This page lists perfume houses with names starting with the letters A and B. Perfume houses are alphabetized by first name, so that "Alfred Sung" is listed under A. Some perfume houses have their own pages — if the name is a link, click on it.
This page was last updated on 5 May 2018.
UK-based indie perfume house of Sarah McCartney, who worked for Lush before starting her own brand in 2010-2011. 4160 is the number of Tuesdays you will get if you live until 80.
Fragrances include Urura's Tokyo Cafe, Sunshine & Pancakes, Centrepiece, The Dark Heart of Old Havana, What I Did On My Holidays, The Lion Cupboard, Tart's Knicker Drawer, Invisible Ben, Evil Max, The Sexiest Scent on the Planet.
AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo
See La Via del Profumo.
Where to buy: A complete list of retailers is on their website.
Niche perfume house established by absinthe producers Liquoristerie de Provence, and also known as Le Parfum d'Interdits. Their debut fragrance was Absolument Absinthe (2006).
Where to buy: at First in Fragrance in Germany.
A line from northern Italy specializing in high end bath & body products, including an extensive selection of fragranced soaps. They were founded in 1869 by Hermann Krull; today, the company is run by his grand-daughter, Elisa Gera. Popular fragrances include White Moss and Calycanthus.
Recent releases include Blue Lavender (2010), Virginia Rose (?), Giardino Secreto & Giallo Elicriso (2012), Green Mandarin (2013), Tilia Cordata, Vaniglia Fior di Mandorlo and Black Pepper & Sandalwood (2014), Ode (2016), Idillio (2016), Fior D'Aqua (2017).
Where to buy: Acca Kappa has a boutique in the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. The products are also sold in other boutiques in the US and Europe.
Website: Acca Kappa
Acorelle is a line of Ecocert certified-organic perfumes from French beauty house Laurence Dumont. The line debuted in Europe in 2008 with six fragrances for women, each of which “calls upon the mood-enhancing benefits of aromatherapy”.
Acqua di Biella
Website: Acqua di Biella
Acqua di Portofino
Italian niche line established by Francesca Casiraghi in the early 2000s with their eponymous unisex fragrance, Acqua di Portofino, followed by Acqua di Portofino Donna.
Recent releases include Sail (2012), Borgo (2013).
Website: Acqua di Portofino
One of the largests sports brands in the world. The Adidas fragrances, which apparently do a huge global business, are produced under licensing arrangements with Coty. Not all of the fragrances are sold in the United States.
Recent releases include Originals Pour Homme (2005), Originals Pour Femme and Victory League (2006), Tropical Passion (2006), Pure Lightness (2007), Pure Energy (2007), Fair Play (2008), Energy Game, Passion Game (2008), Natural Vitality (2008), Dare (2008), Fresh Impact (2009), Free Emotion (2009), Fresh Escape (2010), Moves Pulse (2010), Deep Energy (2010), Pure Game (2010), Happy Game (2011), Extreme Power (2012), Fizzy Energy (2012), Fun Sensation (2013), Team Five (2013), Get Ready (2014), Champions League (2014), Jeremy Scott + Adidas Originals (2015), Born Original (2015).
Recent launches include Iris Meadow and Waterlily Sun (2014), Rose de Grasse (2015), Mediterranean Honeysuckle (2015), Tangier Vanille (2016), Rose de Grasse d'Or (2017), Bamboo Rose, Linen Rose & Garden Rose (2017), Amber Musk d'Or (2017), Evening Rose d'Or & Tangier Vanille d'Or (2017), Tuberose Le Jour & Tuberose Le Soir (2017), Hibiscus Palm (2017), Coral Palm (2018).
Where to buy: selected department stores, including Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bloomingdales.
Australian botanical skincare company founded by Dennis Paphitis in 1987. The brand was acquired by Natura in 2016.
Paris-based fragrance consulting firm established by Benoit Blanchard. The firm launched their first fragrances (Tedallal Man, Tedallal Woman, Muthhela Man, Muthhela Woman) in the 2000s under the line Arabia Felix (see website below).
