Fragrance News This Week in Fragrance: Disney's Frozen Fragrance, an Online Fragrance Course & the Power of Lavender

This Week in Fragrance: Disney's Frozen Fragrance, an Online Fragrance Course & the Power of Lavender

03/01/17 08:27:07 (13 comments)

by: Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison

Huge news for fans of Disney and Geir Ness this week as the new Frozen fragrance debuts in Florida. Dewayne Bevil of OrlandoSentinel.com reports:

You’ve met Anna and Elsa. You’ve memorized “Let It Go.” You’ve conquered the Frozen Ever After ride. Now you can get a whiff of “Frozen.” A perfume inspired by the Disney animated film goes on sale this week at Epcot. “It’s a scent for people that love the movie, first of all, the nature of the movie,” says Geir Ness, the perfume designer who created Frozen in a Bottle. “The scent is to capture the nature of the movie and not just the princesses.” READ MORE...

Disney has licensed out fragrances in the past but this is the first time a major fragrance designer is responsible for a Disney scent. What other Disney movies/characters and major designers would you want to see paired together for the launch of new fragrances?

Disney's Frozen fragrance

Deanna Utroske of CosmeticsDesign.com shared information about the new online Fragrance Academy course:

The Fragrance Academy course syllabus is now online, and the foundation is welcoming registrants for its self-paced program in perfume industry fundamentals. "The course provides participants with a clear and  comprehensive understanding of the fundamental skills that are instrumental in setting and maintaining the high standard of professional performance and service excellence in the fragrance industry." READ MORE...

What do you think? Interested? You can find out even more info and view the syllabus at http://www.fragrance.org/fragrance-academy/.

Fragrance Academy preview

NBCMiami.com offers an intriguing look at the story behind the famous Agua de Violetas. Nathalia Ortiz explains:

If you grew up in Miami and are of Hispanic descent, chances are high that you smelled like violets as a baby and sometimes beyond your childhood years. The tradition started in Havana almost 90 years ago when a man named Agustin Reyes developed the first violet-scented cologne in Cuba. The fragrance was not intended to become a baby cologne but the light, fresh scent became popular among Cuban mothers, who doused their infants in the mixture. "It was difficult. Sure, at the beginning people didn’t understand it.  You know, it was ‘what is this? What do you use it for?  Perfume for babies," said Agustin Reyes III, who currently runs the business his grandfather established, from a plant in Hialeah. READ MORE...

Have you ever used an Augustin Reyes product? Interested? You can easily find them on Ebay and Amazon!

Augustin Reyes Royal Violets

Stephen McIntosh at BBC.com asked this week, "Is this the end of celebrity fragrances?"

The stigma around celebrity fragrances may have faded over the last few years - but now the sales are fading as well. It's a decline that started several years ago in the US. "We saw it in 2008 right after the crash, and it's now a given in the US industry that the celebrity market has collapsed - or at least hugely shrunk," [Chandler] Burr explains. "Rihanna and a few others have scents that are doing well, but it's nothing like before." Consumers in the UK appear to be turning their noses up at them too. READ MORE...

It seems the trend is moving back to celebrity endorsement of designer brands. What are your thoughts on the trend?

J Lo Fragrances

And Gary Church at NCNewsOnline.com explores the power of lavender:

The British University of South Hampton ran some tests by alternating sweet almond oil fragrance and lavender fragrance on their test subjects while they slept. The results were that 20 percent slept better with the lavender fragrance than the almond oil. That means 80 percent didn’t notice any difference. Another test was run by Wesleyan University. It had 31 men and women sniff a little lavender for two minutes one night before they went to bed, and sniff distilled water the next night. It showed that the lavender sniffers slept more soundly than the distilled water sniffers. READ MORE...

Are you a believer in lavender as aromatherapy? What other aromas do you find helpful?

Lavender

 

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Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison

Managing Editor & Columnist

Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison’s journalism in the fragrance industry has appeared in international print and online publications such as PlayboyMen’s JournalMen’s Health and the New York Times. Marlen is also a regular contributor to BeautyAlmanac.com and works as a graduate professor, thesis advisor and faculty supervisor for MA programs in TESOL, Education, Writing and Literature. Learn more about Marlen by visiting:  www.MarlenHarrison.com.

