Perfume News

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…

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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. "…