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Beauté Prestige International sign 15 year license with Zadig & Voltaire

23rd June, 2014

Beauté Prestige International and Zadig & Voltaire have announced the signing of a Licensing Agreement for the creation, production and world distribution of perfumes under the Zadig & Voltaire brand name for the next 15 years. Previously the license for Zadig & Voltaire was held by Groupe Clarins.They say:Zadig & Voltaire, the pioneering…

Puig and Benetton enter fragrance licensing deal

19th November, 2013

Benetton Group and Puig announced today details of an exclusive, long-term global license agreement to create, develop and distribute new lines of United Colors of Benetton fragrances. The new licensing agreement will run from January 1, 2014.The first fragrance, a feminine developed for the masstige market, will be distributed through ma…

Arden acquire licenses for True Religion, BCBG Max Azria and Ed Hardy from New Wave fragrances

01st June, 2012

Elizabeth Arden Inc announced yesterday that it has acquired the fragrance license portfolio from New Wave Fragrances which include True Religion, BCBG Max Azria and Ed Hardy.Originally introduced in 2008 and inspired by the tattoo art of Don Ed Hardy, the Ed Hardy fragrance portfolio has expanded and now also includes the Love & Luck, He…

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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…

'Coty calling...": Avon rejects Coty's acquisition attempt

by Grant Osborne, 02nd April, 2012

Earlier today Coty (the company behind Cool Water, J.Lo, Bottega Veneta fragrances and more) wrote to Avon's Board of Directors announcing that it has submitted a non-binding proposal to acquire Avon Products for $23.25 per share in cash in a mutually agreeable and negotiated transaction. The offer was later rejected by Avon who said …

Perfumania to buy Parlux for $170m

by Grant Osborne, 04th January, 2012

US perfumery chain, Perfumania is set to buy Parlux Fragrances - manufacturer of fragrances including Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Miller and Marc Ecko. Late last month the two companies signed a a definitive merger agreement under which Perfumania would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Parlux in a transaction valued at …

Pomellato to launch fragrance in 2013 in partnership with ICR-ITF

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2011

ICR-ITF Group, the Italian company who create fragrance for brands such as DSquared and Ferre, have signed a licensing deal to make fragrances for Italian jewelry brand, Pomellato. .ICR-ITF President Roberto Martone said "The partnership with one of the most creative and dynamic companies in the jewellery sector is a source of satisfactio…

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…

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…

CPL Aromas move Paris office, and strengthen team in Dubai

by Grant Osborne, 10th December, 2010

CPL Aromas France has moved into a new facility in Paris following years of sustained growth in the division. The new Creative Centre, located in the Suresnes district of the capital, boasts a new and purpose built Creative Perfumery laboratory together with R&D and analytical facilities. The new centre also houses the sales and marketi…

Kenneth Green to distribute Oscar de la Renta in UK

by Grant Osborne, 23rd August, 2010

Oscar de la Renta fragrances will now be distributed in the UK by Kenneth Green Associates, with immediate effect. His first fragrance, Oscar, was created in 1977 and was inspired by the gardens of Santo Domingo, where he spent his early years. His other ranges include So de la Renta, Volupte and Rosamor for ladies and Oscar for Men and…

Leading Cosmetics of the World to distribute Ineke in Spain and Portugal

by Grant Osborne, 18th August, 2010

Ineke have signed an agreement with Leading Cosmetics of the World for distribution of Ineke’s fragrances in Spain and Portugal. Thomas Dennis, co-founder and International Manager of Leading Cosmetics of the World said, “Ineke’s exclusive artisanal fragrances created in San Francisco are an ideal choice for Spain. We feel confident that …