This page lists perfume houses with names starting with the letters N and O. Perfume houses are alphabetized by first name, so that "Nanette Lepore" is listed under N. Some perfume houses have their own pages — if the name is a link, click on it.
This page was last updated on 9 December 2013.
Nana de Bary attended the Parsons School of Design and worked for various fashion magazines in the United States before returning to her native Austria. In the late 1990s, she opened a boutique in Vienna featuring perfumes, cosmetics, T-shirts and handbags. Her first perfume, Nanadebary, was released in 2001, and is now known as Classic Pink to distinguish it from the Nanadebary fragrances that followed: Bronze and Green.
Liaison de Parfum
In 2013, Nana de Bary introduced a new line, Liaison de Parfum, with four fragrances: Stay With Me, I Dare You, Resist Me & No Matter What.
Where to buy: available at Barneys.
American fashion designer with 6 boutiques worldwide; her style has been variously described as bohemian, quirky and girly. Her first fragrance, Nanette Lepore, launched in 2004 and was followed by Shanghai Butterfly in 2006.
Where to buy: at selected department stores and sephora.
Website: Nanette Lepore
British supermodel whose first scent, Naomi Campbell, launched in 1999. Subsequent releases include Naomagic (2000), Exult (2002), Mystery (2003) and Sunset (2004).
Recent releases include Cat Deluxe (2006), Winter Kiss (2006), Cat Deluxe At Night (2007), Eternal Beauty (2007), Seductive Elixir (2008), Cat Deluxe With Kisses (2009), Naomi by Naomi Campbell (2010), Wild Pearl (2011), At Night (2012), Queen of Gold (2013).
Website: Naomi Campbell
See Flora Napa Valley.
American fashion designer who became famous after designing Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's wedding dress while he was working at Cerruti. His own label debuted in 1997. The fragrance license is held by Shiseido subsidiary Beauté Prestige International.
Fragrances were introduced in 2003 with Narciso Rodriguez For Her, a fragrance based on the Egyptian musk that Rodriguez had been wearing (and blending with other scents) for some years. For Her is available in a musk oil and an Eau de Toilette. In 2005, an Eau de Parfum version of For Her with different floral notes was launched.
Recent releases include Narciso Rodriguez For Him (2007), Narciso Rodriguez Essence (2009), Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum Intense and For Him Eau de Parfum (2009), Essence Eau de Parfum Intense (2010), Essence Eau de Musc (2011), Essence In Color & For Her In Color (2011), For Her Eau de Toilette Delicate (2012), Narciso Rodriguez L’Eau For Her (2013), Amber Musc (2013).
Where to buy: at department stores and online fragrance discounters.
Website: Narciso Rodriguez
Lingerie design house of Josie Natori.
Fragrances were introduced in Natori boutiques in the early 1980s; a later scent, Natori Body Applique, was distributed in department stores in the late 1980s. Two more fragrances, Natori (1995) and Josie (1997), were released under collaborative arrangements with Avon.
In 2008, Natori signed a licensing deal with Parlux. The first fragrance under those arrangements will be Natori Eau de Parfum (2009).
American sportswear label. Fragrances were introduced in 1992 with Nautica for men. Subsequent releases include Nautica for women (1997), Latitude Longitude (2000). Fragrances are currently produced under arrangements with Coty.
Recent releases include Nautica Blue (2006), Nautica Voyage (2006), Nautica Island Voyage (2007), My Voyage (2007), Sunset Voyage (2008), Nautica Regatta (2009), Nautica Oceans (2009), Pure Nautica (2010), Pure Nautica Discovery (2011), Aqua Rush (2012), Aqua Rush Gold (2013), Nautica Voyage N-83 (2013).
Boston-based indie perfume house specializing in custom fragrance services.
In 2007, Neil Morris launched a line of 8 ready-to-wear fragrances: Aegean, Afire, Clear, Coral, Midnight Flower, Quest, Storm and Zephyr. The Vault Collection comprises another 50+ fragrances made available online in Spring 2008.
Recent releases include Neil Morris for Takashimaya New York (2008).
Where to buy: at Takashimaya in New York, or from the website (see below).
Website: Neil Morris
Paris-based company established in 1985 as a trend forecasting service in the fashion, cosmetics and home decoration industries. They issue seasonal trend books and special reports which help buyers figure out just what the latest thing is going to be,
Recent releases include Scent Factory 9 (2007).
French niche line established by Christa Patout in 2005. The line includes ten scents: Ambre à Sade, Atelier d’Artiste, Bal Musqué, Bouche Baie, Figues et Garçons, Forêt de Bécharré, Marron Chic, Mille et une Figues and Rosier Ardent et Vanithé.
Recent releases include Immortelle Marilyn & Hiroshima Mon Amour (2011).
Website: Nez A Nez
French spa (as of 2006, they had spas in Paris, London, San Francisco & New York) and grooming line for men.
Fragrances were introduced in 2003 with Ennemi, followed by Eau Maximum in 2006.
Recent releases include Calamity Ginger, Suzy Panty & Ulla Lala (2007).
Where to buy: at Nickel spas, hamptonct.
French-born designer who launched her own label in the UK in the 1980s.
Where to buy: in the UK at escentual.
Website: Nicole Farhi
American fashion designer who started designing in 1982 and opened her first boutique in 1986. Miller graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design before studying couture in Paris; today, she is best known for her brightly colored prints.
Fragrances were introduced in the 90s under licensing arrangements with Riviera, and included Nicole Miller (1993), Nicole Miller for Men (1994) and Nicole (1998).
Nicole Miller by Nicole Miller (2010), originally slated for a 2009 launch under the name Frenzy, will be the first launch under new arrangements with Parlux.
