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  1. Magic Ketchup,The Canadian Fragrance Awards are...

    Magic Ketchup,The Canadian Fragrance Awards are run by Cosmetics Magazine and are sponsored by the Canadian Fragrance Industry. There are 2 panels of Judges..I am one on the Fragrance end and the...
  2. Re: Article: Marian Bendeth picks up Editoral Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian F

    Congratulations Grant! This is our sixth Editorial Award together and your pictures really made an impact on how people saw this story!
  3. Amazing news everyone!!! Marian Bendeth and Grant...

    Amazing news everyone!!! Marian Bendeth and Grant Osborne picked up our sixth Editorial Award for Being Led by the Nose at the 2014 Canadian Fragrance Awards in Toronto on April 24, 2014!
    ...
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    Re: Basenotes wins again!!!

    Well, if you read my original reply to one poster on BN under the post, you might rethink your comment and why.
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    Basenotes wins again!!!

    Friday April 25, 2014

    Toronto, Canada April 24, 2014 Canadian Fragrance Awards

    Last night, Marian Bendeth and Grant Osborne picked up our sixth Editorial Award at the Canadian Fragrance Awards...
  6. Re: Article: Basenotes' Favourite Fragrance Discoveries of 2013

    Prosperonline, if I am to read your remark, those fragrances that are attainable can't be very good? but those that are rare are? If they become popular, then they are not good? Sorry but that...
  7. Papi, this is not just for newcomers at all! ...

    Papi, this is not just for newcomers at all!

    Many fragrance freaks and lovers may over wear a scent..don't take the high ground just yet...you may not but that doesn't mean others who are very...
  8. Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Dear Kagey,
    Thank you for your comment.

    It appears I have spent the last 24 years of my career in literally hundreds of publications answering those very questions over and over and over again, ...
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    Congratulations!!!!

    Congratulations!!!!
  10. Many Congrats Persolaise!!! Well done you! - -...

    Many Congrats Persolaise!!! Well done you!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Fantastic!!!!!! Congratulations!!!
  11. Re: Which migraine-inducing fragrances to avoid?

    Migraines and perfumes involve 4 factors that all must work in tandem to produce a migraine. First, the barometric pressure can precipitate and egg on a migraine. Especially before the rain, snow or...
  12. The great book of perfume must include the works...

    The great book of perfume must include the works of Guy Robert. His family lineage stemmed from an illustrious group of perfumers who made their own individual stamps since the evolution of...
  13. Re: Article: John Bailey Elected President Of British Society Of Perfumers - Interview

    I can't think of a more deserving chap for this role!
    His background in Perfumery and his prestigious presence will lend a huge and bigger profile to the Society.
    Congratulations dear John!
  14. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thank you for your encouraging comment Kevin! I really think there were pure nuggets of gold in there that will be archived in the history of Guerlain. So glad you enjoyed it!
  15. Re: Article: Marian Bendeth picks up fifth Canadian Fragrance Award for Basenotes Wasser interview

    Thank you so much Lila!!! We couldn't be more proud to be associated with this story!
  16. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thank you so much Hednic!!! We are just thrilled!
  17. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Fantastic comment and so very appreciated!!! Thank you RedNeck!
  18. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thank you Mimi but in all honesty? It really should have Thierry Wasser who should have won this. I feel what and how he shared his private thoughts will go down in the history of Guerlain and...
  19. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    So glad you enjoyed and thank you!
  20. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thanks very much Persolaise!
  21. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

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  22. Very proud to say this story picked up the 2012...

    Very proud to say this story picked up the 2012 Best Editorial Award at the Canadian Fragrance Awards!!!!!!! Your comments truly made all the difference too! Thank you!
  23. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thank you Mimi!! It is pretty rare that someone of that power can be so open and honestly? I think that is real reason why it won. I only found out about his working with third world countries and...
  24. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thanks so very much!
  25. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thanks so much Persolaise!!!! We are all so excited!
  26. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thank you Mr. Reasonable!!! M. Wasser told me this interview was a milestone in his career and to know Basenotes and I are a part of that is doubly honourable!
  27. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thank you so much!! It's always fascinating to learn these great little stories!
  28. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Thanks very much Ursula!! We are so happy for Thierry!
  29. Thanks Lila!! Thanks to Thierry Wasser and his...

