'It's the perfume equivalent to taking the knee': Is it the end of oriental fragrances?

Increasingly, fragrance houses are switching the language they use to describe warm, heady and spicy scents from ‘oriental’ to ‘amber’ in a bid for inclusivity. Cosmetics Business explores the history behind the term and the social factors encouraging this change

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Floral Street joins British Beauty Council as Patron

The fragrance brand's founder Michelle Feeney is a member of the industry body's Sustainable Beauty Coalition and has ...

Cosmetics Business unveils 11 of beauty’s biggest launches this December

Starring Paco Robanne’s latest 1 Million fragrance, UK colour cosmetics brand Lisa Eldridge’s new Liquid Lurex ...

Dior’s iconic J’adore fragrance flacon reimagined for Christmas 2021

French architect India Mahdavi has designed the new pack that is said to ‘irresistibly’ draw in the wearer’s ...

Luxury holidays: How ultra luxe packaging is evolving

With the season of excess just around the corner, Cosmetics Business looks at some of the essential cues for ultra luxe ...

Maison Francis Kurkdjian brings a Parisian Christmas to Texas with Neiman Marcus pop-up

The winter wonderland immersive in-store experience launches at Neiman Marcus' NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas

Supermodel Iman pays tribute to late husband David Bowie with new fragrance

The entrepreneur’s first-ever fragrance will be sold exclusively via shopping channel HSN

Let’s hear it for the boys: Co-founder of fragrance brand Boy Smells on bringing ‘genderful’ to the masses

Matthew Herman has a powerful message for fragrance – that it’s sexist. Here, he tells Cosmetics Business how Boys ...

Givaudan boosts natural fragrance expertise with Custom Essence acquisition

The deal aims to strengthen the flavour and fragrance giant's access to local customers and boost its capabilities in ...

Jury rejects fragrance giant’s $68m contract lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z

Verdict also dismissed the hip hop sensation’s countersuit against Parlux Fragrances for alleged unpaid royalties

Speeding up scent: Consumer insight, AI & fragrance creation

With fragrance companies announcing new AI to smooth and hasten the creation process, what will this mean for perfumery ...

Cosmetics Business reveals the 5 key fragrance trends of 2021 in new report

As fragrance is poised to enter a boom period, this report outlines the opportunities awaiting brands and retailers

The perfume playbook: How Maison Francis Kurkdjian adapted to the pandemic

Marc Chaya, the CEO of French luxury perfume house, on how consumers will purchase their favourite scents post-lockdown

Fragrance and make-up revive US prestige beauty market

Sales were up 25% overall in Q3, while further gains are tipped for the upcoming holiday season as consumers purchase ...

New tech targets sense of smell loss in Covid-19 patients

Ma Madeleine is a web application that works in tandem with an olfactory rehabilitation kit

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