Where to buy: the Arabia Felix line is distributed in France; a list of shops is available on the website.
Website: Arabia Felix
Recent releases include Hearts & Flowers (2007?).
French costume jewelry line with several fragrances.
Website: Agatha Paris
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Spanish fashion designer known for her quirky, colorful clothing style. Fragrances include Flor, Corazon, Agua (2003), Imagina (2005), Beso (2007).
Recent releases include Oh La La (2009), Oh La La Al Amor (2011), Love Love Love (2011), Flormania (2012), Love Forever Love (2013), Love Glam Love (2014), Love Diamonds Love (2015), Tropical Flor (2015), Florever (2015), Sexy Florever (2016), Crazy Florever (2017).
Website: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
A luxury lingerie line established in the UK in 1994 by Joseph Corre and Serena Rees. They introduced their first fragrance, Agent Provocateur, in 2000, and followed with a lighter version, Eau Emotionnelle, in 2006.
Other recent releases include Maitresse (2006), Strip (2007), L'Agent (2011), Eau Provocateur Collection (2012), Pétale Noir (2012), Fatale (2014), Fatale Pink (2014), Fatale Intense (2015), Lace (2016), Pure Aphrodisiaque (2016).
Where to buy: In the US, try Nordstrom or the online fragrance discounters.
Website: Agent Provocateur
Agonist is a Swedish niche brand specializing in “unique fragrances embraced by handcrafted Swedish glass”. It was founded by designers Christine Gustafsson and Niclas Lydeen.
In 2012, Agonist introduced a more affordable line of "regular" glass bottles.
Launches include The Infidels (2009), Liquid Crystal (2010), Arctic Jade, Onyx Pearl, Black Amber & Vanilla Marble (2011), Isis (2013), Dark Saphir (2013), Solaris (2014), White Oud (2014), Blue North (2015), Hope (2015), Nordic Noir (2016), Floralust (2016), White Lies (2016).
Website: Agonist Parfums
Agraria is a San Francisco-based company that specializes in home fragrance products, including potpourri. There are three fragrances available in Eau de Cologne: Bitter Orange, Balsam and Lemon Verbena.
See review for Agraria Balsam AirEssence.
Line of all-natural perfumes, ready-made and custom. Recent releases include Citron Regenerez (2006).
A Lab on Fire
Italian fashion design house established in 1996, and purchased by the Redwall Group in 2003.
Dell'Acqua's first scent, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, was launched in 2001, and was followed by a men's version in 2003. Woman in Rose was launched in 2005. The fragrances were developed under licensing arrangements with Euroitalia.
Website: Alessandro Dell'Acqua
English fashion designer who opened his first studio in 1992. His first fragrance, Kingdom, launched in 2003. MyQueen followed in 2005, and was released in a new bottle in Enchanted Anniversary in 2006.
Alexander McQueen passed away in 2010.
Alexander McQueen's perfume line was under the ownership of the Gucci Group. In 2013, the brand signed a new fragrance license agreement with Procter & Gamble.
Where to buy: at major department stores or at the online fragrance discounters.
Website: Alexander McQueen
Fashion designer whose line of fragrances was launched in 1986 with Alfred Sung. Subsequent releases include Sung Homme (1989), Forever (1994), Pure (1997), Shi (2000), Hei (2002), Sha (2003), and Paradise (2003, women's and men's versions).
In 2006, the Alfred Sung fragrance license went to Elizabeth Arden.
Where to buy: at major department stores or at the online fragrance discounters.
Website: Alfred Sung
Madrid-based perfume house best known for their Agua de Colonia Concentrada, a citrus-based classic cologne.
Where to buy: in the US at MiN New York.
Website: Alvarez Gomez
A division of Estee Lauder sold exclusively at Kohl's department stores. Their first fragrance, Wonderful, was introduced in 2005, and was followed by Wonderful Indulgence in 2006.
Where to buy: Kohls
American Beauty brand defunct
Youth oriented clothing chain. A sub-brand, Aerie, sells intimate apparel and "dormwear".
