Now an icon of the fragrance world, the geometric bottle of Chanel's legendary N°5 perfume lands in red for the first time this holiday, slipping into a color used widely in the French fashion house's repertoire.
Fragrance and flavour maker Givaudan reported an 9.8 percent hike in sales during the third quarter of 2018 on Tuesday, slightly better than analysts had expected, led by strong performance in its fragrances division.
In a surprise move on Friday, Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever said it has cancelled plans to move from its current dual-headquartered structure to a Dutch head office and Dutch main stock exchange listing.
Molton Brown will be making a big play for the fragrance market next year and is set to launch new Eaux de Parfum as it rebalances a portfolio currently geared more towards toiletries/bodycare and home fragrances.
The subscription box market is on a roll in the UK with beauty boxes among the most popular options. Just over half of Londoners are signed up to at least one subscription box, but those living in Wales have the most.
Harrods is clearly not suffering from the cloud hanging over many of its sector peers further down the price chain and like luxury rivals Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, luxury and tourist spending has sent profits up.