    Thanks Lila!! Thanks to Thierry Wasser and his honesty..interviews don't come around like that very often and Grant and I are thrilled to be a small part of this piece of history in the house of...
  30. Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Tonight, we celebrated the 2012 Canadian Fragrance Awards in Toronto and I am very proud to say that Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won Best Media Editorial Award for our interview with Thierry Wasser...
  31. Re: Article: Marian Bendeth nominated for Canadian Fragrance Award for Thierry Wasser interview

    Probably one of the nicest comments ever Redneck! Thanks so very much!
  32. Thank you all for that great vote of confidence!...

    Thank you all for that great vote of confidence!

    We already feel so lucky as Mr. Wasser said "this story has been one of the milestones in my life" and honestly? that is such a great honour for...
  33. The best accolade one can garner!!!!...

    The best accolade one can garner!!!!
    Congratulations Persolaise on you wonderful win and trophy!
    Well deserved!!!!!
  34. This is really a lovely Floral/Green fragance...

    This is really a lovely Floral/Green fragance without the usual feline urine note that accompanies most Muguets...it is very fresh, warm and lasted over 24 hours on my particular skin. I want to...
  35. Re: Article: The Shoe Fits - an interview with Thierry Wasser

    Very kind of you to say kbe and glad you enjoyed the story!
    Best,
    Marian Bendeth
  36. Thank you for taking the time to read this...

    Thank you for taking the time to read this remarkable interview with Thierry Wasser whose candor and integrity really made this interview special for me. Your comments are very appreciated.
    Marian...
  37. Re: New interview with Thierry Wasser on Basenotes

    I disagree Bigsly.
    I will be addressing your statement in a story soon to be published.
    Your word "threatened" should be replaced with "fed up" with misquotes & misinformation - you will see this...
  38. New interview with Thierry Wasser on Basenotes

    Read an intriguing new follow up interview with Thierry Wasser (Guerlain) The Shoe Fits on Basenotes:

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/919-The-Shoe-Fits-an-interview-with-Thierry-Wasser
  39. Re: Article: Thierry Wasser on Mitsouko reformulation and IFRA regulations

    Like your way of thinking!
  40. Re: Article: Diorling back as part of "Les Creations" line

    sorry for the multiple postings..big hang on Basenotes - strange stufff
  41. Re: Article: Diorling back as part of "Les Creations" line

    Harper, of course any remake of a vintage will never smell exactly like the original - that is impossible.
    Many oils are now either banned or redundant but, I must say, the feel of the fragrance
    is...
  42. Re: Article: Diorling back as part of "Les Creations" line

    Harper, of course any remake of a vintage will never smell exactly like the original!!
    Many oils are now either banned or redundant but, I must say, the feel of the fragrance
    is very much keeping...
  43. Re: Article: Diorling back as part of "Les Creations" line

    Harper, of course any remake of a vintage will never smell like the original!!
    Many oils are now either banned or redundant but, I must say, the feel of the fragrance
    is very much keeping in the...
  44. It is fantastic!!! Francoise Demachy really...

    It is fantastic!!! Francoise Demachy really caught the original essence of Dior in this beautiful bottle!!

    Love it!
  45. This really is a cool stunner and really retains...

    This really is a cool stunner and really retains the sophistication of French-style perfumery. I was impressed!
  46. Re: In Style magazine - May 2011 issue, Congratulations Grant, Marian & Raphaella!

    That was so thoughtful of you to post this!
    Thanks so very much!!
    We were thrilled to participate!
  47. Re: Marian Bendeth picks up 2011 Canadian Fragrance Award for web editorial

    Many thanks to you Jessica and Isabelle for taking us along on your remarkable journeys into the world of perfume from a Perfumer's perspective!

