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FeelUnique.com launches "Try Me Collection"

16th May, 2014

UK Online retailer, FeelUnique.com have announced the "Try Me Collection", a premium sample service that allows customers to try a fragrance before they purchase. Traditionally, choosing a new fragrance can be quite a daunting and time consuming experience with hours spent sniffing out the perfect perfume. For those that don’t have time t…

New UK company, Olfactik, set up to supply the independent perfumer

16th July, 2012

The kits also includes the basic equipment needed, along with simple step-by-step instructions and a written formula for each fragrance. We also provide additional suggestions for personaling each forumula to give it a unique edge. Purchasing a kit in this way also gives the benefit of a 10-15% cost saving on ingredients.The company can a…

Miomia offering 15% off for Basenoters

by Grant Osborne, 08th October, 2011

Miomia are offering a discount to Basenotes readers. Upon checkout, type in MIOMIAFALL for 15% off all purchases, including sale items. The discount is valid through October 15.Miomia is a unisex apothecary based in New York specialising in product lines ranging from well-known to rare, from natural to high-tech. Visit the website at www…

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Walgreens buys drugstore.com, beauty.com

by Grant Osborne, 26th March, 2011

Walgreens and drugstore.com have announced a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Walgreens will acquire drugstore.com (the eighth-largest e-tailer in the U.S. according to Internet Retailer magazine.) in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $409 millionWalgreens Presiden…

Perfume.com go from discount to luxury - plus an interview with Teresa Findlay, Vice President

by Grant Osborne, 05th October, 2010

Online retailer Perfume.com recently announced they were to move away from their current position of discount retailer, to 'prestige and luxury'. In their press release they state: "Brands typically will not sell to “discount” sites but have agreed to sell to perfume.com based on the new Prestige and Luxury positioning of the site and the…

eBay responds to French Court Ruling Versus LVMH

by Grant Osborne, 30th November, 2009

EBay has responded to a decision by Commercial Court of Paris versus LVMH, to fine eBay EUR1.7 million in relation to an injunction that prevents French eBay users from buying or selling LVMH Group perfumes and cosmetics on any eBay website. Alex von Schirmeister, General Manager of eBay in France, said: "Today's outcome hurts…