Not surprisingly, around the production of cosmetics, perfumes and household chemicals are constantly scandals. One of the recent conflicts erupted in France, when the antimonopoly committee exposed the collusion between the manufacturers of perfumes and sellers. The thing is that well-known luxury brands such as Dior, Chanel, Este Lauder, etc., have signed contracts with large retail chains to establish high, convenient prices for both sides. At the same time, it was agreed not to allow smaller dealers to enter the market. Thus, if it were not for the conspiracy of transnational companies, cosmetics and perfumery would be much cheaper.
Another scandal erupted around the corporation L`Oreal. The former director of the American branch filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that when manufacturing their cosmetics for export in South Africa, prohibited carcinogenic ingredients are used that harm the human reproductive system. In addition, products were delivered to Europe with the contents of the refrigerator, dextrose was banned with triclosan, and shampoos contained an unacceptable amount of Kathon CG preservative, which in such quantities provokes the development of dermatitis.
Known is the fact that a harmonious name in one language can be misunderstood in another country. This situation occurred with Opium toilet water from Yves Saint Laurent. In China, they were banned for sale, since the name of this perfume causes the Chinese association with the opium wars that took place in the history of the country.
The scandal did not bypass another flavor of Yves Saint Laurent, by the way, he is also from the Opium line. Eau de toilette Champagne appeared on sale in 1993, and its bottle resembled a miniature bottle of champagne with a cork lid. However, French winemakers began zealously to prove to perfumers that the word champagne can only be called sparkling wine and only from the Champagne province, but not the aroma. The fashion house had to replace the name with Yvresse with the proprietary monogram of Yves Saint Laurent Y instead of the French Ivresse. What does”intoxication” mean.
Male perfume Black code from Armani also became a figment of the scandal. Black code, a bottle resembling a lapel of a tuxedo sleeve, a stylish fragrance, seemingly successful perfume is provided. However, the African-American public was indignant at the discrimination in the name of toilet water on the basis of race! The word black Armani had to be removed from the title, leaving the Armani Code.
An unpleasant story happened to both Jennifer Lopez and her Glow scent. The singer already practically enjoyed the growing popularity of perfume, a powerful advertising campaign was already given, mass production of toilet water was launched, until the lawyers of Glow Industries became more active. They argued that the two Glow can not be and demanded to replace the name of the spirits. Fortunately, the singer`s marketers quickly found a suitable option for the new name Glow by J.Lo, for this, however, it was necessary to withdraw the released lots of goods and replace promotional materials.
The Flowerbomb perfume from Victor & Rolf also caused a wide public response, and all because his bottle was made in the form of a bomb. Oslo Airport even banned it for sale in Duty Free, because the security service believes that with its help you can panic among passengers.
Hindu Vaibhav Bedi was sued by the manufacturer of the deodorant Ax. His claim is that, according to promises of advertising, he did not become incredibly popular with women, despite the fact that he used only Ax for 7 years. For deception and unjustified hopes, he requires £ 26,000 from the company.