrance will be available from 7th September at Tom Ford boutiques and tomford.com Fucking Fabulous …

A new look and new fragrance for Ruth Mastenbroek

31st August, 2017

This September, British independent perfumer, Ruth Mastenbroek, is launching a new fragrance, Firedance, and alongside a completely new look for the brand. As well as a new look, the company are making a few subtle changes to the formulations to ensure that the perfumes continue to be long-lasting and develop well once sprayed. They sa…