Fragrances were introduced in 2001 with Alive. Later fragrances include Aura (2003), American Eagle Real (2006), Seventy Seven (2007?), Aerie For Women (2008), Aerie Emma & Abigail (2009), True (2009), AE Bohemian (2010), AE Bohemian Summer (2011), AE Crush (2011), AE Epic for Him (2012?), AE Me & AE Legend (2012), Aerie Hidden Love (2013), Aerie Scarlet (2013), AEO Real Blaze (2013), AEO Vintage & AEO 1977 (2013), AEO Live Surf & Me Blush (2014), Live Your Life (2014), Wanderlust (2016).
Website: American Eagle
German company with one perfume, All That Matters. In 2010, a second fragrance, You Are, was added to the line.
Where to buy: in the US at Luckyscent.
Reykjavík-based conceptual artist who launched her first fragrances, Smart, Craft and Sharp, in 2010.
Website: Andrea Maack
French jeweller whose first fragrance, Ensolleile Moi, launched in 2006.
Website: Andre Gas Parfums
Small British perfume house established by Angela Flanders in the 1980s. Flanders passed away in 2016.
You can read a shopping report on the Angela Flanders boutique in London here.
Website: Angela Flanders
Spanish fashion designer known for his simple but elegant designs.
Fragrances include Angel Schlesser Femme (2000), Angel Schlesser Homme (2002), Essential for women (2004), Essential for men (2006), Esprit de Gingembre (2007), Angel Schlesser Homme Oriental Edition (2009), Oriental Dream (2010), Ambre Frais Homme & Femme (2009), Flor de Naranjo & Madero de Naranjo (2011), So Essential (2011), Pirouette (2012), Oriental Soul (2013), Agua de Jazmin & Agua de Vetiver (2013), Angel Schlesser Pour Elle (2014), Pour Elle Sensuelle (2016).
Where to buy: in the US, easily found at the online fragrance discounters.
Website: Angel Schlesser
Japanese cosmetics, skincare & fragrance company founded in 1988. Fragrances include Annayake Pour Elle and Annayake Pour Homme (2000).
Recent releases include Matsuri (2006), Tomo (2007), Miyabi (2009), Annayake Pour Elle Light (2010), An'na (2011), Tomo Fresh (2012), Annayake Love (2013), Kuroi & Shiroi (2014), Bonheur (2015), Tsukiyo (2015), Kimitsu (2016).
One perfume, Anné Pliska, which is something of a cult favorite.
Where to buy: online at Luckyscent. Samples can be ordered directly from the brand's website, see below.
Website: Anne Pliska
Recent additions include Rose Cut (2014).
Website: Ann Gérard
Independent perfume company established in Indiana in 1980.
Recent releases include Journeys (2009), Wild West (2010).
Website: Annie Oakley
Women's clothing chain. The first store was opened in 1954; today, there are over 800 stores, including those operated under the names Ann Taylor Loft and Ann Taylor Factory.
Fragrances were introduced in 1994 with Destination.
Website: Ann Taylor
Best known for their home fragrances. Three personal fragrances were introduced in 2006, including Citrus Sorbet, White Tuberose and Fig & Vetiver.
See reviews for Aqua Verbena and Pomegranate & Mint diffusers.
Where to buy: online at Aedes.
Antica Farmacista was established in Italy in the early 1980s, and is currently owned by two Americans. They have a line of personal and home fragrances, including the popular Vaniglia, Mandarino e Bourbon.
Website: Antica Farmacista
Perfume line founded by Antonia Bellanca, who established a florist's shop in East Hampton in 1981 and eventually decided she wanted to "capture the scent of her shop in a bottle". The first fragrance, Antonia's Flowers, appeared in 1984; the line now also includes Floret and Tiempe Passate.
Website: Antonia's Flowers
Spanish actor whose fragrance line is produced under arrangements with Puig Beauty.