    Also another Congrats to your other Media win with...
  48. Love the cartoon!!!!!

    Love the cartoon!!!!!
  49. Re: Article: Marian Bendeth picks up 2011 Canadian Fragrance Award for web editorial (updated with p

    Thank you so much for that kind comment! Most appreciated!
  50. Thank you so much Persolaise!! This will be...

    Thank you so much Persolaise!! This will be Grant's fourth Canadian Fragrance Award and two Jasmin Awards! That is a huge coup for Grant and a wonderful vote of confidence for me as well. The...
  51. Eau Canada picks up Best Media Editorial Award at 2011 Canadian Fragrance Awards!!!!!!!!

    Woohoo!!! Last night, we picked up the Best Media Editorial Award at the 2011 Canadian Fragrance Awards in Montreal for Eau Canada!

    Many thanks to Grant Osborne who now has 4 Canadian Awards...
  52. I think it's wonderful Basenotes is a sponsor!...

    I think it's wonderful Basenotes is a sponsor!
    Have a blast and please do tell us who won?
  53. Congratulations Grant!! 2011 Canadian Fragrance Awards

    The Finalists have been announced for the 2011 Canadian Fragrance Editorial Awards under Web/Broadcast Finalists!

    Note that Basenotes has been nominated for two stories under one category!

    ...
  54. Thank you everyone for your kind comments! ...

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments!
    Although we did not win the Best Media Editorial Award this year..we were in the Top 3 Finalists and that in itself is a big achievement.

    I did not...
  55. Poll: Do Perfumers affect your choices in a Scent?

    Do you follow the work of one or more Perfumers and does that affect your impression of that scent?
  56. Re: Article: Basenotes writer Walker Minton wins Jamine Award

    Ah, a hearty Congrats to you Walker!! What a glorious Award to earn and own and many Congrats too to Grant and Dani for their amazing website!!

    Kudos!!!!!!!
  57. Re: Marian Bendeth wins award for Basenotes article

    Thank you for your kind support and words!
    Cheers to Kilian Hennessy for his passion and to Grant for publishing this story! We are all thrilled to receive this honour!

    Marian Bendeth
  58. Marian Bendeth & Basenotes win at the CFA'S

    It is with great honour, to announce that Marian Bendeth and Basenotes.net picked up their third Best Media Editorial Award at the 2008 Canadian Fragrance Awards in Montreal on April 30, 2009.

    The...
  59. Canadian Fragrance Awards Media Finalists - Marian Bendeth & Basenotes!

    Media Finalists for the Canadian Fragrance Awards:Share
    23 February 2009 at 12:18 | Edit Note | Delete
    from Cosmetics Magazine:

    The finalists in the Print media are:

    1) Fashion Magazine –...
  60. Re: News Special: Basenotes writer Liz Upton scoops prestigious UK Jasmine Award

    Congrats Liz and Grant!!

    This Award is so very prestigious and so well-deserved!! Yoohoo!
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    Re: Your favorite character's scent!

    Even though this concept may not be "new" to you or to Basenotes, I would like to clarify I was the first person to actually interview and have published, real Perfumers for this story globally as...
  62. Re: Scent Treks through Time ~ Mathilde Laurent, Thierry Wasser, Harry Fremont and S

    Thank you Grant for publishing these stories and the fascinating replies these incredible Perfumers have so graciously shared.

    Marian Bendeth
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    Your reaction to fragrance bans?

    It appears the idea of banning fragrance in the workplace and other areas is now becoming all too common.

    If you were asked by a co-worker or if there was a "no scents" policy in your workplace,...
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    Congratulations Grant!

    Congrats Grant for the nice plug in the UK Daily Mail!!!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1059152/Meet-perfumistas-The-new-lust-haves-obscure-extortionately-priced-perfumes.html
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    Re: White Patchouli by Tom Ford

    This fragrance is absolutely superb!

