Meanwhile, Lancôme just announced that La Vie est Belle was the N°1 seller in France over the second semester of 2013, with 3000 bottles sold every day. An eau de toilette version with a magnolia note will come out in March. Don’t shoot the messenger.
And lastly, the figures are out in Michael Edwards’ indispensable Fragrances of the World, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year:
2013 saw the launch of an unprecedented 1432 fragrances, up from 1330 in 2012. This figure includes 232 limited editions, 229 flankers, 53 celebrity scents and 395 niche launches (up from 331 last year).
My nose has just officially asked for a raise.