Michael Jackson scents set for launch

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Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 14, 2011, 04:46:22 AM
Michael Jackson scents set for launch

NICE, France — Thanks to an autograph hunter in Las Vegas who asked to borrow a pen, a French perfumer is poised to launch his-and-hers fragrances in memory of Michael Jackson.

Inspired by plants that grow at the late King of Pop's Neverland Ranch, "Jackson's Tribute" for men and "Jackson's Legend" for women, both eau de parfums, will be formally launched on March 7 in the United States.

Julian Rouas Paris, manufacturer of own-brand and private-label fragrances, formulated the scents in just a fortnight, under a partnership deal signed in California last month with the patriarch of the Jackson family.

"With Joe Jackson, we are 50-50 partners in world sales, television rights and advertising receipts," said chief executive Franck Rouas, adding that a part of the proceeds will go to charities favoured by Michael Jackson.

As he tells it, Rouas -- a one-time French tennis instructor to Hollywood stars -- was manning his company's stall at a trade fair in Las Vegas when two young autograph hunters asked to borrow his pen.

The Jackson family was nearby, they said, so Rouas immediately gave him not only his pen, but also two samples of Versailles, one of his firm's own brands, with instructions for them to be given to Janet Jackson.

One hour later came an invitation for Rouas to meet the Jackson family in a private salon, the perfumer said. There, the Jacksons expressed interest in his products; Rouas in turn proposed various fragrances.

Following further negotiations, the musical clan settled on a fruity floral blend for women and a more musky version for men, said Joseph Rubino, 63, the master perfumer whose nose perfected both scents.

Developing the scent -- which purports to capture the prevailing floral aroma at Neverland -- took just two weeks. "We did it very very quickly," said Rouas. "Usually it takes a year."

"There's been lots and lots of luck in this story," added Rubino, from Grasse, the small town in the hills above the French Riviera that is the heart of the French perfume industry.

News of the scents came as a court in Los Angeles ordered physician Conrad Murray to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 from an overdose of powerful sedatives.

In Los Angeles, a spokesman for Michael Jackson's estate said the perfume venture was "a Joe Jackson deal" in which it was not involved.

Pre-orders and expressions of interest have already come to Rouas from as far afield as Southeast Asia and southern Africa, and a dedicated website is to be launched in the coming days, the perfumer said.

Similar his-and-hers scents -- "Mystique de Michael Jackson" and "Legende de Michael Jackson" -- were telemarketed in the United States in the early 1990s, featuring collectable bottles with hologram portraits of the star.

Another line of Michael Jackson signature perfumes, "Magic Beat", launched in 1986, was aimed at teenaged girls but failed to take off.

Rouas, 38, a native of Nice who has lived on the West Coast of the United States for 15 years, happened upon the perfume business in 1996 when he met industry professionals at a charity soiree in Monaco.

Having sold insurance, real estate and windows, he began trading perfume in the United States while initially remaining a tennis pro to the likes of film star Sharon Stone and Michael Glaser of television's "Starsky and Hutch".

Ever open to new opportunites, Rouas said he has been contacted by troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan, just out of prison, to create a perfume in her name -- to be called "Freedom".

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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 14, 2011, 04:17:17 PM
For some reason this just makes me get a bad feeling. Joseph again making moolah on his Son's good name "if there is any truth to this". I don't know, on one hand I believe it and on another I say it's a load of trash.
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 14, 2011, 04:24:58 PM
Karen Faye is in on this, too.

Check this link http://www.jeandesprez.com/balaversaillesexclusive.html

and this thread:   viewtopic.php?f=81&t=16542&p=281667&hilit=karen+faye+versailles#p281409



Money, money, money.....    :evil:
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 14, 2011, 05:21:12 PM
Have the attorneys for the Michael Jackson estate approved this venture?
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 14, 2011, 11:09:57 PM
Is it possible everyone is making money off Michaels supposedly death? Who is writing books, who is doing paintings, who is launching prefumes etc.. Boy they know Marketing that's for sure. Everyone will buy since it is Michael Jackson's name, ON THE PRODUCT but not launched by Michael himself. If it was him lauching it I would buy it in a jiffy.  I think no one should buy anything, maybe they will stop using Michael's name for their advantage. I would understand if the money will go to the children like the CD's, but it DOES NOT!!  :x
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 15, 2011, 11:09:35 AM
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by michaelsupporter » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:21 pm
Have the attorneys for the Michael Jackson estate approved this venture?

http://www.torontosun.com/life/fashion/ ... story.html


"Life Fashion
Jackson's father launching fragrance line

By WENN

Last Updated: January 14, 2011 11:49am


Fragrances will not smell like Joe Jackson, above. (Chris Connor/WENN)


Michael Jackson's father is set to launch a fragrance collection dedicated to his late son.

