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BRAND BUILDERS

Emily Weiss Gives Beauty a Millennial Makeover

Blogger turned businesswoman Emily Weiss is building a digital beauty brand for the 21st century. Here are four ways the face of beauty brand building in the 21st century is changing…


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CELEBRITY

Freshness Eludes Celebrity Scents

Despite a small rush of celebrity-licensed fragrances introduced to retail in the late summer and fall, the category still smells off, with marketers Elizabeth Arden, Coty and Parlux all reporting…


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BRINGING LICENSING IN-HOUSE

Big Fashion Licensors Taking Back Control of their Brands

Although licensing is one fashion trend that’s unlikely to ever go out of style, a growing number of fashion licensors are bucking the trend and taking back direct control of their brands…


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CELEBRITY FASHIONISTAS

Olsen Twins Bring Secondary Fashion Label In-House

Is it just contractual or are the Olsens making a move away from licensing…


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CELEBRITY FRAGRANCE

Westbrook Fragrance Courts Men and Women

Celebrity licensed fragrances have been in a slump, but NBA player’s new scent plays in the less crowded luxury market…


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Celebrity-Licensed Perfumes Seek to Reinvigorate Slumping Market

The past 12 months have been less than sweet smelling for sales of celebrity-licensed fragrances, but that isn’t deterring companies from bringing new celebrity brands to the already crowded mass market…

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RETAIL SALES

The Sweet Smell of Friday: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj Launch New Perfumes

Singer Katy Perry is in the news for more than her on-and-off relationship with John Mayer, alleged feud with Taylor Swift and attempt to buy a Los Angeles convent. The singer just launched the new fragrance Mad Potion exclusively with a pop-up shop on Twitter’s new shopping platform (@katyperrypopup). The $30 vanilla-musk scent is…

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Health and Beauty

Perfume Artisans Eclipse Stars

The artisan trend is spilling over from food and beverage into fragrance as the combo of star power + big designer promotions that have historically driven fragrance sales appear to be losing some of their mojo. There are now hundreds of artisan perfumers turning out products to meet the desire for alternatives…

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Health & Beauty

Two Buy Fredrick Fekkai

Fragrance and beauty marketers SA Designer Parfums and Luxe Brands are teaming to acquire the Fredrick Fekkai luxury haircare brand and seven salons from Procter & Gamble. The acquisition is part of the companies’ plan to expand their portfolios through brand ownership and licensing to cover all major markets…

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Health & Beauty

Women lighten up on fragrance, but men spritz with a heavier hand

New research from The NPD Group shows a shift in Americans’ fragrance preferences, with women gravitating toward lighter fragrance concentrations such as colognes, while men increasingly purchase eau de parfums (EDP), richer concentrations not traditionally used by American men…

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