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Japan: a pioneer in the world of refills

Japan: a pioneer in the world of refills

Asian beauty expert and founder of consultancy Information & Inspiration, Florence Bernardin talks Japanese consumer habits when it comes to refills in the beauty space. The Japanese market is reputed to have a wide offering in terms of refills,[…]

07/03/2019 |
KDC/One snaps up Alkos Group

KDC/One snaps up Alkos Group

Consolidation among cosmetic formulators continues apace. Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/One) has acquired Alkos Group, French cosmetics manufacturer and specialist in hot-cast formulas that operates three entities: Alkos Cosmetics,[…]

07/03/2019 |
L’Oréal in talks to acquire Mugler & Azzaro

L’Oréal in talks to acquire Mugler & Azzaro

Thierry Mugler and Azzaro are soon to join L'Oréal’s portfolio. The Clarins group, owner of the two fragrance brands, is in exclusive negotiations with the French beauty giant for the deal that is expected to close in the second half of 2019.[…]

07/02/2019 |
Van Genechten Packaging invests in luxury

Van Genechten Packaging invests in luxury

A new eight-color printing press, cutting-edge laminating machines, and additional production lines for rigid coffrets: this year in Latvia, Hungry, and Russia, a third of €19m investment made by the Van Genechten Packaging group (VGP) was[…]

06/28/2019 |
BOUCHAGES DELAGE & TAPÌ LOOK TO THE FUTURE

BOUCHAGES DELAGE & TAPÌ LOOK TO THE FUTURE

“The acquisition of Bouchages Delage by Tapì group has created an alliance with the shared objective of going further, faster,” explains Christian Delage, CEO of the Cognac-based manufacturer specialized in closures for spirits. The family-owned[…]

06/25/2019 |
Yanghe aims for international markets

Yanghe aims for international markets

One of China’s top spirits players, Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery describes itself as the «pioneer of Chinese mellow liquor». Chief product officer and vice president Xueqian Zhang talks to Formes de Luxe about product development at the company.[…]

06/24/2019 |
POCHET DU COURVAL FETED AT THE FRENCH FIFIS

POCHET DU COURVAL FETED AT THE FRENCH FIFIS

Two bottles from Pochet du Courval glassworks were honored at the 27th annual Fifis ceremony held by the Fragrance Foundation France in Paris on June 13th. The prize for “Best Design in Women’s Fragrance” was awarded to Nomade by Chloé (Coty)[…]

06/19/2019 |
Comte de Grasse:  projects on the horizon

Comte de Grasse: projects on the horizon

Comte de Grasse made waves with its packaging design and novel approach to distillation with the launch of its first gin, 44°N, in November 2018. Bhagath Reddy, founder and ceo of the Grasse-based company, talks to Formes de Luxe about his[…]

06/19/2019 |
ASQUAN DISPLAYS ITS AMBITIONS

ASQUAN DISPLAYS ITS AMBITIONS

“Two years ago, we weren’t even on the radar,” recalls Henri Tinchant, CEO and owner of Asquan, Hong Kong-based manufacturer of cosmetics packaging. “Today, the company employs 42 people and is rapidly gaining visibility.” Tinchant, who is not[…]

06/13/2019 |
Terroir inspires Belvedere's Single Estate collection

Terroir inspires Belvedere's Single Estate collection

Nicole Bourdette, global product development manager at LVMH-owned Belvedere, talks about the vodka brand’s latest premium-positioned launch, Single Estate. What was behind the creation of this new range? Single Estate takes its roots from the[…]

06/03/2019 |