This page lists perfume houses with names starting with the letters H through J. Perfume houses are alphabetized by first name, so that “Hugo Boss” is listed under H. Some perfume houses have their own pages — if the name is a link, click on it.
This page was last updated on 24 May 2013.
Where to buy: at drugstores and discount chains.
Website: Halle Berry Fragrances.
American fashion designer (Roy Frowick Halston, 1932-1990), who started as a hatmaker (he created the famous pillbox hat worn by Jackie Kennedy), and later became one of the most popular designers of the 1970s. In 2009, Marios Schwab was appointed Creative Director.
Fragrances were introduced in 1975 with Halston for women, in the bean-shaped bottle by Elsa Peretti. Other releases include Halston Z-14 (1976), Catalyst for women (1993), Catalyst for men (1995), and Unbound (2001).
The Halston fragrance line is now owned by Elizabeth Arden.
Japanese fashion designer. Her first foray into fragrance was a short-lived effort with Shiseido in 1970; her signature fragrance for which she is known today was launched in 1995. The official name of the fragrance was Hanae Mori; it is now known as Butterfly. Different colored butterflies decorate the packaging of each concentration (Eau de Toilette is pink, Eau de Parfum is blue, Parfum is red).
Subsequent fragrance releases include HM for men (1997) and Haute Couture (1999).
Recent releases include Magical Moon (2006), Hanae Mori No. 1 (2010), Hanae Mori No. 2 (2010), Hanae Mori No. 3 (2011), Hanae Mori No. 4 (2011), Hanae Mori No. 6 (2012), Hanae Mori No. 7 (2012), Hanae Mori HiM (2012).
Where to buy: at major department stores or online perfume discounters.
Website: Hanae Mori Parfums
See Gwen Stefani.
Company established by Anne and Alexis Hardouin-Finez. Their first fragrance launch was Dinner by Bobo (2002). In 2007, they launched the Filles des Iles Sunny Fragrance Collection (Sparkling Floral, Exotic Floral, Sensual Floral).
James Heeley is a British designer living in Paris. He is best known for his vases, but also creates furniture and other home accessories. The fragrance range includes Eau de Menthe, Eau d’Iris, Eau de Cedre, Eau de Verveine. See review for Eau de Figuier.
Recent releases include Fine Leather, Spirit of the Tiger and Cardinal (2006), Sel Marin (2008), Ophelia (2009), Oranges And Lemons Say The Bells Of St. Clement’s (2010), Hippie Rose (2011), Bubblegum Chic, L’Amandière & Agarwoud (2012).
French designer who started with hand-painted Tshirts, then launched a couture collection in 1989. The house was purchased by BCBG in the late 1990s, and Leger was subsequently ousted. He now designs under the name Herve Leroux.
Website: Herve Leger
Small family-owned house from the Spanish island of Ibiza. One fragrance: Hierbas de Ibiza.
Website: Hierbas de Ibiza
American actress and pop singer; became famous after starring in the Disney television series Lizzie McGuire.
Fragrances are produced under arrangements with Elizabeth Arden.
Where to buy: department stores and online discounters.
Website: Hilary Duff
French niche line specializing in all-natural, certified organic perfumes. The line debuted in 2008 with five fragrances: Chaman’s Party, Bonté’s Bloom, Nu Green, Sexy Angelic and Honoré’s Trip.
Website: Honoré des Prés
Small jewelry company founded in 2005 by Symine Salimpour. The first fragrance debut was Lo.
Website: Hors La Monde
The Hotel Costes opened in Paris in 1991; designer Jacques Garcia’s maxim was said to have been “all things in excess”. According to Frommers, “Fashion types gravitate toward this hotel for its grand style and location close to some of Paris’s most upscale shops. It is one of the shining stars of Paris.”
Website: Hotel Costes
Perfume house established by Jean Francois Houbigant in 1775. Like Guerlain, Houbigant was patronized by royalty in the early days of its history, but unlike Guerlain, it has not survived into the modern era with its reputation intact.
