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A shopping mall employee gift-wraps a perfume in Frankfurt in this November 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele/Files

A shopping mall employee gift-wraps a perfume in Frankfurt in this November 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele/Files

A shopping mall employee gift-wraps a perfume in Frankfurt in this November 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele/Files
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An employee holds a Guerlain's perfume bottle at the KaDeWe department store in Berlin in this April 15, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

An employee holds a Guerlain's perfume bottle at the KaDeWe department store in Berlin in this April 15, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

An employee holds a Guerlain's perfume bottle at the KaDeWe department store in Berlin in this April 15, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files
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An assistant mixes essences in the laboratory at the Galimard perfume factory in Grasse, southeastern France, November 14, 2012. Picture taken November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

An assistant mixes essences in the laboratory at the Galimard perfume factory in Grasse, southeastern France, November 14, 2012. Picture taken November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

An assistant mixes essences in the laboratory at the Galimard perfume factory in Grasse, southeastern France, November 14, 2012. Picture taken November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files
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Rose petals are pictured in a laboratory during a rose oil extraction process in the Rose Institut in the town of Kazanlak, some 200 km (124 miles) east of the capital Sofia in this June 9, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files

Rose petals are pictured in a laboratory during a rose oil extraction process in the Rose Institut in the town of Kazanlak, some 200 km (124 miles) east of the capital Sofia in this June 9, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files

Rose petals are pictured in a laboratory during a rose oil extraction process in the Rose Institut in the town of Kazanlak, some 200 km (124 miles) east of the capital Sofia in this June 9, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files
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A crane removes a huge advertisement for Chanel No. 5 perfume installed on the facade of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris in this January 31, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

A crane removes a huge advertisement for Chanel No. 5 perfume installed on the facade of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris in this January 31, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

A crane removes a huge advertisement for Chanel No. 5 perfume installed on the facade of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris in this January 31, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files
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