    I might have asked for a more visceral patchouli to sustain the base but the scent is totally skinintimate in every way!
  66. Re: How women feel…...about men wearing some (marketed to) female scents?

    Here is another take though, my clients who are not as learned as you collectors on Basenotes are vehemently opposed to gender-bending exchanges in a sexual situation.

    I keep hearing..ooh, I...
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    Re: Men's Vogue announces top 50 websites...

    Congrats! Cheers! Bravo! and I tip my hat to you Grant! Together, we have won two years in a row - Best Media Editorial Awards at the Canadian Fragrance Awards 2007 & 2008!

    and to quote Vogue...
  68. Re: New in Niche: June 17th 2008 - By Kilian, Ellie D, Rosine, Fraschini, Aftelier, N

    Looks like the Niche roll-outs are nearly on par with the Mass-stige brands. Lots to look forward to!
  69. Re: Body Odour - or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Musk

    Liz Upton has a wonderful style of writing and hit's the proverbial 'oil' on it's head!

    Thank you for sharing your 'animal' musings! Look forward to reading more!

    Marian Bendeth
  70. Re: Winners at the 2008 Canadian Fragrance Awards - Marian Bendeth and Basenotes

    I would like to congratulate Grant Osborne of the fabulous Basenotes for his dedication to the fragrance industry and for being open to fragrance stories that are not mainstream!

    I would also like...
  71. Re: Marian Bendeth and Basenotes Nominated in 2008 Canadian fragrance Awards

    The Awards are scheduled for Thursday, April 24th!!

    Even if we don't win, that will be 3 nominations for Best Media Editorial Awards for myself and Basenotes and one nomination for a Lifetime...
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    Poll: Men who wear women's fragrances

    Hello Gentlemen,

    I am curious to know how many of you wear women's fragrances on a regular basis?
  73. Thread: Why vintage?

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    Poll: Re: Why vintage?

    re: Vintage includes early 20th century up to 1980's.

    Formulations that are very hard to obtain and no longer being manufactured.
    Marian
  74. Thread: Why vintage?

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    Poll: Why vintage?

    I see a lot of Basnotes fans love to seek out and wear vintage fragrances.

    Would you care to share why you seek them out? other than the usual "I love how it smells etc."

    Do you prefer vintage...
  75. Re: New Chanel Exclusifs coming in February: Sycomore

    re: Sycomore - this is an absolutely stunning woody scent originally created by Chanel but put on a back burner for some time.

    Great for anyone who adores woody classifications!

    Marian
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    Re: Hello, the name is Bond, James Bond

    Oops, I forgot Moneypenny too!!

    Loving your answers!

    Marian
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    Hello, my name is Bond, James Bond

    Although I am aware there was a "James Bond" scent many years ago, if you could marry up a scent of your choice - which scent and actor best reflects "James" to you?

    Looking forward to your...
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    Re: The Jean Patou Brand, Is It Alive?

    Fiorello,

    Are you aware that Jean-Michel Duriez, Master Perfumer at Jean Patou is now providing Bespoke scents in Paris?
  79. Re: Erwin Creed & Romano Ricci : the Paris and Nicole of fragrances ?

    Check out my story in the articles section ZZ!

    Marian Bendeth
  80. Re: interview with: Francis Kurkdjian, Christophe Laudamiel, Jean Michel Duriez & Ro

    (I find the idea that Jesus might have wanted to wear any perfume totally absurd, and couldn't follow any perfumer's aspirations in that direction)

    Not absurd at all!!! In fact,the usage of oils...
  81. interview with: Francis Kurkdjian, Christophe Laudamiel, Jean Michel Duriez & Roucel

    I recently interviewed these perfumers in the National Post - if they could create a scent for a deceased historical figure, who would it be and what would it smell like?

    I am curious to know...
  82. Re: Basenotes takes prize at the Canadian Fragrance Awards 2007

    I wish to thank Grant and the Basenotes readers for this opportunity and for their support!!

    We are both very proud indeed.

    Marian Bendeth
    Fragrance Expert
    Sixth Scents
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    Who and what would you pick?