Joe Jackson has teamed up with a French perfume company to create the male and female scents, called Jackson's Tribute and Jackson's Legend, which are inspired by plants grown at the late King of Pop's Neverland Ranch.

The family patriarch signed the deal with bosses of the Julian Rouas Paris company in December, and the fragrances have since gone into production ahead of a Mach 7 release in the U.S. A portion of the proceeds will given to a number of the late singer's favourite charities.

The firm's chief executive, Franck Rouas, tells the AFP, "With Joe Jackson, we are 50-50 partners in world sales, television rights and advertising receipts (for the collection)....We did it very, very quickly. Usually it takes a year."

A representative for Jackson's estate has confirmed the project has not been authorised by them, branding it "a Joe Jackson deal"."
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 16, 2011, 03:07:01 AM
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by michaelsupporter » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:21 pm
Have the attorneys for the Michael Jackson estate approved this venture?

http://www.torontosun.com/life/fashion/ ... story.html


"Life Fashion
Jackson's father launching fragrance line

By WENN

Last Updated: January 14, 2011 11:49am


Fragrances will not smell like Joe Jackson, above. (Chris Connor/WENN)


Michael Jackson's father is set to launch a fragrance collection dedicated to his late son.

Joe Jackson has teamed up with a French perfume company to create the male and female scents, called Jackson's Tribute and Jackson's Legend, which are inspired by plants grown at the late King of Pop's Neverland Ranch.

The family patriarch signed the deal with bosses of the Julian Rouas Paris company in December, and the fragrances have since gone into production ahead of a Mach 7 release in the U.S. A portion of the proceeds will given to a number of the late singer's favourite charities.

The firm's chief executive, Franck Rouas, tells the AFP, "With Joe Jackson, we are 50-50 partners in world sales, television rights and advertising receipts (for the collection)....We did it very, very quickly. Usually it takes a year."

A representative for Jackson's estate has confirmed the project has not been authorised by them, branding it "a Joe Jackson deal"."

I am pretty certain that even if it is a Joe Jackson deal, the product cannot bear the name of "Michael Jackson" without the estate attorneys first approving it.
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: January 19, 2011, 12:24:34 AM
French businessman Franck Rouas (L) poses with his new fragrance line "Tribute to Michael Jackson" next to perfumer Joseph Rubino who holds the signed contract with the Jackson family in Nice January 5, 2011. Rouas created the perfume for the family of late singer Michael Jackson. It was developed in Grasse and will be launched in Las Vegas on March 7. Picture taken January 5, 2011.

(Hey guys, be sure to get the program from his Memorial Service in the photo, too!!)
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http://www.daylife.com/photo/0bD8cKN8MS ... el+Jackson
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: March 02, 2011, 10:16:53 AM
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Jackson Legend Timeless from Neverland - La' Femme

This fragrance is a floral harmony of California lilac, rose of Grasse, with a tear of mandarin and bergamot essential oils from Italy on a sweet heart of jasmine of Grasse. The fruity note is given by raspberry and supported with a musky base note, slightly vanilla and heavily wooded ...with sandalwood an tonka.See More
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Looks like Joe is behind this one.  I think the estate attny's would jump on it wouldn't they??
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: March 08, 2011, 06:23:20 PM
Joe Jackson is in cahoots  with a career crook, Julian Franck Rouas, to strike gold. Julian Franck Rouas can not be rehabilitated. Joe Jackson and Franck Rouas are rotten to the core, their souls are past redemption. Google up 'Julian Rouas scam'
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Re: Michael Jackson scents set for launch

  • on: March 08, 2011, 10:48:37 PM
"I smell Michael Jackson" - Timor :lol:
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