This page lists perfume houses with names starting with the letters F and G. Perfume houses are alphabetized by first name, so that “Francesco Smalto” is listed under F. Some perfume houses have their own pages — if the name is a link, click on it.
This page was last updated on 26 April 2013.
Nice-based fashion line established in 1961, and later acquired by Nordstrom. Fragrances were introduced in 1994 with Faconnable.
Fragrances are produced under arrangements with the Jacques Bogart Group.
Italian fashion house established in 1925, and known especially for their leather goods, furs, and other luxury goods.
Fragrances were introduced in 1985 with Fendi for women. Subsequent releases include Fendi Uomo (1988), Asja (1993) and Life Essence (1996). See review for Fendi Theorema (1998).
In 2006, the license for the Fendi fragrance line passed from Gucci to Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, and the prior Fendi fragrances were discontinued. The first launch under LVMH was Fendi Palazzo (2007). In 2009, LVMH announced that Palazzo would also be discontinued.
See Salvatore Ferragamo.
The luxury car maker was established in 1929.
The fragrance license is held by Perfume Holding (formerly Morris). Fragrances include Ferrari Red and Ferrari Black (1999).
Recent releases include Extreme Ferrari (2006), Ferrari Uomo (2009), Ferrari Scuderia (2010), Ferrari Light Essence Bright (2011?), Ferrari Black Shine (2011), Ferrari Essence Oud (2012), Ferrari Silver Essence (2012), Ferrari Red Power (2012), Essence Musk, Scuderia Ferrari Racing Red & Signature Black (2013).
Where to buy: at department stores and fragrance discounters, or from the brand’s online store.
French fashion designer specializing in lingerie. One fragrance, Fifi Chachnil.
Website: Fifi Chachnil
Filles des Iles
Estee Lauder-owned brand established in 2004, and sold exclusively at Kohls in the United States.
Where to buy: Kohls.
Website: Flirt Cosmetics
Small niche line founded by Susan and Tor Kenward in California’s Napa Valley. They currently market one fragrance, Cielo. They also produce Olivina, a bath and body line. In 2010, the line was renamed Olivina.
German niche line established by Roland Tentunian.
Fragrance house established in London by barber Juan Famenias Floris in 1730. The company is still family-owned. Well-known fragrances include Malmaison, Edwardian Bouquet and Summer Limes.
Recent releases include Night Scented Jasmine, introduced as a limited edition in 2005 and added to the regular line in 2006, Madonna of the Almonds (2009), Snow Rose & Rose Musquée (2009), Floris 280 (2010), Amaryllis (2010), Wedding Bouquet (2011), Sirena & Mahon Leather (2011), Royal Arms Diamond Edition, Victorious & Spencer Hart Palm Springs (2012), Cherry Blossom (2013).
See review for Grapefruit & Rosemary home fragrance.
Perfumery established in Grasse in 1926 and named for painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. They produce a wide range of reasonably priced fragrances and body products, and also operate a perfume museum.
In 2005, Fragonard launched a high end line in limited distribution, Confidentiel, with four fragrances (Soudain, Mensonge, Cette Nuit La and Apres Tout). Mensonge & Cette Nuit La have since joined the “regular” Fragonard line and the Confidentiel line appears to have been discontinued.
Recent releases include Eclat and F! (2006), Billet Doux (2006), Belle de Soleil (2008), Fleur de Vanille (2008), Caresse (2008), Etoile (2009), Marché aux Fleurs, Bleu Riviera and Riviera Riviera (2009), Premier Péché (2010), Sieste & Desert for men (2010), Mademoiselle Amour & Belle Chérie (2011), Frivole & Toujours Fidèle (2012), Belle de Nuit Intense, Muguet & Confidentiel (2013), Le Jardin de Fragonard (2013).
Fragrances of Ireland was established in 1983 by Brian Cox and Donald Pratt with the launch of Innisfree for Women. Patrick for Men followed in 1984. Other scents include Connemara (1990) and the brand’s best-seller, Inis (1998).
Recent fragrances include Inis Ōr (2007), Caru (2009), Inis Moonlight (2010).
Website: Fragrances of Ireland
Menswear designer. Fragrances include Smalto (1998) and Fullchoke (2005).
Website: Francesco Smalto
Niche line which debuted in 2004 with the fragrance Frank no. 1, followed by Frank no. 2 the following year.
