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Gifting season raises scents


Fragrance sales appear to be on the rise, and the outlook looks especially positive with the gifting season upon us.

According to a recent report by market research firm Mintel, drug store sales of fragrances are projected to grow by 1.1% in 2011 to reach $509 million — the first growth of this kind since the start of the recession.

Mintel noted that increasing gifting opportunities will be an important means of growing business and expanding a consumer base within fragrance. According to the research, those who are least likely to report owning a fragrance appear the most likely to have received a fragrance as a gift.


The article above is part of the DSN Category Review Series. For the complete Gift Sets Sell-Through Report, including extensive charts, data and more analysis, click here.

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