Recent releases include Spirit for women (2005), Antonio (2006), Blue Seduction for Men (2007), Blue Seduction for Women (2008), Seduction in Black for Men (2009), The Secret (2010), Blue Fresh Seduction for Men & For Women (2010), The Golden Secret (2011), Splash Seduction (2012), Her Secret (2012), Electric Seduction (2013), Her Golden Secret (2013), Cocktail Seduction (2014), King of Seduction (2014), Urban Seduction (2015), King of Seduction Absolute (2015), Radiant Seduction (2016), Queen of Seduction (2016), The Secret Night & Her Secret Night (2016).
Where to buy: drugstores or mass market chain stores.
Website: Antonio Banderas
Website: Antonio Puig
All natural perfume house established in 2006 by Anya McCoy, the founder of naturalperfumery.com and president of the Artisan Natural Perfumers Guild. Three fragrances, Riverside (now River Cali), Pan and Fairchild, were introduced in 2006.
Recent releases include Kaffir & Temple (2007), Kaffir Cologne (2009), Starflower (2009), MoonDance (2009), Kewdra (2010), Amberess & Light (2010), White Smoke (2011), Royal Lotus (2011), Enticing (2015), Strange Magic (2017).
Website: Anya's Garden
Where to buy: at the website, or at one of the 2 boutiques in Los Angeles, or at Barneys in New York. In London, try Harvey Nichols.
Website: Ron Robinson
The Berlin-based indie natural line of Tanja Bochnig, who also founded Aroma Yoga.
Website: April Aromatics
See Miriam Mirani.
Aquolina is an offshoot of the Italian cosmetics company Selectiva. They have a line of yogurt-based bath & body products called Aquolina Yogurt and a skincare line for teens called Aquolina Viso; other offshoots include hair care, lip gloss and home fragrance products.
Recent launches include Pink Sugar Luxury Extract (2008), Tweety (2008), Pink Sugar Sensual (2009), Pink Sugar Sparks (2012), Gold Sugar (2012), Steel Sugar (2012), Simply Pink (2013), Black Sugar (2013), Pink Flower (2015), SweetMe (2018).
Where to buy: online at Sephora and at selected online fragrance discounters.
Los Angeles based company founded in 1996 and best known for their bath & body products and home fragrances. See review for Monogram Series Soy Candles: Key Lime & Neroli / Sweet Pea & Jasmine.
Personal fragrances were introduced in 2008 with Pomegranate and Grapefruit.
Recent releases include Boticario de Havana and Milk (2009/2010).
Website: Archipelago Botanicals
Spanish fashion design house founded in 1986.
Fragrances include Armand Basi Femme & Homme (1999), Basi Femme & Basi Homme (2001), In Red (2002), In Blue (2005).
Recent releases include Lovely Blossom (2007), Silver Nature (2008), Sensual Red (2009), L'Eau Pour Homme (2010), Rose Glacée (2011), Happy in Red (2012), Wild Forest (2013), Rose Lumière (2013), Blue Sport (2013), In Red Blooming Bouquet (2015), In Me (2016).
Website: Armand Basi
See Giorgio Armani.
Indie perfume line established in 1995 by Maria McElroy and Shinya Yokota. The Japan-inspired line of Geisha fragrances includes Geisha Violet, Geisha Green, Geisha Rouge, Geisha Noire, Geisha Blue, Geisha Blanche, Geisha Pink, Geisha O-cha, Geisha Nobara-cha and Geisha Hana-cha.
Website: Aroma M
Niche line established in 2011 by architect and designer Carlos Huber. In 2013, Huber won Fashion Group International's Rising Star award. Six fragrances were in the initial collection: Flor Y Canto, Anima Dulcis, Fleur de Louis, L'Etrog, Infanta en Flor, & Aleksandr. See also: review of St. Regis Caroline's Four Hundred room spray. In 2014, Arquiste developed two fragrances for retail chain J. Crew, No. 31 and No. 57.
New releases include Boutonniere no. 7 (2012), L'Etrog Acqua & The Architect's Club (2014), Nanban (2015), Él & Ella (2016), Esencia de El Palacio Azahares, Magnolios & Vetiveres (2016), Sydney Rock Pool (2018).
Indie house established in 2004 by Lisa Fong and specializing in 100% natural perfumes.
