Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    I guess it is not too difficult to create an organization chart, or something similar to have a better survey of connections between the various producers/design houses. The Basenotes directory has comprehensive details of who owns whom in the industry. That would only have to be compiled. Missing is information on major distributors, chain stores, hotel chains, airport outlets. They seem to be so perfectly streamlined that it makes you supicious, sometimes.
    This may have been discussed before, and fine surveys (charts, maps etc.) may already exist. I just have not found them yet. Can anybody give me a hint?

    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

  2. #2

    Default Re: WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    It's tricky to compile this sort of information, because the data changes so frequently. It's not an impossible task, but it requires continuous updating and lots of research. Think how often you read about brand X being purchased by investment company Y, and then sold again to Z. It's a jungle out there, and the end result must be reliable and accurate (or else, what's the point of trying).

    In an "open edit" format (where anyone can contribute, wikipedia style) it should be feasible. But again, it's not easy.
    [font=verdana][url=http://del.icio.us/scentedpages][b]my bookmarks on del.icio.us[/b][/url][/font]
    [font=verdana][url=http://www.nstperfume.com/perfume-books/][b]my book reviews on NST[/b][/url][/font]
    [font=verdana][url=www.scentedpages.com][b]ScentedPages.com[/b][/url][/font]

  3. #3

    Default Re: WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcello
    It's tricky to compile this sort of information, because the data changes so frequently. It's not an impossible task, but it requires continuous updating and lots of research. Think how often you read about brand X being purchased by investment company Y, and then sold again to Z. It's a jungle out there, and the end result must be reliable and accurate (or else, what's the point of trying).

    In an "open edit" format (where anyone can contribute, wikipedia style) it should be feasible. But again, it's not easy.
    You scare me a little :-/. I know what I plan to do will be rather sketchy and never even up-to-date with the bn directory which, I think, will be my basic source. And I have not even thought of using Access for it, simply a spread sheet. It is meant to only serve my bn interests. These sometimes go beyond scents, the directory, and occasional forum frustrations. Yes, an open-edit format would be great - if I knew the least thing about it!
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

  4. #4

    Default Re: WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by narcus
    WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    I guess it is not too difficult to create an organization chart, or something similar to have a better survey of connections between the various producers/design houses. The Basenotes directory has comprehensive details of who owns whom in the industry. That would only have to be compiled. Missing is information on major distributors, chain stores, hotel chains, airport outlets. They seem to be so perfectly streamlined that it makes you supicious, sometimes.
    This may have been discussed before, and fine surveys (charts, maps etc.) may already exist. I just have not found them yet. Can anybody give me a hint?
    I'm working on something at the moment, a bit like this (it's far from finished - only in very initial development) Basically my plan is for you to be able to choose a brand (ie Missoni), and follow it's ownership {ie from Revlon - Lauder, via Orlane}, using little flow charts to display the connections

  5. #5

    Default Re: WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant
    [quote author=narcus link=1146060262/0#0 date=1146060262]WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    I guess it is not too difficult to create an organization chart, or something similar to have a better survey of connections between the various producers/design houses. The Basenotes directory has comprehensive details of who owns whom in the industry. That would only have to be compiled. Missing is information on major distributors, chain stores, hotel chains, airport outlets. They seem to be so perfectly streamlined that it makes you supicious, sometimes.
    This may have been discussed before, and fine surveys (charts, maps etc.) may already exist. I just have not found them yet. Can anybody give me a hint?
    I'm working on something at the moment, a bit like this (it's far from finished - only in very initial development) Basically my plan is for you to be able to choose a brand (ie Missoni), and follow it's ownership {ie from Revlon - Lauder, via Orlane}, using little flow charts to display the connections[/quote]

    Sounds like a great feature. Good luck with the finishing touches Grant!

  6. #6

    Default Re: WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant
    I'm working on something at the moment, a bit like this (it's far from finished - only in very initial development) Basically my plan is for you to be able to choose a brand (ie Missoni), and follow it's ownership {ie from Revlon - Lauder, via Orlane}, using little flow charts to display the connections
    in a stoner voice, a la Keanu Reeves circa Bill & Ted: "whooooooooooa"

  7. #7

    Default Re: WHO IS WHO in the Fragrance Industry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant

    I'm working on something at the moment, a bit like this (it's far from finished - only in very initial development) Basically my plan is for you to be able to choose a brand (ie Missoni), and follow it's ownership {ie from Revlon - Lauder, via Orlane}, using little flow charts to display the connections
    Oh great, really!! I just sit in the sun, and relax for the moment! 8-)
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

Similar Threads

  1. As per request...Info on becoming a F.C.S.S. A Fragrance Expert!
    By TheRomantic in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th April 2008, 03:06 PM
  2. Stardust for Men -- Good Price on E-bay Now
    By trumpet_guy in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 24th March 2008, 01:07 AM
  3. New in the fragrance industry
    By babalu in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th January 2008, 12:03 AM
  4. Some comments on recent buys..
    By nearfantastica in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 4th August 2006, 03:12 AM
  5. Fifi nominees
    By socalwoman in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th February 2006, 06:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •