Perfume Houses ~ A to B

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.

Jump to: Perfume Houses C :: D-E :: F-G :: H-J :: K-L :: M :: N-O :: P :: Q-R :: S :: T :: U-Z.

This page was last updated on 31 July 2014.

4160Tuesdays

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, The Dark Heart of Old Havana, The Lion Cupboard, Invisible Ben, Evil Max, The Sexiest Scent on the Planet.

Where to buy: at Luckyscent in the US, Les Senteurs in the UK, or from the website.

Website: 4160Tuesdays

4711
AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo

See La Via del Profumo.

Abinoam

Niche perfume house established in 2006 with four fragrances: Corazon, Beleza, Desejo and Cobice. A fifth fragrance, Inveja, followed.

Where to buy: A complete list of retailers is on their website.

Website: Abinoam

Absolument

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).

Recent launches include Absolument Homme (2007), Absolument Femme (2012), La Treizième Note Femme & Homme (2013), Aqua di Aix (2014).

Where to buy: at First in Fragrance in Germany.

Website: Absolument

Acca Kappa

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).

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

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”.

Recent releases include Vanille Ambree (2009), R de Rose (2010), Terre de Cedre (2010), Chypre Essentiel, Absolu Tiare (2012?).

Acqua di Biella

A perfumery established in 1871 at Biella, Italy. As of early 2007, there were four fragrances: no. 1, Baraja, Janca and Bursch.

Recent releases include Ca' Luna (2008?), Cashmere Twill (2008), Kid Mohair (2009).

Where to buy: online at Luckyscent. In Germany, try First in Fragrance.

Website: Acqua di Biella

Acqua di Parma
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

Adidas

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).

Website: Adidas

Aesop

Australian botanical skincare company founded by Dennis Paphitis in 1987.

The first fragrance was Marrakech (2005), followed by Mystra (2006), Marrakech Intense (2014).

Where to buy: In the US, try Aedes, Barneys or Luckyscent. In the UK, available at Liberty.

Website: Aesop

Aftelier
Agallocha

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

Agatha

The perfumery of fashion designer Agatha Brown, now based in Aruba. The range includes Agatha, Mystery of Agatha, Conquest, Imperial Jade for women and Imperial Jade for men.

Recent releases include Hearts & Flowers (2007?).

Website: Agatha

Agatha Paris

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), Love Forever Love (2013), Love Glam Love (2014).

Website: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agent Provocateur

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).

Where to buy: In the US, try Nordstrom or the online fragrance discounters.

Website: Agent Provocateur

Agonist Parfums

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).

Where to buy: at Avery or Luckyscent in the US, First in Fragrance in Germany, or from the website.

Website: Agonist Parfums

Agraria

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.

Where to buy: online at Aedes or Beautyhabit.

Website: Agraria

Ajne

Line of all-natural perfumes, ready-made and custom. Recent releases include Citron Regenerez (2006).

Where to buy: at Henri Bendel's in New York City, at their boutique in Carmel, California, or online (see below).

Website: Ajne

A Lab on Fire

See S-Perfume.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua

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

Alexander McQueen

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.

Recent releases include MyQueen Light Mist (2007).

Where to buy: at major department stores or at the online fragrance discounters.

Website: Alexander McQueen

Alfred Sung

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.

Recent releases include Jewel (2005), Bijou (2006), Joya (2006), Always (2009).

Where to buy: at major department stores or at the online fragrance discounters.

Website: Alfred Sung

Alvarez Gomez

Madrid-based perfume house best known for their Agua de Colonia Concentrada, a citrus-based classic cologne.

Recent releases include Barberia (2012).

Where to buy: in the US at MiN New York.

Website: Alvarez Gomez

American Beauty

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.

Recent releases include Beloved (2008), Beloved Moments (2009), Beloved Red Rose (2009), Beloved Purple Blossom (2010), True Delight (2010)

Where to buy: Kohls

Website: American Beauty

American Eagle

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).

