‘Raw materials are to perfume what colours are to painting’
In June Diptyque released 5 best selling creations in colours inspired by their main raw material/key ingredient. The ‘Raw Material in Colours’ collection features Do Son, Eau des Sens, L’Ombre dans L’eau, Philosykos and Tam Dao. As fragrance combining for bespoke and personalised scents is such a big trend at the moment, the brand also suggests key combinations from the bodycare line that can be combined to make a perfect fragrance duo.
Four new scent directions and all products under £5.50 the new Boots Live + Be range with aromatherapy style products that focus on wellbeing and self-care.
We reported on the new BootsLive + Be range back in our May New Product Report for Bath & Body. The range brings aromatherapy style benefits and the idea of self care through scent to the forefront. Beauty that works on your body and mind, hence #mindfulbeauty! Click here to download the Live + Be section from the May 2019 Report.
To help consumers understand the concept the brand released a mini blurb with the range; “Boots Live + Be is about finding time for self-care in your day-to-day routine. Each of our four fragrances have been carefully selected to support the practice of mindfulness every day: being thankful, time to pause, focusing on the present, and the breath.
Each of these mindful concepts are carefully paired with a supporting woody, floral, fresh or oriental fragrance. Our beautiful scent and self-care stories are designed to help you understand which note you connect with, to give you a sense of personal discovery. Make sure you read the back of pack to see what four key areas of mindfulness we suggest you focus on as you indulge yourself.
Recent figures shared by The NPD Group reveal that the mindful beauty trend is going mainstream and growing in popularity, especially in the UK, where consumers are turning to natural scents for their beneficial and soothing properties.
According to Cosmetics Business “sales of lavender-based beauty products grew by 552% in Q1 2019. Stress and anxiety reducing frankincense products are also proving popular with consumers with a sales increase of 200%. Meanwhile, rose products are having a resurgence with a 5% uplift and lemongrass infused items saw a 6% rise”.
This is not surprise as Lavender has been trending across niche, premium and mass for quite a while and Rose is a megatrend ingredient – that is always on trend in one interpretation or another. However, the new Boots range is incorporating a blend of more complex notes in their new budget collection.
The new range is vegan (a must in 2019) and contains masks, bath fizzers, showers creams and whipped body butters amongst other items (download the pdf if you haven’t yet for full details), organised into four themes with accompanying scents;
*Beautiful Connection: Positive – Loved – Grateful – Connected with notes of rosewood, peony, lily of the valley, amber. *Captivating Pause: Thoughtful – Slow – Peaceful – In Control with notes of nutmeg, jasmine, coconut and black sugar. *Awakening Glow: Present – Aware- Awake – Invigorated with notes of mandarin, yuzu, mimosa and almond. *Woodland Whisper: Pure – Recharged – Calm with notes of fennel, coriander, cardamom and charcoal.
I know I’m going to prefer the oriental scent, but I’m going to take a shot at saying that the fresh collection will be a top seller. We are seeing lots more collections focus on citrus notes such as the This Works Morning Expert Collection and the soon to launch Bath & Body Works aromatherapy collection; Grapefruit & Mint. Alongside stand alone products this range is exceptionally ‘giftable’ – you can even get a matching gift bag. So an all round well thought out, amazingly priced and bang on trend collection – well done Team Boots! Lets hope we see this range and lots more #mindful beauty ranges take centre stage in the new concept store that’s just opened in London.
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The 27th French FIFI Awards took place on June 13th 2019 in the centre of Salle Wagram (Paris), bringing together hundreds of professionals and guests of the perfume industry. The French FiFi Awards differ from the UK and US ceremonies with their 3 distinct voting categories.
Prix du public – determined by the vote of Internet users
Prix des professionnels – determined by the vote of professionals whose companies are members of the Fragrance Foundation
Le prix des Experts – determined by the vote of a group of journalists and evaluators of adherent companies.
The public and the panel of professionals vote for perfumes belonging to the same categories and the industry experts, meanwhile, focus on the field of niche perfumery, as well as the exclusive ranges of major brands. Lots of events photos can be found here if you want to people spot! But now..drumroll please..the winners…
Prix du Public Best New Masculine Fragrance: Kenzo Aqua pour Homme
Prix du Public Best New Feminine Fragrance: Cacharel Yes I Am
Prix du Public Best Feminine Luxury Distribution: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense
Prix du Public Best Masculine Luxury Distribution: Azzaro Wanted by Night
Prix des Professionnels Best New Feminine Fragrance: Givenchy L’Interdit
Prix des Professionnels Best New Masculine Fragrance: Hermes Eau de Citron Noir
Prix des Experts: Best Independent Niche Fragrance: Memo Moroccan Leather
Prix des Experts: Best Affiliated Niche Fragrance: Diptyque Fleur de Peau
Prix des Experts Best Fragrance in Exclusive Collection of Major Brands: Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIV – Melagrana Eau de Parfum
The UK’s 27th annual FIFI awards held by the Fragrance Foundation took place in May in London. The award winning fragrance products are listed in the article below and you can click to find information about best new media campaign, packaging or Retailer. Plus if you wanted to find out what brands and products were submitted for the awards you can click through to the Fragrance Foundation Finalists page. They also have a great Instagram page full of all the award winners and more, which is definitely worth following whether you are in the industry or just fragrance obsessed! So to kick off the fragrance Oscars..the first awards goes to….
Best New Home Fragrance Product: A Midsummer Dream – Roja Parfums
People’s Choice for Women: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP Intense
People’s Choice Men: Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Best New Independent Fragrance: Cloon Keen Atelier Roisin Dubh
Perfume Extraordinaire & Best New Women’s Fragrance: Diptyque Fleur de Peau
Ultimate Launch: Dior Joy
Best New Men’s Fragrance: Diptyque Tempo
Holiday Fragrance Product of the Year: Diptyque Sapin de Lumiere
Best New Fragrance Limited Distribution: Women: Alexander McQueen Parfum Collection
Best New Fragrance Limited Distribution Men: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso di Toscana