Recent releases include Blue Lotus Tabac & Edenwood (2007), Coffee Flower/Havana (2008), Ondine & Rayon Vert (2010), Orchard (2011), Saveur de l’Abricot (2013), Golden Hour (2013), Ozymandias (2014), La Colombe (2015).
Website: Artemisia Natural Perfume
Niche perfumery founded in Grasse in 2006 by Peter Milsted of the custom fragrance site Perfume Lab. You can read a description of the initial 7 fragrances here; also see review of no. 6, Spice Smoked Wood.
Website: Art of Perfumery (website no longer active)
The original Aspen fragrance for men was launched in 1989. The brand is now owned by Coty and has two fragrances for men, Aspen and Aspen Discovery, and one for women, Aspen Sensation.
Where to buy: drugstores and mass market chain stores, or at online fragrance discounters.
British luxury goods house established in 1871. One unisex fragrance, Asprey Purple Water, introduced in 2004.
British brand originally established in 1799. The line was repackaged and relaunched in 2013 with five fragrances based on scents in the archives: 24 Old Bond Street, The British Bouquet, The Odd Fellow's Bouquet, Fashion Decree and The Nuptial Bouquet.
Recent releases include Oud Save the King & Oud Save the Queen (2013), Rose in Wonderland, Lavender on the Rocks & Posh on the Green (2014), 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract (2014), Jasmine in Tangerine (2014), Amber Empire, The Excelsior Bouquet & Love in Idleness (2015), The Big Bad Cedar, My Fair Lily & Scilly Neroli (2016), Her Majesty The Oud & His Majesty The Oud (2016), Californian Poppy (2017), Pirates’ Grand Reserve (2017), Falling in Leaves (2017), 41 Burlington Arcade (2017), Mint & Tonic (2017).
Website: Atkinsons 1799
Attar perfume oils.
Website: Attar Bazaar
French niche line established in 1994 by Catherine Fructus and specializing in perfumes, herbal products and home fragrances.
See reviews for Esprit de Chine, Esprit de Cuir & Esprit de Chypre.
Where to buy: From the website (see below) in France.
Perfume oils, including Egyptian Goddess.
Website: Auric Blends
Handcrafted perfumes by California-based perfumer Serena Ava Franco. In addition to ready-made perfumes, Ava Luxe has custom perfume services and a line of vintage "dupes".
See review for Ava Luxe Ultra Rich Body Lotion.
Recent releases include Madame X (2006), Shisa (2007), No. 23 (2007), Honey, Sin & Madeline (2007), Hong Kong Garden (2008), Sacred (2008), Rosa de la Luz (2008), Amande & Oeillet (2011), Green Tara (2011), Skin2 (2011), Vanille Jolie (2013), Violett Tabak & Tabak Kretek (2016).
Website: Ava Luxe
Where to buy: at Aveda salons and boutiques (see link below).
Line of all-natural perfumes first established in 2001 as Quinta Essentia. Perfumer Ayala Sender has over 70 ready-made perfumes available, and a custom perfume service is available on request.
Recent releases include Sabotage, Yasmin & Zohar (2006), Kinmokusei (2006), Film Noir (2007), Roses et Chocolat (2007), Coralle (2007), Tirzah (2007), Immortelle l'Amour (2007), Gigi, Gaucho & Incarnation (2008), Vetiver Racinettes (2008), The Purple Dress (2009), Hanami (2009), Frangipanni Gloves (2010), New Orleans (2011), Orcas (2011), Etrog (2012), Treazon (2012), Musk Malabi & Sandal Ale (2014), Narkiss (2014), Komorebi (2015), Sunset Beach (2016), Coal Harbor (2016), Inbar (2017), <3 (2018).
Where to buy: through the website (see below)
Website: Ayala Moriel
Apparel and beauty line of Kimora Lee Simmons, former fashion model and spouse of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons (see also: Phat Farm). The fragrances are created under licensing arrangements with Coty.
Where to buy: department stores and online fragrance discounters.