Website: American Eagle

Amouage
Anamor

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.

Website: Anamor

Andrea Maack

Reykjavík-based conceptual artist who launched her first fragrances, Smart, Craft and Sharp, in 2010.

Recent launches include Silk & Dark (2011), Coal (2012), Coven (2013).

Where to buy: in the US at Luckyscent, in the UK at Harvey Nichols.

Website: Andrea Maack

Andre Gas

French jeweller whose first fragrance, Ensolleile Moi, launched in 2006.

Website: Andre Gas Parfums

Angela Flanders

Small British perfume house established by Angela Flanders in the 1980s. You can read a shopping report on the Angela Flanders boutique in London here.

Recent releases include Aqua Alba (2012), Sakura (2013), Breath of Hope (2014).

Website: Angela Flanders

Angel Schlesser

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).

Where to buy: in the US, easily found at the online fragrance discounters.

Website: Angel Schlesser

Anna Sui
Annayake

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).

Website: Annayake

Anne Pliska

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

Annick Goutal
Ann Gérard

Paris jeweler Ann Gérard launched her debut fragrances in 2012 with Ciel d’Opale, Perle de Mousse and Cuir de Nacre.

Recent additions include Rose Cut (2014).

Where to buy: online in the US at Beautyhabit, Indigo Perfumery or Luckyscent. Overseas at Jovoy Paris in France, Bloom Perfumery in the UK.

Website: Ann Gérard

Annie Oakley

Independent perfume company established in Indiana in 1980.

Recent releases include Journeys (2009), Wild West (2010).

Website: Annie Oakley

Ann Taylor

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.

Recent releases include Possibilities (2007), Chic (2010), Ann Taylor The Signature Fragrance (2013).

Website: Ann Taylor

Anthousa

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.

Website: Anthousa

Antica Farmacista

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.

See also, reviews for: Acqua Room & Linen Spray, Peonia Romantico fragrance diffuser.

Where to buy: Online at b-glowing and Beautyhabit. A list of retailers is also available on the Antica Farmacista website.

Website: Antica Farmacista

Antonia's Flowers

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.

Recent releases include Sogni del Mare (2007), Rokka (2012).

Website: Antonia's Flowers

Antonio Banderas

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).

Where to buy: drugstores or mass market chain stores.

Website: Antonio Banderas

Antonio Puig

Website: Antonio Puig

Anya's Garden

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).

Website: Anya's Garden

Apothia

Apothia is a beauty boutique owned by Ron Robinson. Their first fragrance, the cult favorite IF, was launched in 2001, and was followed by Velvet Rope in 2005 and L Eau de Parfum in 2006.

Recent releases include Pearl (2009).

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: Apothia

Aqaba

See Miriam Mirani.

Aquolina

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.

They introduced their first perfume, the very popular Pink Sugar, in 2003. Chocolovers and Blue Sugar for men were launched in 2006.

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).

Where to buy: online at Sephora and at selected online fragrance discounters.

Website: Aquolina

Aramis
Archipelago Botanicals

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

Armand Basi

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).

Website: Armand Basi

Armani

See Giorgio Armani.

Aroma M

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.

Recent releases include Geisha Marron (2006), Geisha Noire Eau de Parfum (2007), Geisha Amber Rouge (2011).

Where to buy: at Indiescents, Luckyscent or Miomia; a complete list of retailers is available on the Aroma M website.

Website: Aroma M

Arquiste

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.

New releases include Boutonniere no. 7 (2012), L'Etrog Acqua & The Architect's Club (2014).

Where to buy: in the US at Barneys, Osswald or Aedes; in Canada at Etiket.

Website: Arquiste

Artemisia Natural Perfume

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).

Website: Artemisia Natural Perfume

Art of Perfumery

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)

Aspen

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.

