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Acqua di Parma adds Mirra and Ebano to Colonia range

24th April, 2017

Mirra contains notes of mandarin, lemon, petitgrain, nutmeg, myrrh and patchouli The company say: Muscat. At the hour of sunset, the streets and windows are dotted with small coloured lanterns where incense and myrrh unleash their vibrant aromas. From the capital of ancient Oman, since the third century before Christ, long car…

Laurin Taylor and Claire Vukcevic win writing awards for Basenotes articles

18th April, 2017

Basenotes writers, Laurin Taylor and Claire Vukcevic have both picked up prestigious writing awards for their contributions to Basenotes. At the UK’s Jasmine Awards, which were held last month, Claire Vukcevic was awarded the Best Practical Guide to Fragrance Award for her “Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sam…

Flamenco is latest fragrance from Spanish fragrance house, Ramon Monegal

18th April, 2017

Ramon Monegal’s latest fragrance is Flamenco, inspired by the Andaluz culture that stems from the south of Spain where he lived as young man. Monegal says, “I am very close to this part of Spain, I love the lifestyle, I love the light, the heat, and it’s where I get the inspiration, I feel closer to the South and this…

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Guerlain adds Sport flanker to L'Homme Ideal line

11th April, 2017

L'Homme Ideal Sport is the latest masculine fragrance by Guerlain. The perfumer was created by Delphine Jelk and Thierry Wasser. Notes include almond, fresh spices, aquatic notes, neroli, coumarin, vetiver and patchouli   The company say: To reveal the eau de toilette’s sporting potential, Thierry Wa…

Prada adds Carbon to Luna Rossa line

06th April, 2017

Luna Rossa Carbon is the latest men's fragrance by Prada, which follows up Luna Rossa (2012), Extreme (2013) and Sport (2015). Daniela Andrier is the nose behind the fragrance. Luna Rossa Carbon contains top notes of bergamot, citrus and pepper; lavender make up the heart of the fragrance; and the dry down features patchouli and dr…

DSquared2 celebrated 10 years of He Wood, with Cologne version

05th April, 2017

Notes for the fragrance include lemon, mandarin, ginger, silver fir, musk and vegetal amber in the head; violet leaves, violet blossom, transparent and marine accord make up the heart of the fragrance; and the dry down features vetiver and cedarwood. The company say: Dsquared2 He Wood Cologne is an evolution and fresh adaptation o…

Houbigant adds Jardin Secret to Quelques Fleurs range

22nd March, 2017

Houbigant have launched Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret; a new feminine fragrance. Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret contains notes of bergamot, yellow mandarin and neroli in the top; heart notes include magnolia, narcissus, centifolia rose, jasmine, iris, orange blossom and ylang ylang; and a dry down of sandalwood, ambrette seed, white amb…

New fragrance Belle, by Worth, inspired by 'Beauty and the Beast'

by Judith Brockless, 20th March, 2017

Honorine Blanc has created a new feminine fragrance for Worth: Belle, inspired by the latest Walt Disney feature, 'Beauty and the Beast'. Belle contains top notes of green pear, grapefruit, Italian bergamot and redcurrant; heart notes include pink pepper, Bulgarian rose, white peony, rose centifolia and lily of the valley, and …

Frederic Malle brings Outrageous to a global audience, ten years after original launch.

01st February, 2017

The company say: The idea for it poured out of a Caipirinha cocktail in Brazil: samba on the beach, bursts of orange and blue in low light, crashing waves and the ecstatic laughs of the young and sexy. Outrageous is an explosion of bergamot, tangerine and green apple against a lusty backdrop of cinnamon, musk and ambroxan. It’s…

Zara Home launches first personal fragrance line

by Danielle Cooper, 01st February, 2017

Moving from years of experience in the home fragrancing industry, Zara Home have launched a range of six personal fragrances. Launched in 2003, the homewares brand are part of the Inditex Group and are now present on 5 continents and in over 60 countries with more than 500 stores.  Paris-born New Yorker Fabien Baron represents…

Calvin Klein launch CK All

31st January, 2017

Calvin Klein have launched CK All, a new unisex fragrance in the CK range. Notes for the fragrance include mandarin in the head; citrus blossom and paradisone feature in the heart; and a dry down of amber, lily, rhubarb, musk and vetiver. The company say: "This new fragrance is a blank canvas that represents a modern fluidity, …

Guerlain names Angelina Jolie as face for upcoming scent

by Judith Brockless, 23rd January, 2017

Guerlain has named Angelina Jolie as the icon of its new fragrance for women.  Thierry Wasser has drawn inspiration from the actress and filmmaker to create a fragrance which expresses the concept of ‘notes of a woman’; the choices, emotions and dreams that embody modern femininity. The partnership between Jolie and…