About You Tell us who you are? I’m the founder and creative director of New York City-based ERIS PARFUMS. I wrote about vintage perfume on my blog yesterdaysperfume.com and in … Indie Perfume Brand Spotlight: Eris
What do you use after a shave? Do you use anything at all? Much to the surprise of some traditional wet-shavers armed with brush and bowl, the answer to that … Behind the Burn: A splash of aftershave history
The winners of the 9th Art And Olfaction Awards were announced in a gala ceremony at the historic Cicada Club, an art deco jewel in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, … Keeping the Edge of Niche Fragrances Sharp: Art & Olfaction Awards Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions
So, let’s just say you’re a guy with at least a passing interest in designer fragrances, and you’ve been to the department store counters a handful of times in the … Guilty as charged
Robots are coming for all of our jobs, and fragrance creators such as Symrise and Firmenich are already using Artificial Intelligence to help create new perfumes. So we put some … These fragrances do not exist. Using AI to create a new perfume range.
We’re bringing back an old tradition! We’ve asked our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best … The Best Perfumes of 2022, according to Basenotes contributors
As if you weren’t already aware, Pokemon is a series of roleplaying games that is now on its Ninth generation with Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet – every generation adding … The smelly world of Pokemon and the Fragrant Four…
The house of Yves Saint Laurent has given us some memorable and amazing fragrances over the years such as Opium, Paris and Kouros. Lets travel back in time and see … Perfume Timeline: Yves Saint Laurent
For years, most of us born before the advent of the 21st Century were bombarded with tongue-in-cheek advertisements for a cheap, pleasant-smelling musk that guaranteed success in doing the “horizontal … Jovan Musk – Was it Really That Sexy?
One thing you will come to realise if you’ve been into fragrance for a while, is how many perfume brands are owned or licensed to the same few companies. Here … Basenotes Guide to: Who is behind all your perfumes (2022 Edition)
Avon for Men is a name you don’t typically hear mentioned much, as when the word “Avon” is uttered at all, it’s usually in reference to unforgivably cheap makeup or … Avon Mad Men – A Masculine Fragrance History : Part 2
Single-note explorations can be a dangerous thing. Sometimes you realize you love almost everything about a note, making you hungry for even minute variations on the theme (talk to my … Ylang-a-long: A round-up of Ylang Ylang perfumes
This is an extract from Perfume, a new book in Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series. It is far from easy to gift someone a perfume. There are two main ways of … Gifting Perfume – an extract from the book ‘Object Lessons: Perfume’
Osmanthus is a shrub native to the warm, temperate zones of mostly Asia – Japan, China, Korea, the Himalayas. Which is probably why, living in a country where our native … Osmanthageddon: A round-up of osmanthus perfumes
Avon is a name that tends to be associated more with cheap cosmetics and annoying door-to-door sales tactics than fragrances anymore, as the multi-leveling marketing (MLM) methods they use to … Avon Mad Men – A Masculine Fragrance History : Part 1
One hundred years ago, perfumes were made by, well perfume houses. Houses we would be familair with today such as Caron, Guerlain or Roger & Gallet – or ones long … When Dressmakers became Perfume makers
With the passing of Manfred Thierry Mugler, there has been an outpouring of articles and commentary around his importance in the fashion world – but it would be remiss to … The Importance of Angel
Heads up, I’m a perfume luddite. Non, rien de rien Non, je ne sais rien Ni le bien, qu’on m’a fait Ni le mal, tout ça m’est bien égal. The … Testing out Escentual’s Blind Trial Discovery Set
Basenotes is celebrating its 21st Birthday (well, it was last week, but we was offline!) To celebrate, we’ve had a little bit of a facelift! Have a look around and … Happy 21st Birthday, Basenotes!
After more than two centuries of continued use, authorities in the UAE have announced that ouds and traditional concentrated oils will no longer be sold using the historic ‘tula’ system … The Enduring Influence of Oud