Elizabeth Arden is an American fragrance, skincare and cosmetics company started by Canadian entrepreneur Florence Nightingale Graham in 1910. Graham used Elizabeth Arden as her professional name as well as the name of her company. The company's initial focus was on skincare and cosmetics, and they opened the first Red Door spa in Manhattan, soon expanding to major cities around the world as their empire grew.
Elizabeth Arden was an innovator in the field of women's cosmetics, introducing eye makeup to American women and pioneering the "makeover." The company's first fragrance was Blue Grass, introduced in 1934.
Elizabeth Arden remained at the helm of the company until her death in 1966. In the last part of the 20th century, the company changed hands several times, finally landing with FFI in 2003, who then adopted the prestigious Elizabeth Arden company name as their own.
Anna Sui's collections take you on a creative journey that is unparalleled in the world of fashion. Mixing vintage styles with her current cultural obsessions, she effortlessly makes hip and exuberant original clothes. Anna's constant search for new ideas and challenges keeps her ahead of her times. She's a true trendsetter to whom stylists and editors look for direction.
The original Banana Republic was founded by Mel and Patricia Ziegler in 1978. Originally a chain of just two stores that offered safari and travel-themed clothing, the majority of its sales were generated by its eccentric, hand-illustrated catalog, which presented high-end and unique items with conversational backstories from exotic locations, as well as more common high-volume products deliberately spiced up with a similar treatment. At that time, Banana Republic was known for the safari-themed decor of its stores, often featuring authentic elements, such as real Jeeps, plants and trees, as well as atmospheric elements, such as fog and steam.
The Gap, Inc. acquired Banana Republic in 1983. Banana Republic's image and product lines were subsequently made over to become the upscale apparel store known by consumers today. The Gap, Inc. then launched Old Navy in 1994, to cover the lower-priced end of the retail clothing market. Shoe retailer Piperlime was created in 2006, and the company rounded out its offerings with Athleta, an athletic apparel retailer for women, which they acquired in 2009.
Today, The Gap, Inc. has more than 3,100 stores worldwide. There are 500 Banana Republic stores across the United States, 26 in Canada, and in the 21st century, the brand is expanding internationally with stores in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Fragrances for Banana Republic are produced in collaboration with Inter Parfums, Inc. The first scent was unisex-themed "Classic," launched in 1995. The company continues to produce new fragrances for men and women and has expanded its fragrance line to include candles.
Boucheron is a French family dynasty founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858. Best known for its beautiful and unusual high-end jewelry, it was one of the first jewelry companies to open a boutique in famed Place Vendôme, in Paris. The company made its initial foray into the fragrance world in 1988, with a women's fragrance, Boucheron. The company's luxurious fragrances and jewels continue to adorn the necks and wrists of worldwide clientele today.
Britney Spears is an American recording artist and entertainer who transitioned from teen pop idol to one of the most successful adult pop stars of the 21st century. Britney Spears markets fragrances under her name in conjunction with Elizabeth Arden. Her first fragrance, Curious, was introduced in 2004 and became a runaway best-seller. Additional scents, always in colorful packaging and aimed at the youthful market, have followed, making this brand one of the most successful celebrity-endorsed brands on the market today.
Designer Britney Spears has 16 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 2004 and the newest is from 2014. Britney Spears fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Claude Dir, James Krivda, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Caroline Sabas, Honorine Blanc and Harry Fremont.