Fragrances

Kenzo World – the new fragrance with a blast!

Kenzo World – the new fragrance with a blast!

If you think you already saw everything in a fragrance advertising, wait until you watch the tv ad for the new Kenzo fragrance. It is a completely counter-culture approach against the establishment. This is for sure the it-launch of this fall. Directed by Spike Jonze, this new film tells the story of a young woman who definitely has more than enough of her life. She is completely annihilated by her day to day do’s and don’ts. From a traditional scenery of…

Friday Chronicles #24: The Duty free business and how to send fragrances to hell

Friday Chronicles #24: The Duty free business and how to send fragrances to hell

The fragrance industry is a a strong segment of the luxury business. In the world, it represents USD 36.6 billion which is 16.8% of te total luxury market. One dynamic area of business in fragrances is the Duty Free activity. People travels more and more and the Duty Free activity increases exponentially year after year. From a very exclusive offer to the mass-market of fragrances, today’s Duty Free experience is overwhelming, aggressive, discount oriented and based on the race for…

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, and the journey continues

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, and the journey continues

Probably the most awaited fragrance launch has finally arrived. Louis Vuitton revealed their new fragrance collection, carefully crafted by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud the in-house Master Perfumer. A contemporary collection of seven fragrances that completely translate the spirit and the philosophy of Louis Vuitton’s creative universe. From the airiness of Rose des Vents to the intoxicating Turbulences, the ecstasy of a first night with Dans la Peau to the mindful immersion in nature with Apogée; from the self-revealing Contre Moi to…

Victorinox eLLa wins 3 prizes at the Worldstar awards

Victorinox eLLa wins 3 prizes at the Worldstar awards

Victorinox, the makers of the Swiss Army Knife, has been very successful in product diversification and one of their success stories is Fragrances. This month, Victorinox eLLa EDT won 3 prizes at the Worldstar awards against competitors like Armani. Congratulations to the Victorinox Fragrance team who has been innovating year after year. In the presence of Matthias Seyfang, CEO of Victorinox Fragrances, the World Packaging Organization delivered 3 awards for the latest Female fragrance of the brand. 1)     Health & Beauty…

Louis Vuitton is launching its fragrance activity in September 2016. At last!

Louis Vuitton is launching its fragrance activity in September 2016. At last!

Here is probably the longest and the most awaited fragrance project of all: Parfums Louis Vuitton. I do remember the first time a fragrance project was mentioned to the malletier, it was almost 10 years ago. At that time, everybody would say that Louis Vuitton did not need a brand territory extension such as fragrances. The context at that time tend to push certain brands to a massification of their offer, and fragrances represented for some of them a way…

Boy Chanel, the ultimate love story by Gabrielle Chanel

Boy Chanel, the ultimate love story by Gabrielle Chanel

Chanel is definitely one of the leading luxury brands in the world, representing the ultimate French luxury house. In fragrances, the brand has the iconic Chanel N.5 that has marked the history of the fragrance industry. Chanel has also an amazing fragrance line called “Les Exclusifs de Chanel”. It represents a series of amazing fragrances, all connected to the history and heritage of Chanel. It is a materialization of the spirit of Coco Chanel. This fragrance collection picks up both…

Egofacto, you can support French creation to shine – Ulule project

Egofacto, you can support French creation to shine – Ulule project

When was the last time you did something good to support a great initiative. If last time was a longtime a go, here is one amazing opportunity to support a great project. Egofacto is a French Perfume brand created with passion, perseverance and dedication. The French perfume brand Egofacto is expanding into new international markets. Here is its story.. They have started a crowdsourcing project on Ulule.

Alien by Thierry Mugler, 10 years already, Flashback!

Alien by Thierry Mugler, 10 years already, Flashback!

Every year, hundreds of new fragrances are launched in the world. After 10 years, only one or two of these hundreds are still around and may be one might be still a top performer in terms of sales. Alien by Thierry Mugler is definitely the one. Celebrating 10 years, this amazing fragrance has an extremely originality and highlights femininity like no other fragrance of the market. Women rise as goddesses and the wild sensuality of Sambac jasmine takes you into an extraordinary journey. Flashback.

Victorinox eLLa receives the Swiss Packaging Award 2015

Victorinox eLLa receives the Swiss Packaging Award 2015

Receiving an award is always a pleasant thing. It shows the recognition of great work and the fact that people find interesting what you do. This year Victorinox received the Swiss Packaging Award 2015 for its fragrance Victorinox eLLa.

Soir d’Orient, a mystery is unveiled… new fragrance by Sisley.

Soir d’Orient, a mystery is unveiled… new fragrance by Sisley.

Sisley is launching Soir d’Orient, an amazing fragrance that only Isabelle and Hubert d’Ornano have the secret talent to develop. A free variation of Eau du Soir which envelops us in the distinctive, almost magical, atmosphere of an oriental palace.

Thierry Mugler Angel, Eau Sucrée: the heaven’s delight.

Thierry Mugler Angel, Eau Sucrée: the heaven’s delight.

Thierry Mugler launches its new Summer limited edition of Angel: Angel Eau Sucrée. A pure delight for the senses. Glamorous summer seems to be a nice program. Review here.

Olivier Polge replaces his father, Jacques, as the Chanel inHouse Perfumer.

Olivier Polge replaces his father, Jacques, as the Chanel inHouse Perfumer.

There are company stories and there are family stories. Sometimes there is a cross-road between both. This is the case of Chanel and the Polge family. This month we got the announcement that Olivier Polge, the child-wonder of Jacques is taking his father place at the head of Chanel perfumery. Olvier Polge, 40 years old become the 4th inHouse Perfumer of Chanel. Chanel, it is all about passion Chanel is potentially the most glamorous, iconic and luxury French house of…

2015 incoming Fragrance launches

2015 incoming Fragrance launches

The Fragrance industry is ending up another year and before the new year starts, let’s have a focus on the ongoing business of fragrances and specially the new incoming launches for next year. The fragrance industry is looking for a new development model, 2013 – 2020 Since 2000, the fragrance industry has overall a 3% growth year by year. While in 2013 the sales reached $45 billion globally (source: euromonitor) 2014 was a year in which several trends revealed the…

Parfums Divine launches Spirituelle. In the name of the Rose.

Parfums Divine launches Spirituelle. In the name of the Rose.

There are olfactory themes in Perfumery that only the best master-perfumers would dare to revisit as the difficulty of reaching an amazing result is very high. Parfums Divine dared to revisit the Rose theme, one of the most royal olfactory themes in perfumery. It is called Spirituelle and it will reconnect you with this amazing floral theme. Spirituelle is a story of harmony and modernity. In the first seconds you try the fragrance you will be hooked into the olfactory…

Top 5 Fragrance naughty ads ever #NSFW

Top 5 Fragrance naughty ads ever #NSFW

The luxury fragrance industry has always represented the fine image of Fashion Designers, Jewelers, Cosmetics or even Automobile brands. They tend to be the access door to a dream world. That is why Advertising is so important. It is the aspirational factor that will make you buy that fragrance rather than that other one. Of course the scent is important as it needs to match your taste and a certain image of you. Women and Men featured in those ads…