Houbigant Fougère Royale (1882) was the first perfume to use the synthetic coumarin, and is thus sometimes called the first modern perfume (although others give that honor to Guerlain Jicky). Quelques Fleurs, introduced in 1912, was “the first modern floral-bouquet perfume” (Scents of Time, p. 95). Both fragrances were discontinued in the 1950s, then relaunched in the 1980s. Quelques Fleurs and Fougère Royale, along with the flanker Quelques Fleurs Royale, are now almost all that remains of the original Houbigant prestige fragrance line (others include Houbigant Apercu, first released in 1925, and Duc de Vervins).
Other historical Houbigant fragrances that were originally introduced as prestige scents, such as Chantilly (1941) and Raffinee (1982), have long since been repositioned as mass-market fragrances.
Houbigant’s ownership is too complicated to relate in detail. The firm, or what was left of it, filed for bankruptcy in 1993, then was acquired (along with Dana) 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 still sells Chantilly and a few other Houbigant perfumes, but they do not use the Houbigant name.
The prestige line, now called Houbigant Paris, has been owned by the Perris family since 2005. They distribute Quelques Fleurs and Fougère Royale. Recent releases include Orangers en Fleurs (2012).
Where to buy: the Houbigant Paris prestige line can be found at selected department stores, including Neiman Marcus.
Wisconsin-based independent perfume house of Jane Langdon, established in 2000.
Website: House of Rose
Perfume house established in New Orlean’s French Quarter in 1931, and best-known for their Tea Olive scent.
Niche line established by Sebastian Fischenich and Tobias Muksch, and named for their respective grandmothers. Their debut fragrance is Skarb (2007).
Website: Humiecki & Graef
Yes, that Hummer. The sport utility vehicle brand marketed by General Motors entered the fragrance market in 2004 with Hummer for men, produced under licensing arrangements with Riviera Concepts, and later acquired by Elizabeth Arden.
Website: Hummer Stuff
Fragrance line of French DJ David Guetta and his wife Cathy Guetta. Two fragrances, Ibiza for women (2004) and Ibiza for men (2007).
Recent releases include Pink Power (2008).
Ibiza Parfums (no longer active)
Italian sportswear house with several fragrances, including Iceberg Effusion, Iceberg Twice and Iceberg Fluid.
Recent releases include The Iceberg Fragrance (2008), The Iceberg Fragrance For Men (2009), Eau de Iceberg (2010), Eau de Iceberg Cedar Pour Homme, Jasmine Pour Femme (2010), Burning Ice (2012), Eau de Iceberg Amber Pour Homme, Wild Rose Pour Femme (2012), Eau de Iceberg Sensual Musk, Eau de Iceberg Sandalwood & Eau de Iceberg Oud (2013).
UK-based niche brand established by Michael Boadi of Boadicea the Victorious and made famous when Kate Middleton chose their White Gardenia Petals perfume for her wedding fragrance.
See review for Tomato Leaf.
Italian niche line established by Silvana Casoli. See review for Vetiver de Java.
Recent releases include Chocolat Frais, Aventure & G11 (all 2006), Blanche Jacinthe, Songe de Tulipe, Coquelicot & Imprinting (2008), Osé, Pioggia Salata (2009), Nuda (2010), Cannabis, Ginger (2010), Fleur de Bambù & Santal Rouge (2011).
Website: il Profumo
Niche house established by Janet Piedlilato. One fragrance, Beyond Forever.
French high-end niche fragrance house launched in 2007 with three fragrances: Isvaraya, Manakara and Tihota. Each is limited to an initial production run of 999 bottles; by purchasing one, you join the “Indult club” and thereby gain the privilege of being able to buy more of the scent in question.
Where to buy: in the US at luckyscent, in France at Sephora or via Indult (see below).
Indult (website now defunct)
San Francisco-based niche perfume house of Ineke Ruhland. Ruhland was born in Canada, and studied perfumery at ISIPCA in France before working as an apprentice at Quest. The line debuted in 2006 with four fragrances, A ~ After My Own Heart, B ~ Balmy Days & Sundays, C ~ Chemical Bonding and D ~ Derring-Do.
Recent releases include E ~ Evening Edged in Gold (2008), F ~ Field Notes from Paris (2009), G ~ Gilded Lily (2010), Floral Curiosities: Briar Rose, Angel’s Trumpet, Scarlet Larkspur & Poet’s Jasmine (exclusive to Anthropologie, 2011), Hothouse Flower (2012), Sweet William (exclusive to Anthropologie, 2012).
French model and fashion designer. An eponymous fragrance was launched in 1999; it has since been discontinued and a second eponymous fragrance was launched in 2004.
Where to buy: in the US, at online fragrance discounters, but it is hard to know which version you are getting (1999 or 2004) unless you are familiar with the bottle designs.
California-based line of organic personal and home fragrances. Infusion Organique was established in 2008 by Ron Chavers of Cosmetix West and Carole Vialars.
Website: Infusion Organique
Small niche line established by Frederic Burtin. The first fragrance, Cologne a la Russe, was adapted from a formula used by a French spa, Institut Tres Bien, that operated in Lyon in the 1930s. Pierre Bourdon, the perfumer who developed the new version, also created two new fragrances for the line, Cologne a la Francaise and Cologne l’Italienne.
Recent releases include Tres Russe (2006).
In 2009, the brand announced they were in “intermission”.
Website: Institut Tres Bien
In 1966, Florentine perfumer Giovanni di Massimo discovered 16th century manuscripts detailing the formulas for perfumes commissioned by Catherine de Medici, and the line i Profumi di Firenze was born. Mother/daughter team Rosie and Miryana Babic discovered the line in Italy, and founded Isabella Imports to distribute the fragrances in the United States.
Recent releases include Costa Mediterranea (2005), Fiori del Cielo (2006), Miela Rosa (2006), Mirra (2006), Incanto (2007), Muschio Bello (2007, later renamed Muschio e Ambra), Terra di Siena and Magnifico 9: Peperoncino (2007), Dolce Amaro & Brezza di Mare (2008), Verde Bosco & Tuscania (2008), Dolce Patchouly, Manto di Rugiada and Vetiver di Giava (2011), Osmanto & Plenilunio (2012), Frangipane e Cocco (2012).
Where to buy: apothia, beautyhabit, fourseasonsproducts, lacremebeauty, Black Satin (Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas) and selected Barneys stores. In Canada, try theperfumeshoppe or the Rosenstein Paris boutique in Montreal.
Website: Isabella Imports
Recent releases include Mythologies Box of Smells (2009).
Website: Irie Wash
Brazilian fashion designer. Fragrances were introduced in 2007 with Isabela Capeto.
Recent releases include Isabela Capeto II (2008).
Website: Isabela Capeto
Website: Isabel Derroisne
Isabella Rossellini, daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini, is an actress and model. She was a spokesmodel for Lancome for almost 15 years.
A cosmetics line under her name launched in 1999, but has since been discontinued. Fragrances were introduced in 2000 with Manifesto, later renamed My Manifesto. Recent releases include Storia (2006).
The fragrance line is produced under arrangements with Coty.
Website: Isabella Rossellini (website no longer operational)
Men’s skincare and grooming line established by Emily Dalton and Curran Dandurand in 2000.
Fragrances were introduced in 2001 with Signature, now called Signature Silver Mark. Signature Black Mark and Signature Blue Mark were launched in 2005; and the trio was christened “Liquid Magnetism”.
Recent releases include JB Eau de Parfum (2010).
Where to buy: beauty.com, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Website: Jack Black
Jacomo started as a leather goods store in New York. In 1970, they released their first scent, Eau Cendree for men, which was followed by Chicane for women.
The very informative website includes a list of all Jacomo releases, including Silences (1978), Jacomo de Jacomo (1980) and Paradox (1998).
