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On September 2002, French perfume brand Lomani launched a floral-spicy blend after Amitabh Bachchan called Amitabh B Pour Homme (for men) and Amitabh. B Pour Femme (for women). Bachchan is currently in Paris finalising another deal. The actor will soon have another fragrance by his name a distinction few stars can boast about.
Lomani's Bachchan perfume was priced at Rs 795 a bottle. It even became quite popular. Talking about the launch of his second perfume, he says, "I do not know what name it will go by; that is still under discussion, but yes the fragrance will be a different one."
Does his family use Amitabh B? "My family and I have used my perfume and still continue to do so. We are now at the end of our stock and cannot procure any more because it sold out. Guess we shall have to wait for the new one now."
Talking about the fragrance that he will go for this time Bachchan says, "In the initial talks I've had with the manufacturers, I have desired a stronger fragrance. India is a warm country and subtle fragrances tend to evaporate very fast. I have been given a few samples to test and shall indicate my preference at a later stage."
Bachchan has also been visiting perfume factories on his last couple of visits to Paris to select the kind of perfume he wants. He says, "Yes I have visited several factories both on private visits and on professional ones too."