Recent releases include Frank No. 3 (2007).
Website: Frank Los Angeles
French niche line from the well-known Cognac house. The perfume range was established by Béatrice Cointreau, great granddaughter of Pierre Frapin and managing director of the Frapin estate. Their debut fragrance, 1270, launched in 2002 and was named for the year the family settled in the Cognac region of France. The line also includes home fragrance.
Recent releases include Terre de Sarment, Esprit de Fleurs, Passion Boisée & Caravelle Epicee (2007), L’Humaniste (2009), Frapin 1697 (2011), Speakeasy (2012).
California-based perfume line established in 2002 by Terri Weitzman. Fragrances include Breathe, Oh Baby, Dream, My Lulu and Zoe. Shimmer sprays are available in Tangerine Kiss, Berry Cute & Peachy Keen.
Note: in early 2008, Fresh Scents by Terri announced a going out of business sale. Later in the same year, Terri Weitzman launched a new brand, Terri Michele, in collaboration with Michele Kaplan.
Argentine professional tennis player who retired in the 1990s.
Fragrances were introduced with Gabriela Sabatini in 1989. Subsequent perfumes include Magnetic (1993), Devotion & Devotion for Men (2001), GS Daylight (2002), Private Edition, Temperamento (2004), Elegance (2005) and Ocean Sun (2006).
Recent releases include Latin Dance (2008).
Website: Gabriela Sabatini
Perfume house established in Grasse in 1747. Galimard sells several ready-made perfumes, and in addition, offers factory tours and a “create your own fragrance” boutique.
Clothing house best known for men’s sportswear. Gant was founded in the US in 1949, but is now a Swedish company. Fragrances are currently produced under arrangements with Elizabeth Arden.
American casual clothing chain founded in 1969, and originally focusing on jeans and t-shirts. The Gap currently operates over 3,000 clothing stores under the names The Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapBody, etc, and also operates the Old Navy and Banana Republic chains, among others.
Fragrances were introduced in 1994 with four unisex scents: Grass, Earth, Day and Heaven. Subsequent launches include Dream (1995), Om (1996), So Pink (2001), Gap Scent Editions (2005, 12 mix-n-match oils).
Recent releases include Gap Bath+Body Sugar Snap, Island Hop, Rain Check, Night Fall, Sunny Side, Love Shack, Moon Walk & Peace Train (2007), Gap Body Coconut Tuberose, Lavender Tea, White Amber, Mandarin Jasmine, Velvet Bloom & Washed Cotton (2007), G7 Mixed, Bold, Spiked (2007), Individuals Natural, Original, Visionary & Lover (2007), Close (2009), Stay (2010), Core (2010), Near for women, Deep for men (2011).
Where to buy: at freestanding Gap or Gap Body stores or on the website (see below).
Fragrance line established by Topper Schroeder, who wanted to create colognes “without irritating skin or asthmatic reactions”. The line now includes Gendarme, Gendarme Green, Gendarme V, Gendarme 20, Carriere and Grabazzi. In 2006, Gendarme released a new series, 7 Sinful Scents.
Recent releases include Gendarme Sky (2007).
Where to buy: sephora, selected department stores or online fragrance discounters.
Barber George Trumper established his business in London in 1875. The line offers men’s grooming and fragrance products; the first unisex fragrance, GFT, was introduced in 1999.
Website: Geo F Trumper
British fashion house founded in 1984 by Tanya Sarne. Fragrances were introduced in 2000 with Ghost by Ghost. As of early 2012, the fragrances were being produced under arrangements with Designer Parfums.
Recent releases include Ghost Sheer Summer (2005), Ghost Cherish (2005), Ghost Summer Flirt (2006), Ghost Anticipation (2007), Ghost Sweetheart (2008), Ghost Luminous (2009), Ghost Captivating (2010), Enchanted Bloom (2011), Ghost Whisper (2012), Ghost Moonlight (2013), Ghost Whisper Blush (2013).
Where to buy: at freestanding Ghost stores in New York or Los Angeles, or at the online fragrance discounters. In the UK, there are freestanding stores in London, or try Harvey Nichols, Liberty or Selfridges.
Italian fashion designer who started as an architecture student, then established his own line in 1974. He was the artistic director at Christian Dior from 1989 until 1997 while also maintaining his Ferré brand in Milan. Gianfranco Ferré passed away in 2007; he was succeeded by designer Lars Nilsson (Nilsson left Ferré in early 2008).
