This page lists perfume houses with names starting with the letters D and E. Perfume houses are alphabetized by first name, so that “Damien Bash” is listed under D. Some perfume houses have their own pages — if the name is a link, click on it.
This page was last updated on 11 June 2013.
Where to buy: at Kohls.
Small niche line with five fragrances: Lucifer no. 1, Lucifer no. 2, Lucifer no. 3, Lucifer no. 4 and Sin.
Website: Damien Bash
Perfume house established in 1932 by Javier Serra. Their first release was the now iconic Tabu (1932). Other well known fragrances include Ambush and Canoe.
Dana’s prestige offerings were reconfigured for the mass market over the years, and the company was acquired, along with Houbigant, by Renaissance Cosmetics in 1994. Renaissance filed for Chapter 11 in 1999; its brands were acquired by New Dana Perfumes, later renamed Dana Classic Fragrances. Dana Classic Fragrances markets Chantilly, Tabu, Ambush, Love’s Baby Soft, Love’s Fresh Lemon, Love’s Rainforest, Love’s Soft Jasmin, Canoe, Navy, and English Leather, among others.
Website: Dana Classic Fragrances
California-based perfume house established in 1993 by Danica Siegal Hyman. The “I Am” collection includes 10+ scents under the names I am passion, I am wild, I am good, etc.
Where to buy: at hamptonct or directly from Danica Aromatics.
Website: Danica Aromatics
French fashion house. Designer Daniel Hechter is perhaps best known for his ready-to-wear clothing.
Fragrances were introduced in 1989 with Caractere. Subsequent releases include Sport (1999), Contact (2003).
Recent releases include Hechter Paris (2007).
Website: Daniel Hechter
He is the well-known soccer player, she was formerly Posh Spice of the Spice Girls.
Fragrances are created under arrangements with Coty, and include David Beckham Instinct (2005), Intimately Beckham for him & for her (2006), Intense Instinct (2007), Intimately Beckham Night for him & for her (2007), Instinct After Dark (2008), Beckham Signature for Him, Beckham Signature for Her (2008), David Beckham Pure Instinct (2009), Beckham Signature Story (2009), Instinct Ice (2010), Intimately Beckham Yours (2010), Beckham Signature Summer (2011), David Beckham Homme (2011), Instinct Sport (2012), The Essence by David Beckham (2012), David Beckham Urban Homme (2013), David Beckham Classic (2013).
Website: Beckham Fragrances
French niche line of perfumes and home fragrance.
Recent releases include Imma (2006).
Where to buy: at beautyhabit in the US.
Website: Des Filles a la Vanille
Indie natural perfumes and perfumed chocolates by Isabelle Aurel. See review of Chocolat Jasmin.
Website: Desire in Sunlight (website no longer active)
Brand established in 2004 by Clean Perfume’s Randi Shinder in collaboration with American pop star Jessica Simpson, and specializing in gourmand bath, body & fragrance products. It has since been discontinued.
Website: Dessert Beauty (no longer active)
Niche beauty and fragrance line established in Paris in 1905. Fragrances include 1905, Sheliane and Alizee for women; Aeroplane, Escrimeur and Yachting for men.
Belgian-American designer who introduced the iconic wrap dress in the early 1970s. Her fashion business eventually lapsed, but was relaunched in 1997.
Her first fragrance, Tatiana, was named for her daughter and launched in 1975. Later scents included D (2003).
Where to buy: at department stores and discounters.
Italian jeans & sportwear company.
Under arrangements with Marbert Cosmetics, Diesel launched several fragrances, including Diesel Plus Plus (1997), Diesel Zero Plus (1999) and Green (2002). Those fragrances are all now discontinued.
Recent releases include Fuel for Life Unlimited (2008), Only The Brave (2009), Fuel for Life Summer (2009), Fuel for Life Summer 2010 (2010), Fuel for Life Denim (2011), Loverdose (2011), Only The Brave Tattoo (2012), Fuel For Life L’Eau (2012), Fuel for Life Spirit (2013).
Where to buy: department stores and online discounters.
Italian fashion design house founded in 1982 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Their first fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana, launched in 1992. Later releases include Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (1994), Light Blue (2001) and Sicily (2003).
In 2009 the D&G label introduced The D&G Fragrance Anthology with five scents: Le Bateleur 1, L’Imperatrice 3, L’Amoureaux 6, La Roue de la Fortune 10 and La Lune 18. La Force 11 followed later in 2009; 14 La Tempérance and 21 Le Fou in 2011.
