Monsoon Perfume & Women's Fragrance
Peter Simon founded women's fashion brand Monsoon in 1973. The style of this brand is heavily inspired by India. This influence can be seen in the colours and materials used as well as the adaption of several Indian crafts such as the Batik technique in the design of the textiles.
The brand opened its first boutique in London and soon expanded around the UK. They also created the sub-brand Accessorize, dedicated exclusively to accessories. The brand also spread to other branches of the industry, such as children's wear, shoes, home linen and fragrances.
Monsoon has a good reputation, thanks to their fair trade approach to production of clothes as well as the creation of the Monsoon Accessorize Trust which works with children and women in need on the Asian continent. In 2007, the brand obtained the Queen's Award for International Trade.
Monsoon has produced many fragrances for women, the first of which was the floral Shimo Monsoon for Women, that launched in 1996 with notes of mandarin, orange blossom and bergamot. This fragrance was followed by other delicate creations such as the spicy and citric Monsoon for women, with amber oil, bergamot and Moroccan rose, that was launched with great success in 2008, or the woody Elation (2010) with accords of rose, tea and freesia. Their latest release is Rose Gold (2015) for women which blends warm notes of vanilla, amber, musk, lemon and tuberose.