What’s Next for Home Fragrances Following the 2020 Scent Surge

What’s Next for Home Fragrances Following the 2020 Scent Surge

The pandemic ignited a renaissance for the home fragrance industry as consumers acquired a new appreciation for home scent while spending more time in their personal spaces. As we conclude research on this dynamic market for our 23rd edition in our Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Brief report series, we are anticipating the market to achieve a 17% increase in retail sales or greater, with candles notably outperforming the market. Continue reading

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From Gingham to Greatness: Bath & Body Works Leads the Pack in the Beauty and Home Fragrance Market After Almost Three Decades

While many retailers struggle to pay lofty rents and are forced to close doors, the iconic Bath & Body Works chain continues to be relevant after nearly 30 years.

Boasting more than 1,500 doors, mostly in malls and with average square footage at least double the size of most of its competitors, the market leader posts impressive gains of 7% and 13% in the beauty and home fragrance markets, respectively, in 2018. The brand places third in the beauty business behind Dove and L’Oréal Paris and took the reins this year as the market leader in home fragrances.Continue reading

Sprucing Up for Spring: What's Trending at NY NOW

Sprucing Up for Spring: What’s Trending at NY NOW

From established luxury players, like Archipelago, Illume, Nest Fragrances, Paddywax, and Voluspa, to small, niche players, like Gibson & Dehn and Kobo Candles, these home fragrance marketers showcase their latest creations last week at the NY NOW Gift Show.

Sophisticated fragrances and unique product designs have helped these luxury players record double-digit gains in recent years, according to Kline’s Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, and we expect to discover similar growth for these brands as we complete our research for 2017. Continue reading

Home Fragrances Market Movers

Home Fragrance Market Movers: Indies Fuel Sales

Luxury players continue to win, moving the market forward with unique product designs and sophisticated fragrances. According to the recently published Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report, the mass trade class remains the key contributor of market sales while luxury players are expected to inch the segment out in 2017. Alternate channels of distribution, such as boutique beauty retail specialty stores, e-commerce, and person-to-person sales, account for nearly 45% of the market share, up from 35% just five years ago. Standout performers in these channels include Illume, Nest, and Diptyque.Continue reading

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Unique Scents and Attractive Designs Put the U.S. Home Fragrances Market in its Strongest Position

The U.S. home fragrances market registers the strongest growth since 2010, growing by over 3% in 2015. Accounting for over 50% of total market sales, the luxury segment registers an even stronger 5% increase, according to the just-published Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report. Flat to declining in previous years, the mass segment also registers the highest annual growth in the last five years.

Market dynamics consist of stiff competition among the large market players and emerging independent brands. While Bath & Body Works is one of the largest and fastest growing brands among prestige candles, smaller brands, such as Nest, RibbonWick, Dyptique, and Illume, among several others, are the ones igniting the market with the strongest, double-digit growth. Driven by a strong portfolio of seasonal or limited edition scents and vibrant new product activity, growth for luxury brands outpaces the overall category.Continue reading

Home Fragrances USA

Marketers Keep Home Fragrance Sales Upbeat

The U.S. home fragrances market records the highest annual growth in the last five years. Increasing by over 3% in 2015, this mature market is driven by leading brands like Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works, as well as stiff competition—not only among the large market-movers, but also among the independent brands making their presence notable in the industry.

Luxury candles continue to show healthy gains in 2015, driven by the solid performance of premium brands, such as Nest, Virginia, BBW, and Illume, which help this segment shine. Attractive packaging plays a strong role in product presentation, and candles are offered in all types of eye-catching containers, shapes, and sizes, the driving force behind the category’s growth. Continue reading

The Home Fragrances Market in the United States

Free Webinar – What Lights Up the Home Fragrances Market?

The U.S. home fragrances market records its highest growth in the past five years, fueled by luxury candles and active diffusers, which show prosperous gains in 2014. Attractive packaging and scent are some of the major drivers behind this $3.7 billion burgeoning market.

To learn more about this market, join Sagar Gehra, Kline’s Senior Consultant for Consumer Practice, for a free and insightful webinar on the key findings from our imminent Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities. The webinar will take place Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Chic Décor and Fine Home Fragrances Delight U.S. Consumers’ Senses

Praline Pecan Cobbler and the Moss and Sea Mist are not goodies from your favorite beach patisserie, but rather scents trending on the U.S. home fragrances market, which hits another year of record high growth in 2014. Accounting for over 50% of total market sales, the luxury segment continues to drive this market, shedding light on the healthy growth behind several home fragrance categories as found in Kline’s Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report.

While mass-market candles sales are dimming, sales of luxury candles doubled in growth in 2014. Bath & Body Works is one of the largest and fastest growing brands among prestige candles, but smaller brands, such as Nest, RibbonWick, and Dyptique, are the ones igniting the market with strong, double-digit growth and standing out through distinctive, decorative visuals and high tech identity.Continue reading

The U.S. home fragrances market in 2014 Photo credit: beautyminded.be

Prestige Candles Illuminate the Home Fragrances Market

In 2014, the U.S. home fragrances market records its highest growth in the past five years, backed by luxury candles, which collectively post a very healthy gain. The solid performance of premium brands such as Diptyque, LAFCO, Nest, or Votivo helps this segment shine, also driving the overall market’s growth.

Recently released data from the 2014 edition of Kline’s Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report reveals that attractive packaging and scent are some of the major drivers behind this market’s growth, with most marketers focusing on these aspects more. Continue reading

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Home Fragrance Goes Digital on Cyber Monday

As the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping rush commences on Black Friday, the new tradition for many savvy shoppers is to rush to their laptops, tablets, or smartphone and shop away today, on Cyber Monday. Many consumers will have most likely received special shopping invitations in advance with a “save the date” to get online savings for their favorite candle, diffuser or home fragrance gift. This is good news for the home fragrance market, where e-commerce sales delivered a 26% increase last year, the most impressive growth for a mature market like this.Continue reading