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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.

Study points to new active compound that could control body odour

Study points to new active compound that could control body odour

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists have found that the cyclic oligosaccharide beta-cyclodextrin is capable of interacting with different components in sweat and body secretion and this could position it as an active for use in body care formulations and deodorants.

Men showing heightened interest in fragrance use

Men showing heightened interest in fragrance use

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It turns out men don’t just splash on anything on their way out the door, they actually pay close attention to their fragrance use – so much so, that they plan ahead when it comes to perfume purchases.

NPD report reveals big opps in US fragrance market

NPD report reveals big opps in US fragrance market

By Michelle Yeomans

The NPD Group’s 2014 track report has revealed that just 1% of women use only fine fragrances, which means the wide usage of scented products is a considerable opportunity for the fragrance industry.

‘Complex but low-cost’ scents needed in Latin America

‘Complex but low-cost’ scents needed in Latin America

By Lucy Whitehouse

To avoid losing consumers who are now looking to trade up to more luxury products as incomes in Brazil rise, fragrance manufacturers in the country need to begin offering ‘low-cost complex scent blends’, according to market research firm Euromonitor. 

Brazil’s fragrance market continues rapid growth trend

Brazil’s fragrance market continues rapid growth trend

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It is the most valuable fragrance market in the world, and the Brazil sector is expected to continue its rapid growth in both men’s and women’s categories as the affluent population drives fragrance consumption.

Seven Scent reveals winter fragrance trends

Fragrance Focus

The latest trending fragrance flavours revealed!

By Michelle Yeomans

According to fragrance experts Seven Scent, intense versions of current favourite ingredients including dark rose, rich berries and spirit-inspired aromas will be the most influential in next winter's fragrance collections.

Cosmoprof presents the perfume Oscars

Cosmoprof presents the perfume Oscars

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna hosted the 24th edition of the International Award organised by Accademia del Profumo; recognising the leading perfume innovations of the year. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com takes a look at the winners…

Global fragrance market to reach $15.6 billion by 2019

Global fragrance market to reach $15.6 billion by 2019

By Michelle Yeomans

According to market researcher Ceresana, global revenues in the fragrance industry are to continue to develop at dynamic rates in the next eight years as demand from consumers in both developed and emerging countries rises.

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