Perfume News

Lancaster to develop Jennifer Lopez fragrance

by Grant Osborne, 15th March, 2002

Lancaster Group (part of Coty) have signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Jennifer Lopez to create a Jennifer Lopez brand fragrance. Set to launch in the Autumn, initially in the UK, US, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Lopez joins a long line of singers with fragrance: Previous singer-scents with varying degrees of success incl…

LVMH acquire 50% stake in Acqua di Parma

28th September, 2001

LVMH have acquired a 50% stake in Italian company, Acqua di Parma. New fragrance development will be placed under the direction of LVMH, who also own brands such as Guerlain, Dior and Givenchy.The agreement also says that retail stores for Acqua di Parma will be opened and the product lines will be extended. …

Coty to make lollipop fragrance

by Grant Osborne, 29th July, 2001

Coty have announced that they are entering into a license agreement with the lollipop company, Chupa Chups, to develop and market fragrance and cosmetics with the Chupa Chups brand. The fragrances are expected to be available in fall 2002, at retail outlets worldwide.Of the agreement with Chupa Chups, Coty CEO Bernd Beetz said, "The …

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Gucci buys Cristobal Balenciaga

06th July, 2001

Gucci Group N.V. announces today that it has acquired Balenciaga S.A., owner of the Balenciaga luxury brand. Nicolas Ghesquiere will continue as Creative Director of Balenciaga, with broad responsibilities for all aspects of the brand's creative direction and image. Las…

FiFi Awards - Winners 2001

by Grant Osborne, 05th June, 2001

The Fragrance Foundation honored the American and European 2001 Fragrance Stars of the Year at the star-studded 29th Annual "FiFi" Award Ceremonies held at New York City's world famous Radio City Music Hall, on Tuesday, June 5, 2001. The "FiFi" winners are: Winner: Michael - Michael Kors Fragrances U.S. WOMEN'…

Coty launch new fragrance: 001Coty

by Grant Osborne, 01st June, 2001

Coty Inc., today announced the launch of 001Coty, a new limited edition, unisex fragrance to be sold exclusively on the Internet at http://www.001Coty.com starting June 1, 2001. 001Coty is the first fragrance created by Coty Inc.'s Ideas+Image department, led by executive vice president, Douglas Toews, who also serves as the company&#…

FFI buys Elizabeth Arden from Unilever

by Grant Osborne, 31st October, 2000

Unilever has sold its Elizabeth Arden business to US company French Fragrances Inc for $225 million, as part of Unilever's program to shed operations that don't meet its strategic needs.Unilevers other brands include Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Nautica fragrances, Fabergé, Magnum Ice Cream and Lipton Tea.FFI, based in Miami La…

LVMH Gets Fresh!

by Grant Osborne, 25th September, 2000

LVMH (Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton) have aquired a majority stake in the cosmetic and fragrance manufacturer Fresh Inc, for an undisclosed sum.Fresh, based in Boston USA makes cosmetics from natural ingredients and sells via it's own stores and via department stores including Neiman Marcus and Barney's.Fresh's fragrances inclu…

Sanofi Beaute becomes YSL Beaute

by Grant Osborne, 27th July, 2000

The Sanofi Beaute group will be changing it's name to YSL Beaute with immediate effect. Sanofi Beaute was acquired by the Gucci Group in 1999, fighting of fierce competition from another luxury goods purveyor, LVMH.Sanofi Beaute includes prestige brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar De La Renta, Van Cleef and Arpels amongst others…

Coty-Cardin Collaboration

by Grant Osborne, 13th July, 2000

Coty Inc. and Pierre Cardin have entered into a licensing agreement to produce and distribute Pierre Cardin fragrances in Europe. Cardin is one of the most recognized brand names in the world, and currently sells four fragrances for men (Pour Monsieur, Bleu Marine, Enigme and Centaure). Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Coty wi…

Gary Farn dies aged 65

by Grant Osborne, 05th July, 2000

Gary Allen Farn died, aged 65 on June 26th 2000 from a brain tumor. Gary Farn was born June 27, 1934 to Eustace and Celeste. He worked for Yardley of London and Coty Inc amongst others. In 1976 He opened Gary Farn Ltd, his own cosmetics business. Gary Farn Ltd's portfolio included brands such as Lolita Lempicka, Jil…

Cosmair to become L'Oreal USA

by Grant Osborne, 26th June, 2000

In a move that launches a L'Oreal corporate brand in the United States, Cosmair, Inc., the beauty leader in the U.S., today changed its name to L'Oreal USA, Inc., announced Guy Peyrelongue, president and CEO."Over the years we have built L'Oreal USA into the leading beauty company in America," said Peyrelongue. "…