Perfume News

Elizabeth Arden buys a Guinness. (and the rest of the Riviera Concepts portfolio)

by Grant Osborne, 05th July, 2006

Elizabeth Arden announced today the acquisition of the fragrance brands of Canadian-based Riviera Concepts. The brands are: Hummer, Alfred Sung, Lulu Guinness, Bob Mackie, Nanette Lepore and Cynthia Rowley. Adrian Ellis, President of Riviera, stated, "It has been a pleasure to work with Elizabeth Arden on this transaction. They offer…

An open letter to Basenotes visitors

by Grant Osborne, 17th June, 2006

Dear all,You may have noticed parts of the site are no longer working as they should, or the community disappears for a number of days, and are wondering what the devil is going on? Hopefully this letter should explain why things are happening, what is being done and how long things will hopefully take.We have almost reached six year…

Essex Appeal - Jade Goody to launch fragrance

by Grant Osborne, 30th May, 2006

Ex-Big Brother housemate, and chav-extraordinaire Jade Goody is launching a perfume and the creation of it is documented in a new TV show, Just Jade.The Living TV programme is aired in the UK on Mondays at 10pm, and charts the progress of the yet-unnamed perfume.“The experts said I couldn’t do it in the time I wanted to, but w…

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Flowerbomb banned in Oslo airport

by Grant Osborne, 26th April, 2006

Basenotes' visitor's favourite, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf has been banned from duty free shops in Oslo so that "extremists will not be tempted to use it as a prop" according to Yahoo! News The Flowerbomb bottle, which is shaped like a hand grenade, was withdrawn after a Norwegian passenger was found carrying…

Elizabeth Arden Sign Fragrance Licensing Agreement With Mariah Carey

by Grant Osborne, 06th April, 2006

Elizabeth Arden Inc, have signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Mariah Carey, the internationally acclaimed music star, to develop and market her own line of fragrance products. The licensing agreement includes the development, marketing, and distribution of fragrances with Mariah Carey's exclusive endorsement. The first fra…

Michael Edwards launches 2006 version of industry bible, Fragrances of the World

by Grant Osborne, 08th March, 2006

Michael Edwards' industry bible, Fragrances of the World is now available for 2006. Containing listings of over 4,500 prestige, niche, mass-market, travel retail and limited edition fragrances listed by house and fragrance family. 499 new fragrances are included for the 2006 edition. An ideal reference for retailers, perfumers, and perfum…

Gendarme gets very naughty!

by Grant Osborne, 26th January, 2006

The latest fragrance range from Gendarme are for those of us who have been naughty... Gendarme's Seven Sinful Scents are "the fruition of a years worth of research into the best and baddest scents around."The scents were created by Gendarme's Topper Schroeder, who worked with Rene Morgenthaler to produce the seven scents of: Envious, Exce…

Love in Light: Creed to light up Empire State Building

by Grant Osborne, 13th October, 2005

The exterior lights of the Empire State Building will be pure white on the night of November 16, 2005 to honor the special arrangement between Creed and the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), under which a portion of proceeds from sales of Creed's new scent, Love In White, will be donated to UNESCO.Al…

Grooming Lounge announce own range of products

by Grant Osborne, 13th October, 2005

After three-plus years of testing within the walls of its Washington, D.C. location, Grooming Lounge, a previous sponsor of the Basenotes Awards, is introducing its own line of shaving solutions. Conceptualized, tested and approved by the company’s team of Master Barbers and Skin Care Experts, Grooming Lounge products offer no-hassle so…

Procter & Gamble sell Yardley

by Grant Osborne, 03rd October, 2005

The Lornamead Group, today announces that it has acquired Yardley from Procter & Gamble for an undisclosed sum.Yardley, established in 1770, is the quintessentially English toiletries brand. Lornamead has acquired the assets, rights and inventory relating to all Yardley products globally (excluding South Africa and Colombia). Yardley…

Elizabeth Arden Sign Fragrance Licensing Agreement With Danielle Steel

22nd September, 2005

Elizabeth Arden announced today that the Company signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Danielle Steel, the internationally acclaimed novelist, to develop and market her own line of fragrance products to debut debut in the US in Autumn 2006.The partnership marks the author's entry into the prestige fragrance market -- the col…

Amouage announce holiday season offering

by Grant Osborne, 22nd September, 2005

Amouage have revealed their Christmas offerings, and tell us they have "created a Christmas Coffret like no other". Amouage know that discerning clients enjoy luxury accessories to match their perfumes, so this year the Amouage coffrets each contain a suitable gift.The Gold Ladies 50ml Eau de Toilette fragrance is beautifully pr…