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Coty sign up Enrique Iglesias for fragrance deal

29th January, 2014

Coty have announced a partnership with internationally singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias to develop his own line of signature fragrances.Enrique Iglesias is one of the best-selling artists in history, with sales exceeding 100 million albums worldwide. He is also no stranger to the fragrance industry having starred in advertising camp…

Coty and Puig to end distribution agreement

18th February, 2013

Coty and Puig have mutually decided not to renew their distribution agreement in North America, which expires June 30, 2013. This decision is the amicable end to a six-year partnership, during which Coty has significantly expanded the market presence for Puig fragrances, and allows Coty to focus fully on its own brands."After the strong a…

Coty sign up Katy Perry

29th November, 2012

"I am honored to be working with Coty, which has produced some of my favorite fragrances," said Perry. "I'm excited to share what's next in my perfumed world as well as making Purr and Meow! more accessible worldwide!"Previously Perry's fragrance were under license to Gigantic Parfums …

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Lady Gaga reveals Fame fragrance ad

18th July, 2012

Lady Gaga has revealed to her Twitter followers the ad campaign for her forthcoming Fame fragrance. The advert features Lady Gaga posing nude, with tiny men crawling on her. The campaign was shot by Stephen Klein.Lady Gaga said on Twitter:i won't lie I'm a bit nervous. its been a while since i've shared some work with you. But i'm so prou…

US FiFi Winners announced last night in NYC

22nd May, 2012

Here are the list of FiFi winners announced last night at the 40th FiFi's which were held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.Luxe Women Tom Ford Violet Blonde - Tom Ford BeautyLuxe Men Gucci Guilty Pour Homme - P&G PrestigeNouveau Niche Women Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge - Private Blend - Tom Ford BeautyNouveau Niche Men Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge…

US FiFi Awards tonight in NYC

21st May, 2012

The Fragrance Foundation are holding the 40th Annual FiFi Awards tonight at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York. The finalists are listed below:Luxe WomenANGEL Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler - Clarins Fragrance GroupBeyoncé Pulse - Coty Inc.Bottega Veneta - Coty PrestigeELIE SAAB Le Parfum - Beauté Prestige InternationalFan di F…

Coty withdraws from Avon bid

17th May, 2012

Coty announced on Monday that it was withdrawing its $10.7bn bid on Avon after two months of pursuit. In a letter to Avon's board, Coty chairman Bart Becht said "While we have waited patiently, Avon's Board has now had more than two months to consider whether to engage in discussions and permit us to conduct due diligence ... I find it re…

Davidoff Cool Water to Partner National Geographic Society Pristine Seas Programme

by Lila Das Gupta, 01st March, 2012

Global beauty company Coty Inc. has announced a partnership agreement with the National Geographic Society, announcing that Davidoff Cool Water has become a partner for the Pristine Seas program. The company statement says: "The ocean covers 72% of the surface of the Earth, but only 1% is protected. National Geographic, through the Prist…

New Balenciaga scent due for Autumn 2012, Kristen Stewart to be face

by Grant Osborne, 24th January, 2012

Balenciaga have announced Kristen Stewart as the face of the newest Balenciaga fragrance for women, to be later in 2012. Kristen Stewart follows Charlotte Gainsbourg who represents Balenciaga Paris, the previous fragrance, since 2010.Says Kristen Stewart: “I love Balenciaga fashion because it is incredibly bold and forceful, yet feminine …

Coty snaps up Madonna for fragrance deal. Truth or Dare to launch in 2012

by Grant Osborne, 04th November, 2011

Truth or Dare by Madonna is a floral fragrance, and was created by Givaudan perfumer Steven Nilsen. Gardenia, tuberose and neroli make up the head notes; while jasmine, benzoin tears and white lily petals feature in the heart. The dry down includes vanilla absolute, caramelized amber, sensual musk aura.The scent will be available in a 75…

Coty sign up Elite for fragrance deal

by Grant Osborne, 05th October, 2011

Coty Inc and modeling network, Elite announced today a partnership to develop and market a new line of fragrances. Elite has previously launched fragrances in 2006 in partnership with Jeanne Arthes.The new fragrance collection is set to launch in January 2012 and will include four fragrances that will "embrace the alluring beauty and glam…

FiFi Awards 2011 - report by our New York Correspondent

by Sali Oguri, 28th May, 2011

It is with great jubilation and honor that I am able to bring you coverage of the US FiFi 2011 as New York Correspondent for Basenotes. I'd like to thank everyone who followed me on Twitter on Wednesday night as I stumbled through the award ceremony held at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center. Most of all, I'd like to thank Grant Osbo…