Perfume makers to tweak scents over EU rulesPerfume makers in Europe are preparing to change the ingredients of several well-known fragrances to comply with new EU anti-allergy rules. The European Commission has banned three...
Jean-Claude Ellena, perfumerWe bring you an interview with Jean-Claude Ellena, a perfumer. He talks us through the highlights of his life, in pictures.
Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, champagne producerWe bring you an interview with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, a champagne producer. He talks us through the highlights of his life, in pictures.
The art of writingIt’s that time of year again, time to send and receive warm wishes for the New Year. And although tablets featured more highly than pens under the Christmas tree this year, handwri...
Armed robbers strike Paris jeweller in latest heistArmed men raided a luxury jewellery store near the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris, making off with luxury watches worth some €800,000 ($1 million), a source close to the investigati...
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Ralph Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land RoverThere are two face to Europe's car industry. Mass market brands like Peugeot and Fiat are still struggling with falling sales. But high-end brands are seeing growth, especiall...
Giant Louis Vuitton trunk kicked out of MoscowA giant Louis Vuitton trunk bearing the French luxury brand’s iconic "LV" monogram will be removed from Moscow's Red Square after it triggered a media debate and out...
French luxury chain Hediard files for bankruptcyFrance's luxury Hediard chain, which specialises in fine foods and confectionery, has filed for bankruptcy, a source close to the case told AFP on Monday. Founded in Paris in...
French luxury group LVMH buys Bulgari for €4.3 billionFrance’s giant luxury group LVMH has announced a €4 billion deal to take over Italian luxury watch and jewellery maker Bulgari.
Qatar eyes Paris's iconic Printemps department storeAfter buying out the Paris Saint-Germain football club and investing heavily in major French energy and media firms, the Gulf state of Qatar could soon own Paris’s iconic Printemps...
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Paris vendors rage over union-backed shorter hoursAn appeals court in Paris has sided with unions to shorten store hours at cosmetics store Sephora’s boutique on the iconic Champs-Élysées, but salespeople who risk losing their job...
Work begins in France on world’s largest cruise linerWork begins this week in France on what is set to be the world's biggest cruise ship, some 360 metres long and 28 floors high, by the same company that built the iconic RMS Qu...