Dolce & Gabbana re-assigned its global brand license for beauty and fragrances.
The new licensee is Shiseido, which holds an Ellie Saab license already.
In 2005 the license had moved to Procter & Gamble after an auction. It was one of the first steps for P&G into the luxury market.
When in 2015 Coty, Inc. bought the P&G Prestige business, including Dolce & Gabbana, D&G objected to the move. Within the Coty portfolio, D&G would have been one of hundreds. At Shideido it is more likely to get full attention.