Perfume News

Lancaster sign up Sex and The City star

by Grant Osborne, 09th February, 2005

Coty's Lancaster Group have signed a global licensing agreement with Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker, to develop and market a line of fragrances. "The creative energy and dedication of the Lancaster Group is exactly what I am looking for in a beauty partner," said Sarah Jessica Parker. "Their admiration and…

Fifi 2005 Nominees Announced

by Grant Osborne, 07th February, 2005

The Fragrance Foundation today announced the top ten finalists for the 2005 FiFi Awards in the following categories NOUVEAU NICHE Women's Burberry Brit Red - Burberry Fragrance Cinema - YSL Beauté CK One Summer - Calvin Klein Cosmetics Eau de New York-Bond No. 9 New York - Laurice & Co. Jil Sander Pure - Lancaste…

Italian shaving brand, Proraso, comes to UK

by Grant Osborne, 15th April, 2004

Proraso is one of the oldest brands of shaving creams on the market. A true Italian product made in one of the world's most beautiful cities; Florence. This range of high quality shaving products was born in the 1940s. Sixty years on it is the most used brand in Italian bathrooms and has served Italian males for three generations. Ove…

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The US FiFi Award Nominations 2004

by Grant Osborne, 08th March, 2004

The Fragrance Foundation today announced the ten “Fragrance of the Year” finalists for its 32nd annual FiFi® Awards in four women’s and men’s categories. A second ballot to determine the top five finalists, in each category, will be distributed to Foundation members in early April and the results will be announ…

Michael Edwards celebrates 20 years of Fragrances of the World

by Grant Osborne, 30th November, 2003

In 1983, Michael Edwards launched 'The Fragrances Advisor', which matched fragrances to fragrance families. Although this idea had been done many times in the past, Edwards made it accessible to everyone and the Advisor became an invaluable tool in perfume retail. Twenty years, and a name-change later (The Fragrance Advisor is…

Helen of Troy completes Brut purchase

by Grant Osborne, 29th September, 2003

Unilever today announced that it completed the sale of its Brut brand of male personal care products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and elsewhere in Latin America to Helen of Troy Limited of El Paso, Texas, for $55 million in cash. The two companies announced on September 2, 2003, that they had reached a defin…

Unilever agree to sell Brut to Helen of Troy

by Grant Osborne, 02nd September, 2003

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the Brut brand of male personal care products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and elsewhere in Latin America to Helen of Troy Limited of El Paso, Texas. Unilever will receive $55 million in cash in a transaction that is expected to be completed i…

The FiFi Award Winners 2003

by Grant Osborne, 05th June, 2003

1.) Fragrance Hall of Fame -- ETERNITY2.) Technological Breakthrough of the Year -- RISDON - AMS for Calvin Klein Crave packaging.3.) Sales Specialist Salute - CARMAN FERRAIOLI -- NORDSTROM, NEW JERSEY4.) Interior Scents Collection of the Year -- TIFFANY SCENTED CANDLES5.) Best Advertising of the Year - Men -- RALPH LAUREN ROMANCE MEN6.) …

Estee Lauder acquire Michael Kors fragrance business

by Grant Osborne, 09th May, 2003

Estee Lauder Companies have acquired Michael Kors Fragrances, the fragrance and beauty license previously held by American Designer Fragrances, a division of LVMH's Parfums Givenchy.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Michael Kors Fragrances will become part of The Estee Lauder Companies' Aramis and Designer Fragrances Division,…

Kimberly Sayer of London Launches Hand-Blended Organic Skincare System

02nd December, 2002

British Aesthetician-turned entrepreneur Kimberly Sayer, introduces her exclusive, hand-blended skincare collection. Her mission: to educate the client while providing affordable, quality skincare. The complete SKINCARE Line includes Treatment, Anti-Aging and Daily Regimes, many quickly becoming make up artist's favorites. …

Michael Edwards' launches Fragrances of the World 2003

01st December, 2002

First published in the early eighties, Michael Edwards' perfume bible is now in its nineteenth edition. If you work in the industry, or have a love for fragrance then you must get a copy of this book. Fragrances of the World 2003 (refered to from now on as FotW03) lists 3,240 fragrances. Each fragrance is listed with details of the y…

Coty prize goes to Dragoco's Maurice Roucel

by Grant Osborne, 29th November, 2002

Maurice Roucel of German oil house, Dragoco is the winner of the third annual Prix Francois Coty, an award which was set up in 2000 to commemorate Francois Coty. The prize is given each year to a different perfumer. Roucel, whose creations include Rochas Man, Lalique pour Homme and Musc Ravaguer, started his career at Chanel…