Perfume and cosmetics company founded by Jacques Konckier in the 1970s.
The Jacques Bogart Group also owns or controls licenses for a number of other fragrance brands, including Faconnable, Naf Naf, Bugatti, Ted Lapidus.
French fashion designer who showed his first collection in 1937 and became well-known for his glamorous designs, including Rita Hayworth’s wedding gown. Fath died in 1954 and the house fell into obscurity by the end of the decade. Since the early 1990s, several attempts have been made to revive the business. The house changed hands yet again in 2006, and Eric Tibusch was hired as designer.
Fragrances launched during Fath’s lifetime include Iris Gris, Fath de Fath, Green Water and Canasta; later introductions include Fath Pour L’Homme. Most of the fragrance business was discontinued in the 1970s, but Green Water and Fath de Fath were relaunched in the 1990s.
In the late 2000s, the Jacques Fath fragrance license was acquired by Panouge. The line up in 2009 included: Green Water, Fath de Fath, Pour l’Homme, and Irissime (an “homage” to the original Iris Gris).
The perfume line of the British luxury automobile manufacturer. Fragrances were introduced in 1988 with Jaguar For Men. Subsequent releases include Jaguar Classic (2002), Jaguar Performance (2003), Jaguar Woman (2004), Jaguar Fresh Man & Jaguar Fresh Woman (2005).
Recent releases include Jaguar Prestige (2008), Jaguar Prestige Spirit (2009), Jaguar Vision (2010), Jaguar Woman Ivory Edition & Purple Edition, Jaguar Fresh Verve & Fresh Energy (2010), Jaguar Vision II & Vision III (2011), Jaguar Classic Amber (2011), Excellence (2012).
Website: Jaguar Fragrances
Line of perfume oils created by Jalaine Sommers and originally marketed under the name Bagutta Life, after the boutique of the same name in New York City. After the Bagutta Life boutique folded, the fragrances were reintroduced under the name Jalaine in 2005.
Recent releases include Jalaine Silk (2005).
Niche perfume house of Paris jeweller Joel Arthur Rosenthal. Current fragrances include Golconda, Ferme Tes Yeux, Diamond Waters, Jarling, Jardenia, Bolt of Lightning, and Shadow.
Where to buy: Not available online. There is a JAR boutique in Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
JAR (site no longer active)
Website: Jardin de France
Well-known British designer and son of Terence and Shirley Conran. Jasper Conran started designing at age 18, and currently has a hand in products ranging from tableware to lingerie.
Fragrances were introduced in 2003 with Jasper Conran Woman and Jasper Conran Man, followed by Woman II and Man II.
Recent releases include Mister and Mistress (2007).
Website: Jasper Conran
Fashion house of Spanish designer Jesus del Pozo, who passed away in 2011. Fragrances include Duende (1992), Quasar (1994) and Halloween (1997). The fragrance license is currently held by Perfumes y Diseño.
Recent releases include In Black (2005), In White (2007), Halloween Fatal Rose (2008), Halloween Kiss (2008), Halloween Kiss Sexy (2009), Arabian Nights (2010), Ambar (2010), Halloween Fever (2011), Arabian Nights for women (2011), Halloween Man (2012), Halloween Blue Drop (2012), Desert Flowers Peony, Lily & Dahlia (2013).
Website: J Del Pozo
Paris-based milliner and accessories designer. Ombre Rose, the line’s best known fragrance, was launched in 1981. Brosseau sold the rights to the fragrance, then later sued (and won) to get the license back. Ombre Rose L’Original was then relaunched in 2002. Other releases include Thé Brun, Fruit de Bois and Atlas Cedar (2005), Violette Menthe (2005), Jasmin Lilas (2006).
Where to buy: selected department stores and online fragrance discounters.
Perfume house founded in the late 1930s by perfumer Jean Desprez. His best known perfume, Bal a Versailles, launched in 1962. Other scents include Jardanel & Sheherazade. The license for Jean Desprez fragrances has changed hands numerous times; as of 2001, the license was held by Genesis International Marketing.
