Perfume News

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…

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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…

Margot Robbie signed up by Chanel as new fragrance ambassador

20th May, 2019

Chanel have announced actor Margot Robbie as a new fragrance ambassador for the company. The company say: "Australian-born Margot Robbie earned international praise for her breakout performance alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese. She was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal o…

Winners announced for 6th Annual Art & Olfaction Awards

16th May, 2019

The Sixth annual Art & Olfaction Awards were held in Oude Kerk in Amsterdam earlier this month. The awards highlight the best in independent and artistic perfumery. The winners announced on the night were: Artisan Award Hyde by Hiram Green (Perfumer: Hiram Green) Powder & Dust by SP Parfums (Perfumer: Sven Protzkolei…

Carthusia teams up with Luca Maffei for Tuberose scent

16th May, 2019

Italian perfume house, Carthusia, have teamed up with perfumer Luca Maffei to create their own take on the flower of tuberose with their new fragrance, Tuberosa. The company say: For the first time, Carthusia interprets one of the iconic flowers of perfumery, TUBEROSE. The brand does it in its most congenial way, thus remaining fa…

Ferragamo launch limited edition parfum version of Bianco di Carrara

14th May, 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo are launching a parfum version of Bianca di Carrara as a limited edition housed in a bottle capped with real Carrara Marble. The fragrance was originally part of the brand’s now discontinued Tuscan Soul line, launched in 2013 as an Eau de Toilette; and was relaunched as an Eau de Parfum recently as part of the…