Ok, I've been teasing you about this for weeks, but the time has come to let the cat out of the bag and enlist your help. The person I'm soon going to interview for Basenotes is... the Director of the UK branch of IFRA (formerly the British Fragrance Association).
Did that get your attention?
Good, I'm glad.
When I set up the interview, I made it very clear that Basenotes readers would feel let down if I didn't ask questions about what many perfume lovers consider to be emotive, infuriating issues. Indeed, I think I used the words: "IFRA's gradual destruction of Europe's perfumery culture"... or something along those lines. I'm pleased to say that the response from the PR people was that raising such subjects wouldn't be a problem.
So, this is your chance to air those oakmossy grievances and articulate those cinnamon woes. Tell me what you'd like me to ask. Naturally, I've already got a long list of my own questions, but I'm sure you can come up with loads of things I haven't thought of.
By all means feel free to leave your questions as a comment on this post, but on this particular occasion, you may wish to consider sending them to me directly at persolaise at gmail dot com. I don't want to turn this process into Cold War-style espionage, but if your questions need the element of surprise in order to be effective, then perhaps it would be wiser not to leave them in a public Comments section that could be read by anybody...
I'm looking forward to receiving your suggestions. Don't hold back!