Fashion house established in 1962 by Jean Louis Scherrer, a former dancer who started out as a designer at Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. He has not been associated with his eponymous fashion house since 1992.
Fragrances include Jean Louis Scherrer (1979), Nuits Indiennes (1994), Immense Pour Femme & Immense Pour Homme (2002), and S de Scherrer (2006).
Recent releases include Miss Scherrer (2008).
Where to buy: in the US, easily found at the online fragrance discounters.
Perfume house established in Grasse in 1978, and currently retailing a variety of mass market fragrances under the Jeanne Arthes name.
Website: Jeanne Arthes
San Francisco-based fashion designer known for her romantic dresses and bridal wear. The business was founded as Gunne Sax in 1969.
Fragrances were introduced in 1987 with Jessica McClintock. Subsequent releases include Jess (1995), Number 3 (2001), New Victorian, Always & Forever (2007), Brilliance (2010), Dancing by Jessica McClintock (2013).
Website: Jessica McClintock
American pop singer. A line of scented body products under the label Dessert Beauty was introduced in 2004; that line has since been discontinued.
Website: Jessica Simpson
New York-based designer with a focus on the Asian market. Fragrances were introduced in 2005 with Jasmin Fleur, Night Blooming Lily & Vanilla Lust.
Recent releases include Jill Stuart Eau de Toilette, Jill Stuart Sweet Dreams (2007, 2008), Night Jewel (2009), Night Jewel Summer Bloom (2011), Eau de White Floral (2012).
Where to buy: the Jill Stuart boutique in New York City carries the full line, otherwise, the beauty products can be hard to locate outside of Asia.
Website: Jill Stuart
German fashion designer known for her minimalist designs. The Jil Sander house was acquired by Prada in 1999.
Fragrances are created under arrangements with Coty. The first fragrance, Women Pure, debuted in 1979. It has been followed by some 20+ fragrances, many of them better known in Germany than in the United States.
Recent releases include Sun Delight (2006), Jil Sander Style (2006), Jil Sander Sport Fitness (2007), Jil Sander Man (2007), Stylessence (2007), Scent 79 Man & Woman (2007), Sport Water & Sun Men Fresh (2008), Style Summer (2008), Style Pastels Blush Pink, Tender Green, Soft Yellow (2008), Man Absolute (2008), Style Soft (2009), Jil by Jil Sander (2009), Sensual Jil (2010), Sun Eau de Soleil (2011), Eve (2011), Sun Sorbet (2012), Everose (2012), Sun Day (2013).
Website: Jil Sander
La Jolla-based all natural perfume line.
Website: JoAnne Bassett
Fashion designer who launched his own label in the UK in the 1980s. Galliano initially found critical but not commercial success. He moved to Paris in 1990, and in 1995 was named Creative Director at Givenchy, becoming the first British designer to head a major French couture house. In 1996, he moved to Christian Dior, and while the move was met with some skepticism at the time, he is widely credited with revitalizing Dior both commercially and artistically. Galliano is known for his own flamboyant, sometimes outlandish style, and for the creative daring of his couture shows at Dior.
He currently designs for Dior and for his own label. In early 2011, John Galliano was fired from Dior after a video appeared on YouTube showing him drunk and making racist statements to other patrons in a Paris bar. Later, he was also fired from the line that bears his own name.
The license for the John Galliano brand is held by Selective Beauty. Fragrances were introduced in 2008 with John Galliano.
Website: John Galliano
Fragrances were introduced in 2004 with John Varvatos for men. Vintage followed in 2006.
Recent releases include John Varvatos For Women (2008), John Varvatos Artisan (2009), John Varvatos Rock Volume One (2009), Artisan Black (2010), John Varvatos 10th Anniversary Special Edition (2010), Star USA (2011), John Varvatos Platinum Edition (2013).
