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How the Fashionable Miss Dior Devolved Into a Mass-Market Perfume for Millennials The smell of branding gone bad

A green chypre laced with patchouli, Miss Dior was somehow both well-mannered and seductive. The Guerry Colas-designed bottle managed the same feat. A testament to Miss Dior’s enduring appeal, this ad required no messaging beyond the name…

July 1, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

Designers' Beauty Lines Offer Luxe on a Dime Brands like Tory Burch are branching out into cosmetics

Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Marc by Marc Jacobs have found success by lowering the barrier for entry into the luxury space. Now, in an effort to attract an even…

May 4, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

Wear the True Scent of Downtown Tru Blooms Chicago might just smell better than Bieber

C’mon, admit it: Haven’t you always wanted to find a perfume that’ll make you smell just like downtown Chicago? Well, that day has arrived. (And cool out: The scent is…

April 4, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

How the Perfume Business Lost Its Class Ivanka Trump is no Audrey Hepburn

In the old days, celebrity perfumes were plush, rarified things—scent couture, if you will. The lucky fan might get a whiff of the magic scent, but the juice wasn’t for…

March 27, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

Perspective: Heart of Glass Chanel No. 5's distinctive, timeless bottle

Sometime around 1913, a skinny and salacious Coco Chanel took as her lover one Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel. The rich young Englishman’s sartorial tastes included a square-cornered whiskey decanter that…

June 21, 2012, 6:14 AM EDT

Marc Jacobs Ad Banned for ‘Child Sexualization’ U.K. regulator slams ‘provocative’ pose

A Marc Jacobs perfume advert featuring the 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned after complaints that the image "sexualized a child." Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, ruled that…

November 9, 2011, 7:33 AM EST

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