Latest Perfume News

Hai Karate relaunched in the UK

28th April, 2015

Popular retro fragrance, Hai Karate, has been relaunched in the UK by Healthpoint Ltd. The fragrance was originally launched in 1967 by Leeming, then a division of Pfizer, and came with a set of instructions telling its wearer how to fight off admirers.

Paco Rabanne launch feminine fragrance, Olympéa as partner for Invictus

27th April, 2015

Olympéa is the latest feminine fragrance by Paco Rabanne, and is a partner to 2013's masculine scent, Invictus. The perfume has been created by IFF perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Loc Dong.

Byredo launch hair perfume for Bal d'Afrique, Blanche and Gypsy Water

15th April, 2015

Byredo have launched a trio of hair perfumes, which in the UK are exclusive to Selfridges where the brand currently have a pop-up store.


Basenotes Reader Awards 2015 : Finalists Announced

14th April, 2015

The finalists for the Basenotes Reader Awards 2015 have been announced. Did your best fragrance of last year make the list?

Inter Parfums sign Coach in 11 year deal

14th April, 2015

Inter Parfums have acquired the fragrance license for lifestyle brand Coach, replacing previous license holder, Estée Lauder.

Perfume magazine Kickstarter ends today

14th April, 2015

The Kickstarter for perfume magazine, ODOU, ends today. Needs additional funding

Radley launch debut fragrance in collaboration with Floris and Azzi Glasser

14th April, 2015

Radley, the handbag and accessories brand, introduce their first signature eau de parfum and bodycare range. The fragrance has been created with Floris, and perfume designer, Azzi Glasser.

Coty completes acquisition of Bourjois from Chanel Group; Chanel to become Coty shareholder

14th April, 2015

Coty have completed its acquisition of cosmetics brand Bourjois from the Chanel Group for a consideration of approximately 15.43 million shares of Coty’s Class A Common Stock, meaning that Chanel is now a shareholder of Coty. The deal was announced last October, and the acquisition was completed earlier this month.

Guerlain's Muguet 2015 available as limited edition of 1,659

by Judith Brockless, 09th April, 2015

Guerlain’s 2015 limited edition May Day celebration Muguet will be launching exclusively in Harrods on the 27th of April.

French FiFi Award winners announced for 2015

08th April, 2015

The French arm of the The Fragrance Foundation announced the winners of their FiFi Awards last night at a ceremony at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris.

Viktoria Minya extend hedonist range

29th March, 2015

Hungarian perfumer Viktoria Minya was showing extensions of her Hedonist range, and her interpretation of Eau de Hongrie at Esxence.

House of Sillage show new men’s fragrance : Dignified

29th March, 2015

Nicole Mather’s luxury fragrance brand, House of Sillage, were showing new men’s fragrance ‘Dignified’ at Esxence, created by perfumer Mark Buxton