Recent releases: Bergamotto Marino (2005), Ferre for women (2005), Ferre for men (2006), Ferre Rose (2007), GF Ferre Bluemusk (2007), Ferre Rose Diamond Edition (2008), Acqua Azzurra (2008), Ferre Rose Princesse (2008), In The Mood For Love (2009), In the Mood For Love Pure (2010), In The Mood For Love Tender & In the Mood For Love Man (2011).
Website: Gianfranco Ferré
Ginestet was established as a wine merchant in Bordeaux in 1897. In the early 2000s, they released three wine-inspired fragrances: Le Boisé (red wine), Sauvignonne (dry white wine), and Botrytis (Sauternes).
Mme. Alix Grès was born Germaine Emilie Krebs in 1903. She began designing under the name “Alix Barton” in the 1930s, then launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. She was originally trained as a sculptor, and became famous for her flowing, draped haute couture designs. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she resisted the move into more profitable ready-to-wear lines, and the once famous house eventually went bankrupt in the 1980s. Grès passed away in 1993.
Recent releases include Caline (2005), Caline Night (2006), Fleur de Cabotine and Ambre de Cabochard (2007), Caline Sweet Appeal (2007), Hommage a Marlene Dietrich My Dream, My Life & My Passion (2008), Cabotine Delight (2008), Hommage a Greta Garbo Mythos, Sphinx & Goddess (2009), Cabotine Gold (2009), Cabotine Aquarelle, Cabotine Sensuelle (2009), Caline Exotic Moments (2010), Caline Blooming Moments and Caline Tender Moments (2010), Cabotine Green Summer and Cabotine Moonflower (2010), Cabotine Floralisme & Cabotine Cristalisme (2011), Grès Cabotine Fleur d’Ivoire & Cabotine Fleur de Passion (2011).
English perfume house originally established in 1835 and relaunched in collaboration with Roja Dove of the Haute Parfumerie at Harrods. Three perfumes from the back catalog were introduced in 2009: Phul-Nana, Shem-el-Nessim and Hasu-no-Hana.
New releases include Betrothal (2011), Diamond Jubilee Bouquet (2012), Black Label Floral Veil, Amelia, Golden Chypre & Saffron Rose (2012).
Jeanswear and fashion house established in California in 1981 by the Marciano brothers. They gained notoriety for their sexy ad campaigns and what has been described as their “signature slutty look” (Business Week, 6/5/2006).
Fragrances were introduced in 1990 with Guess Women, followed by Guess Man in 1991; both were produced under arrangements with Revlon and were eventually discontinued. Following a new agreement with Parlux, Guess re-entered the fragrance market with Guess for women (2005) and Guess Man (2006). In January 2010, the Guess fragrance license will go to Coty Beauty.
Other recent launches include Guess Gold (2006), Guess Suede (2007), Guess by Marciano (2008), Guess by Marciano for Men (2009), Seductive (2010), Seductive Wild Summer (2011), Seductive I’m Yours (2011), Seductive Homme (2011), Seductive Sunkissed (2012), Seductive Homme Blue (2012), Guess Girl (2012).
Where to buy: at Guess stores or online fragrance discounters.
French fashion house of designer Guy Laroche. The house was established in 1957; Laroche died in 1989.
Fragrances were introduced in 1966 with Fidji, which according to Michael Edwards “pioneered a new generation of fresh perfumes” (Perfume Legends, p. 135). Subsequent fragrances include Drakkar (1972), J’ai Ose (1977), Drakkar Noir (1982), Clandestine (1986), Horizon Pour Homme (1993).
The Guy Laroche fragrances are produced under arrangements with L’Oreal.
Website: Guy Laroche
American pop star who began her career in the 1990s with the band No Doubt. Her first solo album, Love.Music.Angel.Baby. appeared in 1994, and inspired the name of her fashion label, L.A.M.B., which debuted in 2003.
Her first fragrance, L by L.A.M.B., was introduced in 2007.
Recent releases include Harajuku Lovers (2008), Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies (2009), Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties (2010), Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style (2010), Harajuku Lovers G of the Sea (2011), Super G (2011), Jingle G (2011).
Fragrances are produced under arrangements with Coty.
Website: Gwen Stefani