Website: Baby Phat
US-based fashion house founded by Mark Badgley and James Mischka in 1988. The line has expanded into something of a lifestyle brand, but is still "most famous for their exquisitely wrought dresses with elaborate handiwork, which have an Old World elegance inspired by early Hollywood movies" (Miami Herald, 3/13/2007). The label was acquired by Escada in 1992 and is currently owned by The Iconix Group (formerly Candie's). The fragrance license was held by Elizabeth Arden; it moved to TPR Holdings by 2018.
Website: Badgley Mischka
High-end men's fashion line established in the 1990s under Hugo Boss chairman Werner Baldessarini. The Baldessarini brand name was sold in 2006. Since 2011 the fragrances are made under licensing arrangements with Mäurer & Wirtz.
Fragrances include Baldessarini Del Mar (2005), Baldessarini Ambre (2007), Baldessarini Del Mar Marbella (2008), Baldessarini Strictly Private (2008), Baldessarini Del Mar Seychelles (2009), Baldessarini Private Affairs (2011), Baldessarini Secret Mission (2012), Baldessarini Nautic Spirit (2013), Baldessarini Ultimate (2015), Cool Force (2017), Ambré Oud (2017), Cool Force Sport (2018).
Website: Baldessarini Fragrances
Casual clothing chain owned by Gap, Inc. Fragrances include Classic (1995), M (1995), W (1995), Modern (1997), BR (2002).
Recent fragrance releases include Classic Limited Edition (2008), Republic of Men & Republic of Women (2009), Wildbloom (2011), Wildbloom Vert (2012), Wildblue (2012), Wildbloom Rouge & Wildblue Noir (2013), Modern (2014), Icon Collection (2017).
Website: Banana Republic
Franco-Vietnamese fashion designer based in Paris. One fragrance, Barbara Bui Le Parfum, introduced in 2004 (and later discontinued).
Website: Barbara Bui
California based fashion chain established in 1976. Fragrances are currently produced under arrangements with InterParfums; the first fragrance with InterParfums was in 2009 with Bebe Eau de Parfum (two earlier scents from the 2000s are now discontinued).
Perfume house founded by Kristen Becker and John Eshaya.
Website: Becker Eshaya
Uk-based niche line that debuted in 2007 with 4 fragrances: Perfect Day, Perfect Night, Perfect Man, Perfect Man Alternative.
Recent introductions include Essence of Oud: Black Ebony, White Leather, Royal Saffron & Precious Amber (2011), No. 3 (2011), Noble Incense (2012), Vetiver Spice (2012), Emerald Oud, Blue Diamond Oud & Ruby Oud (2013), Velvet Santal, Riviera Lime, Orris Florentina & Majestic Cedar (2014), Refined & Exquisite (2014?).
Website: Bella Bellissima
Cosmetics & skincare firm. Fragrances were introduced in 2003 with Maybe Baby.
Recent releases include B Spot (2008), Laugh With Me Lee Lee, Something About Sofia and My Place or Yours Gina (2009), Garden of Good & Eva, Lookin’ to Rock Rita and So Hooked on Carmella (2010), Ring My Bella (2011), See & Be Seen Sasha (2012), Under My Spell Noelle (2013), Always In The Mood Miss Gina (2014).
Perfume house established in Toulouse in 1902, and best known for their Violettes de Toulouse (1936).
Recent releases include Violette Cherie (2008), Violette Divine (2009), Les Contes Bucoliques (2010), Colognes Grand Crus (2015), Oud Wa Misk, Oud Wa Ward & Oud Wa Vanillia (2015), Vânira Moorea (2016), Russkaya Kozha (2016), Bergamote Indigo & Bois Ambré (2017), Maasaï Mara (2017), Violette (2017), Hoja De Cuba (2017), Péng Lái (2018).
UK-based "range of toiletries inspired by the stylish, chic and sophisticated elegance of the roaring twenties"; as of early 2008, the scents included Fig & Cherry, Lavender, Lime & Clarysage, White Tea and Rose Petal.
Recent releases include the BSQ Natural Couture Range (White Muguet, White Amber & White Bergamot, 2008), Black Cassis (2012).
