Ariana Grande to launch Thank U, Next fragrance at Ulta Beauty

On August 6th, Ariana Grande posted a photo on Instagram of a fragrance bottle emerging from a broken heart. The caption read, “coming to @ultabeauty august 18th,” followed by a hashtag #thankunext.

We reached out to Luxe Brands and here’s what they told us…

Grammy winner Ariana Grande, has bottled the brilliance of her anthem “thank u next” into the ultimate fragrance, THANK U, NEXT. This highly anticipated fragrance, in partnership with LUXE Brands, will launch exclusively on Ulta.com August 18, 2019 and in stores nationwide at Ulta Beauty in the United States and Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada on September 1, 2019.   

The THANK U, NEXT fragrance embodies Grande’s smash hit “thank u, next”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and at the time, went on to break the record for the most-watched music video with 55 million YouTube views in under 24 hours. “Thank u, next” has become the catch phrase of the year, symbolizing moving on and looking up; taking control in a positive and self-affirming way, always with a sense of humor.

Coming off the exciting win of the 2019 Fragrance Foundation’s Fragrance of the Year Award (Women’s Popular) for Cloud in June, Grande understood the importance of building a strong platform for her next brand and was the visionary behind extending the “thank u, next” franchise into fragrance. The THANK U, NEXT brand has a sexy playfulness and sensibility that is empowering for her fans around the world.

“For the THANK U, NEXT fragrance campaign, Grande and LUXE Brands again partnered with Hannah Lux Davis to seamlessly weave Grande’s newest fragrance creation into the “thank u, next” world,” explains Noreen Dodge, Chief Marketing Officer of LUXE Brands. “Ariana’s creative vision for THANK U, NEXT perfectly communicates the combination of sexiness and sweetness, while cleverly conveying the details of Ariana’s latest fragrance in a fresh, modern way that is both authentic to Ari and unique to the category.”

Says Grande, “I wanted to make a fragrance that smells related to my first fragrance, Ari, but more summery, so I revisited Ari’s fruity pear and raspberry notes and changed it up by adding some coconut. I was inspired to design a bottle that represented the message of my song “thank u next” – the emergence of the perfume from the broken heart represents moving forward from a challenging chapter.”

Crafted by Robertet’s Jerome Epinette, the perfumer and artisan behind Byredo and Atelier Cologne, Jerome was inspired to develop a new olfactive territory with the THANK U, NEXT fragrance. A creation that disrupts the gourmand space by layering beautiful florals and a textured musk for a more transparent, but still addictive signature to the fragrance.

“Each of Ariana’s fragrances surpasses the last and THANK U, NEXT will be no exception. The scent, packaging and campaign are all a perfect representation of Ariana’s globally embraced message,” says Tony Bajaj, Chief Executive Officer of LUXE Brands. “It is remarkable how Ariana connects with her fans and shares her incredible passion through everything she does. We are honored to again be partnering with such a groundbreaking artist and look forward to continued success with the launch of THANK U NEXT fragrance.”

“Building on the global appeal and success of Ariana Grande, we have strategically grown the international footprint of her fragrance franchise. Our success is in partnership with LUXE Brands and our key retail partners Boots and Superdrug in the UK and exclusively with Douglas in over twelve countries,” adds Dilesh Mehta, Chief Executive Officer of Designer Parfums.

THE FRAGRANCE:

Top: White Pear, Wild Raspberry

Heart: Crème De Coconut, Pink Rose Petals

Dry Down: Macaroon Sugar, Velvet Musk

THE PRODUCT

Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 FL OZ/100 mL                        $62.00

Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 FL OZ/50 mL                          $52.00

Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.0 FL OZ/30 mL                          $42.00

All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in US dollars.

Guest Author
George Ledes

George Ledes is a veteran in the prestige beauty industry. Having worked for his family’s BEAUTY FASHION & Cosmetic World magazines for more than 35 years, his clients have included Coty, CHANEL, Estée Lauder, L’Oreal, LVMH, and Revlon; fragrance houses including Firmenich, Givaudan, IFF, MANE, Robertet and Symrise; packaging and sampling companies from Verescence to Arcade Beauty; distributors; retailers; and now even Mile High Labs –specializing in CBD products. The Ledes family owns the iconic fragrance, Fracas by Robert Piguet found at Bergdorf-Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Harrods. His expertise and experience in the prestige beauty and fragrance space is unparalleled and his digital newsletter, This Week with George Ledes, is read by industry leaders around the globe. Sign-up for it HERE 

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