Other releases include Dolce & Gabbana The One (2006), Light Blue Pour Homme (2007), The One For Men (2008), L’Eau The One (2008), Rose The One (2009), The One Gentleman (2010), Velvet Collection (2011), The One Sport (2012), Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino & Light Blue Living Stromboli Pour Homme (2012), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme & Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme (2012), The One Desire (2013), Velvet Desert Oud & Velvet Tender Oud (2013).
Fragrances were produced under licensing arrangements with Euroitalia until mid-2006, after that, with Procter & Gamble.
Where to buy: at major department stores or online discounters.
Website: Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Carceni was established in Rome in 1913 as a bespoke men’s tailor, and became known for creating clothing for various celebrities. Caraceni’s descendents still operate as tailors in Milan, but the Domenico Caraceni brand name was purchased by Gianni Campagna in 1998.
Three fragrances, Domenico Caraceni 1913, Ivy League & Loren.
Website: Domenico Caraceni
Small niche perfume house of Doris Brugger. There are two fragrances, Goldmund and Narziss.
Where to buy: luckyscent.
Single note and blended perfume oils. See review for Dragonfly Blue Shea Butter.
Website: Dragonfly Blue
Florence-based line of Dr. Paulo Vranjes, the original founder of Antica Farmacista.
Website: Dr Vranjes
Brooklyn-based indie perfume line that debuted in 2008 as a collaboration between a musician (DS) and an architect (Durga). The original collection includes 5 Originals & 3 Solos for women, 6 Originals & 3 Solos for men. See reviews for Cowboy Grass, Marblehead Reds, Barbados, $, Vetyver & Juniper.
Recent releases include Resin (2009), Nine new fragrances (2011; see reviews for Poppy Rouge, The Orchid Drinkers, & Five Step Waltz), Staghorn Sumac (with Joya, 2011), Hollywood Regency (2011), Bowmakers (2012), D.S. & Durga + J. Crew Homesteader’s Cologne Water (2013).
In 2009, DS & Durga launched a number of fragrances for the Anthropologie chain. These are all in limited edition and are sold at selected Anthropologie stores; fragrances include Beverly Hills 1985 (2009), East Mid East, Royal Purpure, Smoked Amber & 1538 Rheims (2009), Shake Shake Senora, Petitgrain Sur Fleur & Pomelo Blossom (2010).
In 2013, DS & Durga introduced the HYLNDS range, with Bitter Rose, Broken Spear; Isle Ryder; and Pale Grey Mountain, Black Lake.
Where to buy: at beautyhabit, from the website, which also lists brick ‘n mortar stores carrying the line, or at Anthropologie (see above).
Website: DS & Durga
Fashion line established in Milan in 1994 by Dean and Dan Caten, twin brothers from Canada. According to The Independent, “DSquared’s brand of tarty chic – American trailer trash with Italian tailoring – has made the label popular with everybody from high street rip-off merchants and footballer’s wives to Giorgio Armani, the antithesis of DSquared’s camp irreverence, who even attended one of their shows.” (3/10/2005)
Recent releases include He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood (2009), She Wood Velvet Forest Wood (2009), He Wood Ocean Wet Wood & She Wood Crystal Creek Wood (2010), He Wood Silver Wind Wood & She Wood Golden Light Wood (2010), Potion (2011), Potion for Woman (2012), Potion Blue Cadet (2013), Potion Royal Black (2013).
Where to buy: in the US at Nordstrom and Sephora.
British luxury goods house founded by Alfred Dunhill. The fragrance license will pass from Procter & Gamble to InterParfums in early 2013.
Fragrances were introduced in 1934 with Dunhill for men. Other fragrances include Dunhill Edition (1984) and X-Centric (2001).
Where to buy: at major department stores or online discounters.
Fragrance line founded in 2004 by Kareema and Felice McLendon. As of mid-2006 there were five fragrances: Belle, Eclectic, Ocean, Indulge and Tranquil.
Recent releases include Fig, Fruit Noir and Tropic (2007).
Eau d’Italie is the niche perfume line established by the Sersale family, owners of the Positano hotel Le Sirenuse. The first fragrance, Eau d’Italie, was introduced in 2005 (see also review for the matching body products). It was followed by Paestum Rose, Bois d’Ombrie and Sienne l’Hiver (all 2006).
