Ann Gottlieb

Perfumer Ann Gottlieb

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Ann Gottlieb is a perfumer at Ann Gottlieb Associates, founded in 1983. She learned the art and business of fragrance from mentor Estee Lauder. She has worked with a number of fashion design houses including Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein, and worked on a number of fragrances for Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret and Axe body spray collections. Learn more about perfumer Ann Gottlieb

2002 CEW Achiever Award - Cosmetic Executive Women
2004 Living Legend Award - American Society of Perfumers
2006 Circle of Champions Award - Fragrance Foundation

Latest Fragrance Creations

All Perfumes created by Ann Gottlieb


Facets - 1988


Africa - 1995
Apollo - 2013
Black - 2015
Dark Temptation - 2013
Dimension - 2002
Instinct - 2008
Kilo - 2002
Marine - 1989
Musk - 1983
Phoenix - 2000
Provocation - 2011
Pulse - 2003
Rise - 2010
Signature Collection: Intense, Mysterious, Rogue, Suave - 2014
Tsunami - 2002
Wild Spice


Colors of Benetton Men - 1987

Calvin Klein

CK be - 1996
CK be We Are One Magnets - 2010
CK One Shock for Her | CK One Shock for Him - 2011
CK One Shock for Him Street Edition - 2012
Contradiction - 1998
Deep Euphoria - 2016 (with Honorine Blanc)
Eternity Now - 2015
Man - 2007
Reveal Men - 2015
Secret Obsession - 2008

Carolina Herrera

212 Men - 1999
212 Men Silver - 2002
Chic for Men - 2004


La Voce Renee Fleming - 2008

Elizabeth Arden

5th Avenue - 1996

Marc Jacobs

Bang - 2011
Daisy Dream - 2014 (with Alberto Morillas)
Daisy Dream Forever - 2015
Decadence - 2015 (with Annie Buzantian)
Decadence 18K Edition - 2016
Dot - 2012 (with Annie Buzantian)
Honey - 2013 (with Annie Buzantian)
Oh, Lola! - 2011
Pink Honey - 2014 (with Annie Buzantian)

Oscar de la Renta

Esprit d'Oscar - 2011
Live in Love - 2011
Something Blue - 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker

Covet - 2007


Baroque - 1996

Ann Gottlieb - perfume editorials

Ann Gottlieb Perfume editorial Marie Claire Inspiration Board
Marie Claire - March 2016
Ann Gottlieb

Fragrance Files - GENDER FLUID
Who's the say what a woman or man should smell like? The coolest new scents occupy neutral territory.

Why do men and women pefer different fragrances? ... By the time the commercial fragrance industry exploded, post-World War II, gender distinctions were in place... Then, in the '90s, fashion enjoyed an androgynous moment, thanks in part to the rise of grunge music (think Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's almost identical haircuts and outfits.) To capitalize on the trend, executives at Calvin Klein tasked fragrance developer Ann Gottlieb with creating a unisex scent. "I'd love to tell you we had a plan and everything was deliberate, but it really wasn't," says Gottlieb with a laugh, as she reminisces about the ck one project. "Most of the perfumers we approached came up with men's colognes that were just slightly less masculine." After a lot of trial and error, she and her team realized they needed citrus and settled on the now famous bergamot-and-pineapple-tinged blend developed by fragrance house Firmenich. ... Gottlieb credits some of this line blurring to the growing influence of Middle Eastern perfumery. The oud trend is just one example (over 30 scents featuring the warm, resinous note have launched globally sinve 2013). "A lot of new fragrances have these rich, incense-y, woody notes inspired by the Middle East, where fragrances are genderless," she explains.

Sprays That Go Both Ways

(Goldstein, J. "Beauty: Fragrance Files - Gender Fluid." Marie Claire Mar. 2016: 220-221)

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