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Justin, Nicki & Taylor

Smells Like a Total Rip-Off

Perfume Co. Sues Over Celeb Fragrances

7/9/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0709-justin-bieber-tmz-02Something stinks in the perfume world -- someone is trying to cash in on the huge success of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift's signature fragrances and cosmetics ... allegedly by mimicking products created by Elizabeth Arden.

Cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden is the licensed manufacturer of the celebrity scents bearing Justin, Taylor and Nicki's names ... and in a new federal lawsuit it claims a company called Preferred Fragrance has been trying to horn in on their massive biz.

Two Bieber perfumes (Someday and Justin Bieber's Girlfriend) have raked in $87 million in retail sales -- while Taylor's Wonderstruck perfumes and lotions hauled in $60 million ... so, there's a TON of money on the line here.

In the suit, Elizabeth Arden says Preferred's Bieber knock-offs -- called Today and Be My Girl -- use packaging that almost exactly mirrors the packaging of EA's Bieber perfumes.

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The lawsuit points out a bunch of similar infractions related to the Minaj and Swift products

Elizabeth Arden claims Preferred has repeatedly infringed on its trademarks ... and now it's demanding a jury trial.

38 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

They rip off their crappy music from other people, why would perfume be different

43 days ago
2.

Lucky_130    

These impostor perfumes sell well with impostor gold, on street corners

43 days ago
3.

shakedoggy    

then u shood drink their crappy perfoom and then heng urself!

43 days ago
4.

Quiet    

Elizabeth Arden is the biggest copy cat of her rival Estee lauder. Look at packaging of Estee lauder pleasures and then look at elizabeth ardens copy of Spledor.. even the name is a one word, two syllable title.. EA is the biggest scammer in copying Lauder for decades. they just pissed someone copying them now

43 days ago
5.

HumanNature    

THERE'S A BUNCH OF STINKING BIEBERS OUT HERE!!!!

43 days ago
6.

belle    

We don't care

43 days ago
7.

FREEDOM    

KNOCK OFFS BRANDS ARE ILLEGAL. IT IS STEALING ONES IDEA. CONSEQUENCES SHOULD BE HUGE TO STOP THE CORRUPTION....

43 days ago
8.

Sexy Stig    

Nobody smells like $hit more today than POS Justine or was that roses???? That's right Justine came out smelling like fvcking roses after that weak slap on the hand from Lady Justice today re: felony egg incident.

43 days ago
9.

peoplearesilly    

You mean people are stupid enough to actually buy perfume just because some idiot "CELEB" has their name on it? There's the real issue. Poeple are such little fricking sheep.

43 days ago
10.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Bieber's perfume smells like a mixture of weed and cough syrup!

43 days ago
11.

01void    

Pepe le pew would like to get in on this for scent-l-mental reasons.

43 days ago
12.

ILCN    

Why buys celebs perfume? I mean seriously they don't wear it themselves so yeah waste your money on some good perfume not on a frikkin bottle just because your idols name is on it.

43 days ago
13.

Toilethead    

Justin bieber's would smell like little gay Canadian douchebag.

43 days ago
14.

I'm Awesome admit it     

Most of them stink anyways the only celeb cologne/perfume that smelled good was Ushers.

43 days ago
15.

I BeLIEve..........Bieber Is Gay    

Justine likes to smell good for his boyfriend, Floyd Gayweather.

43 days ago
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