Promoting innovation and high creativity in the development of Niche Perfumery and Cosmetics

2022 . 05 . 26 written by Laurence Arrigo Klove

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Parfums de Nietzsche, the perfume search for the meaning of life

Laurent is searching for the truth and for the meaning of life at large. Perfumes belong to his never-ending quest and deep determination to find a new emotion.

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2022 . 05 . 26 selected by Editorial Board

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L’Oréal finalizes the acquisition of Byredo perfumes for €1 billion

L'Oréal is finalizing the acquisition of Byredo perfumes from UK investment fund Manzanita Capital, Le Figaro reported Wednesday. The operation would have been carried out on the basis of a valuation of one billion euros. If the transaction is finalized, it will be the first acquisition made by Nicolas Hieronimus, appointed last year to the general management of L'Oréal, notes Le Figaro

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An important acquisition that makes you think

2022 . 05 . 26 selected by Editorial Board

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China's Prestige Beauty E-commerce Sales Overcome Lockdowns

According to NPD data in China, sales of prestige cosmetics on e-commerce increased by 11% in the first quarter of 2022, with increases in January and February that offset a decline in March. During the period, sales of hair products increased by 43%, supported by a 33% increase in March alone. Sales of fragrances increased by 18%, despite the decline in March due to Covid. An improvement is expected starting in June, when the Chinese 618 Shopping Festival kicks off, and the government will release new favorable policies to increase consumption.

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The lockdown did not stop Chinese sales of luxury cosmetics

2022 . 05 . 24 selected by Editorial Board

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Niche perfumery moves centre stage

With less than a month until Esxence, the art perfumery event, now is a great time to explore the origins of the term "niche fragrance".

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Discover the lies behind the term that is as much overused as it is decried
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Have you ever asked yourself what’s behind the world of artistic perfumery? We have collected numbers, conversations, and trends of a world that has always been fascinating and inspiring.

2022 . 05 . 20 selected by Editorial Board

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Firmenich Launches Firmenich Studio Digital Platform

Firmenich has launched Firmenich Studio, a customized digital platform designed to help customers build their future fragrance, food and beverage creations. The platform provides customers with easy and instant access to detailed information about the company's products, as well as updates on designs, sample requests and key regulatory documentation.

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An interesting digital project

2022 . 05 . 18 written by Karen Marin

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SCENTIDO: PASSION BRINGS NICHE PERFUMERY TO INDIA

Spanning the globe once again, your intrepid Essencional reporter has made an exceptional discovery in India where avid fragrance lover and collector, Mr. Shishir Mehta, has founded SCENTIDO Niche Perfumery, the premiere experiential niche fragrance destination in India. Leaving the metallurgical engineering field, where he had been heading a testing laboratory for 35 years, Mr. Mehta pivoted to his passion and his long standing love of rare and exclusive niche fragrances, deciding that the time was right to bring these treasures to the Indian consumer. In this exclusive interview with SCENTIDO Marketing Manager Surabhi Popli we’ll explore the story behind this retailer in a market slated for exponential growth in the years to come.

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2022 . 05 . 19 selected by Editorial Board

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Tik Tok 2021-2022 Trends

The "What's Next-Insight into Culture Drivers on Tik Tok" report defined the 5 most popular hashtags during 2021: #selfcare, #transformation, #blackgirlmagic, #asmr #oddlysatisfying. Based on the research conducted, it was identified that consumers also use Tik Tok for beauty advice and that 73 percent of consumers feel a deep connection with brands they can interact with on Tik Tok.

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Interesting data on TikTok.

2022 . 05 . 19 selected by Editorial Board

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Le Jardin Retrouvé uses the blockchain to guarantee perfume authenticity

Niche perfumery brand Le Jardin Retrouvé has chosen Sorga's blockchain technology to guarantee the authenticity of its products to distributors and consumers. Le Jardin Retrouvé is riding the Asian wave. "Sales are definitely as high as expected, and we should multiply our global sales three to four times this year, with China being the driving factor," says Michel Gutsatz. "We realized there was a big problem with counterfeiting and gray markets in China. It's actually a problem in France as well," explains Clara Feder. "Brands and distributors all face the same problem in many key markets: how can we authenticate our products?" Blockchain is a technological solution that is increasingly being adopted by brands in a variety of industries to ensure product traceability and against counterfeiting.

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Another blockchain impact
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Have you ever asked yourself what’s behind the world of artistic perfumery? We have collected numbers, conversations, and trends of a world that has always been fascinating and inspiring.

2022 . 05 . 19 selected by Editorial Board

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Prestige Beauty is China’s Next Growth Engine

There is strong interest among Chinese consumers in premium products and the moves that major brands have made toward digitization. The interest in premium segments is exemplified by the fact that in more than a year, Shiseido has sold 15 masstige brands in order to move toward more prestige and premium business segments. The Japanese giant attributed the growth of its business in China to the growth of its high-end brands, according to its annual financial report for 2021.

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Interesting article on the growth prospects for cosmetics and perfumery in the Chinese market.

2022 . 05 . 14 selected by Editorial Board

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Inside Dr Barbara Sturm’s Gen Z launch

German cosmetics brand Barbara Sturm is launching a line of microbiotics dedicated to Generation Z. The products, designed for the 12- to 25-year-old age group, include cleansing balm, a hyaluronic anti-imperfection serum, a face cream and an anti-imperfection treatment, made with innovative new formulations and sustainable packaging. Sturm has always aimed to speak to Generation Z; in fact, during the pandemic, it launched an online skin-care school with weekly classes dedicated to Generation Z and celebrities in that age group (such as Hailey Bieber, Emma Roberts, and Ashley Graham) to teach consumers how to take care of their skin.

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Interesting case of a line entirely dedicated to Generation Z.