Website: John Varvatos
British niche line established by Jo Malone after she sold, and later quit working for, her eponymous brand. The line debuted in 2011 with four fragrances: Pomelo, Green Orange & Coriander, Orange Tulle and Gardenia.
New releases include Mango Collection: Mango Nectar, A Shot of Oud over Mango and A Shot of Thai Lime over Mango (2012), Pink Vetiver (2012).
Where to buy: in the UK at Selfridges.
Website: Jo Loves
German fashion house of designer and artist Wolfgang Joop. Joop sold the house in the early 2000s and no longer designs for the company that bears his name.
Fragrances include Joop! Femme (1987), All About Eve (1996), Jump (2005).
Recent releases include Joop! Go (2007), Joop! Jump Summer Temptation (2007), Joop! Homme Summer Temptation (2007), Joop! Hot Summer collection (2008), Wolfgang Joop (2008), Joop! Homme Chill Out (2008), Joop! Thrill (2008), Joop! Electric Heat (2009), Wolfgang Joop Freigeist (2010), Joop! Homme Hot Contact & Go Hot Contact (2010), Joop! Splash (2011), Joop! Homme Sexy in Pink (2011), Wolfgang Joop Freigeist Black Edition (2011), Joop! Summer Ticket (2012), Joop! Homme Wild (2012).
Joop’s daughter, Jette, is also a designer, and has her own line of fragrances including Jette (2005), By Night Jette (2006), Jette Heartbeat Edition (2008), Dark Sapphire (2008), Jette Gold (2012), Jette Happy Love (2013).
Fragrances are produced under arrangements with Coty’s Lancaster Group.
Jovan was founded by Bernard Mitchell and Barry Shipp in 1968. Their first perfume, Jovan Musk for women (1972), was a huge seller. The company was sold in 1979, and eventually ended up in the Coty stable.
French perfume house originally founded in 1923 by Blanche Arvoy; Jovoy continued to release new fragrances through 1961. The French company Parfetique resurrected the house in 2006 with the debut of Les 7 Parfums Capitaux.
Recent releases include Terra Incognita (2008), Quand? (2010), Private Label, Ambre Premier, L’Arbre de la Connaissance, L’Enfant Terrible, La Liturgie des Heures & Psychédélique (2011), Rouge Assassin (2013), Les Jeux sont Faits (2013).
Where to buy: online at miomia.
Website: Jovoy Paris
Organic skincare and beauty line established by model (and ex-wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood) Jo Wood in 2003. Fragrances were launched in 2008 with Amka and Usiku.
Recent releases include Tula and Langa (2010).
Where to buy: in the US at beautyhabit.
Website: Jo Wood
Handbag designer who founded her own business in 1963; she is best known for her minaudieres (small decorative evening bags). Fragrances were added to the line in 2007 with Leiber Eau de Parfum.
Where to buy: in the US at department stores.
Website: Judith Leiber
Popular American line of casual clothes established in 1996 by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor. Their first fragrance, Juicy Couture, launched in 2006. Juicy Crittoure, a line for dogs, launched in 2007.
Recent releases include Dirty English for men (2008), Viva La Juicy (2008), Couture Couture (2009), Peace, Love & Juicy Couture (2010), Viva La Juicy La Fleur (2012), Couture La La (2012), Viva La Juicy Noir (2013).
Where to buy: department stores. See also: shopping report for the Juicy Couture boutique in New York City.
Website: Juicy Couture
Niche perfume house established in 2006 by Romano Ricci, grandson of Nina Ricci. In 2009, Ricci and his sister, Antina, launched a ready-to-wear clothing line.
Two perfumes were launched in 2006, both based on rose and both inspired by Shakespearean heroines: Lady Vengeance and Miss Charming.
Website: Juliette Has A Gun
Lithuanian-born designer now based in Paris. He has been designing fashions and theatre costumes since the 1990s, but first came to international attention after showing a collection in Paris in 2002. His first perfume, titled simply Juozas Statkevicius Eau de Parfum, launched in 2004.
Website: Juozas Statkevicius