Website: Berkeley Square Cosmetics
See Creative Universe.
American fashion designer who opened her first boutique in 1969. Her first scent, Betsey Johnson, launched in 1992, and was followed by Ultra in 1998. Both were produced in-house rather than under licensing arrangements.
Her first widely distributed fragrance, also called Betsey Johnson, debuted in 2006 under arrangements with Colorful Licenses. In 2010, the license passed to Inter Parfums; later that year she launched Vintage Betsey by Betsey Johnson.
Where to buy: department stores and online discounters.
Website: Betsey Johnson
The fragrance line of singer Beyoncé Knowles. Fragrances are made under licensing arrangements with Coty, and debuted in 2010 with Beyoncé Heat.
You can see our collection of Beyoncé fragrance commercials here.
Recent fragrance releases include Heat Rush (2010), Beyoncé Pulse (2011), Pulse Summer Edition (2012), Midnight Heat (2012), Beyoncé Pulse NYC (2013), Beyoncé Heat The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013), Rise (2014), Heat Wild Orchid (2014), Rise Sheer (2015), Heat Kissed (2015), Heat Seduction (2016), Shimmering Heat (2017).
Where to buy: department stores and online discounters.
Website: Beyoncé Parfums
Hamburg-based niche perfume house established in 2006 by Thorstein Biehl, and styled as a "free space for perfume artists who can present their extraordinary creations to an audience". All of the fragrances are limited edition. See reviews for eo01 and pc01.
Recent launches include gs03 (2013).
Website: Biehl Parfumkunstwerke
Menswear and jewelry designer Bijan Pakzad founded his business in Beverly Hills in 1976. The boutique was open by appointment only, and was advertised as the most expensive menswear store in the world. Bijan passed away in 2011.
Fragrances were introduced in 1987 with Bijan for men and Bijan for women. Subsequent releases include Bijan With A Twist for women (2000), Bijan With A Twist for men (2001), Bijan Wicked Man & Wicked Woman (2005).
American fashion house of William Blass, who started as a designer in 1946 and established his own line in 1970. He sold the company and retired in 1999, and passed away in 2002. The fragrance license is currently held by First American Brands.
Fragrances were introduced in 1970 with Bill Blass For Men. Bill Blass for women followed in 1978. Later releases include Basic Black, Nude and Hot (all 1990) and Amazing (1999).
Where to buy: at department stores or online fragrance discounters.
Website: Bill Blass Fragrances
Recent releases include Biotherm Force Homme (2010), Eau de Paradis (2010), Vanessa Bruno L'Eau (2011), Eau Oceane (2012), Aquafitness (2013), Eau Fraiche (2014) Biotherm L'Eau (2015), Eau Soleil (2016), Eau Relax (2017).
Perfume oil "blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone".
Website: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Italian niche line introduced in 2011 with four unisex fragrances corresponding to the basic blood types in the ABO blood groupsystem: A, B, AB and O.
Website: Blood Concept
Italian fashion line founded in the 1970s by designer Anna Molinari. There are several offshoots, including the luxury line Anna Molinari and the youth-oriented Blugirl.
Fragrances are developed under licensing arrangements with ITF, and were introduced in 2009 with Bellissima.
Recent additions include Blugirl Jus No.1 (2010), Bellissima Parfum Intense (2010), Bellissima Acqua di Primavera (2011), Innamorata (2012), Innamorata Lovely Rose (2013), Anna (2014), Ninfea (2015), Rosa (2016), Dange-Rose (2017).
Where to buy: at department stores and online discounters.
See Acqua di Parma.
UK-based niche line introduced in 2008 by hair stylist & creative director Michael Boadi. There are three collections: a bespoke range, a “private collection” range comprising 33+ perfumes available by private consultation, and the ready-to-wear Victorious collection.
Where to buy: in the UK at Selfridges or Harrods, in the US at Luckyscent.
Website: Boadicea the Victorious
Makeup artist who established her own line of cosmetics in 1991. The company was bought by Estee Lauder in 1995; Brown announced she would leave the brand in 2016.
