Perfume News

Natural Perfumery Month

by Grant Osborne, 11th December, 2006

In recognition of the growing interest in natural fragrances, December has been named Natural Perfume Month by the Artisan Natural Perfumers Guild. Anya McCoy, President of the guild explains why December was chosen. "The first naturally-perfumed gifts associated with the month of December were those given in Bethlehem of frankincens…

P&G to launch new Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 08th December, 2006

Procter and Gamble are to launch new men's fragrances for Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana, as well as a colour cosmetics range for D&G.Gucci pour Homme II will launch in March 2007, and is the follow up to 2003's Gucci pour Homme. The bottle echoes that of the original, but features a brushed-gold metal cap with blue juice. The fr…

4711 to be officially retired in the next couple of months.

by Grant Osborne, 08th December, 2006

In an interview with WWD, Hartwig Langer, global president of P&Gs prestige division has announced that he expects 4711 to be "officially retired in the next couple of months."As originally reported in August, P&G wish to sell off 4711, Tosca, Extase and Sir Irisch Moos for "strategic reasons" and to focus on &…

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Coty had a little L.A.M.B.: Coty sign Gwen Stefani for fragrance deal.

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2006

Coty have signed an agreement to produce and market a line of fragrances for Gwen Stefani's clothing brand, L.A.M.B (Love Angel Music Baby). The fragrance, which is yet to be named, will launch in Autumn 2007 and according to Coty will “reflect the unique blend of verve, style and vivacity of L.A.M.B. fashion and accessories.&rd…

Ormonde Jayne add new bath products to range

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2006

London-based perfumery, Ormonde Jayne, have added Bathing oils, Body Lotions and Bath & Shower Cremes to the current range.The bathing oils are hand-blended and 100% preservative free, while all Ormonde Jayne products are free from mineral oils, parabens, colouring and GM ingredients. Formulations are all moisture-packed with added sh…

Perry Ellis International Re-Acquires Perry Ellis Brand Fragrance License from Parlux

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2006

Perry Ellis International has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement and re-acquired from Parlux Fragrances all rights, titles, interests, intangible assets and inventory that Parlux had pursuant to a global license agreement to manufacture and distribute perfumery, fragrances, lotions, toiletries and cosmetics under the Perr…

Procter and Gamble drop Willy Bogner

by Grant Osborne, 06th December, 2006

German ski-wear manufacturer, Willy Bogner, has signed a new fragrance licensing deal with Baden-Baden based skincare company, Fribad. The current license with Procter and Gamble ends on 31st December 2006.Bogner first entered the fragrance arena in 1985 with Bogner Man and Bogner Woman, produced by The Lancaster Group. Thirteen years lat…

Arden announce face for Daytona 500 fragrance

by Grant Osborne, 29th November, 2006

Elizabeth Arden, have announced that Jimmie Johnson, 2006 winner of the Nextel Cup Series and reigning champion of its premiere race, the Daytona 500, has signed on with the company as national spokesperson for the Daytona 500 Fragrance for Men.Elizabeth Arden introduced the Daytona 500 fragrance, produced in partnership with the Internat…

Three new launches from Ayala Moriel

by Grant Osborne, 27th November, 2006

Canada-based independent perfumer, Ayala Moriel Parfums has announced three new perfumes - including one that is "topless and heartless".The three new launches are: RazalaRazala is a passionate, modern love poem to thorny hills and Desert Mountains. It pulsates with vibrant, colourful spices, seductive flower petals, and preciou…

Givaudan to buy Quest International

by Grant Osborne, 22nd November, 2006

Givaudan has signed an agreement with UK-based Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, to acquire its fragrance and flavour business, Quest International for £ 1,200 million (approx US$ 2,277,480,000). The history of Quest dates back to 1905. It became part of ICI in 1997 through an acquisition from Unilever. The company is headquartered …

Hilary Duff commercial debuted on MTV

by Grant Osborne, 21st November, 2006

Last night saw the debut of the TV advertisement for With Love... Hilary Duff. It was shown last night during MTV's "Made". It is the only time this year the advert will be shown in-full on television. With Love... Hilary Duff is the latest in a long line of celebrity scents from Elizabeth Arden. Arden have a lot of experien…

Becker.eshaya creates two scents for Scoop NYC

by Grant Osborne, 21st November, 2006

Becker Eshaya have announced the launch of Scoop NYC Fragrances. Created by fragrance designers Kristen Becker and John Eshaya for Scoop NYC, the two exclusive new perfumes—Scoop NYC for women and Scoop Kids—were unveiled last week at stores worldwide. They are available exclusively through Scoop NYC stores and www.scoopnyc.co…