    I posed this question in the men's forum and some of the answers were quite amusing so I decided to post the same here. Celebrity fragrances are everywhere, if you could pick one who doesn't have a...
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    new celebrity scents?

    Celebrity scents are dropping at us like flies these days. If you could add some additional choice people to this list, who would they be? what would you call the scent?
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    Dear Montechristo....sorry about the feaux pas...that was one of my favourite books growing up, the Count of Montechristo!!!

    I do hope this ban doesn't spread to other countries. Since this is an...
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    Re:Fragrances in Canada

    ZZ..to my knowledge, there used to be many manufacturers of fragrances in Canada and one by one, were withdrawn back to the US.

    We did have Riviera Concepts that were recently purchased by...
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    Dear Count of Montechristo,

    Oh, please don't think that Canada (a Commonwealth country) is the only country with a scent ban in place!

    Where were you when John Stossel of 20/20 did a two-part...
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    A few years back in Nova Scotia, a young boy was arrested at school for having scented hair gel. The teacher accused him of giving her a brain tumour.

    Eventually, the case was dropped but yes,...
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    Hi Cologne,

    Good question!
    This is the news bulletin that went out!

    TDSB Considers Fragrance Ban
    Sep, 01 2006 - 11:10 AM

    TORONTO/AM640 TORONTO - The sweet scent of Spongebob Squarepants...
  90. Thread: Scent ban?

    by Sillage6
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    Re: Scent ban?

    You've hit it on the head Texas! Discretion and a discerning nose will do the trick. It is one of the reasons why I opened my company, Sixth Scents in 1989, to provide a fragrance wardrobe for...
  91. Thread: Scent ban?

    by Sillage6
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    Re: Scent ban?

    Squeeze.....it started in Nova Scotia and now has creeped over to the Province of Ontario and possibly the East Coast.

    I am also aware that there are scent-free condos in Florida, bans in certain...
  92. Thread: Scent ban?

    by Sillage6
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    Scent ban?

    Alas, here in Canada, we have a movement to ban the wearing of anything scented (fragrances included) as well as scented products in schools, the workplace, government buildings and Houses of...
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    Fragrance Ban?

    Alas, here in Canada, we have a movement to ban the wearing of anything scented (fragrances included) as well as scented products in schools, the workplace, government buildings and Houses of...
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    Re: Revamped Je Riviens?

    Apologies for the misspelling.....I think I have been sniffing one too many testers...

    re: Je Reviens....does anyone know which company is distributing this?

    Thanks Cedric....the flacon sounds...
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    Revamped Je Riviens?

    I just heard that Worth (UK) is reworking and relaunching the classic Je Reviens by Worth.

    Can anyone confirm or deny this??
  96. Thread: Ladies top 3?

    by Sillage6
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    Re: Ladies top 3?

    Thank you all so much for answering. Sorry that I came up with three but I wanted to push you to name your absolute favs.

    It appears the majority of your favourite picks are rare indeed to begin...
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    Re: Chanel's Cuir de Russie

    Funny, I was just discussing this very topic today with someone.

    Cuir is, in fact, most decidedly masculine with incredible leathery notes that permeate from heart to base. In my opinion, it...
  98. Thread: Ladies top 3?

    by Sillage6
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    Ladies top 3?

    Hello!

    I posted this question on the men's forum and if you don't mind, would like to post it here as well to get another perspective.

    There are so many fragrances that seem to be coming and...
  99. Thread: Crossing Over

    by Sillage6
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    Poll: Crossing Over

    Hello,

    I notice a lot of cross-over scents worn by the opposite sex mentioned in the posts that are not marketed as shared or Unisex scents by the distributor.

    I am very curious to know, how...
  100. Poll: Re: Question? The 3 you couldn't bear to part with?

    I notice some of you wear Eau des Merveilles, Kingdom and Cashmere Mist...which are women's scents....just curious...are you males that enjoy wearing women's scents? women who wear men's scents? or...
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