The producers of the BBC's forthcoming series about the fragrance industry are keen to reach a few fans who would enjoy extolling the virtues of particular fragrances. We know, of course, that the Basenotes community are, by definition, a broad church with catholic tastes and enthusiasms, but we're after individuals who could speak for a single fragrance with passion. In this series of three hour-long films we are hoping to occasionally interrupt the flow of the narrative with testimony from people who have had - or are still in the throes of - a love affair with Charlie, Shalimar, Angel, Obsession, Farenheit or of course, Chanel 5. Suggestions of other fragrances are welcome - it's warmth of emotion and the ability to talk that counts. The film is chock full of perfumers, so you don't need to talk chemistry, but we'd be asking about association, memory and of course, base and heart note.
At present these are just some of the fragrances we will be marking out as pivotal, market-warping landmarks, though the majority of the story concerns the here and now and follows life at houses and companies across the industry. Here's the rub: we'd need to bring the camera to your dressing table and spend an hour with you and your juice. You can contact us via Grant - or via the director on email@example.com