The most viewed on Basenotes from 2011

04th January, 2012

As we move onto a new year (hello 2012!), I thought it would be fun to look back at what the most viewed fragrance, threads, news articles and features were on Basenotes in the last year. These top ten lists are based purely on page views and not on anything else. The other criteria is that all of the items listed have been launched, written or posted in 2011. Enjoy!

The most viewed fragrance launches of 2011

1. A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler

2. Boss Orange Man by Hugo Boss

3. Burberry Body by Burberry

4. Original Cologne by Creed

5. New York Oud by Bond No. 9

6. Dunhill Custom by Dunhill

7. Yuzu Man by Caron

8. L'Eau D'Issey Florale by Issey Miyake

9. Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle by Dior

10. CK One Shock for Him by Calvin Klein

The most viewed news stories of 2011

1. Kate Middleton wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum

2. Thierry Mugler invites us to try 'The Taste of Fragrance'

3. Mona Di Orio Facebook Page Reports Perfumer Has Died Today

4. Thierry Wasser on Mitsouko reformulation and IFRA regulations

5. Mugler - Pure Havane. More info, unboxing, let the hype start now!

6. Selena Gomez asks fans to pick notes for her debut fragrance

7. New Creed "Royal Exclusives": Original Cologne, White Flowers and Jardins d'Amalfi

8. After investigation, non-IFRA-compliant scent was actually compliant

9. Coty snaps up Madonna for fragrance deal. Truth or Dare to launch in 2012

10. Tulisa launches fragrance : The Female Boss

The most viewed features of 2011

1. Designer Round-Up: Flankers and more... by Nick Gilbert

2. A Tribute : Mona di Orio: 1969 - 2011

3. The Shoe Fits - an interview with Thierry Wasser by Marian Bendeth

4. It’s Almost As Though It’s A Personal Thing – An Interview With Lisa Hipgrave, Director Of IFRA UK by Persolaise

5. Fragrance creation: using flavor infused notes for signature by Cecile Hua

6. Designer Round-Up: Summer's Here by Nick Gilbert

7. Review - The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics by Thomas Dunckley

8. A Perfume Lover's Visit To Grasse by Persolaise

9. An interview with director of BBC's Perfume Documentary - Ian Denyer by Grant Osborne

10. Perfumery Courses For Amateurs Are Few And Far Between by Lila Das Gupta

The most viewed forum threads of 2011

1. Top 10 Best Summer Scents for 2011 started by volley2

2. Creed Royal Oud started by Floute

3. New Fragrance : Prada Candy started by Candy Perfume Boy

4. Top 10 Men's Colognes - List Your Choice started by vjr

5. Is this a joke? Gucci Guilty Intense for Men started by scentimus

6. Post a Picture of your scents Edition VI started by jrd4t

7. ** NEW ** GAULTIER MASCULINE: Kokorico started by Sorcery of Scent

8. Yves Saint Laurent - l'homme Libre started by br3nd3nmar

9. New Fragrance: Dita Von Teese Femme Totale startedmby Candy Perfume Boy

10. Tom Ford Violet Blonde started by Riverwide

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About the author: Grant Osborne

Grant Osborne is the founder and editor of Basenotes. Grant has two children, and a dependence on tea, haribo and bacon.


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    • Francop | 4th January 2012 10:38

      Thanks Grant...much appreciated... Happy New Year...:smiley:

    • bonsai | 4th January 2012 10:50

      Thank you - fun reading! :smiley:

    • lovingthealien | 5th January 2012 03:25

      Most of that is kind of surprising. WTF if Boss Orange Man, and why is it #2?