Where to buy: at major department stores.
Website: Bobbi Brown
Purveyor of bath and body products; their line includes a number of essential and perfume oils, and the popular fragrance China Rain. Body Time also sells a "perfume and cologne base", or diluent, which can be blended with perfume or essential oils to create Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette.
Recent fragrances include Shakespeare in the Park (2012).
Website: Body Time
Ski and sportswear company established in Germany by Olympic skier and filmmaker Willy Bogner in 1932, and now run by his son, Willy Bogner Jr. Fragrances include Bogner Snow, Bogner High Speed, Bogner Wood, and Bogner Man.
Where to buy: the fragrances are primarily marketed in Germany and other European countries, but can sometimes be found at the online fragrance discounters in the US.
Recent releases include Vento di Fiori and Comme La Luna (2008), Le Voluttuose Kimono Rose, La Vaniglia and Notturno Fiorentino (2010), Oltremare & Come L’Amore (2012), Rosa di Filare (2012), Limited Art Collection (2013), Oro 1920 (2013), Aethereous, Spigo 1920 & Verde di Mare (2014), Come il Sole (2015), Nagud (2015), Itruk (2015), Ancora Amore, Rosa 23, Virtu & Magia (2016).
Website: Bois 1920
Recent releases include Borsari Floralia: Rosa Regina, Iris Imperiale, Gardenia Suprema & Peonia Reale (2014).
Where to buy: in the US at the online fragrance discounters.
A small perfume house located in the French Quarter of New Orleans; it was originally established in 1843 as the Doussan French Perfumery. The Bourbon French line now includes the fragrances formerly sold under the name Lagniappe Oaks.
Recent releases include La Vie Nouvelle (2007).
Website: Bourbon French
Small line with one perfume, Brandy, created by owner Patricia Namm.
Where to buy: online at Miomia.
French niche brand established by perfumer Emilie Bouge in 2010. The initial ten fragrances included Agaressence, Ambre noir, Avenue Montaigne, Eau Blanche, Eau Trouble, Hâram (renamed Farah), L’amoureuse, Contre Pouvoir, Esprit Mondaine and Eau Libre.
Where to buy: in the US at Indiescents.
American clothing brand established in 1818 by Henry Sands Brooks, and known for introducing the ready-to-wear suit to the US. The fragrance license is currently held by Inter Parfums.
Website: Brooks Brothers
Italian line of perfume oils. See review for Bruno Acampora Jasmin.
Website: Bruno Acampora
German company established in 1993 as a maker of upscale men's underwear; the company has since expanded into watches, swimwear, and fragrance (under arrangements with Procter & Gamble). The company motto is "not for everybody".
Fragrances were introduced in with 2000 with Bruno Banani Man, followed the next year by Bruno Banani Woman.
Subsequent launches include Time to Play Man & Time to Play Woman (2002), Woman Scent From Hell & Scent From Heaven for men (2003), Pure Man (2005), Pure Woman (2007), Magic Man (2008), Magic Woman (2009), Made for Men (2009), Made for Women (2011), Dangerous Man (2011), Dangerous Woman (2013), Absolute Man (2014), Absolute Woman (2015), Woman's Best (2017), Man's Best (2017).
Website: Bruno Banani
Bruno Fazzolari is a San Franciso-based visual artist who says his work is "inspired by his own experience of abstraction and synesthesia (seeing scents)." Fragrances debuted in 2013, and include Monserrat, Lampblack, Jimmy, Five and Au Delà.
Website: Bruno Fazzolari
Italian fashion brand established in 1973; the early designs were by Gianni Versace. The Byblos Blu line is geared towards younger consumers.
Recent releases include Byblos Woman (2006), Byblos Man (2007), Byblos Water Flower (2007), Byblos Essence (2008), Passion (2010), Elementi di Byblos (2010), Miss Byblos (2012), Fusion (2013), Miss Byblos Special Edition (2013), Butterfly (2014), Luna & Sole (2014).
By Mark Buxton
See Mark Buxton Perfumes.