Website: Nicole Miller
French sculptor and painter (d.2002); her eponymous fragrance, which launched in 1982, features blue and gold packaging with a design of intertwined serpents. The success of the perfume helped to fund the creation of The Tarot Garden in Italy (more information at website, see below).
Website: Niki de Saint Phalle
Italian niche line; fragrances include Pontevecchio, Pontevecchio W, Anonimo Veneziano and Vespriesperidati.
Recent releases include Acqua Nobile, Lavanda Nobile (2008?), Cedro Atlas, Rose Incantevole, Patchouli Nobile and Casta Diva (2009), Ambra Nobile, Estroverso (2010), Chypre 1942, Muschio Nobile (2011), Le Petit Chocolatier (2011), La Danza delle Libellule (2012), Infinito & Café Chantant (2013), Vespri Aromatico & Vespri Orientale (2013).
Website: Nobile 1942
American fashion designer who opened her first boutique in New York City in 1968. Fragrances were introduced in 1986 with a duo (to layer or wear separately) called simply Norma Kamali. Fragrances include Norma Kamali, Incense, Baby, Lavande, Jazmin, Violette, Zagara, The, Ceremony, Beach, Olive You and Cucumber.
Where to buy: beautyhabit, Norma Kamali boutiques.
Website: Norma Kamali
Perfume line established by Lusina Yaraliantz. Two ranges: Les Fleurs for women, Dumann for men.
Where to buy: at selected Dillards stores or via the website (see below).
Nouveau Paris (website defunct)
Bath & body line founded by Nyakio Kamoche and Troy Nankin in 2001. The products are inspired by Kamoche's African heritage. The eponymous fragrance, Nyakio, is available in perfume oil and dry oil spray.
Recent releases include Safi (2008).
Brazilian company founded in 1977 as a small prescription drugstore. Today O Boticario is one of the largest franchise cosmetics and perfumery companies in the world, with stores in Latin America, Portugal, Australia and Japan. To my knowledge, they are not yet available in the United States.
Company founded by Jim Jenks in the early 1970s. Their early emphasis was on surf clothing and Hawaiian shirts. OP still produces clothing and gear for board sports enthusiasts, but they are now more of a "West Coast lifestyle" brand aimed at the youth market.
Fragrances were introduced in 2001 with OP Juice scents for men and women. Subsequent releases include Ocean Pacific and OP Blend. Fragrances are produced under arrangements with Parlux.
Website: Ocean Pacific (no fragrance information)
New York-based retailer established in 2004; according to their website, they were "one of the first lifestyle stores dedicated to men".
Website: Odin New York
Website: Profumo di Firenze
Dutch line of clothing & accessories for women and children. Fragrances include Oilily Classic.
Where to buy: at Oilily boutiques or online fragrance discounters.
Fragrance line produced by the Shulton Company: Early American Old Spice for women launched in 1937, the now iconic Old Spice for men in 1938. The Shulton Company was purchased by Proctor & Gamble in the 1990s.
Website: Old Spice
Where to buy: coming to Bergdorf Goodman in 2013.
Website: Olfactive Studio
Spanish niche brand founded in 2011. Fragrances include M.O.U.S.S.E., M.O.U.S.S.E. II, La Colonia, Resina and Vetiverus.
Where to buy: in the US at Luckyscent.
Website: Oliver & Co
Olivier Durbano trained as an architect, then established himself as a jeweler in France in 2000, first in Lyon, later in Paris. His perfumes were inspired by his Bijoux de Pierres Poèmes (Stone Poem Jewels). Rock Crystal debuted in 2005, and was followed by Amethyst in 2006, Black Tourmaline in 2007. Four more fragrances are said to be in the works.
Website: Olivier Durbano
Italian jewelry brand. As of early 2009, there were six fragrances named for semi-precious stones: Ambra, Granato, Acquamarina, Onice, Peridoto and Cristallo di Rocca.
Recent releases include Oro & Argento (2011), Platino & Titanio (2012).
Where to buy: in the US at luckyscent.
Website: Omnia Gioielli
California-based indie perfume house.
Recent releases include Roller Girl (2007), Satan's Angel (2007), the Fetish Collection (2008), Unearthly Beauty? by Gretchen Bonaduce (2008), Jitterbug (2008), Afraid of the Dark (2009), Dirty Sexy Wilde (2009), Burlesque Collection (?), Wild Child #13 (2011), Eau Pear Tingle (2012), M’Eau Joe No. 3 (2012).
Website: Opus Oils
Botanically-oriented skin and bodycare company founded in 1990 under the Estee Lauder umbrella. Fragrances include Spring Fever (1995), Ginger Essence (2000).
Recent releases include Shedonism (2007).
Where to buy: at department stores.
French skincare and cosmetics brand founded in 1946 by Jean d'Albret. Perfumes were introduced that same year with Ecusson. Current fragrances include Fleurs d'Orlane, Eau d'Orlane and Be 21 (2001).
Recent releases include Les bouquets d’Orlane Autour de la rose, Autour du muguet, Autour de l’iris and Autour du coquelicot (2009).
Where to buy: at department stores.
Personal, bath and home fragrances inspired by Sicily.
Where to buy: in the US at beautyhabit; see also shopping report for the Ortigia boutique in London.
French surfwear brand established in 1985. Fragrances were introduced in 2008 with Essence de Surf, and are produced under arrangements with Lorience.
Recent releases include Oxbow Pour Homme (2009).
Savile Row tailor/menswear designer. Parfum Bespoke pour Femme, which included two scents in a divided bottle, launched in 2003.
Website: Ozwald Boateng