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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:26 pm 

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I'm tentatively expanding outside of my holiday gift giving to try my first craft show and in the process of doing so much. I purchased several nice fragrances that I feel will do well for the body butters I'm making.

I ended up purchasing a mimic of Victoria's Secret 'Love Spell' because one of my giftee's loves the scent and I thought to also utilize this in my first sales.

When it comes to naming your products, how do you go about it? For example I'm starting out with body butters and lotion bars maybe (I mean, is it okay to just try sell only body butters? I suppose that's a different topic) and I'm unsure of 'legally' what I'm allowed to call them if using a Mimic Scent. For example, is it acceptable to rename a body butter using Love Spell as, I don't know, Love Potion #9? How would I appropriately list a mimicked fragrance oil on my ingredients? I'm still learning about labelling and have been recommended some books. Anyone's experience they could impart would be greatly appreciated.

I have a tendency to overthink a lot of this but I guess I'd rather overthink than not think and just go into it all blindly!

Thank you all for your help!


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If the name is copyrighted then no, you cannot use the same name. For example, Love Potion #9 IS copyrighted. I know of a person that has received a D&C letter from Lolita Lempicka; a fragrance company that manufacturers this brand name.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:49 pm 

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That's good to know. I suspected as much but felt it was better to check on common practices. How would one go about labelling this on their product then if they used it? Would simply listing it as 'Fragrance Oil' be acceptable?

I suppose it's just my luck that the example I used turned out to be one that's copyrighted as well :lol:

Thank you Irena for your reply.


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