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Ariana Grande and the celebrity fragrance business

Ariana Grande and the celebrity fragrance business

By Deanna Utroske

Influencer and celebrity brands aren’t what they used to be, and recording artist Ariana Grande’s fragrance partnership with LUXE Brands is a case in point. Late last year the franchise passed the $150 million retail sales milestone.

Indie Beauty Profile Kelly Jones Kelly + Jones

Indie Beauty Profile

Kelly Jones, Kelly + Jones

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kelly Jones, founder of the niche fragrance brand Kelly + Jones, explains how her innate entrepreneurial spirit led her to create a line of fragrances for wine and sprit lovers.

Trends and shifts in the indie fragrance market

Trends and shifts in the indie fragrance market

By Lisa Wilson

Sugar cubes, saffron, mimosa, galbanum, plum blossom, heliotrope, sweet mint, nectar, benzoin, and animalic effects of all kinds (overdosed, of course) are just a sampling of the notes indie perfumers are playing with, as witnessed in recent independent...

image courtesy of Scent Trunk

Is there a digital solution for fragrance retail?

By Deanna Utroske

The newly launched Scent Trunk thinks so. And the team behind this online custom fragrance maker believes they’ve got it. Cosmetics Design connected with William Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk to find out what makes this latest beauty subscription service different.

Five strange personal care consumer habits

Five strange habits of consumers you’re never going to change

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

We use personal care products every day, and trial new products as we need or hear about them. What you may not realise is there are some interesting consumer habits somehow hard-wired into our brains that even the most seasoned Cosmetic Chemist finds...

Elizabeth Arden to acquire Christina Aguilera fragrances

Elizabeth Arden to acquire Christina Aguilera fragrances

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the prestige beauty company announced its plans to buy the global rights to all seven of the recording artist’s fragrance brands, a move that’s right in line with Elizabeth Arden’s renewed emphasis on fragrance.

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