Latest Perfume News

Basenotes Reader Awards announced today live on Twitter

by Grant Osborne, 01st June, 2015

At the end of last year, we asked our readers to vote on their favourite fragrances of 2014. We are announcing the results today live on twitter, with the hashtag #basenotesawards.

Babe: I'm here again – and relaunches of Goya Black Rose, Tribe and more..

01st June, 2015

It seems its the year for returns of old fragrances (see Hai Karate). UK-based Beauty Brand Development are relaunching Babe (previously Fabergé), Tribe (previously Coty) and have already re-launched Goya classic: Black Rose, Aqua Manda and Aqua Citra.

Pierre Bourdon launches own fragrance line

by Grant Osborne, 28th May, 2015

Legendary perfumer Pierre Bourdon has introduced his own line of fragrances.

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L'Occitane's garden wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

by Judith Brockless, 19th May, 2015

L’Occitane have won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for their garden ‘A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse’.

Jimmy Choo Man and Black Opium 'fragrances of the year' at UK Fragrance Foundation Awards

15th May, 2015

Last night at London's The Brewery, The Fragrance Foundation's UK awards were announced in a ceremony presented by Natasha Kaplinksi.

New fragrance house: Nancy Meiland

12th May, 2015

Nancy Meilland, who has a background in creating bespoke scents, has launched her own eponymous fragrance house. The first three fragrances – part of the Paper Leaf collection – are Rosier, Aquilaria and Illuminé.

Demeter launch fragrance based on Mr. Bubble bubble bath

11th May, 2015

Demeter have launched a fragrance fragrance is based on Mr. Bubble bubble-bath

Carolina Herrara adds Club Editions to 212 VIP fragrance

11th May, 2015

Carolina Herrara has introduced flanker-of-flankers : 212 VIP Club Edition for men and women.

Dree Hemingway announced as face for upcoming Chloe campaign

11th May, 2015

Model Dree Hemingway has been announced as the face for an upcoming September campaign for the signature Chloe fragrance.

Atelier Cologne adds Oud Saphir to Métal collection

01st May, 2015

Atelier Cologne are launching Oud Saphir, initially exclusively at London's Selfridges, and have plans to open a London boutique.

Penhaligon's to launch No.33 to celebrate 145th year

30th April, 2015

No. 33 is the latest masculine fragrance by Penhaligon's. The fragrance has been created to celebrate the company's 145th year in business, and is named after the original Penhaligon's boutique at 33 St James Street.

Design with Scents workshop in London this Summer

29th April, 2015

Pioneering the teaching of fragrance for design innovation, the fourth edition of the 5-day workshop returns this summer in London on 6-10 July 2015. Designers and fragrance lovers will discover how scent is a powerful communication tool at work and home.