Perfume News

Floris launch unisex fragrance: Vert Fougère

09th September, 2019

Perfumer Nicola Pozzani and Floris company director, Edward Bodenham have collaborated to created the latest unisex fragrance for Floris: Vert Fougère. Vert Fougère contains notes of galbanum, grapefruit and bergamot in the top; lavender, neroli and ginger feature in the heart; and the dry down features patchouli, amber, …

Two new travel sets from Kilian

by Judith Brockless, 16th August, 2019

By Kilian has introduced two new themed travel sets, the ‘Narcotics’ and the ‘Cellars’, both available now. The Kilian fragrance opus is presented as a cocktail menu across four olfactive families: The Fresh, The Narcotics, The Cellars, and The Smokes. Together, they define founder and creative director Kilian…

4160 Tuesdays to Kiss me Quick(ly) in a limited way

by Judith Brockless, 05th August, 2019

4160 Tuesdays have a new limited edition fragrance for the summer, Kiss Me Quick(ly) “Round the back of the dodgems once the sun’s gone down and the children have left the funfair. The aroma of hot metal, old leather saddles on the carousel horses, toffee apples, candy floss, a brisk sea breeze, roll-up ciggies and st…

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Flavour and Fragrance house Givaudan are to acquire Drom

05th August, 2019

Switzerland’s Givaudan are to acquire flavour and fragrance house, Drom. Drom was founded in 1911 by Bruno Storp Sr. and have created fragrances such as Kristiansand New York, Acqua Colonia White Peach & Coriander and Amanu by Odin New York. Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan said: “The acquisition of Drom is very exciting…

Michel Girard creates Orange de Bahia for Boucheron

by Judith Brockless, 30th July, 2019

Boucheron has launched a new fragrance, Orange de Bahia, created by perfumer Michel Girard and inspired by gem hunters’ quests for new stones. The gem hunters were itching to explore new horizons, and they extended their quest into the New World, where stones and smiles glimmer like the sun. In the hills of Bahia, along …

New Signature Collection from Alfred Dunhill

by Judith Brockless, 26th July, 2019

Dunhill has launched a new Signature Collection - four new fragrances inspired by the international and adventurous nature of dunhill. All four feature ‘signature’ materials, linking them to dunhill’s past. The figure of the adventurer is a crucial element to these masculine fragrances. The dunhill man is not one, b…

Thomas Dunckley and Nick Gilbert's Fume Chat podcast is back for second season

15th July, 2019

Perfume podcast, Fume Chat, is back for a second season. In the first episode hosts, Thomas Dunckley and Nick Gilbert discuss their perfume origin stories - how they got into fragrance. Plus sniffings of Paris-Riviera by Chanel and the new version of Angel Eau de Toilette by Mugler. Nick and Thomas descibe Fume Chat as "a weekly p…

New products from Ormonde Jayne

by Judith Brockless, 11th July, 2019

Last Wednesday, Basenotes was delighted to visit the Ormonde Jayne perfumery in Royal Arcade for an update on their latest releases (and some rather nice meringues). The Ormonde Jayne Parfum d’Ambience reed diffusers include a bespoke 500ml bottle, ‘designed with eight deliberate sides for good luck’. New scen…

Fresh flanker for Ford's Fleur de Portofino

by Judith Brockless, 08th July, 2019

Tom Ford has launched a flanker to 2015’s Fleur de Portofino - Fleur de Portofino Acqua. Fleur de Portofino Acqua invites you to a sparkling expression of Portofino in full, sensuous bloom. Its floral seduction is inspired by the cascades of white flowers that spill from the branches of the white acacia, the beloved shade tree …

Angela Flanders launch Flower Market home fragrance collection

by Judith Brockless, 02nd July, 2019

London-based house Angela Flanders has introduced a new ‘Flower Market’ home fragrance collection, inspired by Columbia Road Flower Market, where the first Angela Flanders shop opened in 1985. Every Sunday, Columbia Road is transformed by the exuberant scent and sight of blossoming flowers and sumptuous foliage, and buyin…

Alberto Morillas and Marie Salamagne create Urban Feel for Ferragamo

by Judith Brockless, 01st July, 2019

Uomo Urban Feel is the latest fragrance from Salvatore Ferragamo. Created by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Marie Salamagne, the fragrance is the third flanker to 2016’s Uomo. The mineral-woody scent captures the ‘cosmopolitan attitude of today’s man with an uninhibited Italian sense of style’. Opening no…

Papillon Artisan Perfumes to launch cat-inspired Bengale Rouge

by Judith Brockless, 28th June, 2019

Bengale Rouge is the latest release from Papillon Artisan Perfumes. Inspired by perfumer Liz Moores’ love of Bengal cats, the fragrance features notes of sandalwood, turkish rose, honey, sweet myrrh, tonka and vanilla. A golden fur, swathed in sandalwood and doused in honey. Sweet myrrh purrs behind a warm, rosy skin, misted wi…