 



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LadyPilot
LadyPilot

Speaking of lavender - yes, it works miracles and it smells so beautiful that I have to sniff every single perfume that is supposed to be a "lavender" one - and I'm usually enchanted:) Unless lavender is stuck somewhere at the back, suffering from suffocation because of other strong ingredients overwhelming her - like in Le Male of SJP Lovely... brrrrr... poor lavender!
It does put me to sleep perfectly, I used The Healing Garden Lavender EDT when I was a student - it relaxed me before and after exams and difficult classes, it's a nice antibacterial substance and I love drinking lavender tea:) What else?:D

Mar
05
2017
WhiteVelvet
WhiteVelvet

Frozen in a bottle. Yes. Looks nice.

Mar
05
2017
WhiteVelvet
WhiteVelvet

This looks and sounds nice. Will most likely try this.

Mar
05
2017
Betsywoolbright
Betsywoolbright

I always read all your columns and articles! You are my favorite Fragrantica writer. Please don't stop writing this column. I appreciate your bringing the news to me, compiled into one place. I read with interest about the new Frozen perfume. My daughter is a Frozen fan, as well as a budding perfumista. I'll have to look into this one.

Mar
02
2017
Islandaromatika
Islandaromatika

That Fragrance Academy seems skewed towards SA's in stores. Hmmm.... and Royal Violets? STILL one of the beat deals out there and a staple in many homes!❤❤❤

Oh. And MALTA!!!! -Robert H.

Mar
02
2017
scarlett.angel
scarlett.angel

I hope the Frozen one smells like actual icy snow!

Mar
02
2017
Nil3
Nil3

It's almost 7 am here where I live.
It's foggy but not freezing cold.
I've had a headache since yesterday cuz it's 'that time ' of the month. :/

What I just poured boiling hot water on has been a family tradition since generations.
It's aroma and taste calms your sometimes irritated spirit and mind.

It is THE cure for nausea and general physical and emotional fatigue.

Sage.

Good morning.

Mar
01
2017
ms. m
ms. m

Yes, I definitely appreciate these roundups!

My avatar surely has nothing to do with my interest in the Frozen fragrance. lol But I really do love wildflowers - a welcome departure from the typical kiddie fare.

I will echo smellagent regarding osmanthus. I have some in my yard and can't walk by it without stopping to breathe it in and get a little cross-eyed. That and my antique roses, which have that "this is home" feel to the scent. The right kind of rose scent - not sour or grandiose but more of a fresh bud in the chilly Feb air, is probably more grounding to me than any other note. A sweet violet also makes me feel something, happy childhood memories from the scent of toys maybe. The last one I'll mention is vetiver, which brings a sense of place and takes me to my favorite summer memories.

Mar
01
2017
LeanGreenBean
LeanGreenBean

@perfumecritic, this news round-up is one of my favorite things! If you are wondering if all your efforts are appreciated, the answer is a big yes! I read all of the linked articles, and I learn so much.

Mar
01
2017
perfumecritic
perfumecritic

Yay! I'm so glad you are enjoying this series. I was wondering if I should discontinue them but if they're appreciated then I'll keep on writing them. I learn sooo much as well! : )

Mar
01
2017
kapted
kapted

I'm a fan of these weekly round ups too. I hear if things I would never have thought possible; such as the online course.

Mar
01
2017
vintage_scent
vintage_scent

Royal Violets used to be my signature scent. You could get the old fashioned screw top bottle so cheap. It is impossible to find locally now you have to buy it on few online stores... It reminds me in a way of le Dix which I find better...

Mar
01
2017
smellagent
smellagent

I love the "this week in fragrance" articles. My fave part this week is the Cuban Violet water. I want some. I love violets even and especially older formula violet perfumes. As far as aromatherapy goes, Lavender is about as calming as you can get. For me other things would be Sweet Olive (Osmanthus) for sure, very magical when the air is filled with their intoxicating aroma. I also get a lot of pleasure smelling a fragrant Rose, so many roses, for the sake of appearance have lost their smell. To me that is almost a crime.

Mar
01
2017

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