Website: Aspen

Asprey

British luxury goods house established in 1871. One unisex fragrance, Asprey Purple Water, introduced in 2004.

Website: Asprey

Atelier Cologne
Atkinsons

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).

Where to buy: in the UK at Harrods or Selfridges, in the US at Barneys.

Website: Atkinsons 1799

Attar Bazaar

Attar perfume oils.

Website: Attar Bazaar

Auguste

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.

Website: Auguste

Auric Blends

Perfume oils, including Egyptian Goddess.

Website: Auric Blends

Ava Luxe

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).

Website: Ava Luxe

Aveda

Line of hair care, body and skin products founded in 1978, and now owned by Estee Lauder. See review for Aveda Shampure candle.

Recent fragrance releases include Rose Attar Pure Fume Absolute (2007, limited edition), Yatra Pure Fume (2007), Ancient Attar & Aveda Men (2008).

Where to buy: at Aveda salons and boutiques (see link below).

Website: Aveda

Avon
Ayala Moriel Parfums

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).

Where to buy: through the website (see below)

Website: Ayala Moriel

Azzaro
Baby Phat

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.

Fragrances include Baby Phat Goddess (2005), Golden Goddess (2006), Fabulosity (2008), Seductive Goddess (2008), Dare Me (2010), Luv Me (2011).

Where to buy: department stores and online fragrance discounters.

Website: Baby Phat

Badgley Mischka

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 is held by Elizabeth Arden.

Fragrances were introduced in 2006 with Badgley Mischka, followed by Fleurs de Nuit in 2007; Couture in 2009.

Website: Badgley Mischka

Baldessarini

See Hugo Boss.

Balenciaga
Balmain
Banana Republic

Casual clothing chain owned by Gap, Inc. Fragrances include Classic (1995), M (1995), W (1995), Modern (1997), BR (2002).

In 2006, Banana Republic launched the Discover Collection with five new fragrances: Alabaster, Jade, Rosewood, Slate & Black Walnut. Malachite & Cordovan followed in 2007.

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).

Website: Banana Republic

Barbara Bui

Franco-Vietnamese fashion designer based in Paris. One fragrance, Barbara Bui Le Parfum, introduced in 2004 (and later discontinued).

Website: Barbara Bui

Bath & Body Works
Beauty of Bathing

Upscale bath & body offshoot of The Thymes. Their first and only collection was Coco Monoi, introduced in 2008 and discontinued in 2010.

Bebe

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).

Recent fragrance releases include Bebe Sheer (2010), Bebe Gold (2011), Wishes & Dreams (2012), Desire (2013), Bebe Nouveau (2013), Bebe Love (2014), Nouveau Chic (2014).

Website: Bebe

Becker Eshaya

Perfume house founded by Kristen Becker and John Eshaya.

Fragrances were introduced in 2005 with Be. Golden Amber followed in 2007.

Website: Becker Eshaya

Bella Bellissima

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), Noble Incense (2012), Vetiver Spice (2012), Emerald Oud, Blue Diamond Oud & Ruby Oud (2013), Velvet Santal, Riviera Lime, Orris Florentina & Majestic Cedar (2014).

Website: Bella Bellissima

Benefit

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).

Website: Benefit

Benetton
Berdoues

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).

Website: Berdoues

Berkeley Square Cosmetics

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

Beth Terry

See Creative Universe.

Betsey Johnson

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.

Recent releases include Too Too (2011), Too Too Pretty (2012).

Where to buy: department stores and online discounters.

Website: Betsey Johnson

Beyoncé

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).

Where to buy: department stores and online discounters.

Website: Beyoncé Parfums

Biehl Parfumkunstwerke

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).

Where to buy: online at Luckyscent in the US or First in Fragrance in Germany.

Website: Biehl Parfumkunstwerke

Bijan

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).

Recent releases include Bijan Black for women and Bijan Black for men (2006), Bijan Nude for women & Bijan Nude for men (2007).

