Video: ❶ The Loudest Scandals In The World Of Cosmetics
A business area such as the perfumery and cosmetic industry is subject to daily discussion. There are many opinions: someone praises products and admires them, and someone scolds. But, nevertheless, without many of them, it is practically impossible to imagine modern life. Location: Location: It is no wonder that scandals constantly arise around the production of cosmetics, perfumery and household chemicals. One of the recent conflicts erupted in France, when the anti-monopoly committee exposed collusion between perfume manufacturers and sellers. The thing is that well-known luxury brands such as Dior, Chanel, Este Lauder and others have signed agreements with large retail chains to establish high prices that are convenient for both parties. At the same time, it was agreed not to allow smaller dealers to enter the market. Thus, if not for the conspiracy of multinational companies,cosmetics and perfumery would be much cheaper.
Another scandal broke out around the L'Oreal corporation. The former director of the US subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that prohibited carcinogenic ingredients are used in the production of their cosmetics for export to South Africa, which harm the human reproductive system. In addition, products with refrigerant content were supplied to Europe, the banned triclosan was included in the deodorants, and the shampoos contained an unacceptable amount of the preservative Kathon CG, which in such quantities provokes the development of dermatitis.
It is a known fact that a name that sounds euphonious in one language may be misunderstood in another country. This situation happened with the Opium eau de toilette from Yves Saint Laurent. In China, they were banned for sale, since the name of this perfume evokes in the Chinese associations with the opium wars that took place in the country's history.
The scandal has not spared another Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, by the way, it is also from the Opium line. Champagne Eau de Toilette went on sale in 1993, and its bottle resembled a miniature champagne bottle with a cork cap. However, French winemakers began to zealously prove to perfumers that the word champagne can only refer to sparkling wine and only from the Champagne province, but not aroma. The fashion house had to change its name to Yvresse with Yves Saint Laurent's trademark Y instead of the French Ivresse. What does drunkenness mean?
The men's perfume Black code from Armani also became a figurant of the scandal. Code black, a bottle reminiscent of a tuxedo sleeve lapel, a stylish scent, it seems that the success of the perfume is guaranteed. However, the African American public was outraged to see the racial discrimination in the name of the toilet water! The word black Armani had to be removed from the name, leaving the Armani Code.
An unpleasant story happened with Jennifer Lopez and her scent Glow. The singer was already practically enjoying the growing popularity of the perfume, a powerful advertising campaign was already given, the mass production of toilet water was launched, until the lawyers of Glow Industries became more active. They argued that there could not be two Glow and demanded to change the name of the perfume. Fortunately, the singer's marketers quickly found a suitable option for the new name Glow by J.Lo, for this, however, they had to withdraw the released batches of goods and replace advertising materials.
Victor & Rolf's Flowerbomb perfume also caused a wide public response, and all because its bottle was made in the shape of a bomb. Oslo Airport even banned it for sale in duty free, because the security service believes that it can cause panic among passengers.
The manufacturer of the deodorant Ax was sued by the Indian Vaibhav Bedi. His complaint is that, according to the advertising promises, he did not become incredibly popular with women, despite the fact that he only used Ax for 7 years. For deception and unjustified hopes, he demands 26,000 pounds from the company.