Website: Eau d’Italie
Los Angeles boutique founded by Viktoria Fisch, and featuring accessories, jewelry and fragrances. The Ebba “Miss Collection” of scents includes Miss Alex, Miss Marisa, Miss Pilar and more.
Recent releases include Miss Marisa Tropical (2005), By Sea and By Sand (2006), By Sky (2008), Miss Marisa Zest, Miss Marisa Fleur (2009), Miss Marisa Marine (2010), Boho Collection (2010), Tea Collection (2011).
Line of natural skin care, cosmetics & fragrances.
Website: Ecco Bella
French line established in 1822 by Edmond Coudray.
Recent releases include Esperys (2007), Iris Rose (2012).
Website: E Coudray
French rugby-inspired clothing brand. Fragrances were introduced with Oval in 2006.
Subsequent fragrances include Eau de Sport (2007), Rugby (?), Pink Fizz (2009).
Website: Eden Park
Apparel and accessories by French designer Christian Audigier, inspired by the tattoo designs of Ed Hardy.
The line’s first fragrances, Ed Hardy Man by Christian Audigier and Ed Hardy Woman by Christian Audigier, launched in early 2008, under licensing arrangements with New Wave. In 2012, the fragrance license passed to Elizabeth Arden.
Where to buy: department stores & online discounters.
Website: Ed Hardy
French niche line established by Pierre Aulas, who was previously a consultant for Thierry Mugler Parfums. The line debuted in 2009 with 7 fragrances: Poopoo Pidoo, Sacré Coeur, Piège à Filles, Jamais le Dimanche, Fool For Love, Me Myself and I & Prends Garde à Toi.
Website: Ego Facto
American actress whose fragrances are produced under arrangements with Elizabeth Arden. Her success in the fragrance world inspired scores of celebrities to enter the perfume market. Taylor passed away in 2011.
Taylor’s first fragrance, Passion, launched in 1987. Annick Goutal, who had a prior perfume called Passion, sued over the name; originally Taylor was allowed to keep the name but told to remove the fragrance from the high-end stores where the Goutal brand was sold, later, the two companies came to an amicable settlement.
Other fragrances include White Diamonds (1991), the Fragrant Jewel Collection (1993, including Diamonds & Emeralds, Diamonds & Rubies and Diamonds & Sapphires), Black Pearls (1996), Forever Elizabeth (2002), and Gardenia (2003).
Recent releases include Violet Eyes (2010).
Website: Elizabeth Taylor
San Francisco-based perfumery founded in 1995 by Albert Nichols and Michael Lindsay, and named for Nichols’ great-grandmother. As of mid-2006, there were 12 fragrances in the line, including the popular Sweet Tea. See review for Magnolia Bath Gel.
Recent releases include Neroli Chamomile (2006).
In 2009, ElizabethW opened a boutique in San Francisco.
Where to buy: from the website, or email for a list of retail stores.
Fashion design house established by Herbert Gallen in 1949. Linda Allard joined the company as designer in 1962; under her design direction Ellen Tracy became one of the most popular sportswear lines in the United States. The brand was acquired by Liz Claiborne in 2002, after which Gallen & Allard both retired. In 2010, the fragrance license was acquired by Palm Beach Beauté.
Website: Ellen Tracy (no fragrance information)
Where to buy: at luckyscent, or at Henri Bendel in New York.
Website: Ellie D
French fashion house founded by Emanuel Ungaro, the son of an Italian tailor. He worked for Cristobal Balenciaga before establishing his own line in 1965. The fragrance and fashion businesses are currently owned by Ferragamo.
Fragrances include Diva (1982), Senso (1987), Desnuda (2001) and Apparition (2004).
Recent releases include Apparition Homme (2005), Apparition Sun (2006), Apparition Facets and Apparition Homme Intense (both 2007), Ungaro Ungaro (2007), Apparition Sky (2007), Ungaro Man (2008), Ungaro Party (2009), Apparition Pink, Apparition Cobalt Homme (2010), Diva Rose (2011), Apparition Exotic Green & Apparition Wild Orange (2011), L’Amour Fou (2011).
Website: Emanuel Ungaro
Italian fashion designer (d. 1992). Pucci was a skiier, and started out in the fashion industry as a skiwear designer. He was best known for his bold, brightly colored print designs, and was often called the “Prince of Prints”.
