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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…

A guide to fragrance families

by Grant Osborne, 01st August, 2000

Every perfume and fragrance is different. However, many of them share common traits. Each fragrance can be put into a fragrance family, grouping it with many other similar fragrances.If a fragrance has mainly a scent of fresh notes, plus weaker scents of woody and citrus notes, we could say that this fragrance is Fresh, but with citrus an…

A guide to choosing and buying fragrance

by Grant Osborne, 01st August, 2000

When buying and choosing a fragrance, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed with the large choices available to you. Your nose can get confused by the amount of smells you've tried and you end up buying something that smells like a old dirty sack. Here are a few hints and tips when buying fragrance, so that you come out with something yo…

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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 off 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 Ar…

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 Peyrelongu…

Basenotes Meet-Up :April 8, 2017 SURRENDER TO DENVER

by Quarry, 03rd March, 2000

Everyone Is Cordially Invited To...   Why Surrender? Because our special guest will be Patty White from Surrender to Chance, one of our favorite decanting sources. You may also know Patty from the blog Perfume Posse. If you like, you can place an order with StC by mid-March and Patty will deliver our or…