Grant Osborne is the founder of the perfume website, Basenotes.

He began his career in perfume in 1998, when he accidentally started working in perfume retail. After finding a lack of information about perfume on the internet, he began working on creating a website to help others learn about fragrance. In 2000, he launched Basenotes — an online guide to perfume and community for perfume lovers worldwide.

In 2005 he gave up  full-time employment to become a stay-at-home father to his first child, and alongside changing diapers, feeding and other baby duties, managed to squeeze in some work on Basenotes during nap-times.

Grant now lives by the sea with his two children. 

2018 marks the first year of Grant Osborne's participation as a judge in The Art and Olfaction Awards. He will serve as a judge in the independent preliminaries category. Basenotes was a media partner with the Art and Olfaction Awards in 2016 and 2017.