Pucci’s fashion business was purchased by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy in 2000. Christian Lacroix was subsequently brought in as Creative Director. Since 2006, Matthew Williamson has been Creative Director.
Fragrances were introduced in 1966 with Vivara, followed by Signor Vivara in 1970. Several others followed, but the fragrance line was eventually discontinued. In 2007, Pucci launched a new version of Vivara.
Website: Emilio Pucci
Italian fashion design house founded in 1910 and known primarily for their menswear. Fragrances include Essenza di Zegna (2003). The license for the Zegna fragrance line was held by L’Oreal until 2011, when it passed to Estee Lauder.
Recent releases includeZ Zegna (2005), Essenza di Zegna Acqua d’ Estate 2006, Z Zegna Design by Ducati (2006), Zegna Intenso (2007), Essenza di Zegna Acqua d’Estate 2007, Z Zegna Extreme (2007), Z Zegna Fresh (2008), Zegna Colonia (2009), Zegna Forte (2010), Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012), Zegna Uomo (2013).
Website: Ermenegildo Zegna
German fashion design house established by designer Margaretha Ley (d. 1992) and her husband, Wolfgang Ley, in 1976.
The line’s first fragrance, Escada by Margaretha Ley, launched in 1990. Escada Collection debuted in 1997, and for many years, it was released each year in a limited edition packaged to reflect the latest designs in Escada’s couture line (the fragrance itself remained the same). Other launches include Escada Sentiment (2000), Magnetism (2003) and Escada (2005).
A series of yearly limited edition summer “fashion fragrances” was inaugurated in 1993 with Chiffon Sorbet, followed by Summer in Provence (1994), Ocean Blue (1995), Jardin de Soleil (1996), Que Viva Escada (1997), Sunny Frutti (1998), Loving Bouquet (1999), Lily Chic (2000), Tropical Punch (2001), Sexy Graffiti (2002), Ibiza Hippie (2003), Island Kiss (2004), Rockin Rio (2005), Pacific Paradise (2005), Sunset Heat (2006), Moon Sparkle (2007), Ocean Lounge (2008), Marine Groove (2009), Taj Sunset (2010), Cherry In The Air (2013).
Recent fragrances include Into the Blue (2006), S by Escada (2007), Incredible Me (2008), Desire Me (2009), Absolutely Me (2010), Especially Escada (2011), Especially Escada Delicate Notes (2012), Especially Escada Elixir (2013).
Where to buy: at sephora, major department stores or online fragrance discounters.
Perfume house founded in 2005 by Berlin-based perfumer Geza Schoen in collaboration with the UK companies ThisCompany and MeCompany. Fragrances include Molecule 01, consisting solely of the aroma chemical Iso E Super, and Escentric 01.
Website: Escentric Molecules
Clothing company established in the late 1960s in San Francisco, and now headquartered in Germany and Hong Kong.
Fragrances were introduced in 2000 with Esprit Scents + Senses, a set of six perfumes. Other fragrances include Life by Esprit (2003), Horizon Man & Horizon Woman (2006), Esprit Connect Him, Her, Us (2007), Night Life by Esprit Man & Woman (2007).
Recent releases from Esprit include Dynamic Life (2008), Esprit Celebration (2008), Groovy Life (2009), VIP Life (2009), Esprit Imagine (2010), Celebration Happy Vibes (2010), Jeans Style (2011), Urban Nature (2011), Urban Nature Summer (2012), Simply You (2012), Your Life (2013).
Fragrances are produced under arrangements with Coty.
Home and personal fragrance line established in France; now part of the Nippon Kodo Group.
Recent releases include Pivoine, Tonka & Cedre (2006), Sensuelle Russie (2006), Ambre, Collection Couleurs, Secrete Afrique & Passion Bresil (2006-2007), Classic Chypre & Modern Chypre (2007), Angelic Flower, Oriental Flower, Sonata Flower, Cuir, Patchouli & Balade creole (2008), Les Orientaux: Ambrorient, Orientalissime, Oriental Spice (2008), Esprit de Thé (2009), Bois Velours & Bois Plume (2009), Baume Tolu (2010), Belle au Parfum de Oud (2012).
Everlast was established in the Bronx in 1910 as a swimwear manufacturer; today, they are best known for boxing apparel.
Youth-oriented Italian fashion line launched in 1996 by clothing manufacturer Ittierre.