Website: Bijan

Bill Blass

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).

Recent releases include The Fragrance From Bill Blass (2007), Bill Blass Couture 1, 3, 6 & 7 (2008), Mr Blass (2009), Bill Blass Couture 8 (2009).

Where to buy: at department stores or online fragrance discounters.

Website: Bill Blass Fragrances

Biotherm

"Dermobiotic" spa & skincare line currently owned by L'Oreal. The line includes several fragranced body sprays: Eau d'Energie, Eau Vitaminee & Eau Pure.

Recent releases include Biotherm Force Homme (2010), Eau de Paradis (2010), Vanessa Bruno L'Eau (2011), Eau Oceane (2012), Aquafitness (2013), Eau Fraiche (2014).

Website: Biotherm

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Perfume oil "blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone".

Website: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Blood Concept

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.

Recent releases include +MA (2012), Red +MA (2012), Black Series (2013), XL & PH (2014).

Where to buy: in the US at Luckyscent, in the UK at Bloom, in Germany at First in Fragrance, in France at Jovoy.

Website: Blood Concept

Blumarine

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).

Where to buy: at department stores and online discounters.

Website: Blumarine

Blu Mediterraneo

See Acqua di Parma.

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful

See Lush.

Boadicea the Victorious

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.

See reviews for Invigorating, Explorer, Exotic.

Recent releases include the Oud Collection (2009), Warrior & Warrioress (2009).

Where to buy: in the UK at Selfridges or Harrods, in the US at Luckyscent.

Website: Boadicea the Victorious

Bobbi Brown

Makeup artist who established her own line of cosmetics in 1991. The company was bought by Estee Lauder in 1995. Bobbi Brown fragrances include Bobbi (1998), Beach (2002) and Bath (2006).

Recent releases include Almost Bare (2008), Bobbi's Party (2011), Bobbi Brown Bed (2012).

Where to buy: at major department stores.

Website: Bobbi Brown

Body Time

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.

See reviews of Green Fig and Egyptian Musk.

Recent fragrances include Shakespeare in the Park (2012).

Website: Body Time

Bogner

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.

Website: Bogner

Bois 1920

Italian niche line established in 2005 by Enzo Galardi and named for a shop his grandfather owned in Florence in the 1920s. See reviews of Sutra Ylang, Sandalo e The and 1920 Extreme.

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).

Where to buy: at Luckyscent or parfumsraffy in the US, at First in Fragrance in Germany.

Website: Bois 1920

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Borsari

Perfume house established in 1870 in Parma, Italy, by barber Lodovico Borsari. Their first (and best-known) fragrance was Violetta di Parma; see also brief review of Acqua della Macchia Mediterranea.

Where to buy: in the US at the online fragrance discounters.

Bottega Veneta
Boucheron
Bourbon French

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

Brandy

Small line with one perfume, Brandy, created by owner Patricia Namm.

Where to buy: online at Miomia.

Website: Brandy

Brécourt

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, L’amoureuse, Contre Pouvoir, Esprit Mondaine and Eau Libre.

Recent releases include Mauvais Garçon (2011), Rosa Gallica (2012), Poivre Bengale (2013).

Where to buy: in the US at Indiescents.

Website: Brécourt

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Brooks Brothers

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.

Recent fragrances include Brooks Brothers New York (2008), Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers (2009), Madison, Black Fleece Red, White & Blue (2010), Miss Madison (2012).

Website: Brooks Brothers

Brosseau

See Jean Charles Brosseau.

Bruno Acampora

Italian line of perfume oils. See review for Bruno Acampora Jasmin.

Recent releases include Bianco & Nero (2012), Volubilis (2013).

Where to buy: in the US at Luckyscent or MiNNewYork.

Website: Bruno Acampora

Bruno Banani

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).

Website: Bruno Banani

Burberry
Bvlgari
Byblos

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).

Website: Byblos

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See Mark Buxton Perfumes.

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