As is now an annual tradition, we look back at our favourite launches or discoveries from the past year over at Basenotes. For me, my favourite discovery was the gardens at Art et Parfums, which I was lucky enough to visit back in early September. Sadly, the legendary lily of the valley from which Roudnitska […]
In celebration of Francis Kurkdjian’s Twenty years of perfume poetry, I took a look back at some of his greatest hits over the years, his best perfumes for Basenotes. Since writing the article, I’ve also had the pleasure of sniffing Baccarat Rouge 540 – a fragrance that had it already passed my nose, would have […]
My latest piece for Basenotes, a summary of Sophia Grojsman’s most influential and bestselling fragrances, is now online. You can read the article here.
Many of Dior’s fragrances have stood the test of time, such as Miss Dior (now named Miss Dior L’originale), a rich leathery Chypre created to celebrate Christian Dior’s New Look. Aside from Diorissimo, their portrait of the Lily of the Valley, few of their scents have had long lasting influence on the perfume industry. Eau […]
My latest piece for The Drink Factory, on the wondrous Vanillin – the most ubiquitous synthetic material of perfumery and flavour, is now online. Read Perfumery Parallels by Nick Gilbert and let me know your favourite vanilla fragrance.
Gorilla Perfume is bathtime favourite Lush’s fragrance arm. Every new collection is matched with an exhibition scented with the perfumes in the range. Last year’s Gorilla Perfume Gallery in Shoreditch also had a re-focus on the original Gorilla Perfume collection. This year the gallery popped up in the basement of Phonica Records on Poland Street.